business

The Total Kannada Store

1 minute read

I had the privilege of visiting the Total Kannada Store in Jayanagar today. What is amazing is that it is an entire store dedicated to only Kannada entertain...

A founder has to do only two things right

2 minute read

I've been pondering over the myriad of startups and ideas that have been in the fore recently (in my twitter stream). I have a new theory that has been devel...

Taste and Ambition

6 minute read

A question to all wannabes, startuppers and entrepreneurs: Does taste drive ambition or ambition drive taste for you?

Joining InfiBeam

7 minute read

Update: As of 22 June, 2011, I’m no longer with Infibeam.

Fun can change behavior

1 minute read

Once in a while I come across something really inspiring, and this time it was The fun theory - a "thought that something as simple as fun is the easiest way...

Leaving IonLab

24 minute read

Yesterday was my last day at IonLab, the company that I built with a few friends. It has been a wild ride but I could continue no longer. I am leaving due to...

Mobile App market in India

8 minute read

Thinking from an entrepreneurial angle, it seems to me that there is almost no mobile app market in India today i.e., it is not a startuppable market.

Thought for the Day

2 minute read

The world is no place for a logical/rational person. -- Swaroop C H

Core Needs

3 minute read

"People are good and trustworthy and generally just concerned with getting through the day," Newmark says. If most people are good and their needs are simp...

How to build an online community

6 minute read

Every now and then, I try to build a group of people to talk about specific topics but it quickly dies because of inactivity. Although I really saw the value...

Idli Orchid and Will Power

5 minute read

I just finished reading "Idli, Orchid and Will Power", the autobiography of Vithal Venkatesh Kamat.

Where to find startup jobs in India

5 minute read

If you want to find out what jobs are available in startups in India, then there are myriad resources to check: VentureWoods Pluggd.in 'coffee' forum Plu...

Ideas are Cheap - Kannada Word Lists

1 minute read

Continuing the "Ideas are Cheap" series, here's another simple idea that I would personally find very useful but would be difficult to execute in terms of co...

Product for the future

4 minute read

My favorite session at proto.in 5th edition was by Atul Chitnis who reinforced the basics of business. He made one remark which seems obvious but something t...

Why use Creative Commons license

4 minute read

Many people have asked me on why I released my Vim book under a Creative Commons license instead of getting it published.

What product creation should be about

3 minute read

I just finished reading "Subject To Change: creating great products and services for an uncertain world". This book is written by Adaptive Path, the same guy...

Thought for the Day

less than 1 minute read

Look at the design of a lot of consumer products—they’re really complicated surfaces. We tried make something much more holistic and simple. When you first s...

Internet usage in India

2 minute read

Every startup needs to do some market research while working on their next big idea. And part of this market research is looking at demographic and economic ...

Ideas are Cheap - Better email

2 minute read

I was just browsing through this paper on "Generating summary keywords for emails using topics" and was fascinated by its usefulness, especially because it "...

Ideas are Cheap - Real Coding Training

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We all know how much disparity there is between computer science courses in engineering colleges in India and real-world coding skills. So how about a traini...

proto.in Edition 4 at Delhi

10 minute read

I attended the proto.in 4 conference last week (held at the beautiful IIT Delhi campus) and had a very productive and thought-provoking time.

Launch of ion2

2 minute read

Note: I no longer work with IonLab since Nov 12 of 2009.

Smart Techie Startup City

15 minute read

Yesterday, I attended The Smart Techie Startup City event. It was intended as a showcase of startups as well as for learning/sharing/mentoring.

A Business Mind

1 minute read

From Tina Seelig's talk on "What I Wish I Knew When I Was 20":

Useful Websites for India

3 minute read

Like a broken record, I keep coming back to What are the killer web applications for India? So, I decided to make a list.

Vegetable 2.0

5 minute read

Note: I no longer work with IonLab since Nov 12 of 2009.

ion on a roll

1 minute read

Note: I no longer work with IonLab since Nov 12 of 2009.

OpenCoffeeClub 2

2 minute read

Note: I no longer work with IonLab since Nov 12 of 2009.

ion logo designs

4 minute read

Note: I no longer work with IonLab since Nov 12 of 2009.

Big Bazaar India Central Future Dreams

6 minute read

I recently read the "It Happened in India" book. It is the story of Kishore Biyani, the man who created Pantaloons, Big Bazaar, Bangalore/Hyderabad Central, ...

ionized

5 minute read

Note: I no longer work with IonLab since Nov 12 of 2009.

proto.in

13 minute read

I was fortunate to attend proto.in in Chennai on Sunday. What was it all about? It's about startups in India. It was the opportunity for an Indian entreprene...