Ishita Russell
A mass communications post graduate, Ishita has eight years of reporting experience with both leading financial newspapers and newswires -- her forte being breaking news and moving the stock markets. When not hounding for news, she loves to get her adrenaline pumping by indulging in whatever adventure sport she can lay her hands on. Other than making travel plans or reading up on food and restaurants, spending time with family and some alone time with her piano is what relaxes her the most.
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What makes Indians 'Appy'

What makes Indians 'Appy'

FEATURES, INDIA | 20 Jan, 2016

The foodpanda app rocked in 2015, guess who did not 

E-commerce major Flipkart backs parenting social network Tinystep

E-commerce major Flipkart backs parenting social network Tinystep

INDIA, INVESTMENT, NEWS | 19 Jan, 2016

Tinystep offers features like a Q&A forum, individual and group chats for parents along with and vaccination and growth charts 

Online coupons venture CashKaro ropes in Ratan Tata as investor

Online coupons venture CashKaro ropes in Ratan Tata as investor

INDIA, INVESTMENT, NEWS | 19 Jan, 2016

Last November, CashKaro raised around US$3.8 million in Series A funding led by Kalaari Capital 

India's KartRocket gets US$6M from Bertelsmann, 500 Startups, others

India's KartRocket gets US$6M from Bertelsmann, 500 Startups, others

INDIA, INVESTMENT, NEWS | 18 Jan, 2016

KartRocket, which enables merchants to go online under its own brand, also runs mobile-first O2O marketplace Kraftly 

SoftBank may scale up its planned US$10B investment in India

SoftBank may scale up its planned US$10B investment in India

INDIA, INVESTMENT, NEWS | 18 Jan, 2016

SoftBank has already invested massive amounts in Indian tax-hailing app company Ola and e-commerce giant Snapdeal 

At a glance: 10 key points of Startup India action plan

At a glance: 10 key points of Startup India action plan

FEATURES, INDIA | 18 Jan, 2016

Prime Minister Narendra Modi unveiled the action plan for the Startup India, Stand up India initiative on Saturday 

Times Group's Brand Capital backs online health aggregator Zoctr

Times Group's Brand Capital backs online health aggregator Zoctr

INDIA, INVESTMENT, NEWS | 15 Jan, 2016

The startup aggregates home health, tele-health, remote patient monitoring services targetted at post-acute, chronic and terminal patients 

5 Asian artificial intelligence startups that caught our eye

5 Asian artificial intelligence startups that caught our eye

FEATURES, TECHNOLOGY | 15 Jan, 2016

Speech recognition, faster decision-making or shopping -- these artificial intelligence solutions can help you do all this and more 

Another Indian firm bites the dust as 500 Startups-funded Tushky shuts shop

Another Indian firm bites the dust as 500 Startups-funded Tushky shuts shop

BUSINESS, INDIA, NEWS | 15 Jan, 2016

Tushky was an online platform connecting travellers with unknown guides, tour operators and experience providers to discover and book local experience 

Flipkart, Micromax, Saavn invest in Indian media tech startup ZAPR

Flipkart, Micromax, Saavn invest in Indian media tech startup ZAPR

INDIA, INVESTMENT, NEWS | 14 Jan, 2016

ZAPR helps brands to better understand the media consumption preferences of people and to engage with them across TV, mobile and digital platforms