All stories by Bibhu Ranjan Mishra
How Shreyas Shibulal plans to disrupt EV spaceRediff.com5 days ago
Lightning Logistics, Shreyas Shibulal's start-up, rents out electric scooters along with the riders for last mile delivery.
Byju's pips Ola as India's 3rd largest UnicornRediff.com10 Jan 2020
Byju's has emerged as the leader in the Indian education-tech sector. They are pioneering technology shaping the future of learning for millions of school students in India.
How Infosys plans to check attritionRediff.com16 Dec 2019
With the attrition rate continuing well above 20 per cent, one of the highest in the segment, Infosys is on a drive to reimagine the way it engages with employees starting from the time of recruitment itself. The company is using digital technologies in order to simplify recruitment, provide faster career track to employees, and incentivise people with top skills. The company is looking at doubling the number of recruits from tier-I engineering colleges such as IITs and NITs to enrich its talent base. These candidates who are offered twice the salary as compared to regular campus recruits, join as 'power programmers', a term that has been internally coined by the company to recognise the top coders.
Before IPO, Ola to realign various businessesRediff.com29 Nov 2019
According to sources in the know, this exercise would result in reduction of its workforce by around 300 people, which is roughly 5-8 per cent of its overall headcount.
Will Sachin Bansal's Rs 740 crore bet in CRIDS pay off?Rediff.com25 Nov 2019
This September, Sachin Bansal picked 94 per cent stake in microfinance company Chaitanya Rural Intermediation Development Services. His immediate plan is to scale up the company's operations as quickly as possible without making much investment in physical infrastructure and by leveraging technology.
Cognizant job cuts: 'Effect on India minimal'Rediff.com11 Nov 2019
'In India, the impact will be less than 1% of employee headcount.'
Will Salil Parekh manage to bring Infosys back to its heyday?Rediff.com1 Nov 2019
The latest whistleblower complaint accusing him of pressuring finance team members to inflate profitability has come right out of the blue. There's another allegation that he made racist remarks against some board colleagues. For a man with a singular focus on the business and clients, all of this must have blindsided him.
Meet the Chennai-born heading Alexa's Hindi project in LARediff.com14 Oct 2019
Since 2015, Prem Natarajan had been watching from the outside and with growing interest the emergence of Alexa. In June 2018, he joined Amazon and began work on the Hindi project.
CCD board to probe Siddhartha's transactions, plans to monetise assetsRediff.com1 Aug 2019
Among other things, the company is considering monetising the Global Village tech park located off Mysore Road in Bengaluru, for which private equity major Blackstone was said to have shown interest.
Salil Parekh on how Infy beat TCS' growth rate in Q1Rediff.com29 Jul 2019
In his second year at the helm, Infosys CEO & MD Salil Parekh looks optimistic about the company's growth prospects. With stability back in the industry, Parekh, in an interview with Bibhu Ranjan Mishra and Debasis Mohapatra, says turbulence is over and Infosys is on its way to regaining its old glory.
'Rishad has all the values of Mr Premji and Wipro'Rediff.com18 Jul 2019
'There's a lot of continuity in terms of basic values and there's also a lot of new thinking based on the generational shift... it's a combination of continuity and change,' says Wipro Chief Executive Officer Abidali Neemuchwala.
Meet India's best known teacherRediff.com18 May 2019
'Kids like something when it is interesting, focused, and offers scope for self-exploration.' 'We teach them how to learn, not force them,' Byju Raveendran tells Bibhu Ranjan Mishra.
BJP's Tejasvi Surya is young but no novice in politicsRediff.com15 Apr 2019
He may be only 28, but the now-chosen candidate for Bengaluru South has handled the party's IT cell and campaigned for several party candidates during the state polls last year.
What is Byju's doing with Disney?Rediff.com20 Mar 2019
Byju's acquires licences of hundreds of characters from Disney; to use cartoon characters to teach math, science.
Cong-JD-S govt a case of can't stay together, can't live apart?Rediff.com12 Feb 2019
Personal differences between the two alliance partners, Congress insiders say, are owing to Kumaraswamy's style of functioning. He, unlike his father, is suspected to have a soft corner for the BJP, reports Bibhu Ranjan Mishra.
'Headcount addition not an indicator of growth'Rediff.com29 Jan 2019
'The increasing mix of fixed price contracts is helping us improve productivity by bringing in more automation.'
Where OnePlus sees its next big leap come fromRediff.com15 Dec 2018
'Almost 75 per cent of our total sales come from the top 50 cities in India.'
TCS to hire 28,000 fresh engineering gradsRediff.com25 Oct 2018
The candidates will be selected through a National Qualifier Test. The top 1,000 will be offered a much higher salary -- almost double of that being offered to peers.
IKEA chief: 'India is a colourful country'Rediff.com12 Oct 2018
Two months after the launch of its first store in the country, Swedish furniture retail giant IKEA says it has seen some surprising behaviour from shoppers and is tweaking its business model. Peter Betzel, chief executive of IKEA India, speaks to Bibhu Ranjan Mishra & Alnoor Peermohamed.
