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Rounak Kumar Gunjan

Staff Writer, The Ken • India Edition

Starting out as a business journalist in 2016, Rounak has written about energy, politics, social justice and financial services. He has worked with BQ Prime, CNN-News18, Outlook Money and NewsCorp VCCircle.

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IPO-bound Digit trusts its tech to sell health insurance, but consumers don’t yet

Hey Sujeet, Thank you for reading the article :) 1- The market share data is mentioned in Digit's DRHP. They commissioned Redseer for it. 2- The 18X growth is not a fair way to judge traction no? It's based on a very low base 3- Regarding online and offline sales, it's a very complex mechanism to judge that. So if POSPs sell insurance, will it fall under an online channel or offline? Because while ground staff in involved, the entire on-boarding and the remaining procedure is carried out online. They just act as a helping hand. But I agree, that part was required.

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A US$265M company’s guide to defaulting on loans and evading insolvency

Hi Abhidnya, thank you reading the article. We've written that farmers haven't received payments in full since 2020. Timing of payments, in this case, is a product of supply. This is how it works: Say on a Monday, 10 farmers in Bilai receive SMSes from the company that says they are supposed to supply their cane on Wednesday. On an average, farmers need 4-5 such dates to complete their supply cycle. Payments when released will begin with crediting the 10 farmers only for their supply for Wednesday. In most cases farmers have received payments for a couple of dates but the larger portion remains pending.

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A US$265M company’s guide to defaulting on loans and evading insolvency

Hi Rajeev, thank you reading the piece. I'll try and make future articles further interesting for those not highly interested in the basics of bankruptcy courts. We've spoken to several farmers across the state to understand that indeed growing wheat and other crops has become difficult after cattle has been let loose. There are cases where farmers are having to guard their fields even at night to protect them from bovine. There have also been several road accidents in rural areas because of this. And guess what, after September last year, farmers In Uttar Pradesh are not allowed to use barbed wires to protect their fields.

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