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Startup Trek

Most of my major life changing decisions were taken after a trek in the mountains. The last few times that I have been there in the mountain I have been stuck with how similar trekking is with a startup journey.

For a trekker or a lover of the hills, the…


Added by tanul on August 25, 2015 at 3:00pm — 1 Comment

What can go wrong

Now, I had to share this to get it out of my system.

Firstly, I want you to know that I am a firm believer in building a team that can deliver. It's sort of an obsession for me. I take efforts to ensure that the HR cycle in my organisation runs smoothly. I make sure that every employee gets opportunity to perform. They have the resources and freedom. I believe in employee empowerment.…


Added by Ashutosh Khandkar on August 6, 2015 at 10:00pm — 3 Comments


My cook is Nepali. With me for 8 years. I feel he is as much my family like my wife or children. He's been in India with his family for 8 years. His children study in the christian school at Kemps corner. Even with the salary/assistance I could provide, it was getting tough for him to manage. He left mumbai 3 months back to settle his wife and kids in Nepal,With his inlaws and 3 days into his stay, the earthequakes took place. ALL houses were levelled. It took me 3-4 days to get in touch. He…


Added by Paawan Seksaria on July 15, 2015 at 3:34am — 1 Comment

What's the connection between honking, meditation and money?

Honking – the Monkey in the Mind

Have you ever felt that your mind has been nuked from the shrill sounds that all the honking monsters produce on the roads? I bet you are not alone in having this feeling.

I recently witnessed 3 such:

  • A man on a two-wheeler, with his wife and a few months old kid, continuously honked to me. So much so that I had to get him to stop and ask why is he honking so much only to get a stare in return? (I found myself, only in my…

Added by Vipin Khandelwal on May 29, 2015 at 11:30am — 8 Comments

It takes two to tango: solo travel and entrepreneurship

Being with myself Condolim Beach

A couple of weeks ago, I was in Goa for work. When my work was over, I took my rented Activa to check out Goa’s dazzling beach life. Here, my 11 km ride begins. I had stopped couple of times to capture the exuberant life of Goa.

It took me 30-35…


Added by Hiranand Chawla on May 17, 2015 at 1:30am — 2 Comments

What Co-Founders can learn from Calvin and Hobbes

We all love the comic strip by Bill Watterson about a 6 year old boy Calvin who had a toy tiger Hobbes and their adventures in dreamland!

Calvin and Hobbes adventures and acts can be really funny , witty as well as inspiring for entrepreneurs. 

These two buddies make witty strategies , plan adventures , enjoy the fun , at times fight , laugh together , play tricks on each other , enjoy the games. In a way that symbolizes an…


Added by Prashant Pansare on April 20, 2015 at 12:58pm — 6 Comments

The Marriage of a Startup Guy

Important Note "This story is a creative fiction, not connected to any real life people."

“Mam, I want to get…


Added by Amit Bagade on April 4, 2015 at 1:00pm — 4 Comments

Lessons from a Dragon Fly!

My wife saw a dragon fly continuously banging its head against the transparent glass of a sliding window in my room. Perhaps, the dragon fly wanted to go out in the garden, badly. My wife opened the window so that it could escape. To our surprise it did not move ahead. Something it was trying so badly for was there to be explored but it refused to move.

I saw this, and I ‘wondered’.

Often, we also keep knocking the door of some opportunity that we want to realize, but…


Added by Vinay Sarda on March 8, 2015 at 11:00pm — No Comments

Saluting women

I was just a sperm about to die until I found your womb and life came to me;

I would have died taking birth but you soaked all the pain and gifted me my first breath;

I was almost a parasite for the first few months sucking you biting you and clinging on you all the time but you made it look like the…


Added by Amit Kumar Sharma on March 8, 2015 at 1:15pm — 1 Comment

Entrepreneurial Lessons from a 10k Run

First off, let me save you the trouble of reading this if you’re not an entrepreneur nor have an interest in being one in the future. These lessons are for my brethren in business for themselves.

This morning I ran a 10k for the first time in my life. I’m more of a cyclist and once said “running isn’t my thing.”…


Added by Mohsin Memon on February 23, 2015 at 8:30pm — 1 Comment

The Magicians Illusion...