Salil Parekh: 'Infosys is building a business for the future'Rediff.com25 Sep 2018
With Infosys emerging out of an uncertain phase, the new management, led by CEO & MD Salil Parekh, is trying to catch up with market leaders, with the new strategy in place.
Infy now plans to spread its wings in Europe, AustraliaRediff.com18 Sep 2018
Even though North America still accounts for 60 per cent of Infosys's revenue, the company is starting to see good growth in Europe, which contributes around 25 per cent to the company's top line. Even Australia also has emerged to be a strategically important market, with a contribution of 10 per cent to the overall revenues.
Meet Dheemanth Nagaraj, first Indian to get Intel Fellow awardRediff.com3 Sep 2018
What makes Nagaraj's achievement significant is the fact that there have been only about 80 Intel Fellows globally in the 50 years of the company's operation.
'Wipro is an execution company'Rediff.com30 Jul 2018
'We are not in the race of how much is the revenue, but how good is the revenue.'
Srikrishna privacy report an original model for India: NilekaniRediff.com28 Jul 2018
'Please don't forget there's still one final piece to fall in place, which is the Supreme Court judgment. Once that happens, it will be ready for being passed.'
Farm loan waiver a serious challenge for Kumaraswamy govtRediff.com9 Jul 2018
The Karnataka CM with only 37 JD-S MLAs in the assembly is on shaky ground and overly dependent on the Congress for every decision, reports Bibhu Ranjan Mishra.
Soon, 'Life Box' will deliver hearts for transplant by dronesRediff.com23 Jun 2018
The new device, building by a team of Indian Institute of Science, Bengaluru, will keep the heart in good condition for about eight hours.
Infy goes high-tech to map learning ability of employeesRediff.com19 Jun 2018
The tech giant's 'Recommendation Engine' leverages AI, machine learning and analytics to suggest training programmmes best suited for individual staff
Why hiring by the four IT biggies dropped 76% in FY18Rediff.com4 May 2018
Most large companies have curbed their hiring plans in 2018-19 because they continue to invest in digital technologies.
HCL Tech will most likely overtake Wipro's revenue in Q1Rediff.com4 May 2018
Wipro said recently it was expecting its revenue growth to drop 2.33 per cent or stay flat between $2,015 and $2065 million.
Infosys plans campus in Indianapolis; to create thousands of new jobsRediff.com27 Apr 2018
The proposed campus will come up on around 125 acres, which the company will acquire from airport authorities, and would house as many as 3,000 employees.
Siddaramaiah's biggest challenge is to win his own seatRediff.com19 Apr 2018
Caste composition is going to be a huge determinant for winning the constituency where Vokkaligas and Lingayats constitute a vast majority, which puts Siddaramaiah in a weaker turf given that he belongs to the Kuruba community.
Will Salil Parekh manage to restore Infy's past glory?Rediff.com16 Apr 2018
Over the last years, taking the helm at Infosys has always had a strong resemblance with taking a roller-coaster ride
Infy whistleblower questions U-turn on PanayaRediff.com15 Apr 2018
'Where is the board's accountability in this whole transaction? The members of the earlier board who participated in approving and defending these acquisition are still in the current board,' the whistleblower said in a mail sent to US SEC and Sebi.
Bots may soon replace human workers at client sitesRediff.com5 Apr 2018
Experts, however, are of the opinion that a world manned mostly by bots is still some time away. Also, new jobs -- of bot builders and supervisors -- will emerge with time.
Infy chief's 4-point growth strategyRediff.com29 Mar 2018
Besides working on better operational control, internal efficiency and leveraging of internal talent, Salil Parekh is also focusing on building a pipeline of leaders
'More S&P companies are going to disappear in the next decade'Rediff.com21 Feb 2018
nternally, Wipro has been pushing for 'automation'. However, when it comes to profitability, the Bengaluru-based company has a long way to go. Wipro chief executive officer Abidali Neemuchwala says while the benefits are going mostly to clients, they would start reflecting in the company's bottom line.
Modicare faces its first hiccup as states show reluctanceRediff.com15 Feb 2018
The states fear they would end up funding both their own scheme as well as the newly-announced National Health Protection Scheme.
When it comes to business, he's Quickr!Rediff.com27 Sep 2016
Quikr founder & CEO Pranay Chulet tells Raghu Krishnan and Bibhu Ranjan Mishra why money has never been an issue for Quikr and that someday he will make a romantic comedy.
Happiest Minds: Ashok Soota to score big in second inningsRediff.com22 Jul 2016
Happiest Minds expects revenue to touch $100 mn in 3 years, the fastest in India's tech services sector.
Infosys shareholders happy with real 'Sikka'Rediff.com19 Jun 2016
Stamp of approval on CEO's strategy and long-term goal for the company