Sunny Sen was part of Hindustan Times’ nationwide network of correspondents that brings news, analysis and information to its readers. He no longer works with the Hindustan Times.
Articles by Sunny Sen
Ex-Snapdeal executive and wife want to change the pregnant mother and child products business
Malika Sadani returned from the UK when she was pregnant with her second child. Soon after the baby was born Sadani realised that the diapers were giving the newly born some rashes and causing dryness.
How one man wants to take yoga to business parks
Karma Spark is a “yoga-gym” to teach yoga to the mobile generation is in DLF CyberCity, between the corporate towers housing dozens of companies. Behind this yoga-gym is Srinivas Murthy.
For women in corporate firms, return is tough after long maternity break
Several women feel a six-month maternity break, mandated by the amended law, will prove to be a setback to bridging the gender gap in the workforce as companies.
Updated on May 09, 2017 12:28 PM IST
Hindustan Times, New Delhi | BySunny Sen and Suchetana Ray
In future Paytm will allow users to use Digital Gold, to pay bills, buy tickets, clothes
Paytm users can now purchase gold online and store it in MMTC-PAMP’s highly secure vaults free of charge. They can also request for their gold to be delivered at their home in the form of minted coins or sell it back online instantly.
New H-1B visa rules: Indian IT companies may have to pay 50% more
According to a transcript on the White House website, Tata Consultancy Services, Infosys and Cognizant are the top recipients of the H-1B visa.
SoftBank is making bigger and bolder bets to grab more of India’s internet
India is the only silver lining in internet growth. The country grew by almost 30% to nearly 400 million internet users, only second to China. Data usage has tripled since Reliance Jio launched it services.
Tip the Uber driver: What can India learn from New York
Uber drivers in New York might soon be tipped, as falling incomes continue to be a matter of concern. India can lend some thoughts and implement similar features in India.
Ramdev’s Patanjali looks at restaurant business to counter McDonald’s, KFC
Patanjali is considering to enter the restaurant business to counter rise of foreign firms such as McDonald’s and KFC. The decision has not yet been taken.
Tough times ahead for Infy, Sikka says transformation to continue
On Thursday morning Infosys’ share price fell by 2.88%, but had barely recovered while this story was published. Since the beginning of the month, the fall has been more drastic -- of 7.4%.
Reliance Jio’s break even might get delayed with new tariff plan
Mukesh Ambani-led Relaince Jio changed its tariff plan on Tuesday after the telecom regulator asked it to discontinue its Summer Surprise offer, which was extending the free services for three more months, ending in June.
Flipkart raises $1.4 billion from Tencent, eBay, Microsoft
Flipkart raises the biggest startup funding of $1.4 billion from Tencent, Microsoft and eBay, to take on rival Amazon, and it might also use the money to buy Snapdeal.
Flipkart is entering grocery the second time. What does it mean for BigBasket, Grofers, Amazon?
After many e-grocery firms shuttered down, Flipkart and Amazon want to bet it big on online grocery buying. They will face stiff competition from BigBasket and Grofers.
India’s internet economy to double to $250 billion by 2020: report
India’s internet economy to double to $250 billion with 690 million users by 2020.
Airtel doubles mobile sites in fight against Reliance Jio
If Reliance Jio has started a telecom war in wireless data by offering free services, Bharti Airtel wants to win it by offering high quality services.
If Whatsapp starts a mobile wallet, what happens to Paytm
As reports suggest Whatsapp will launch UPI-linked payments in the next six months that will allow merchant-consumer transactions. That will make things difficult for Paytm.
Can SoftBank make space for Alibaba in Snapdeal merger?
Alibaba can become the biggest beneficiary of Snapdeal’s troubles. Snapdeal’s largest investor is in talks with Flipkart and Paytm for a possible merger with either of them, but there are problems.
Free services for customers, how profitable is Mukesh Ambani’s Reliance Jio
According to Morgan Stanely, Reliance Jio can become profitable by 2020, if average revenue per user (ARPU) is increased to Rs 218 in 2018, Rs 209 in 2019, and Rs 233 in 2020. At its current ARPU, it will still make some losses (of about $854 million in 2020).
Reliance Jio extends Prime, becomes largest broadband provider with 72 mn users
Reliance Jio, Mukesh Ambani’s telecom venture, which has created a storm in India’s telecom industry with its free internet services, will stop giving out Prime memberships to its users and start charging customers from April 1, to its competitors’ relief.
BS-III ban and discounts: From Volkswagen to Honda, here are the best deals
BS-III ban and discounts: Here are the five best bike and scooter deals you can get today
After the Supreme Court banned BS III vehicles on Wednesday, automakers are offering heavy discounts to clear stock.
BS-III ban: Up to Rs 20K discount on 2-wheelers, Rs 50K-1L off on cars
There has been a sudden rise in buyers at automobile showrooms after the Supreme Court banned the sale of BS III vehicles from April 1 in an attempt to reduce vehicular emissions.
Airtel Wynk’s 50 mn downloads shows rise of music streaming in India
Micromax takes on Chinese assault, launches premium phone, plans IPO
Hit by Chinese handset makers, Micromax plans a come back with a range of premium phones, an IPO in mind and aggression in its heart.
SC ban on sale of BS-III vehicles will have Rs 12,000-cr impact on auto industry
Companies, however, said they will not provide significant discounts of BS-III vehicles in the next few days.
Opposition’s concerns over GST Bill, Moily calls it “technological nightmare”
The parliament on Wednesday has entered into a seven-hour long discussion where parties raised concerns on the unified tax regime aimed at making “One nation, one tax”.
Ex-World Bank consultant and his wife want to change India’s wedding business
Using technology and a network of vendors, Nitin and Sana Sood want to make the wedding experience cost efficient and happier for Indians.
Five days to go for March 31: Here are 5 ways to save your taxes
For those who have not made investments yet, here’s how to make a quick saving on your tax return filing
Updated on Mar 27, 2017 02:16 PM IST
Hindustan Times, New Delhi | ByRaj Kumar Ray and Sunny Sen
Durex Jeans: Condom for the denim and Tinder generation
Durex, the world’s largest makers of condoms has launched Jeans, a new condom brand in a new packet, priced at Rs 25 for two.
Airtel buys Tikona, 4G becomes telecom’s new battle ground
As Airtel buys Tikona and Telenor, Idea Cellular merges with Vodafone, and Reliance Communication does it with MTS, Aircel and Tata Teleservice, the battle over 4G started by Reliance Jio is here to stay.
Idea-Vodafone merger may help Airtel gain subscribers and revenue
Even though Vodafone-Idea Cellular merger will make the largest telecom operator, regulatory hurdles, and incomplete 4G infrastructure might result in Airtel gaining ground.