Author of ‘The Cartiers’ talks about the art of writing history

What started as a search for champagne to celebrate the 90th birthday of her late grandfather, Jean-Jacques Cartier, Francesca ended up discovering a trunk full of letters which gave her a window of opportunity to peep into times of the Cartiers. But to write a history book, that too a family’s origin story, is no easy feat. How did Francesca do it? Continue Reading

‘The Cartiers’ explores origin story of world’s prestigious jewellery brand

The founding brothers – Louis, Pierre and Jacques of world’s prestigious jewellery brand, Cartier, are credited for transforming their father’s store in Paris into a global luxury icon. None would have heard about their dreams or struggles if it wasn’t for Jacques’ great-granddaughter, Francesca Cartier Brickell. In her book, ‘The Cartiers’, she writes about their lives. Continue Reading

How do white collar criminals evade justice?

In recent times, several cases of bank loan frauds have flooded the headlines. In nearly every major scams, it can be noted that the accused have always evaded justice – making the system or law that holds such rule breakers accountable – appear weak. Continue Reading

Will blockchain e-voting system help or disrupt election integrity?

The Election Commission (EC) made heads turn when it announced its collaboration with IIT-Madras ‘to work on a new technology which will allow electors to vote from far away cities without going to designated polling station of their respective constituencies’. Continue Reading

Professional life coach shares mantra on achieving goals in new book

The book talks about tools and hacks you can follow to overcome obstacles to achieve success in life. The author is also a qualified chartered accountant and finance professional. Continue Reading

Parinda Joshi speaks about her novel ‘Made in China’

Publishing a book is the ultimate goal for writers. But to witness their book getting adapted for the silver screen, may appear like something out of a dream. This was how Parinda Joshi felt when her novel, Made in China, was brought to life as a Bollywood film starring ace actors including Rajkummar Rao, Mouni Roy and Boman Irani. Continue Reading

Agri-tech startup uses data analytics to solve various farming issues

Pune-based startup, Shivrai Technologies has developed ‘FarmERP’ – an enterprise resource planning (ERP) software platform that helps agribusinesses to collect, integrate and analyze huge amounts of data to support their business decisions. Continue Reading

Oxfam: 2,153 billionaires have more wealth than 60% of world’s population

‘The world’s 2,153 billionaires have more wealth than 4.6 billion people who make up 60 percent of the planet’s population,’ reveals Oxfam’s ‘Time to Care’ report, released today. Oxfam is a confederation of 19 independent charitable organizations focusing on the alleviation of global poverty. Continue Reading