Housing.com’s Rahul Yadav takes a dig at Infosys CEO Sikka
After taking digs at Zomato and Ola, Housing.com head Rahul Yadav has now taken pot shots at Vishal Sikka by posting a picture of the Infosys CEO sleeping at an airport lounge on social networking site, Facebook. Along with the picture, Yadav wrote: “Infosys CEO Sikka. When I asked something he replied ‘I just want to sleep’ without listening to the question grin :D”. The post has been shared 87 times and liked by over 1,600 people.
The 26-year old CEO is now popular for taking digs at people, most often heads of technology-led businesses. Recently, he had challenged Bhavish Aggarwal (head of taxi aggregator service Ola) and Zomato’s Deepinder Goyal to give away half of their shares to employees. When asked about his opinion on Deepinder Goyal and Zomato during a Reddit AMA (ask-me-anything) session, he said, “A company scanning menus from last 7 years and doing no innovation. And the CEO <g data-gr-id="39">says ‘</g>Aww. So cute.” He was also in <g data-gr-id="37">news</g> for his spat with the investors at Housing.com.
Yadav had reportedly called fellow board members and investors intellectually incapable of any sensible discussion in a resignation letter. Later, he apologised and withdrew his resignation. Softbank-backed Housing.com was started in 2012 by 12 fellow classmates at IIT-Bombay and is seen as one of the most successful startups in the real estate space. Apart from the USD 90-million funding led by Softbank, Housing.com has investors like Helion Venture Partners, Nexus Venture Partners and Qualcomm Ventures on board.
Meanwhile, country’s largest lender State Bank of India on Friday said it will be selling its distressed assets through an online auction on June 12. This is the second e-auction which the bank will be conducting in this year after its maiden attempt in March. SBI, in a public notice today, said it will be conducting a mega e-auction of distressed residential and commercial properties on June 12. At the auction, the bank will try to sell offices, shops, apartments and factory buildings located in about 40 cities. In a similar auction held on March 14, the bank had put on auction 300 residential and commercial properties worth around Rs 1,200 crore.
However, the bank could sell only around 130 properties, which were largely residential, realising just about Rs 100 crore. Last month, SBI chairman Arundhati Bhattacharya had said that the bank would continue to hold such e-auctions every quarter.
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