The Amazing ASUS ZenMeetUp at Hyderabad!

Its pretty exciting to receive one of those e-mails that ask you to reserve a date in your schedule for a new product launch! So, I wrapped up my work early that week in Kolkata and flew down to my secondary residence in Hyderabad on the morning of 14th. That’s just one of the perks […]

The fastest just got faster: How to make the best of unbelievable speeds!

I have been using an Airtel connection for as long as I can remember. Later when I forayed in to the domain of online entrepreneurship and freelancing, my needs with regards to speed and connectivity on the go for my mobile device kept evolving. The upgrade from the 2G to 3G was a gradual process […]

Saving Big on your Software Purchases

No matter what your ultimate financial goals, the characteristics of human psychology (and hence the fundamentals of economics) are driven by the belief in “just” prices. People tend to go to great length to make sure they receive the value for their money, often discounting the time and effort employed. Snagging a deal is a […]

Building a business in your 20s : The background story

  Before I go into the nitty-gritty of the process (and I plan on doing so over the next several weeks), I would first like to acquaint the new reader to my background and what propelled me into starting a small business and growing it to a level that has enabled me to hire people […]

Why Shopping at Marks and Spencer made me go head over heels in love with it

UK high street brand Marks and Spencer has reportedly hard hit during recession. In recent times, they have experimented and forayed in to a lot of earlier untested domains and succeeded. Starting from implementing strategies to coming up with innovative products, it was one of the few brands that took the hit and came out […]

Why Digitalization is the way ahead for India

The term ‘Digitalization’ is often used interchangeably with ‘Digitisation’. Though both usages may be correct; we are using the term ‘Digitalization’ to express a process of application of digitisation (using digital signals to replace analog signals) in a community as a whole. Digitalization of a community fosters innovation, inclusiveness, skill development and most importantly, it […]

How I negotiated one of the biggest deals of my life

Note: This was written back in my student days. To start with, I was never comfortable with the idea of negotiating when money came in to the picture. I read a few posts by female bloggers that as women, it was quite difficult to negotiate and get a fair deal. I don’t have much idea […]

Living life my way, Earthbound style

There is nothing more liberating than being educated, healthy, financially empowered and being in the company of like-minded people and having the ability to make informed decisions. This I presume is the recipe for sustained happiness. It was during October, a few years ago when I was 18, that I had visited a community farming […]

Are GEOs going to replace GMOs?

Recently there has been a lot of talk about Genetically Edited Organisms (GEOs) as a ‘safe’ alternative to GMOs where you get a much improved quality of produce by modifying the genes already present in it rather than introducing foreign genes. In case you need a quick idea about what GMOs really are and how […]

Thermodynamics and Productivity: 3 ways the laws can be used in personal life

The 4 laws of thermodynamics describe how physical quantities like temperature, energy, pressure, and entropy (degree of randomness of a system) behave under various circumstances and forbid certain phenomena like perpetual motion. We can utilize these very laws to draw an analogy to real life cases and situations and how to deal with them for […]