Sunny Sen

Sunny Sen

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, Mohit Sadani and wife, Malika, want to change the pregnant mother and child products business(Company handout)
Ex-Snapdeal executive, Mohit Sadani and wife, Malika, want to change the pregnant mother and child products business(Company handout)

Ex-Snapdeal executive and wife want to change the pregnant mother and child products business

By Sunny Sen | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON MAY 15, 2017 04:51 PM IST
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.
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Srinivas Murthy wants his Karma Spark to become the vehicle that took yoga out of ashrams into business parks.(HT Archive)
Srinivas Murthy wants his Karma Spark to become the vehicle that took yoga out of ashrams into business parks.(HT Archive)

How one man wants to take yoga to business parks

By Sunny Sen | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON JUN 12, 2017 04:22 PM IST
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.
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The Maternity Benefit (Amendment) Act, notified by the President’s consent last month, has been hailed for making it easier for women to continue with their jobs after becoming a mother.(Ravi Choudhary/ Hindustan Times)
The Maternity Benefit (Amendment) Act, notified by the President’s consent last month, has been hailed for making it easier for women to continue with their jobs after becoming a mother.(Ravi Choudhary/ Hindustan Times)

For women in corporate firms, return is tough after long maternity break

By Sunny Sen and Suchetana Ray | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON MAY 09, 2017 12:28 PM IST
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.
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(Reuters photo)
(Reuters photo)

In future Paytm will allow users to use Digital Gold, to pay bills, buy tickets, clothes

By Sunny Sen | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON APR 27, 2017 07:23 PM IST
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.
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U.S. President Donald Trump looks up while hosting a House and Senate leadership lunch at the White House in Washington(REUTERS)
U.S. President Donald Trump looks up while hosting a House and Senate leadership lunch at the White House in Washington(REUTERS)

New H-1B visa rules: Indian IT companies may have to pay 50% more

By Sunny Sen | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON APR 25, 2017 04:12 PM IST
According to a transcript on the White House website, Tata Consultancy Services, Infosys and Cognizant are the top recipients of the H-1B visa.
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Masayoshi Son, president and chief executive officer of Softbank, delivers his keynote speech at Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, Spain.(REUTERS)
Masayoshi Son, president and chief executive officer of Softbank, delivers his keynote speech at Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, Spain.(REUTERS)

SoftBank is making bigger and bolder bets to grab more of India’s internet

By Sunny Sen | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON APR 19, 2017 03:55 PM IST
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.
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An Uber driver cleans his car as his cell phone shows the queue to pick up passengers departing Guarulhos International Airport.
An Uber driver cleans his car as his cell phone shows the queue to pick up passengers departing Guarulhos International Airport.

Tip the Uber driver: What can India learn from New York

By Sunny Sen | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON MAY 27, 2017 10:55 AM IST
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.
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New Delhi: President Pranab Mukherjee with Yoga Guru Ramdev and Patanjali CEO Acharya Balkrishna at the inauguration of the Yoga Shivir at Dr RPSV Sports Ground in Rashtrapati Bhavan on Saturday. PTI Photo (PTI2_18_2017_000034A)(PTI)
New Delhi: President Pranab Mukherjee with Yoga Guru Ramdev and Patanjali CEO Acharya Balkrishna at the inauguration of the Yoga Shivir at Dr RPSV Sports Ground in Rashtrapati Bhavan on Saturday. PTI Photo (PTI2_18_2017_000034A)(PTI)

Ramdev’s Patanjali looks at restaurant business to counter McDonald’s, KFC

By Sunny Sen | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON APR 18, 2017 01:59 PM IST
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.
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Infosys CEO, Vishal Sikka addresses a press conference in Mumbai.(PTI)
Infosys CEO, Vishal Sikka addresses a press conference in Mumbai.(PTI)

Tough times ahead for Infy, Sikka says transformation to continue

By Sunny Sen | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON APR 13, 2017 10:56 AM IST
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%.
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A Reliance employee demonstrates Jio LYF phone at their headquarters on the outskirts of Mumbai.(REUTERS)
A Reliance employee demonstrates Jio LYF phone at their headquarters on the outskirts of Mumbai.(REUTERS)

