Bootstrapped with Rs 10 Cr, how home-grown lifestyle brand Tynimo is giving its rivals a run for their money

Pastel-coloured mugs adorned with mini flamingos, a yellow umbrella that looks straight out of the sitcom How I Met Your Mother sets, and a Bluetooth speaker designed like a classic television set; whether you love adorable little knick-knacks or whether you are a fan of old school decor, there’s something for everyone at Tynimo. The home-grown lifestyle brand that was launched as an answer to the growing popularity of Japanese-style lifestyle stores. Vaibhav Jain “Our main idea was to provide high quality, well-designed, daily lifestyle products at affordable prices,” Vaibhav Jain,…

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Giving fashion a second chance for just $1

The words thrift store and boutique don’t always go together, but in Tomball many say they do. Julia Bellaflores Blake worked in the fashion industry for many years as an expert tailor. She noticed that there are so many thrift stores and so many good, quality clothing items being thrown away, because they were missing a button or just needed a small alteration. Blake decided to start refurbishing clothing. She opened Fashion Revisited as a way to keep useable clothes from ending up in a landfill. Blake fixes up each item and…

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Doctors Without Borders giving food to Boko Haram refugees

LAGOS, Nigeria — Doctors Without Borders says it has given food to 26,000 families taking refuge from Boko Haram Islamic extremists in northeast Nigeria’s biggest city, stepping outside its traditional medical role to try to prevent more children dying. A statement Saturday says people are “in desperate need” and other organizations are not stepping up. U.N. agencies and private charities operate in Maiduguri city alongside government agencies being investigated for corruption in food distribution. Refugees have almost doubled the population of Maiduguri, the birthplace of Boko Haram, to 2.5 million.…

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