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How Startup Founders Are Dictating Terms While Taking Money From Big Investors

Jan 01, 2022 Pallavi Chakravorty

Jupiter and ShareChat entering into exclusivity clauses with Tiger Global raises the big question once again—is it time for founders to safeguard themselves against big funds’ dominance?

India's Gig Economy Mess: Is The Country Unfit For Aggregation Business?

Dec 30, 2021 Kamalika Ghosh

While the new-age tech companies’ customer network got strengthened, most of them did not concentrate on their service providers’ welfare.

Ola To Get Listed In First Half Of 2022: CEO Bhavish Aggarwal

Ola CEO Bhavish Aggarwal, speaking at the Reuters Next Conference, stated that as part of his ambitions for its EV business, it planned to list the company EV business as well in the future.

Ola Personnel Rejig: Quality Assurance Chief Exits, New Futurefactory Chief Appointed

Nov 16, 2021 Outlook Business Team

Ola like a host of other tech-based startups has witnessed exits of several senior executives. The list includes chief financial officer Swayam Saurabh and chief operating officer Gaurav Porwal.

OLA Cars Targets $2 Billion GMV In Next 12 Months

Additionally, the company announced plans to hire 10,000 people to steer the company's ambitions.

16 September, 2021

Sold Scooters Worth More Than Rs 600cr, 4 Scooters Each Second: Ola CEO Bhavish Aggarwal

Saptaparno Ghosh

In a blogpost, Ola CEO Bhavish Aggarwal announced that keeping in mind their production plans, customers have time till today to place orders for their S1 and S1 Pro Scooters

09 September, 2021

Ola Becomes Latest To Join The Growing Electric Vehicles' Bandwagon In India

Outlook Web Bureau

The EV sales in India stood at 3,80,000 in 2019-20, and the EV battery market stood at 5.4GWh during the year, according to India Energy Storage Alliance (IESA).

03 August, 2021

No Woman’s Land: Female Cab Drivers On Indian Roads

Pallavi Bansal

The traditional taxis have always remained heavily male-dominated, but female drivers have always posed a serious threat to the long-established ideas of patriarchy and masculinity.

09 July, 2021

Temasek, Warburg Pincus, Bhavish Aggarwal Invest USD 500 Million In Ola

Outlook Web Bureau

Ola is a taxi service provider in India, Australia, and New Zealand, established by Bhavish Aggarwal and Ankit Bhati in 2011. In some markets, it also competes with Uber.

20 May, 2020

Ola To Lay Off 1,400 Staff As Revenues Plunge By 95% Due To COVID-19


The company said this will be a one-time exercise and will be complete by the end of this week for the India Mobility business, and by the end of next week for Ola foods and Ola Financial Services.

11 September, 2019

Auto Sector Slowdown: It's Not About Ola, Uber Rides, Reasons Lie Elsewhere

Hardev Sanotra

It would be wrong to look at the taxi services to identify the slump. The reasons are elsewhere, related to the overall slump of the economy which showed a low GDP growth of 5 per cent in August this year as compared to 8 per cent growth in the same month last year.


11 July, 2019

I Was Pulled Out Of Car, Abused And Threatened: Bengali Actor Alleges Assault By App-Cab Driver

Outlook Web Bureau

Swastika Dutta, a popular name in Bengali serials, said in a Facebook post on Wednesday that the app-based cab driver cancelled the ride midway and misbehaved with her in Kolkata.

19 February, 2019

Flipkart Co-Founder Sachin Bansal Invests Rs 650 Crore In Ola

Outlook Web Bureau

In the largest financing by an individual in the history of Ola, Flipkart co-founder Sachin Bansal has invested about Rs 650 crore in the Indian ride-hailing company to compete with the rival Uber.

03 December, 2018

Bengaluru: 4 Men Rob Ola Cab Driver, Force His Wife To Strip On Video Call

Outlook Web Bureau

The incident took place on Friday, when the cab driver got a booking from Adugodi and reached the pick-up point.

Photo Gallery

A farmer sits near his red chillies at a deserted APMC market, during the weekend curfew imposed by the Karnataka government to curb the spread of COVID-19, in Hubballi.

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Delhi Chief Minister & AAP National Convenor Arvind Kejriwal being welcomed by women supporters during his door-to-door campaign ahead of the Goa Assembly elections, in Goa.

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A health worker collects swab sample of a woman for COVID-19 test, amid concerns over rising Omicron cases, in Gurugram.

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Traffic jam on a road at Shalimar Bagh during the weekend curfew imposed by the Delhi government to curb the spread of Covid-19, in New Delhi.

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The Lajpat Nagar market wears a deserted look during the weekend curfew imposed by the Delhi government to curb the spread of Covid-19, in New Delhi.

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Even after two years of the Covid-19 pandemic, many 'informed' individuals in India continue to deny the virus with unscientific claims and unfounded data. The latest? Omicron will end the pandemic.

Jan 08, 2022 Rakhi Bose

What Is The Future Of The Liberal Arts In Asia?

Across Asia there are deeply entrenched obstacles to a mode of higher education that is liberal in multiple senses – disciplinary and epistemological but also social and political.

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Nagaland To Lakhimpur Kheri: Rights, Regimes And Restitutions in Times Of Turbulence

The two incidents in the recent past, one in Mon district of Nagaland and the other at Lakhimpur Kheri in Uttar Pradesh, undermined the core principles democracy and federalism.

Dec 28, 2021 Tanvir Aeijaz