Making Gun Violence A “Mental Health” Issue Will Only Cause More Harm, Experts Say

Shootings in Dayton, Ohio, and El Paso, Texas, left more than 30 people dead over the weekend. On Monday morning, President Trump blamed two sources: mental illness and “hatred.” But experts tell Bustle that people who commit mass shootings and terrorist acts aren’t aren’t automatically people with mental illness, and assuming that they are will make it harder […]

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Building a business ecosystem in Coimbatore

Selvakumar Varadharajan, founder, Layman Agro Image: C P Shanmugham for Forbes India Eight years in Bengaluru until 2013 gave Selvakumar Varadharajan, 38, almost everything: Career, money, exposure to a cosmopolitan society, and the blues. The bling was blinding. Renouncing a big city life would have taken longer had this humbling realisation not dawned upon him. […]

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Godrej family: Still a management lesson in family-business units?

The Godrej family has been one of the most-cited business case study of successful close-knit family businesses that has functioned without glitches for over a century. The 122-year-old conglomerate has been unfazed by any controversies surrounding traditional family-run units. Roles had been clearly defined and the third generation had their board positions across companies. Even […]

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Google launches a new portal for small businesses

To celebrate International Small Business Day, Google  today launched a new website that will suggest its products that seem like the best fit for a specific business. The Google for Small Business portal was announced today at the Grow with Google Learning Center in New York City, where the company offers a variety of workshops and classes. During a break […]

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India needs a minister of investment, not just finance

India needs a minister for investment. Whoever wins the May 23 election count, the next government must find somebody who will boldly open the doors to American and Japanese capital. Another statist intervention in a country that labors under an excess of bureaucracy might not look like much of a solution to anything. But for […]

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PayPal makes a big marketplace play with its $500M investment in Uber

Uber’s  announcement of its IPO pricing earlier today came with a $500 million belated Easter egg. The payments giant PayPal is making a half-billion-dollar investment in the company, paying $47 per share, which gives the company a valuation of $78.8 billion (in the middle of the range of Uber’s IPO pricing of $44-$50 per share). Neither Uber nor PayPal  gave […]

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Heritage High: A film festival celebrates the culture of cities

THE excitement was palpable as students from 10 schools in and around the tricity got together at St Kabir Public School for the INTACH Filmit Film Festival 2019-20, to celebrate their own efforts in creating short films which showcase the heritage and culture of their city. The festival was organised by INTACH’S (Indian National Trust […]

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