Wednesday, January 30, 2008

Social Entrepreneurship has always been there.

Wednesday, January 30, 2008 5 has a recently had an article on how sustainable is social entrepreneurship in India.
The author felt that Amul was the only social venture which actually made it big as was reflected in the blog post
How many national scale, socially relevant, market oriented, impact making businesses can you name in India?” is a question that I asked at a recent gathering of friends. This is partly due to the fact that the only answer that springs to my mind is “Amul“, partly out of a certain confidence that the other person too cannot name any other business and partly out of a genuine desire to know. This question has intrigued me for some time now. Why haven’t there been many more Amul’s in our country? God knows there are enough and more social problems to be solved!

And almost instantaneously there were comments from people retorting. One such person said there have been similar groups such as Lijjad Papad and Fabindia.
Though Lijjad papad has received enough publicity, FabIndia on the other hand according to me has been doing brilliantly. Its great how they have created a niche for themselves in the garments industry and have actually made themselves in a huge brand. Generally as is the case you find similar handmade products only in exposition fairs or in some shady corner. FabIndia on the other hand have made it a retail business with chains of FabIndia's all over the country selling high quality really low priced garments. Here is a link into their back ground.

Sunday, January 27, 2008

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I've read somewhere that at any given time there are at least 5 people in this world that look identical to you.
Another place, another time:

Saturday, January 26, 2008


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Conquering Silicon Valley

Invest in GOOGLE!

Wednesday, January 23, 2008

April 4, 1979 – January 22, 2008

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We can be Heroes...
Just for one day.
-David Bowie

In collaboration with Atin Bhattacharya

Monday, January 14, 2008

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As Forrest Gump would have put it in his own words, "That's all I have to say about that!"

Sunday, January 13, 2008

My first job

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I also blog here now.

(click on it and it'll transport you to my page)

The first thing everyone says about it is that its like the"facebook" for desis. A little bit of research shows that it was started by IIT-D passouts and is a Banglore based start up. Also they received 7 million dollars from Sequoia Capital India, this is the same company that funded Google during its early stages.

Lets see how it goes.

Thursday, January 10, 2008

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Thats what been new this semester. I'm cleaner, fatter and hopefully my sleep-cycle won't be messed up.

Oh and this caught my eye while I was browsing the net

Bad Santa

More updates coming soon

Thursday, January 03, 2008

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So we're in 2008 now.

My new year was pretty decent, Scandinavian bikini clad damsels dancing. One of them had the belly of Achilles with six packs, and complementing that was the 4 month pregnant madam. But thats the law of averages.

Getting caught in a traffic jam at 3 in the morning tells us that we have truly transformed into a neo-urban (ok i invented that up, both mean almost the same thing) city, though I don't know if thats such a great thing.

The year concluded with some great news. Lets see if it continues.
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