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Women Entrepreneurs Ruling The Indian Startup Game

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India as a country, has been the victim of patriarchy since men decided they just had to have the last word. Ironically, there have been only a smattering of women in power and it has been only now that the times have finally changed. The 21st century brought forth a new wave of growth, change and ideas.  Women started revisiting their inner potential and are moving forward with renewed vigour.

Spanning diverse fields like food, fashion, technology and education, these women have challenged the startup game from being housewives to creating a brand new niche for themselves. Here is a list of women who have set the ball rolling for a brand new path in innovation and creation.

1. Shubbra Chadda – Chumbak 

Shubbra Chaddha took a while to realise her dream and when she finally knew what it was, boy, did she make a splash! Shubbra’s brand, Chumbak, took the country by a storm by becoming one of the first companies that sells funky and creative designs, with a wide array of accessories, bags and nick nacks. A store that resonates with class, style and easy sophistication, Chumbak has set the stage for those who dare to dream.

2. Chiki Sarkar – Juggernaut Books 

After heading major publishing houses like Penguin India and Random House India, Chiki Sarkar decided the time had come to branch out into the world of smartphones. With this in mind, she began Juggernaut Books, the country’s first smartphone publishing house. Through this platform, Chiki Sarkar plans on expanding the number of books available to the world. As one moves into a world governed by technology, this company comes as a refreshing change for growth.

3. Suchi Mukherjee – Limeroad 

When Suchi Mukherjee returned to India from the United States, after a gap of 17 long years, she wanted to create something that was truly wonderful. However, her road to success was not easy. Armed with a goal in mind, the path to achieving the impossible was not a simple task. With a dream in hand and a world of opportunities in front of her, Suchi created Limeroad in 2011, an online shopping platform for those who did not have the patience to go shop in actual stores. A fashion portal that uses social discovery to stand out from competitors with features such as personalised stylist recommendations and scrapbooking to customised looks, Limeroad is every shopper’s dream come true!

4. Suchita Salwan – Little Black Book 

A foodie with a desire to look for new places set the ground for Suchita Salwan’s Little Black Book. Established platforms like Just Dial, Zomato and Swiggy failed to satiate her continuing hunger pangs. With the aim of creating something out of the ordinary, Suchita founded a platform which caters to a very niche and exclusive clientele. The rest, as they say, is history.

5. Richa Singh – YourDost 

Richa Singh saw people continuously facing negativity which more often than not, would lead to depression. When a fellow hosteler ended their life, Richa realised empathy and compassion are what is needed to make the world a better place. With this one thought in mind, Richa Singh started YourDost, a platform that not only gives you a friend for life but also gives you an opportunity to get over all the problems one faces on a regular basis.

6. Kanika Tekriwal – JetSetGo

The saying, “the sky is the limit” perfectly suits Kanika Tekriwal. The founder of JetSetGo, India’s first private planes chartering service, Kanika succeeded with flying colors. This company lets people book private planes for everything from weddings to business purposes. Often described as the Uber of the skies, JetSetGo boasts of having the largest fleet of aeroplanes.

7. Falguni Nayar – Nykaa

After a long stint as an investment banker, Falguni Nayar founded Nykaa.com in the year 2013. An online one stop shop for beauty products from Indian and international brands, Nykaa changed the world of online shopping. Who would have ever thought buying makeup online would be so easy? Falguni Nayar proved all of us wrong and created a brand new place for people who love experimenting with styles, designs and colors.

8. Sairee Chahal – Sheroes 

Sheroes is the first website of its kind, giving women the chance to work in the field about which they are really passionate. If you are a woman looking for a career change or a new workplace, then Sheroes is the perfect platform for you. Sairee created this website solely dedicated to women. Besides connecting businesses and interested employees to each other, Sheroes provides mentorship and support to career oriented women.

9. Shahnaz Husain – Shahnaz Herbal Inc 

Despite being married off at the very young age of 16, Shahnaz Husain realised where her true passion lay. With a major interest in everything related to fashion and beauty, Shahnaz turned her dream into reality with Shahnaz Herbal Inc. Best known for creating herbal skin care and cosmetic products without animal testing, Shahnaz has grown like never before. With over 400 clinics in 138 countries across the world, Shahnaz has been bestowed with the Padmashree Award in 2006 for her commendable effort in making the world of cosmetics a better, cleaner and healthier place.

