Our First Birthday

It's our birthday today. We launched Plash for Android on November 13, 2013, without knowing what to expect. To say the past year has been something of a roller coaster of a ride would be an understatement. When we conceptualized Plash, we wanted to build an app that would bring back meaning and pleasure of reading news and articles. Simply put, hundreds of thousands of users from over seventy five countries have seen us

Introducing Alore

Today we’re launching Alore, the latest news app from Plash that puts form and functionality at its heart. The name of the app Alore is derived from India's Silicon Valley - Bangalore and literally stands for "Hello! from Bangalore." Alore is the first truly international news app from Plash featuring over 100 of the finest online sources, neatly curated into a variety of categories that should help you find your next story. For

Planned Maintenance: Monday, October 27, 2014, 4:00 PM IST

Hello Plash users! Just a quick heads up – Plash and its family of apps will be unavailable today, October 27, 2014 between 4:00pm IST and 6:00pm IST. We’re making some changes to our database to improve performance in the coming days. During this time, you will receive an error on your mobile apps; fear not, this is expected as part of the upgrade. While you wait for our work to be completed, we

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User’s QnA : Do We have Search Option ?

  One of our users, Medha, recently commented that a Search Option would make the app much better. Well, We already have the feature on all our Apps ( Android, WP8 and Windows 8/8.1) So Medha, here's how not just to Search but also create your own feed almost instantly.     1. click on the 3 dots on bottom right hand of the screen 2. Click on the Search / Magnifier on the Middle

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Introducing ‘Shubbak’ for Windows Phone

Plash is proud to announce the launch of 'Shubbak', your news app that brings you a unique perspective from the best news sources across the Arab world. Shubbak brings all the great features present in Plash. In our constant endeavour to improve the overall experience and be your go to app, we've added localization to the app! What does this mean? - In short, you can read content in English, Arabic or both languages using

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This Just in: Now Read Plash on Web ( read.plash.in)

  We’ve been listening…   It’s soon going to be a year since we debuted on Google Play. 100+ publications have poured in over a million articles across every imaginable topic focused around India and the World. Now that we’ve managed to cater lakhs of eyeballs across 2 mobile platforms ( Windows Phone 8 and Android) with resounding success and are now the #1 App in News and Weather Category, We felt the

The untold story of how a culture of shame perpetuates abuse. I know, I was a victim

The extraordinary story of Ruzwana Bashir: the Oxford-educated entrepreneur brought up in a British-Pakistani community shares her own story to tear down the wall of silence around the exploitation of Asian girls A decade after leaving her home town of Skipton, Ruzwana Bashir finally felt able to return and testify against her abuser. Photograph: Kevin Abosch Ruzwana Bashir It was with a lump in my throat and tears in my eyes that I read

How Can Hyderabad Be the Largest Source of Indian Students in the U.S.?

  In the five years to 2012, Hyderabad sent more students to the U.S. than New Delhi and Mumbai combined, according to a recent study by the Brookings Institution, an American think-tank.   The southern Indian city is the hometown of one of the world’s most successful émigré Indians, Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella, but its lead in sending students to the States is still a bit surprising.   Brookings’ list of the top cities around

The Week Ahead: Narendra Modi in Japan; Bollywood Film ‘Mary Kom’ Releases

Highlights of news and cultural events related to India this week. Monday, Sept. 1: India’s prime minister, Narendra Modi, will be in Japan for the third day of his five-day visit to the Asian nation. In an official statement before he set off, Mr. Modi said the trip was a “reflection of Japan’s paramount importance in my vision for development and prosperity in India and in peace, stability and prosperity in Asia at large.” Shailesh

Bengali elites’ links to Saradha group still unravelling a year after Ponzi scam

  Slightly more than a year after the collapse of various Ponzi schemes operated by the West Bengal-based Saradha Financial Group, the extent and nature of its links to the state's intelligentsia are still coming to light. Ponzi schemes give returns to old investors from investments made by new investors rather than from profits. Saradha's scheme caused losses of about Rs 4,000 crore to roughly 1.4 million investors, most of them from poor, rural areas.