Tip meets tech

Inside the grey zone of tipping in India

Tipping is a cognitive maze without a guiding map. It's culture. It's economics. And sometimes it just seems like plain daylight robbery. As tips get a digital upgrade, will it become any easier to decode them?

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The table’s been wiped clean. The glasses refilled one last time. You’re sitting back in satisfaction. Just then, from the corner of your eye, you see the waiter bring out a slim, leather-bound folder. You sit up in attention. Because you know he’s brought out the bill. But it’s not paying the bill that’s making…

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