Mobile phone surveys help World Food Programme  

Mobiles have proved to be a cheap and quick instrument in conducting surveys and understanding the needs of the suffering people. Mobile phone surveys have cut the cost of studies done face-to-face by half in the Democratic Republic of the Congo. Collecting data in Malawi usually took several weeks and now it’s finished within a day across the nation.… Continue reading

100 million mark touched by mobile manufacturers in India

Leading mobile manufacturers are poised to set up 15 new plants in the country as the mobile production achieves 100 million-mark. The Indian electronic manufacturing industry has drawn an investment of Rs 1.14 lakh crore.  The ‘Make in India’ initiative started by the Prime Minister of India is the reason for this remarkable increase in the investment in this sector.… Continue reading

Sangeetha in a coffeetable book

When you do good, success and fame chases you. That’s precisely what I have observed in my experience with impeccable retailing through Sangeetha. The latest such success story was our inclusion in the coffee table book brought out by the Mumbai-based India Retail Support. Titled, ‘The Best of the Rest: Winners & Achievers 2015-2016‘, we had a great spread on what Sangeetha has done in the past, where it stands today and the way forward.… Continue reading

Sangeetha’s journey: Innovation and Initiatives

The other day, Images Retail magazine asked me for my thoughts on ‘Innovation and Initiatives’. I found the writing quite cathartic. Here is what I wrote for them. It not only chronicles Sangeetha’s journey since 1974 but also gives any retailer life lessons they can live by to survive in this highly competitive world. … Continue reading

Dubai’s new payment model: Mobile phone number  

If you are in Dubai, soon you’ll be able to do away with cash, plastic money and mobile phones, and instead make payments, online or in-store, using your mobile phone number.

Dubai Smart Government (DSG) is leading a project developed by Quisk Middle East which will be implemented by Network International at its point of sale (POS) merchant network across UAE later this year.… Continue reading