10. Rashmi Sinha – Slideshare

Rashmi Sinha, a PhD holder in neuropsychology from Brown University, co founded SlideShare with her husband in 2006. Within just a couple of years, the website was so popular, it got acquired by LinkedIn for $ 100 million in the year 2012! Ranked number 8 in Fortune’s Most Powerful Entrepreneurs List, Rashmi was also named as the World’s Top 10 Women Influencers in the world of web.

From the accomplishments of these pioneering women, one thing stands out. The times, they are a changing. Women know what they want and what needs to be done to get what they want. They are here. They are now. They are finally coming into their own and soon, the world is going to be a much better place.

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Benefit from High FD Rates and Deposit Safety with Bajaj Finance FD

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Fixed deposit is one of the most preferred investment tools available in the market as it remains unaffected by fluctuating market trends. Furthermore, it is a reliable option to park ones hard-earned money in to yield higher returns on their deposit.

Benefit from high FD rates and deposit safety with Bajaj Finance FD

Banks, post offices, and non-banking financial institutions (NBFCs) offer fixed deposits in India. Each of these facilitators has its own set of benefits and features. However, investing in fixed income instruments generally yields lower returns than market-linked instruments.

When one aims to invest their money in a safe investment tool such as an FD for long-term capital appreciation, Bajaj Finance is a financier that offers the dual advantage of high FD rates and deposit safety.

Heres why Bajaj Finance online Fixed Deposit is an ideal investment option:

Earn more with high FD interest rates

Return on ones investment, i.e. applicable interest rates, serve as the primary criteria in determining where to invest. The FD interest rates in India rely on the RBI regulations. Change in the repo rate by the RBI affect commercial banks interest rates, but Bajaj Finance, being an NBFC, is not directly impacted by the change. Bajaj Finance Fixed Deposit interest rates remain relatively immune to the changes brought about by the cuts in policy rates.

Bajaj Finance offers one of the highest FD interest rates in India. Below is a table showcasing the interest earnings for different tenors for a citizen aged below 60 investing in a Bajaj Finance FD.

Deposit amount Tenor Interest rate Interest earnings Total earnings
Rs. 3 lakh 36 months 6.80% Rs. 65,456 Rs. 3,65,456
Rs. 3 lakh 48 months 6.80% Rs. 90,307 Rs. 3,90,307
Rs. 3 lakh 60 months 6.80% Rs. 1,16,848 Rs. 4,16,848

Senior citizens get an additional interest rate of up to 0.25% over and above the base rate on their deposits.

Flexible payout options and Loan against FD

Post office and bank FDs generally dont provide the flexibility of getting interest payouts as per the investors choice. With Bajaj Finance, investors can opt for periodic interest payouts as per their liquidity requirements by depositing savings in the non-cumulative FD plan. This plan gives investors the option of choosing between monthly, quarterly, half-yearly or annual interest payouts.

Bajaj Finance also allows investors to apply for a collateral-free loan against their FDs. This facility is valuable during emergencies, like cash requirements for medical expenses. Investors can avail of up to 75% of the FD value.

Easy online investment process

An end-to-end online process adopted by Bajaj Finance online FD enables investors to benefit from an entirely contactless investment procedure. One can quickly fill the online FD form from the comfort of their home.

Bajaj Finance FD has been accredited by the highest safety ratings (FAAA) and (MAAA) by CRISIL and ICRA – Indias leading credit rating agencies. Investors looking to grow their savings can easily invest in a Bajaj Finance online FD without worrying about returns, defaults or untimely interest payouts.

About Bajaj Finance Limited

Bajaj Finance Limited, the lending company of the Bajaj Finserv Group, is one of the most diversified NBFCs in the Indian market, catering to more than 44 million customers across the country. Headquartered in Pune, the companys product offering includes Consumer Durable Loans, Lifestyle Finance, Digital Product Finance, Personal Loans, Loan against Property, Small Business Loans, Home loans, Credit Cards, Two-wheeler and Three-wheeler Loans, Commercial lending/SME Loans, Loan against Securities and Rural Finance which includes Gold Loans and Vehicle Refinancing Loans along with Fixed Deposits. Bajaj Finance Limited prides itself on holding the highest credit rating of FAAA/Stable for any NBFC in the country today.

To know more, please visit: www.bajajfinserv.in.

