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  • Deepak Sahni, co-founder and CEO of Healthians, on potential of home-based pathology testing

    What was the genesis of your business idea?
    The idea of home-based pathology testing crystallised in April 2014, after my 12-year exposure (direct and indirect) to healthcare services. In 2006-08 in my personal capacity, I had represented India in the USA, pitching the country as an ideal medical tourism destination. An association was created, and I helped individual hospitals set up their international patient departments, and in making a sound digital presence.
    By 2013, I had

  • Power2SME founder and CEO R Narayan discusses various aspects of MSME segment

    Like most fintech companies, Power2SME has also found its niche. The company which was established five years back has more than 50,000 clients in the MSME segment. This finance facilitator has a large base of small and growing businesses and it has used this as a good alternative sales channel for large businesses in different industries. The founder and CEO R Narayan explains different aspects of the business to Pankaj Joshi.

  • Mohan Nair, chief marketing officer of Avenues, discusses digital payments ecosystem

    In the early 2000s when ecommerce was still nascent and a high element of risk was involved in online transactions, Avenues was among the pioneers that created a series of products in the space. Today, this online payments management company is a key player in the digital payments ecosystem, powering 1, 50,000 merchants. Mohan Nair, chief marketing officer, shares his vision with Pankaj Joshi.

  • Painter Seema Kohli on conception of the Eternal Truth

    I first met Delhi-based Seema Kohli in Prague two years ago. We were together at an Art Camp. I was most impressed by her sharp-strokes, her surrealism and her speed. The elaborate gold in her paintings make them rich, impressive and impactful. And, treasures for a life-time.

  • Air Canada bullish about India: VP, Duncan Bureau

    Canadian investors have been increasingly investing in India. One such investment in the Indian market was made by the largest carrier of Canada, Air Canada. The carrier is bullish about India and has invested largely on new equipment for Indian market.
    Adding to its existing operations, the airline recently inaugurated  a direct flight from Mumbai to Toronto.

  • ‘Think big and strategic’ – High Commissioner for Canada to India Nadir Patel

    Leaders and business delegates from India and Canada, have been constantly engaging with each other to strengthen their bilateral relationships. But at trade level, there are some unresolved issues that both governments have to agree on and these are among the top priorities for Canada. High Commissioner for Canada to India Nadir Patel, who was in Mumbai for the celebration of Canada Day, talks to Free Press Journal’s Jescilia Karayamparambil about Canada’s

  • Art Live: Gopi Gajwani’s abstracts have a meaning

    It is a bit of a hit-and-miss with my Gopi Gajwani meeting. But when I do get to meet the veteran painter at his West Delhi home, he obliges with lots of personal stories, anecdotes and perspectives.

  • Autonomy has to be grabbed: Former RBI Governor Y V Reddy

    As he autographs his book ‘Advice and Dissent: My Life in Policy Making’ for us, Y.V.Reddy (age: 75 years), former governor of the Reserve Bank of India (RBI), explains the reason for the slight tremble in his hand. “I have got Parkinson’s,” he says and goes ahead with the signing. But his mind is razor sharp. His ability to recall events is amazing. And his understanding of the world of finance, without losing his moorings to

  • It’s about mutual growth!

    The Mutual Funds (MF) industry in India has been growing at an impressive rate for the past few years and this growth has a lot to do with the increasing awareness of the potential this sector offers to investors. For a while now, Association of Mutual Funds in India (AMFI) has been aggressively promoting this sector through various activities. In 2016, AMFI got its new chairman A Balasubramanian who is also the

  • ‘Vision-2020’: An aspirational journey to grow big and strong, says Karnataka Bank’s MD & CEO Mahabaleshwara M S

    In April this year, Mahabaleshwara M S took charge as the new managing director and chief executive officer of 93-year old bank— Karnataka bank. Prior to becoming the chief of the bank, he was the chief general manager and was responsible of the departments of credit; planning and development; IT and MIS; treasury and accounts and HR and IR. He served the bank for over 32 years before becoming the MD and CEO of