Local merchants await you with open arms on Small Business Saturday

A woman walked into Bloomsbury Lane Toy Shoppe in Lancaster last Christmas, almost in tears. She had spent several hours wandering aimlessly through a big box store, trying to find presents for children on her list. She had gotten nowhere and was feeling overwhelmed. Crystal Newman welcomed the woman into […]

Hot Startups, Smart Investment and Savvy Marketing in “Open Data Now”

When I reviewed Lisa Gansky’s The Mesh back in 2010, a genre of startups was forming – services and products that are shared rather than owned. Fast forward to 2014, local governments are also learning to share; sharing data that encourages development of services that improve communities. Open Data Now: […]

Rajan says was open to RBI extension to take care of unfinished business

Towards the end of his three-year tenure, Raghuram Rajan faced personal attacks from BJP MP Subramanian Swamy who had alleged that the former IMF chief economist was not ‘mentally not fully Indian’. Photo: Pradeep Gaur/Mint New Delhi: Reserve Bank of India (RBI) governor Raghuram Rajan, whose three-year term ends in […]