The Indian government, the private sector and non profits are each involved in the Indian artifacts sector but their roles have evolved in silos, with little specialization and much duplication. Since independence, the Indian government has created a number of institutions, schemes and welfare programs for the crafts sector. However, on a policy level there has been no concerted and cohesive effort to address the challenges faced by the crafts ecosystem.
In a country of a billion people, with an ever increasing skilled workforce, finding a job is a challenge. And finding a job which is almost tailor made for you is nothing less than a dream come true! A few years back, Rachit Jain encountered this first hand when he started his first corporate job [...] Read More
Mahesh Murthy, founder of PinStorm and founding partner at Seedfund took to popular QandA social network, Quora, when a user on the site put out the question - RedBus.in: How is Redbus.in innovative? The question has about 11 answers all ranging from how effective redBus has been in business execution, to how the questioner had got the [...] Read More
The Rockefeller Foundation has selected 10 Winners of the Centennial Innovation Challenge, a competition launched in search of solutions that improve livelihoods for poor or vulnerable workers in the world’s informal economies. The awardees of the Centennial Innovation Challenge were selected by an international panel of judges that included: Oscar Silva, Aleka Dondo, Ai-Jen Poo, Amolo [...] Read More
The print and digital debate has been well documented. In this age of kindle and apps, the desire to touch and smell paper, to read something is undoubtedly declining. Personally though, I still buy my books and (select) magazines (though environmental concerns has made me switch to reading newspapers online). At the Singapore Walkabout, when [...] Read More
Much before fans, followers, connections and likes became an important currency to measure a brand’s success in the online world, social media marketing agency Socio Square managed to get over a million fans for their online TV platform NyooTV in the year 2009. While NyooTV is still in beta stage, the founder and CEO of the agency Gaurav Mendiratta pivoted to focus on the social marketing skills of the agency and thus was born Socio Square
Okay, the headline might be a little misleading, but what I mean is that it’s one of those apps which has got communication right. The words used at each point of the application are perfect which makes figuring it out really easy. As a content guy, I can’t help but bring this out about PointShelf, [...] Read More
More often than not, the founder is the face of the company when it is a startup and the whole bet on a startup making it big in most cases is put on the founder. And in this age of the internet, having a mighty presence online can help the company as a whole a lot. Everyone tells you that you need to have a ‘Social Quotient’ but building an online presence/following is something that comes naturally into a person.
Facebook allows you to connect with friends. Twitter enables conversations with strangers. In this age of social media overdose, is there room for another community platform? Two IIT Kharagpur graduates, Gaurav Srivastava and Aravind Ravi Sulekha seem to have found a missing link in both these popular social media network sites and thus started, Scrollback, to [...] Read More
More often than not, most startups are looking to raise funds. Venture Capitalists are looking for startups to invest in as well. It is their job, after all. In the words of Gautam Mago, Principal, Sequoia Capital - ”We as investors are in business as well, the business of investing money and at right places”. When [...] Read More