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India’s Most Innovative Companies – News Digest

India’s Most Innovative Companies
VNL makes a solar powered global satellite mobile (GSM) and broadband system that helps operators reach them profitably. The GSM is cheap, green and efficient. In six hours, the equipment can be assembled onto a home rooftop with no tech expertise required and provide service to 2,000 users within a two-mile radius. SI

 

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How Web entrepreneurs made money in India, thanks to Google
At 27, Amit Agarwal grew restless. A techie working in Bangalore, he wanted to live with his family in Agra. But what about the monthly pay cheque? Idea: a tech blog that will help him get freelance assignments. So in 2004, labnol.blogspot.com was born.TOI

From No Doctor to E-Doctors in Rural India
A telemedicine company brings $1 virtual checkups to poor countries. TR

Lessons From the FlipKart Founders
When Binny Bansal and Sachin Bansal, the founders of India’s leading e-commerce firm FlipKart, which I wrote about in this story in Thursday’s paper, wanted to become entrepreneurs, they faced resistance from an unexpected source: their parents. NYT

A Conversation With: Rashmi Bansal
Rashmi Bansal, whose books on entrepreneurs in India have sold more than half a million copies so far and are available in several languages, agreed to an interview over e-mail with India Ink about the language debate. NYT

Women entrepreneurship requires a shot in the arm
Madhura Chatrapathy’s saying from two decades ago formed the mood of Wednesday’s seminar on women entrepreneurs. When introduced as a ‘woman entrepreneur’ way back in 1988, she objected, saying, “Call me an entrepreneur. They can see I am a woman.” DNA

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