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The Foodtech Startup Scene - Swiggy, Zomato, Box8, Faasos, Eatfresh etc.

What would you do if you were hungry at 11.00 pm on a weekday and don’t have anything in your kitchen? Go to your friend’s place or some late night chai-wallah place? But now, you have an option of ordering online, something you did not have a couple of years back. With startups entering this space, food ordering is the easiest way to satiate yo...

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Durbar - notes from the margin

Durbar, by Tavleen Singh is a memoir set in a time that could perhaps be the most happening times from the pre 2000s period of Indian History. It talks about the emergency, Operation Blue Star, the 1984 riots, the rise and fall of the Gandhi scions and almost all of the key highs and lows of the period. But what makes this memoir special are ...

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Game Review - That Level Again & That Level Again 2

What if you had to work through a series of levels of a game which play out in the same setting, the same room with a black and white character? (No, this is not LIMBO, I’m talking about) LIMBO is a fine game, but here is a similar game. Although not visually and artistically as pleasing as LIMBO, it is a challenge and fun to play.

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Notes from Ha Joon Chang's book on economics

I started listening to Ha Joon Chang’s book right after completing Douglas Adams’ The Hitchhikers Guide to the Galaxy. Imagine my surprise when the first chapter starts with multiple references to Hitchhikers Guide to the Galaxy! Chang starts off by defining economics, first in a manner of popular economics paperbacks, as something that explain...

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The Israel-Palestine conflict in 5 minutes

To understand the conflict, you must first know the story of how Israel was formed and the historical conflicts between Arabs and Jews. The Arabs and Jews have always stayed together during ancient times. They were ruled by different rulers starting with Persians, Muslims and later Christians. But with time, specially under the rule by Christia...

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