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    Zomato's paid leave for periods takes on a workplace taboo

    For decades, menstruation has been a barrier to women’s equality. The monthly menstruation cycle can cause a variety of painful symptoms that continue with each cycle until menopause, typically occurring between the ages of 45 and 55.

    Startups braced for the worst. The worst never came

    Demand has surged for startups that offer virtual learning, telehealth, e-commerce, video games and streaming, and software for remote workers. Startups in areas like fitness or children’s activities also quickly adapted their offerings to go virtual.

    Tired of sweeping your house this lockdown? Get a robot

    Milagrow announced the launch of three new robots – Milagrow iMap Max, Milagrow iMap 10.0 and Milagrow Seagull. These robots have been launched after three years of research keeping in mind the space management patterns of the Indian hosueholds. The robots are being launched at Amazon’s Prime Day sale on August 6 and 7.

    Working 24x7 to achieve success is a myth: Arianna Huffington

    As people around the world grapple with the impact of the pandemic, Arianna Huffington talks about the importance of getting work-life balance, and why sleep is important to increase performance and efficiency.

    Is it gambling?  How Dream11 fought myriad challenges to become a Unicorn

    For a startup working in an unregulated space and on the edge of becoming illegal, Dream11’s journey to the unicorn club is full of mistakes and perseverance.

    Summer of Covid marks the end of office clothes

    Altogether, the malaise means that thousands of square feet dedicated to selling chinos, houndstooth jackets, pencil skirts and faux pearl necklaces are about to disappear.

    Aiming for the stars: Startups are charting course for the final frontier

    The new focus could help India’s space economy, estimated to be 2% of the $360 billion global market, touch $50 billion by 2025, as envisaged by a PwC report in January. Bulk of the growth would come from downstream business such as services and ground applications.

    Tired of Zoom? Try having random video chat with strangers on Omegle

    Many TikTok stars have been using Omegle to surprise fans who are looking for fellow enthusiasts on the site through its filters

    Here's how Covid-19 could prove to be a catalyst for India’s SaaS sector

    SaaS companies typically serve the enterprise market and have products that run on the cloud. The ubiquity of reliable bandwidth around the world and advances in cloud technology, both recent developments, are key to making these businesses possible.

    A change in consumer behaviour gives online meat sellers a boost

    The lockdown had disrupted the centuries-old meat and fish vending business in India. But some technology-backed fish and meat companies saw an opportunity and started sourcing fish and meat locally and delivering them to households.

    Elon Musk, blasting off in domestic bliss

    Elon Musk and Grimes have a baby with the most unusual name, which they shorten to “X.” Musk said it’s pronounced “just like the letter X. AE is pronounced ‘ash’, as in Old English. A-12 is also pronounced just like it reads. Refers to the Archangel-12 CIA reconnaissance plane.”

    In electric car market, it’s Tesla and a jumbled field of also-rans

    In electric car market, it’s Tesla and a jumbled field of also-rans

    Tesla’s dominance can be explained in part by its head start. It has been selling electric cars in significant numbers since 2012. The company and Elon Musk, have also built a fervent fan base that few other automakers, save perhaps high-end sports car brands like Porsche or Ferrari, can claim.

    Covid-19 impact: How digital gaming became a serious business

    Covid-19 impact: How digital gaming became a serious business

    The growth stage owes itself a lot to changes in technology, how games are delivered, localization and so on. The PC and console gaming era did not really take off in India due to high costs.

    Despite being new favorite of VCs, perils in agritech continue to trouble

    Despite being new favorite of VCs, perils in agritech continue to trouble

    There’s been a steady rise in venture capital investments in agritech companies. While funding has become easier to come by, challenges remain.

    Can high-tech firms with actionable inputs eliminate uncertainties in agriculture?

    Can high-tech firms with actionable inputs eliminate uncertainties in agriculture?

    The ecosystem can help the government achieve its goal of doubling farm income by 2022. It can also power the rural economy, seen as an important engine that will propel India towards its goal of becoming a $5 trillion economy by 2025, from $2.7 trillion now.

    New twists on home-sharing: Four Airbnb alternatives

    New twists on home-sharing: Four Airbnb alternatives

    Golightly is among several new home-sharing platforms that, in one way or another, aim to improve on the Airbnb or Vrbo models based on who has access to the homes, the kind of units for rent and the fees that hosts pay to list with them.

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