All stories by Ritwik Sharma
Asci seeks feedback on updating guidelines for education adsRediff.com14 Mar 2023
Education ads are among the worst offenders when it comes to misleading claims. After keeping tabs on factual discrepancies, the Advertising Standards Council of India (Asci) is now updating its guidelines for the sector to curb the tendency of such ads to perpetrate negative habits and stereotypes. The industry watchdog has invited public consultation starting on Monday until April 15, following which its updated guidelines will take effect. Inputs and feedback can be sent to email@example.com.
Pathaan Cheers Single Screen TheatresRediff.com11 Mar 2023
Their number is dwindling, but single-screens believe they have a place in the entertainment space
How Shark Tank India 1 Winners FaredRediff.com14 Jan 2023
Of the 23 companies, eight have raised funds after Shark Tank India.
India relaxes norms, allows bringing back pets from UkraineRediff.com2 Mar 2022
India joins a select list of countries that have made entry for animals less bureaucratic, thereby helping families, including people like Rishabh, escape the warzone with their beloved companion animals.
Shark Tank India: Rs 416 Mn For Start-UpsRediff.com3 Jan 2022
'It doesn't matter where you come from. If you strongly believe in your idea and we see potential in scaling it up, there are people to back it up.'
Mukesh Ambani, wife Nita top list of power couplesRediff.com9 Dec 2021
Reliance Industries chairman Mukesh Ambani and his wife Nita Ambani topped a list of power couples dominated by celebrity pairs from Bollywood, according to the annual survey results released by the Indian Institute of Human Brands (IIHB) in Mumbai on Wednesday. Ranveer Singh and Deepika Padukone followed the Ambanis at No 2, and Virat Kohli and Anushka Sharma occupied the third position. Five other couples from the corporate world made it to the list - Infosys founder Narayana Murthy and Sudha Murty at 10th, Adar and Natasha Poonawala (Serum Institute) at 11th, Azim and Yasmeen Premji (Wipro) at 16th, Anand and Anuradha Mahindra (Mahindra Group) at 19th, and Kumar Mangalam and Neerja Birla (Aditya Birla Group) at 20th position.
BEWARE! Fraud Journals On The RiseRediff.com27 Nov 2021
Cloned journals have become more rampant in the post-pandemic world.
How music label Snafu uses AI to decode if a song will be a hitRediff.com24 Nov 2021
With a team of 20-odd people, Snafu tries to unearth the rough diamonds from millions of songs. Can AI help look for a needle in a haystack? Ritwik Sharma finds out.
84% Indians feel it's safe to return to officeRediff.com22 Sep 2021
An overwhelming majority of Indians (84 per cent) feel it is safe to return to their workplaces, according to a Deloitte survey that suggests consumers in India are showing a positive spending intent and brighter outlook towards the future. The latest monthly analysis (wave 220) of Deloitte's Global State of the Consumer Tracker, signals a cautious consumption revival in the country, aided by the decreasing number of Covid-19 cases and an improved vaccination drive. The Global State of the Consumer Tracker is an online survey based on responses from 1,000 people each in 18 countries including India.
Neeraj Chopra: Next Brand SuperstarRediff.com11 Aug 2021
The man with the golden arm could surpass some, if not all, top cricketers -- the demigods who stand well above athletes from other disciplines in India
Passenger sues Air India for personal data breach: What happens now?Rediff.com14 Jul 2021
Recently, an Air India flyer sent a legal notice to the airline seeking damages of Rs 30 lakh for the breach of personal data of 4.5 million passengers, including her husband and herself. Air India had informed the complainant of the data leak a month earlier, after it emerged that its passenger service system provider fell prey to a cyberattack in February. However, in the absence of a data protection law, India lacks a mechanism for compensation or grievance redress of consumers in such cases, say experts. Advocate Virag Gupta, a New Delhi-based cyber law expert, explains that a legal notice is a good beginning in the Air India case, but it raises many questions. These include whether sensitive personal information has been leaked and whether the airline is responsible or not, given that a passenger service system provider was also involved.
Decoded: Twitter's Options and FateRediff.com1 Jul 2021
'There are already multiple lawsuits against the IT rules.' 'So questions of compliance are like rearranging deck chairs on the Titanic.'
A WhatsApp spokesperson said the update 'does not impact the privacy of personal messages for anyone'.
All eyes on rediscovered Sher-Gil at auctionRediff.com16 Mar 2021
The auction will also feature works of M F Husain, as well as early works by masters Tyeb Mehta and Francis Newton Souza.
For India's cannabis industry the grass could be greenerRediff.com9 Mar 2021
'The government wants farmers to diversify from rice and wheat, and create another green revolution. Cannabis can play a big part in that'
'Will you get surgery done by an Ayurveda doctor?'Rediff.com1 Jan 2021
'The Ayush minister (Shripad Yesso Naik) himself was suffering from COVID-19 and got treated in a modern hospital.'
Vintage Beetle gets new life as electric carRediff.com18 Dec 2020
Besides opening up the possibility of a policy that allows vintage cars retrofitted with electric batteries to ply on roads, this also gives a clue to how cars older than 15 years that are banned can be valued again by a similar conversion to EVs, says Ritwik Sharma.
Why majority Indians are short and underweightRediff.com28 Oct 2020
'The reason why people are underweight and short is because they have not got quality food during their growing years.'
Trump's Nobel Prize nomination -- what you need to knowRediff.com18 Sep 2020
Less than two months before the election, United States President Donald Trump seems to have something to celebrate -- a nomination for the Nobel Peace Prize.
Muslim body plans mosque, hospital, cultural centre in AyodhyaRediff.com17 Sep 2020
'The idea is to have a place where people can come together and bridge the gap. It will be a contemporary design for the future, and not have the shadows of the past' Ritwik Sharma reports.