From Ramayan to AIB

A fortuitous Sunday, 1987. Location: A local Indian alley. The thoroughfare had stopped.  As far as the sight ran, there was no trace of any human. The dust was rising and drifting away obliviously into the sunny afternoon under the lonesome trees only to be accompanied by the cattle chewing on cuds. The delis were…

The Falling Of a Giant – Yahoo!

For those of you who are running a company or planning to start one, learn from Yahoo’s mistakes. Understand its trek. Understand why and how it flopped. Introspecting on this journey promises to make one more prudent. On July 25 2016, Verizon announced its decision to acquire all of Yahoo!’s internet business worth $4.8 billion…

From Rags to Riches #2: Ather Energy

You have to have come from under a stone if you have not heard of Ather Energy. For all the startup buffs in India, Ather has become India’s, Tesla. Well, why not? They are building electric run vehicles for us! Ather energy is a start-up established by IIT Madras Alumni Tarun Mehta and Swapnil Jain….

Paving The Future: HYPERLOOP

When we first heard about Hyperloop, it seemed to be something pulled right out of The Star Trek series. So unreal and futuristic is the idea that one cannot easily wrap their minds around the possible existence of such a technology. Imagine going from Melbourne to Sydney in an airplane- you have at least 5…

Can We Provide a Cyber Cavalry To Digital India?

India is one of the fastest growing economies in the world. It is expected that we become the third largest economy, behind only the U.S and China, by 2030. It is believed that Information Technology and Communications industry is the backbone of the rising economies. The most compelling and enriching sectors of an economy including…

Swa’Desh’:On Entrepreneurship and Impact

I think the future is yours. This is the time when you need to take risks. You got to make sure that you have a lot of fun in life. And you do things that are exciting. Don’t worry about risks and all that kind of stuff . After all  what do you have to…

From Rags To Riches #1 : The HyperVerge Chapter

A great writer once said “Some men are born great, some achieve greatness, and some have greatness thrust upon them.” Belonging to the world where about 90% of the startups succumb in their initial stages, a group of alumni raised the bars by being in that 10%. From the stage of struggling to install a…

Riders Of Change #1 : Dr. Anil Prabhakar

“A social entrepreneur should be more interested in others than himself” Dressed more as a student in shorts and t-shirt, Dr. Anil Prabhakar is not easily recognized as a professor who teaches classes and conducts research. Well, he is not your average person. A physicist by training and a faculty in the Department of Electrical…

A Word from the Dronacharya

Professor Ashok Jhunjhunwala ,Department of Electrical Engineering, IIT Madras- often referred to as Dronacharya for his contributions to the cause of entrepreneurship is considered the pioneer in nurturing Industry academia interaction in India towards R&D, Innovation and Product Development. He conceived and built the first Research Park (IIT Madras Research Park) in India which houses…

Electric Vehicles : The next big thing

“You are never too young to start. ” says Chetan Maini and Tarun Mehta. While the former is the founder of REVA ,India’s first electric car, the latter is the CEO of Ather Energy which manufactures smart electric scooters. To add more to this panel came in Dr. Ashok Jhunjhunwala, professor in electrical engineering IIT…