Reliance Jio’s break even might get delayed with new tariff plan

By Sunny Sen | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON APR 12, 2017 05:20 PM IST
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.
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Microsoft Chief Executive Officer Satya Nadella and Flipkart Group CEO and co-founder Binny Bansal attend a news conference in Bengaluru.(REUTERS)
Microsoft Chief Executive Officer Satya Nadella and Flipkart Group CEO and co-founder Binny Bansal attend a news conference in Bengaluru.(REUTERS)

Flipkart raises $1.4 billion from Tencent, eBay, Microsoft

UPDATED ON APR 10, 2017 05:33 PM IST
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.
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The logo of India's largest online marketplace Flipkart is seen on a building in Bengaluru.(REUTERS)
The logo of India's largest online marketplace Flipkart is seen on a building in Bengaluru.(REUTERS)

Flipkart is entering grocery the second time. What does it mean for BigBasket, Grofers, Amazon?

By Sunny Sen | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON APR 10, 2017 02:21 PM IST
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.
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India’s internet economy to double to $250 billion with 690 million users by 2020.(Livemint)
India’s internet economy to double to $250 billion with 690 million users by 2020.(Livemint)

India’s internet economy to double to $250 billion by 2020: report

By Sunny Sen | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON APR 07, 2017 05:13 PM IST
India’s internet economy to double to $250 billion with 690 million users by 2020.
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A Bharti Airtel advertisement board is installed against the backdrop of company's telecommunication tower in the southern Indian city of Kochi November 30, 2012.(Reuters)
A Bharti Airtel advertisement board is installed against the backdrop of company's telecommunication tower in the southern Indian city of Kochi November 30, 2012.(Reuters)

Airtel doubles mobile sites in fight against Reliance Jio

By Sunny Sen | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON APR 06, 2017 06:43 PM IST
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.
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WhatsApp co-founder Brian Acton (left) and Neeraj Arora, head of business, WhatsApp at IIT Delhi, in February.(Company handout)
WhatsApp co-founder Brian Acton (left) and Neeraj Arora, head of business, WhatsApp at IIT Delhi, in February.(Company handout)

If Whatsapp starts a mobile wallet, what happens to Paytm

By Sunny Sen | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON APR 10, 2017 04:31 PM IST
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.
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An employee cleans a Snapdeal logo at its headquarters in Gurugram on the outskirts of New Delhi.(REUTERS)
An employee cleans a Snapdeal logo at its headquarters in Gurugram on the outskirts of New Delhi.(REUTERS)

Can SoftBank make space for Alibaba in Snapdeal merger?

By Sunny Sen | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON APR 06, 2017 02:59 PM IST
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.
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A Reliance employee demonstrates Jio LYF phone at their headquarters on the outskirts of Mumbai.(REUTERS)
A Reliance employee demonstrates Jio LYF phone at their headquarters on the outskirts of Mumbai.(REUTERS)

Free services for customers, how profitable is Mukesh Ambani’s Reliance Jio

By Sunny Sen | New Delhi, Hindustan Times
UPDATED ON APR 05, 2017 12:47 PM IST
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).
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Mukesh Ambani Chairman of the RIL group of Industries addresses the gathering at the 4 days long 8th edition of the vibrant global Gujarat summit.(PTI)
Mukesh Ambani Chairman of the RIL group of Industries addresses the gathering at the 4 days long 8th edition of the vibrant global Gujarat summit.(PTI)

Reliance Jio extends Prime, becomes largest broadband provider with 72 mn users

UPDATED ON APR 01, 2017 03:29 PM IST
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.
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Senior Vice President, Honda Cars India, Sales and Marketing, Jnaneswar Sen at the launch of WR-V during a press conference in Chennai.(PTI)
Senior Vice President, Honda Cars India, Sales and Marketing, Jnaneswar Sen at the launch of WR-V during a press conference in Chennai.(PTI)
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CMD Hero MotoCorp Pawan Munjal at the global launch of Ignitor at Buenos Aires in Argentina.(PTI)
CMD Hero MotoCorp Pawan Munjal at the global launch of Ignitor at Buenos Aires in Argentina.(PTI)

BS-III ban and discounts: Here are the five best bike and scooter deals you can get today

By Sunny Sen | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON MAY 11, 2017 05:11 PM IST
After the Supreme Court banned BS III vehicles on Wednesday, automakers are offering heavy discounts to clear stock.
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The inventory of two-wheelers stands at 7.5 lakh vehicles.(Hemant Mishra/Mint File Photo)
The inventory of two-wheelers stands at 7.5 lakh vehicles.(Hemant Mishra/Mint File Photo)

