Food for Thought

March 18, 2014

Imagine this – let’s say you are out with someone you’ve just met. The restaurant you are in is exquisite and the food you’ve ordered looks delicious. The moment the person you are with starts eating, whether you realise it or not, you’ve already judged the person. You’ve made up your mind about the kind of person you are with. It is safe to say then, that the way we eat defines who we are and where we hail from. Food is an essential part of all our lives. The way people gather, behave and discuss food across continents is influenced by cult...

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3 fictional characters who teach us valuable entrepreneurial lessons

March 16, 2014

  • Lateral thinking and capitalizing on the scenario - Fred and George Weasley (Harry Potter franchise):
Fred and George always displayed a flair for practical joke objects, much to their mother’s apprehension. Finally, they get funded by Harry who gave them his Triwizard Tournament earnings as their startup capital. These twins are J.K. Rowling’s instrument for depicting the power of humour in the most dire of situations. It’s quite inspiring really, how these boys capitalize on the You-Know-Who fear doing the rounds. They open a J...

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10 Qualities That Culinary Entrepreneurs Have in Common

March 16, 2014

So you know a lot about food, are aware of ingredients from around the world, have a great set of knives and forks and are ready to conquer the culinary world. But do you have what all culinary entrepreneurs have in common? Find out now!

  • The love for food
Obvious? Yes. Worthless? No. Love for ...

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5 NGOs That Inspire Social Entrepreneurs

March 16, 2014

In their bid to find innovate solutions for overarching social problems, social entrepreneurs are backed by several socially-conscious individuals and organizations. Here's a list of five not-for-profit organizations that have been inspiring social entrepreneurs to create and sustain positive social change. Read More

Confessions from a Technical Head at a Media Startup

March 10, 2014

TheMediaAnt is about an year and a half old startup based out of Bangalore dealing in the media industry. It's basically an online sales channel for media owners while at the same time a discovery platform, infact a marketplace for the advertisers who are mostly small and medium enterprises. You can read a lot about the philosophies and the problem that we're trying to solve on  Read More

3D Printing, the new era

March 8, 2014

We are witnessing the onset of a new era where everything is compared to the real life experience. The closer to reality the better. We have been bombarded with the concept of 3D since the movie AVATAR hit the theatres. Then from the big screen, the 3D fanfare moved towards the TVs and then we have the 3D pen called the 3Doodler which brings alive our imagination and transcribes them into actual physical representations. This may just sound fun, but it’s also a gateway to a whole new range of possibilities. Read More

Some Wisdom from a Serial Entrepreneur

March 8, 2014

Kingsley Joseph is a startup enthusiast who has put his efforts into Digital Chocolate, TripThirsty, BiteMe and SalesForce. When I asked him to name one thing he liked about Startup Festival last year, he said, “I loved the Zumba y’all made us do last year!” A bright smile ensued. Always one to appreciate a good crowd, he says the high point of his Startup Festival experience were the networking sessions and the crowd interactions. TripThirsty is a travel wish-listing and deals portal for groups online. This free and open directory of treks, hikes and other adventure activities is one ...

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The Great Big Tech Gap

March 7, 2014

Great Big Tech Gap Jeff Hammerbacher, of Facebook fame, was quoted that “the best minds of [our] generation are thinking about how to make people click ads [and] that sucks." And boy, does it suck. Ask any recent graduate here in Bangalore what their dream job is and the answer is usually either Google or Facebook. Nobody wants...

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Maraa: This is what change ‘sounds’ like

March 7, 2014

A young media and arts collective, Maraa is transforming the way people consume Community Radio. Here they talk about their ideas, their work and the problems that they’ve faced, convincing people that the right to speech is as important as any other fundamental right. 1.  How was Maraa conceptualized? While conceptualizing the organization, we had three simple ideas in mind:

  1. We need to walk our talk – so we must start an urban community radio station. A radio station that broadcasts philosophy and literature with as much ease as ...

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