How Instagram is putting food on the table for Indian influencers

Food-related content is part of Instagram’s bread and butter in India. And increasingly, such posts are from the “Instagram famous,” or “influencers.” This growing epicurean interest has not gone unnoticed. On Nov. 19, the Facebook-owned photo-sharing app held an event in New Delhi to “discuss all things food” with those seeking influencer-fame. The session, billed a “masterclass,” was just like events Instagram has held earlier for fashion in India and globally. Saket Jha Saurabh, the head of entertainment partnerships at Facebook India, flagged it off with a talk on strategies…

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An Indian ex-employee of Tesla has been charged with embezzling $9.3 million

A former Tesla employee from India has been charged by US federal prosecutors for allegedly embezzling $9.3 million (Rs67 crore) from the company, a statement from the US department of justice (DoJ) shows. The accused, Salil Parulekar, 32, was a group manager for global supply management and industrialisation at the electric-car maker’s Palo Alto headquarters till December last year. On Nov. 08, a grand jury indicted him on charges that he fraudulently diverted payments from an existing supplier of the company to a former one. “by falsifying invoices; creating fraudulent accounts payable…

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