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Blockchaining Facebook?

I heard of Cambridge Analytica (CA) for the first time, a few days after the Brexit vote. A detailed, explosive article in Motherboard magazine (link), explained how the whiz kids of CA were perhaps...

The Second Green Revolution

We might have read of the were savage droughts in the mid-sixties, when Indian agriculture and agricultural reserves could not keep up with our burgeoning population, leading millions to starvation. Some of us would...

Brick and Mortal?

“Software is eating the world” says Marc Andreessen the legendary founder of Netscape, and one of the most respected VCs and tech savants today. If you were living in India, however, you would believe...

The Story Behind The Logo

Two recent books on Entrepreneurship have really inspired me: The first is The Hard Thing About Hard Things by Ben Horowitz, the other half of Andreessen Horowitz, and the second is the more famous Zero...

Getting started on Startopia…

I am quite overwhelmed by the initial response to my modest initiative, and I thank everyone for their best wishes and support. A few of you have also very politely asked me what I...

In defence of quirkiness…

The Sunday Economic Times today has a very interesting cover story: India’s Quirkiest Entrepreneurs. Actually, it is more about the quirkiest startups in India, rather than quirky entrepreneurs, but that is splitting hairs…Two of...

Startopia: Enabling Entrepreneurs

Over the last twenty years, I have had a great experience in starting, building, transforming and operating large and small businesses in the consumer and technology space. The Tata Group, and the Tata Administrative...