Category: Opinions

GST simplified for a business owner

If you’ve been following the national news, you must be aware about the big tax reform coming up next month. The numerous existing taxes are getting consolidated into a single overarching tax – Goods and Services Tax. India is not the first country to implement the…

Thoughts on building customer experience

Customer Experience is the new buzzword in digital startup communities! A lot is getting written on inculcating it in the company DNA and consultants are advising companies on how they can improve their operations to create customer delight during their interactions. The challenge with CX is often it…

Analytics Stack – Predicting the future of modern data teams

I see a systemic change in how we are leveraging the analytics teams at organizations and as a result a complete new analytics stack is getting developed where people with different skillsets are individually working on the different layers of this stack. This evolution path is similar…

Community Outreach

A happy new year to all the readers, ours is a small community but growing with time! :) 2014 was a good year, it was the first full-year of work for me, as I had shifted to Bangalore in 2013 for work after graduating from college. Through…

Learning continues after college

Today, I wrote the final exam of my second course on Coursera. The course was titled – “A Brief History of Humankind” and I don’t think I’ve ever taken a more important course than this one, so much so, that I am almost compelled to write…

Home Expenses Template

It’s been exactly 100  days that I last posted on the blog and this last post of mine was on shifting to Bangalore and starting with my first job! I shifted here in June, but even after 4+ months, the city is yet to impress me. Bangalore has…

1 year of mapping my music

I have been conducting an experiment since last 1 year by mapping all the music I have been listening. I started scrobbling my songs on 2nd June 2012 and today it’s exactly 1 year past that date – 2nd June 2013. Well, I was playing against…

why instagramming is not that bad

I love the Instagram app, there, I said it! but before you hit the close button thinking this post to be a joke , hear me out on why Instagram is the best thing that happened to phone cameras! Before Instagram, not many people used to…

Losing Control

Today I was left vulnerable for quite sometime after I had lost control over myself, while all this happened at a local bar… it got me thinking on something bigger – It’s not the fear of failure that gets you, it’s the fear of losing control…

rethinking traditional assumptions & business models

I was filling out a form for Kairos Society, where I am a fellow. It is a global network of student entrepreneurs and we basically are there to help out each other in whatever possible ways. I am infact looking out for more fellows from the India-West…

Running a startup is a like running on a manual treadmill

Agreed, it’s not a great analogy but it fits logically! And I am a student of mechanical engineering, motors and rollers is what I could think of when I was thinking about an analogy! Startups are like manual treadmills and entrepreneurs are the ones running on…

Building Entrepreneurial Society

I am quoting John Naisbitt, the famous author on future studies; who said In a world that is constantly changing, there is no one subject or set of subjects that will serve you for the foreseeable future, let alone for the rest of your life. The…