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Ahuja Residences Opens a 97-room Property, AR Suites Jewels Royale in Koregaon Park Annexe, Pune

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Ahuja Residences have recently announced the opening of AR Suites Jewels Royale – a 97-room upscale apartment hotel, in Koregaon Park Annexe (Mundhwa), Pune. The hotel is strategically located in the heart of the Deccan Queen with a short 8 km ride from Pune airport. Sharing a close proximity with popular places to visit, shop from and see in the city, the property consists of 40 studio rooms and 57 suites, spread across 75,000 sq. ft., offering a luxury experience for locals and foreign globetrotters. With well-appointed, elegant suites and studio apartments designed keeping in mind the new-day requirement and taste-palette, AR Suites Jewel Royale is an epitome of simplicity and comfort for those looking for both short and extended stays.

AR Suites Jewels Royale – Pune – Building

The recently launched property offers a plethora of services including Atrium, an all-day dining restaurant in the premises that serves home style Indian fare with a very popular tandoori selection and a lobby lounge ideal for networking. The rooms are equipped with all the necessary amenities such as a work desk, fully-functional kitchenette, Smart TVs, hi-speed internet, a private and safe balcony, a safety deposit box, coffee/tea making facilities, refrigerators, and kitchenware essentials. The guests can relax and unwind at the well-equipped fitness centre and indoor swimming pool.

AR Suites Jewels Royale – Pune – Room

The entire team is committed to providing discreet but reliable service that is the hallmark of the 40-year lineage and ethics of Ahuja Residences.

Choosing a prime location for the comfort of the guests that is easily accessible from Koregaon Park, Kalyani Nagar, Hadapsar, Phoenix Market City and Business Hubs like World Trade Center, Magarpatta IT Park, and EON IT Park, the property offers easy access to nearby attractions such as the grand Aga Khan Palace, Bund Garden, Osho Garden (now known as the OSHO International Meditation Resort), and Jewel Square Mall and Pune Regional Passport Office situated less than 600 metres away from the hotel.

Jaideep Ahuja, Managing Director and CEO, Ahuja Residences expressed his excitement on the launch saying, “Pune has been a great market for us. After the continued success of AR Suites Fontana Bay in Kalyani Nagar, we are extremely excited to launch AR Suites Jewels Royale, a one-of-its-kind apartment hotel, that we hope will redefine the hospitality landscape in the city. We are very encouraged by the overwhelming initial response the property is getting and are confident that it will only continue to grow in popularity amongst discerning travellers.”

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CardByte Launches Contact Management and Business Networking App to Revolutionize Businesses

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CardByte, a contactless contact management and business networking company, steps foot in the Indian market to disrupt businesses and elevate the number game for individuals and organizations. The venture is a card-based networking and contact management platform for individuals and companies that are driven and regulated with proprietary AI-integrated management systems.

CardByte App

Not only is the company bridging the gap by launching an application to stay in touch with one’s contact but also staying environmentally conscious of its choices. CardByte’s digital-only model aims to reduce the paper print across the globe and prevent deforestation for manual contact cards and networking.

Reinstating a new normal with its digital services and features, CardByte aims to aid individuals, enterprises and companies that can’t afford fancy, hefty-priced automated solutions for contact management and regulation. It further assists people in managing and arranging contacts; scanning, finding, and updating contacts in real-time for immediate help and increases the overall productivity of individuals, clients/ businesses. In addition to this, CardByte is helping people to stay connected and updated with their network.

CardByte intends to take the sector by storm with its features and services including contact directory with organizer to organize contacts by industry, profession, and build one’s business and professional network, online/offline sharing of business cards, AI-powered online/offline card scanner, enabling discovery to help people explore known contacts and get connected to mutual contacts and maintaining privacy to have complete control over your information.

Mr. Navinn Kapur, Co-founder & Director of Scientia Solutions Pvt. Ltd.

Commenting on the launch, Mr. Navinn Kapur, Co-founder & Director of Scientia Solutions Pvt. Ltd., said, “CardByte is our effort to revolutionise the way people manage their contacts. Helping businesses grow accurate contact information and periodic upgrades with time, I see people understanding the perks of organising their contact book digitally and regulating their connections to network better even in this low touch economy. CardByte is not only something that helps people organise their contacts at the tip of their finger but also respects their privacy and confidentiality while being easy-to-use. It helps the customers in structuring their contacts digitally, network socially along and enable them to take control of their data while allowing seamless integration of all their information in our AI Directory.

He further added, “CardByte is meant to be a part of your routine, making you come back to it every time you need help with your contacts or your social circle. With the launch of the app, we further envision to introduce the enterprise version of the product soon this year and enable our customers to have experience Augmented Reality and conversational AI through our product.

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