India


NIST: Time for SMS OTP Tokens to “RIP”

National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) is an agency of the U.S. Department of Commerce and one of the nation’s oldest physical science laboratories. An upcoming pair of “special publications” from NIST know as its official communiques have updated its recommendations for a host of authentication and security issues, and […]

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The Big Indian Week Ahead. What does it mean for startups? 1

Everybody is eagerly looking forward to the Big Indian Week Ahead. The largest democracy of the world is all set to see the effect of its middle class. Seems, we have the largest middle class today compared to anybody else in the world. So, lets try to see what does […]


Dream vs Reality. What would you choose?

A tough question. Have you ever thought if given an option what would you choose – Dream vs Reality? Before you could get into decision making mode, let us get deep inside each one of them. Dream Dream, by definition, is a series of thoughts, images and sensations occurring in […]


Saga of Acquisitions

For past couple of months, the acquisition and legal departments of some major companies were in action. And I am sure this is just a beginning in what we are seeing as a trend now. Acquisitions are not new to us. They happen for some reasons: Bigger companies acquire small […]


Facebook Deals: What does it mean?

Did you hear? Facebook declared its royal entry today with Facebook Deals. What does it mean? At the very outset, it sent warning signals to all heavyweight champion startups like groupon, deals2buy, buy, snapdeals and many more. Lets try to understand why I feel Facebook has a huge potential to […]


Google & InMobi

Today, as I was reading through the article about InMobi, an Indian startup that has been consistently getting rave reviews in the market. I have been always been a huge fan of Young Turks and that is one thing which has always inspired and motivated me through thick and thin […]


Global Economic Growth to decrease

BBC News reported World Bank’s report of slower economic growth in the year 2011. World Bank has predicted that global GDP growth will be 3.3% against 3.9% in 2010. It has also predicted a strong growth in the emerging economies with India and China leading from the front. Well, let […]


Forget NBA, NFL: IPL is Future?

For people who don’t know IPL, IPL is today’s money making machine in the sports arena. IPL aka Indian Premier League is the largest sports (cricket) entertainment in terms of money and entertainment. Now, the idea of IPL is not new. It exists in various forms of other games like […]


Learnings from Micromax

Ohh yes guys, the IPO of Micromax might hit the Indian market soon. Do you know Micromax? Honestly, I was not aware of this brand unless some of my friends and colleagues bought the mobiles of Micromax. Very few people know and in fact, even I was surprised to know […]


Record Holiday Online Sales

US Holidays recorded a record sales in the holidays: a whooping $32.6 bn. It is a great news especially when the economy has been struggling a lot. So, it’s definitely a great news for the business. I visited US in 2207 just after Thanksgiving and during the New Year. I […]


$67mn Fraud: Citi’s Indian fiasco

As some of you might have already read, Citigroup hit a major issue in India recently. Indian Banking market is dominated by HDFC, ICICI and SBI. All other players came in later and still in their process of wooing consumers but to a great extent, it is yet to break […]


Eximius at IIM Bangalore 2

Last Sunday, I visited to participate in “The Art of Elevator Pitch” Panel Discussion at Indian Institute of Management, Bangalore. The discussion was very informative. Honestly speaking, I did not know what is an Elevator Pitch before I decided to participate in the contest when I received an email from […]


Indian Motherhood in NYT

Today, New York Times came up with an amazing article describing the power of mothers behind some amazingly successful Indian personalities. This is the perfect example of our Indian culture and its effects. This also shows how we respect and love our mother beyond all limits. Some of the statements […]


AWA 9

Some cultures view life as a line, extending from point A to point B. Others view life  as a circle. Explain which of these two views coincide with yours. If neither, what shape or form would you propose? Please explain. I believe that my life have been the shape of […]


Essay 14

You have received a full scholarship to a good university in your country. You have also been offered a full scholarship to a top university in another country. Which of these two scholarships would you accept? I would prefer to study in the university of my country rather than going […]