I lived in US for many years and had a chance to watch the show of David Copperfield (one of the world’s top magician) and recently two performances of Ugesh Sarkar (one of India’s top magician).  We know that what we see in the magician’s performance is an illusion and not reality but it looks real to us.  For few moments we cannot believe what we see and what we believe is not seen.  I was thinking if we can flip this magician’s illusion to our competence and…


Added by Yogesh Agiwal on February 5, 2015 at 3:00pm — No Comments

Mujhe bura laga

Hi Guys,

Here is one of interesting experience I had during summer of 2014, this came to my mind while reading Vinit’s post “I got better customer service from my client than I gave them”. If one pays close attention to regular people who keep on doing very simple and menial work/job, they have lot to teach us and being humble is surely one of them. Below is…


Added by Sageraj Bariya on December 21, 2014 at 11:30am — No Comments

Soul for Sale

Sometime back I had a chance to spend few hours with an elderly gentleman and his wife. He is more than 70, still tall and handsome with an extremely winsome smile and an unending repertoire of jokes that he could crack at opportune moments. His wife who is above 60 is full of charm that made it abundantly…


Added by Koshy T on November 21, 2014 at 9:00am — No Comments

Never Stop Until A Task Is Done

What is not started today is never finished tomorrow.
- JW von Goethe

If you work with servers, you should know never to multi-task a server or cancel applications as they are running, doing so would create Server Freeze, which is exactly as the name suggests, a frustrating condition that can make you want to rip out your hairs.

In life, we as individuals pursing a…

Added by Jaive Smare on November 15, 2014 at 4:30am — 2 Comments

Tale of Two Cities

Creation of wealth..

Once upon a time there were two villages. Rampur and Sitapur. These were about 25 kms from each other. The people of these villages were poor. They mostly confined their lives to their own village. A local lad of Rampur called Ram fell in love with Sita of the same village. They belonged to different castes and the families did not see eye to eye. They knew that they could not think about a family in Rampur. So both of them ran away to Sitapur and lived happily… Continue

Added by Koshy T on November 7, 2014 at 10:04pm — No Comments

Godlessness & Terror

This is something I wrote post the terror attacks in Mumbai. Wrote it for myself. Wanted to share and get some opinions.


Its a day after the recent blasts in Mumbai , and like any other desensitized mumbaikar (‘resilent’ ?) , I was trying to figure out what to do with my evening. When I went to bed, I found myself not able to sleep. Tossing and turning, my mind always came back to the concept of terror. I tried my…

Added by Paawan Seksaria on November 4, 2014 at 8:38pm — No Comments

50 pounds of clay

A ceramics teacher announced on opening day that he was dividing the class into two groups.  All those on the left side of the studio would be graded solely on the quantity of work they produced, all those on the right side solely on its quality.

His procedure was simple: on the final day of class he would bring in his bathroom scales and weigh the work of the “quantity” groups: fifty pounds of pots rated an A, forty pounds a B, and so on.  Those being…


Added by Shobhit Bakliwal on November 3, 2014 at 11:30am — No Comments


Many a times it feels like taking a plunge  to do new things – far from the ordinary.  I wish the day I’ll live my dream is not far. I personally feel that everyone must explore avenues that excites life with a new perspective to rise above mediocrity.

I looked around and found even my closest pals busy amidst hush hush monotonous lifestyles. They too crave to explore the unknown but there are inhibitions and fear of the unknown. And  the most…


Added by Praveen Mancherla on October 30, 2014 at 2:00pm — No Comments

Digital India 2.0 Hoping for the best

Where are we?



Added by Koshy T on October 22, 2014 at 6:00pm — 1 Comment

Crossroads in Life

'Life is hard and then you die'. I heard this line on a Shark Tank episode. One of the billionaire sharks said this - ironically. This led me to really introspect on the importance of each moment that we have which we literally burn away. To decide what priorities you have in life, what sort of a person you are.

At every stage in my life, I come at crossroads and  ask my self - what my next step should be. Should it be the 'right' one. The right one is where I choose a safe path, a…


Added by Shwaytaj Raste on October 2, 2014 at 1:00pm — 1 Comment

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