BS-III ban: Up to Rs 20K discount on 2-wheelers, Rs 50K-1L off on cars

By Sunny Sen | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON MAY 11, 2017 05:11 PM IST
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.
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Airtel building in Gurgaon(Livemint)
Airtel building in Gurgaon(Livemint)

Airtel Wynk’s 50 mn downloads shows rise of music streaming in India

By Sunny Sen | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON MAR 30, 2017 07:03 PM IST
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Rahul Sharma, co-founder and executive director, Micromax(Hindustan Times)
Rahul Sharma, co-founder and executive director, Micromax(Hindustan Times)

Micromax takes on Chinese assault, launches premium phone, plans IPO

By Sunny Sen | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON MAR 30, 2017 04:34 PM IST
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.
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Supreme Court on Wednesday banned the sale and registration of Bharat Stage (BS)-III emission norm-complaint vehicles from April 1.(HT File Phot/ Representative image)
Supreme Court on Wednesday banned the sale and registration of Bharat Stage (BS)-III emission norm-complaint vehicles from April 1.(HT File Phot/ Representative image)

SC ban on sale of BS-III vehicles will have Rs 12,000-cr impact on auto industry

By Sunny Sen | Hindustan Times, Times
UPDATED ON MAR 30, 2017 01:03 AM IST
Companies, however, said they will not provide significant discounts of BS-III vehicles in the next few days.
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Congress leader Veerappa Moily speaks in the Lok Sabha in New Delhi on Thursday.(PTI)
Congress leader Veerappa Moily speaks in the Lok Sabha in New Delhi on Thursday.(PTI)

Opposition’s concerns over GST Bill, Moily calls it “technological nightmare”

By Sunny Sen | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON MAR 29, 2017 03:41 PM IST
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”.
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Nitin Sood and Sana H. Sood, co-founders of Happy Shappy, want to change the Indian wedding business.(Compnay handout)
Nitin Sood and Sana H. Sood, co-founders of Happy Shappy, want to change the Indian wedding business.(Compnay handout)

Ex-World Bank consultant and his wife want to change India’s wedding business

By Sunny Sen | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON MAR 27, 2017 06:47 PM IST
Using technology and a network of vendors, Nitin and Sana Sood want to make the wedding experience cost efficient and happier for Indians.
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(iStockPhoto)
(iStockPhoto)

Five days to go for March 31: Here are 5 ways to save your taxes

By Raj Kumar Ray and Sunny Sen | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON MAR 27, 2017 02:16 PM IST
For those who have not made investments yet, here’s how to make a quick saving on your tax return filing
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Durex launches new condom brand Jeans in India(Conpany pic)
Durex launches new condom brand Jeans in India(Conpany pic)

Durex Jeans: Condom for the denim and Tinder generation

By Sunny Sen | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON MAR 26, 2017 05:28 PM IST
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.
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Man walking past a shop with an advertisement for mobile service provider Airtel and Idea in Mumbai. Buyouts, mergers and quick exits -- as India's richest man shakes up the country's ultra-competitive mobile market, telecommunications companies are scrambling to either consolidate or cut their losses and run.(AFP)
Man walking past a shop with an advertisement for mobile service provider Airtel and Idea in Mumbai. Buyouts, mergers and quick exits -- as India's richest man shakes up the country's ultra-competitive mobile market, telecommunications companies are scrambling to either consolidate or cut their losses and run.(AFP)

Airtel buys Tikona, 4G becomes telecom’s new battle ground

By Sunny Sen | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON MAR 24, 2017 01:01 PM IST
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.
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Sunil Bharti Mittal, Chairman of Bharti Enterprises attends the World Economic Forum (WEF) annual meeting in Davos, Switzerland.(REUTERS)
Sunil Bharti Mittal, Chairman of Bharti Enterprises attends the World Economic Forum (WEF) annual meeting in Davos, Switzerland.(REUTERS)

Idea-Vodafone merger may help Airtel gain subscribers and revenue

By Sunny Sen | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON MAR 23, 2017 03:38 PM IST
Even though Vodafone-Idea Cellular merger will make the largest telecom operator, regulatory hurdles, and incomplete 4G infrastructure might result in Airtel gaining ground.
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