‘Money Was What Made Me Say Yes’: The Story Of A Gigolo In Mumbai

Living in Mumbai, a dire financial situation three years ago forced Akash (name changed) to look for ways to make money. A friend of his, a seasoned gigolo (male sex worker), talked this 28-year-old into joining his line of ‘work’ and live a ‘life of luxury’. “I’m paid big money for providing (and receiving) carnal pleasure.[…]

4 Indicators Of India’s Cashless Growth–And Hurdles To Future Expansion

As India’s government–fronted by Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s Twitter account–announced a slew of incentives to propel Indians to discard cash, IndiaSpend found four signs of an expanding base: Five-fold growth in electronic bank transfers and doubling of ATMs and card-swipe machines over five years, and a 50% rise in credit cards over four years.  […]