Abhimanu Sharma

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Kiva Co-Founder: You Need Less Than You Think to Start a Business

Jessica Jackley, co-founder of the microlending business Kiva, shares inspirational stories that show you have everything you need to be an entrepreneur right now.<p>So you have this great idea for business, now all you need is capital to get started. Or a co-founder with the right expertise. Or maybe …

Entrepreneurship

Be Careful What You Google

The search engine creates a feedback loop that influences the way people see the world, a new study finds.<p>Google is a modern oracle, and a miraculous one at that. It can lead you to the <i>Perfect Strangers</i> theme song lyrics, or to a satellite image of your childhood neighborhood, or to a blueprint for …

CEOs

The surprising downsides of being clever

Can high intelligence be a burden rather than a boon? David Robson investigates.<p>If ignorance is bliss, does a high IQ equal misery? Popular opinion would have it so. We tend to think of geniuses as being plagued by existential angst, frustration, and loneliness. Think of Virginia Woolf, Alan …

Psychology

The comic factor

The fizz seems to have gone out of Bangalore Comic Con. The fourth edition, held at White Orchid Convention, received a lukewarm response on its …

Why Brits Remain Obsessed with India

The Second Best Exotic Marigold Hotel is a reminder of a longstanding fascination for the British about India—even long after colonial rule has ended.<p>…

Why a ‘Congress-mukt Bharat’ would be bad for BJP

A hasty Congress decline, as in Delhi, would consolidate anti-BJP vote in states with prominent regional parties.<p>Written by |<p>BJP president Amit Shah …

Separate zones for Pandits in J&K

Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Mufti Mohammad Sayeed has accepted the demand for creating separate zones for >Kashmiri Pandits, a move that is seen …