73 % reservations and the tears of BITS pilani maata

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5 reasons I love 2 Billion trees Gadkari wants to plant around highways.

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I got pretty excited hearing Nitin Gadkari on Aap ki Adalat today. He was talking about his vision of planting 200 Crore fruit bearing trees along side the National Highways. The possibilities/ benefits I see are : 1. Generation of … Continue reading

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Young angry Idealist and 49 days of love sex and dhokha

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You are rich , very rich and now imagine a young angry man, full of angst and a lot of loud, ‘Duniya hila denge‘ talks peppered with ideals and principles. You just can not discard the protagonist on the first … Continue reading

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Virality desperation and startup ethics

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Recently, Zomato.com ran a campaign to debase Bangalore as the Tech capital of India. Why did they stoop low with ugly arrogant things? ( Kapil Sibbal , Manish Tewari grade ) Did they believe that Delhi / Blore polarization and … Continue reading

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3 reasons why investor decks and one pagers fail

I have had my fair share of approaching investors/firms  for raising funds and often wondered why a well made 2 pager or deck has doesnt evoke expected interest or conversions. Last week, I met a pretty seasoned guy who had … Continue reading

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You dont need shaving foams

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  “ Is it habit or the right thing to do ? ” queried Mr Jhunjhunwala, the chairman of Century Extrusions limited. He was asking a furnace operator skimming out a layer from top of aluminum furnace where the metal was looking … Continue reading

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10 pictures tell why you shouldnt miss exhibition Showcase at Pune

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I had been mostly bored at exhibitions organized by Times group under name “Utsav” in Pune.  They have been so disappointing that I stopped going at exhibitions in Pune. Why I find them sucky is because  they call all and … Continue reading

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Top 10 koschuns investors didnt ask b4 investing chaar sau assi karod in Quora

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Quora has just raised U$ 80 million in series C investments . Hold your breath, the investors from Tiger global didnt ask 10 solid koschuns to Adam D Angelo which a Bombay walla  investor asked a week ago.. Here are … Continue reading

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When Banta wants to cut grass in the church

Sir ! I want to cut grass at church — said Banta Singh, dressed in a flying overall discarded by a fighter pilot. He was a lazy gardener and was addressing it to Wing Commander Jimmy Thomas ( Here after called Jimmy … Continue reading

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Stress Busters at Office

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Nothing beats a quick sport in a short break. The equipment being away however is a dampener but not anymore. Intelligent game design has brought most loved games into the living room and office and they are real fun. What … Continue reading

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The uglEe- Commerce

Yesterday I met  President of a very large retailers association. He shared with me that Amazon India  is  giving wonderful reimbursement to the retailers. If you are willing to sell something at a loss on Amazon, the company will reimburse … Continue reading

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Artisans, craftsmen and weavers of India under one roof at Sahara Handicraft

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Looking out to buy something unique from Kashmir, Rajasthan or Bihar in Pune? Then, the exhibition cum sale at HA Ground, Nehru Nagar should be your next destination. This unique exhibition from Feb 22 to March 20 brings art with … Continue reading

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7 tantrums Investors/ VCs throw and ways to deal with them

During my 3.5 yrs of journey as an Entrepreneur, I have met 100s of investors and VCs.  I have had a good hit rate of conversion approx 10 -20% { Jeff Bezos had 1 % ;0)  } . I have … Continue reading

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Guess the fruit

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There are apples and there are oranges. But….. this is no ordinary orange Unless it stands near  other apples Now you know how little this orange is: Actually its as little as a thumb  But what the heck ? Is … Continue reading

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Why you should not fail fast

There is a lot of pressure on Entrepreneurs to succeed fast  or fail fast.   The first one allows the investors to take a few billion dollars back home to redeploy their cash.  The second outcome allows them to  redeploy … Continue reading

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Arrogant black coats

I was aghast at the shameless arrogance shown by Chidambaram on camera today. “ Did you get a message from me? ” asks a lady with a microphone in hand “No ” says the minister looking elsewhere. “The under secretary … Continue reading

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Sharing simplified on Wicfy

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I was showing a demo of product to a prospective investor. He – “Wow ! but who shares the products and prices ? I-   Users do  . He – But where is the option for Sharing ? I – … Continue reading

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Life in an 8×8 Board!!

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I spent a better part of last night thinking about how life is very comparable to a game of Chess as i played this game after a long time, recollecting my schooling and childhood. There are many ways to relate … Continue reading

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Product of the Week – Riso Ricebran Oil.

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Is Your  husband’s belt looking like this? High cholesterol and obesity Has he been diagnosed with obesity, high cholesterol and  been advised to follow a low fat diet ?  If yes, you are up on  a big challenge  to serve … Continue reading

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Curious case of 12 gas cylinders

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This was the most  viral post we had done till then. It had 601 likes, 322 Shares and 57 comments. This post from Yogita, our graphic artist had an amazing virality of 130.15% year and half ago // Today FB … Continue reading

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How professional monkey climbs tree ?

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Many companies are organized like a tree full of monkeys.  Different monkeys  revel  at different levels. Monkey at the top, when looking down, see the  smiling faces of the monkey below. Those at the bottom, looking up, see nothing but … Continue reading

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What you didnt know about boots

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Julia Roberts set the world on fire with her boots in Pretty Woman:   Here is all you ever wanted to know about boots… Walk on… What began as foot gear to protect feet from harsh climatic conditions thousands of … Continue reading

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1 Mental paradox most Startup founders do not know about

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Look carefully at this picture. This handsome US Navy pilot was one of the most successful fighter engaging and destroying Vietnam army during 1965. He won over 26 personal combat decorations including  US Medal of honour ( Equiv Param Vir Chakra) … Continue reading

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Be a Wise Shopper, not Shopaholic !!

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Do your credit card bills give you nightmares? Even after splitting with parents do you find shopping so expensive that you regret later? You may have fallen into a habit of shopping or hangout just because it’s weekend? Do you … Continue reading

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1 thing to prevent users from filling your forms?

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Today, I got a form design from one the product developers who wants to show 9 fields to a user ( 6 mandatory and 3 optional ) . Should I approve such form on my application which is Web 2.0 … Continue reading

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