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Rohin Dharmakumar

Rohin Dharmakumar


It’s 8.00 a.m in India and traffic to the Times of India’s website is just warming up. Some visitors have typed its URLs – or – into their browsers; some have landed on one of its tens of thousands of pages via a web search; while others clicked through to one of its stories from tweets and...

MakeMyTrip, Goibibo and Naspers’ India Reset

“There was no desperation,” says Deep Kalra, the CEO of MakeMyTrip. “From either side.”He is referring, of course, to MakeMyTrip’s decision to acquire the Ibibo group from its parents, South-Africa’s Naspers and China’s Tencent.“In some deals, one side is desperate. So the deal might get done quickly, but the other side will squeeze it out. Ours took a long...

Endgame Ola

When the news of Uber China’s merger with Didi broke, many Ola employees did not know how to react.Some were initially happy that Uber had apparently been beaten (or even that it could be beaten), but as the implications became clearer, there was anger.“Did they just give money to our competitor? Did they just hand a war chest to...

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