The Himatsingka brothers Truck with technology – the Truckola story

The Himatsingka brothers Truck with technology – the Truckola story

The 21st century is going through a historic phase of massive disruption through the use of technology. The tech savvy generation has taken the game to a level beyond imagination in nearly every sector. “Then why would the massive $300 billion Indian transportation industry live in stone age?” Hence, the inception of new age technology driven truck aggregators! Typically, a small sized “baniya” fleet operator can easily earn 500%-600% return on his investment within 3-4 years. However, the…

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Excite – 3 business decisions that back-fired (Chapter #2)

Excite – 3 business decisions that back-fired (Chapter #2)

Excite could have bought Google for less than 1 million dollars. The year was 1999 and Excite was the number #2 search engine just behind Yahoo. Google back then was a no body. The new kid on the block, Larry Page, in 1999 offered to sell Google to Excite for 750 thousand dollars. According to Excite CEO, George Bell the 750,000 dollar deal was just 1% of what Excite was worth at that time, so…

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Jason Arland – Styling the world, Like a MAN!

Jason Arland – Styling the world, Like a MAN!

-by Zaiceka Ahmed (Jason Arland) There is the kind of art which is found in galleries, framed or propped on a pedestal. And there are those that move around – walking, talking, breathing. Lost? Well then, let me introduce you to an example of such. Meet Jason Arland – a 21 year old stylist, model, and dynamite make up artist set to make waves in the glamour industry, and do so by vigorously rattling the…

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Kodak – 3 business decisions that back-fired (Chapter #1)

Kodak – 3 business decisions that back-fired (Chapter #1)

KODAK (The First Digital Camera by Kodak) Whenever technology changes the landscape of an industry, there are some businesses that are quick to adapt and thrive and others that continue doing the same old thing until it’s too late. For Kodak, who fell behind due to the rapid advent of the digital camera, the situation was a little different though. Kodak actually painted the first digital camera back in 1975. It was one that used…

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HBB – The Publishing House Leading by Example

HBB – The Publishing House Leading by Example

Imagine a society where only half the population calls the shots, lives by their own terms, and readily gets the opportunity to earn a living and be financially independent, while the other half is confined by societal and familial restrictions, thwarting their chances to experience a healthy growth of personality, and blocking the scope to live life to the fullest. To this second half, a financially independent and self-governed life is many a times just a dream. Sadly, this is the…

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Snapdeal’s 40lakhs/hr loss scheme

Snapdeal’s 40lakhs/hr loss scheme

–Contributed by Lord Gyan Guru The front-runners of the Indian Start-up industry are faltering. Flipkart has gone through several rounds of devaluation, Zomato also faced a similar issue, and some dot coms have even pulled down shutters. The others who have escaped this fate are pushing through thanks to a good marketing pitch and some fudged numbers on Microsoft Excel. Several astronomical numbers have been revised and seen a drop in an attempt to bring about…

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The Wall’s way of Turning down an Honorary Doctorate from Bangalore University

The Wall’s way of Turning down an Honorary Doctorate from Bangalore University

–Contributed by Lord Gyan Guru Do you remember the way he hung his boots? He did not wait for a series to begin to announce his retirement. He called it quits when he thought it was the right time. There were no last laps, no guard of honor, no hoopla and just a namesake ceremony. Only if, Dravid was born in the same era as Sachin, he would have been slightly more popular. Everyone recalls…

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Losing Wins – Crazy ways of Cheating in the Olympics!

Losing Wins – Crazy ways of Cheating in the Olympics!

(From left, Jamaica’s Asafa Powell, Nesta Carter, Usain Bolt and Michael Frater. Really, Nesta? You pointing at us?) The glorious wreath of the Olympic ‘triple-treble’ (gold in 100m, 200m and 4×100m really in 2008, 2012, and 2016) adorning Usain Bolt’s head has been tipped off by an inglorious act of Nesta Carter. Nesta Carter who? Bolt’s team-mate from 4×100m relay in Beijing Olympics who was found guilty of using a banned substance (basically drug abuse) during the…

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Why Raees deserves to outdo every other movie in 2017

Why Raees deserves to outdo every other movie in 2017

We all want to be successful in life. And that is exactly why most of our dreams remain unrealised. All we want is to be just ‘successful’. This is also the prime difference between Shah Rukh Khan and us. SRK is beyond being just successful. The man is a BRAND in himself. The ultimate outsider in a fickle industry like Bollywood, SRK started off as a theatre artist, learning at Barry John’s, and then was launched in the…

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The Suspended Coffee

The Suspended Coffee

– contributed by Lord Gyan Guru Italy is known for many things, its artistic sense, and its architecture, its fine dining restaurants, the Vatican City, and as the birth place of Ferrari. However, one fact very few know is their inclination towards coffee. There is almost one coffee shop for every 490 Italians, according to survey results released from Italy’s leading coffee brand. Nearly 90% of Italian families drink coffee at home. For others, there…

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Arpit Rungta – the photographer capturing the fashion and lifestyle ascent in Kolkata

Arpit Rungta – the photographer capturing the fashion and lifestyle ascent in Kolkata

by Zaiceka Ahmed Kolkata is changing, and so are its people. No longer is fashion the forte of just the cool kids from the capital, or flamboyance the staple of the home of Bollywood stars. The cultural capital is seeing a drastic upward movement in lifestyle and people are ever so enthusiastic to capture every single phase of it. While some of us try to achieve this with an expensive DSLR camera and our inexperienced…

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Why Yuvraj Singh is above and more than just today’s innings

Why Yuvraj Singh is above and more than just today’s innings

We all know what Yuvraj Singh has contributed to Indian cricket.  We all know what more Yuvraj Singh could have done for Indian cricket had he not been afflicted by a terminal illness.  We all know what Yuvraj Singh did on that crucial night in the inaugural T20 World Cup to Stuart Broad after being pricked by Andrew Flintoff. But these are not the only moments that define him.   Yuvraj Singh – the hero of two of…

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