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Flipkart to Walmart – An Irreversible Loss to Indian Capital Market

Published: Jun 18, 2018

A lot has been said, discussed and analysed about this mega deal with windfall gains, therefore I would not spend more time discussing it. But can’t help thinking if this deal will get recognized as the success story of Indian Startup Ecosystem or the l...

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It’s high time we face it!! Must Redefine Priorities in Indian Agri…

Published: Sep 17, 2017

Indian Agricultural Facts that no one can deny –   15 of the 20 agri-climatic regions and 46 of the 60 soil types in the world, exist in India. Second largest producer of wheat, rice, fruits & vegetables, sugarcane, cotton & oilseeds. Food Gra...

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Finding Comfort Zone in Recruiting Top Brass

Published: Jul 16, 2016

During the last two decades of association with the business ecosystem and now with Business Doctors (, working with Startups, SMEs and large corporates - I have witnessed numerous recruitment errors. I believe that as humans, ...

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Why are you enamoured by asset light businesses?

Published: Sep 15, 2015

Assets are important to certain businesses. Right!!! Though this is not about being right or wrong, this is about how businesses should be done in a manner that can yield best stakeholder value. Recent news about Ola Cabs investing in purchase of Cars t...

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"Cones and Curries" - A Revolution in One Hand Eating

Published: May 11, 2015

New Delhi based VARN Hospitality has changed the way people perceive ‘One Hand Eating’/ ‘Food on The Move’. It's not a Wrap, nor a Roll, Frankie, Burger or Pizza... it's a CONE. The company launched it revolutionary brand ‘Cones and Curries’, ...

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Intriguing facets of hiring for a startup

Published: Mar 23, 2015

I often wonder how the perspective of companies/ entrepreneurs change while hiring at various stages of their life cycle – Startup, Early Stage, SME and Mature companies. Talent acquisition and hiring has been the toughest part in any life cycle, irre...

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Union Budget 2015 draws a blank for startups

Published: Mar 3, 2015

2015 Union Budget is a mixed bag. It doesn’t talk about many lofty dreams, and one can only hope the points announced are implemented fully. The fact that startups found a good mention in the Budget is quite heartening, but there is no plug-and-play mea...

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Is discount retail in India killing vendors?

Published: Jan 31, 2015

Couple of months back, when the season of discount sales was in full swing, the news of unfair discounts by online retailers and squeezed vendor margins made headlines. There was much discontent, informal chatter and even accusations of unfair trade prac...

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My neighbourhood grocer is still important for me

Published: Jan 12, 2015

There was a time when ecommerce was looked upon with scepticism in India. As a customer I remember ordering a toolkit in 2004-05 from Rediff Shopping, and when I received it, it was nothing like I had imagined. Back then there were no options to return t...

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What ails West Bengal?

Published: Dec 15, 2014

It is called the City of Palaces, and for a good reason. The first state to be colonized by British, nobody can deny the old world charm the city has. But today as I sit down to pen these thoughts, I can’t help but wonder why Kolkata continues to be old...

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