Category: Entrepreneurship

  • Detect, Observe and Manipulate over Decades : Notes from an interaction with KRS Jamwal

    I had the privilege of interacting with Kr. Rameshwar Singh Jamwal at a closed-door dinner organised by TiE Mumbai yesterday. Jamwal is the Executive Director of Tata Industries Ltd who had the opportunity of working with JRD Tata, Ratan Tata and now Cyrus Mistry. He was kind enough to brainstorm and dissect GetEvangelized’s business model, […]

  • Short Story: I’m an Angel – but I like being the Devil’s advocate

    This is a conversation between a founder and an angel investor as they plan to raise the next round of funding for this startup. The angel finds the founder’s estimate of the company’s valuation to be unreal because the the Price to earnings ratio that he calculates. However, the founder reminds him that we are exploring the conversation at an early stage of the company- where Price to earnings ratio do not apply as is.

  • Desi Media Disruption Founders at FICCI FRAMES 2015

    It was an honor to help FICCI FRAMES 2015 co-curate their first track on entrepreneurship in association with Media Entertainment Network by TiE (MENT) – the special interest group I co-founded at TiEMumbai. Thanks to my colleagues Jehil Thakkar and Nandini Mansinghka, we were able to set up a couple of panels around founders and funders in the Media & Entertainment space. I particularly enjoyed moderating the panel titled ‘Desi Media Disruption: Founders building Media companies’, where I had the privilege to share the dias with some entrepreneurs responsible for disruption in the new media space -Parikshit Dar (BookMyShow), Samir Bangara (Qyuki) , Ramki Sankaranaraynan (Prime Focus Technologies) and Anshulika Dubey (Wishberry). Just like a true entrepreneur, I opened the panel by asking the audience what they wanted to takeaway in the next 60 min (customer insight) and then steered the questions. The interaction that followed was insightful and I’m putting this post to share a few key learnings that I noted or got reinforced …

  • Entrepreneurs and Porn

    I had a batchmate in engineering college who was obsessed with watching porn. He perhaps had the largest collection of such videos on campus and was always updated on this circuit. His intense passion and dedication towards porn videos gave him the innate ability to translate any situation in life or those from engineering textbooks […]

  • Breakfast + Lunch with Kanwal Rekhi: Learnings & Insights I gained from the grandfather of modern entrepreneurship.

    This post was first published on It is not very often that you get to spend a whole lot of time with iconic entrepreneurs unless you are in a group at a conference or in a working meeting with them- they are always hustling and gunning for the next point. However, there are times […]