Happy New Year 2012 to all! This year was a roller coaster - lots of work and more and more. Anyways, am looking for a challenging, fun and more exciting life in 2012! Firstly, the goodbyes! Bangalore - the green city in India has been great to me since past 2 years. But All Good… Continue reading New Year Items… Music, Muffins & Shopping!
Sher Singh, the flagship Lifestyle brand from Exclusively.In has launched a Facebook Fan page contest, earlier today. India's cricketing Hero, Zaheer 'Zak' Khan is the Brand Ambassador and President of Sher Singh Nation. The contest entitled '‘Become Zaheer’s Style Manager" is live and accessible here. The contest will run from 26th December 2011 to 10th… Continue reading “Become Zaheer’s Style Manager” contest on Facebook by Sher Singh
The fast and sleek browser for Mac & Win platform - Firefox from Mozilla just got faster and sleeker. Download the current update from the release update channel: ver 9.0.1 Though I'm am Macs 24/7 and have no clue as to how this update is working for PC Windows, but am sure, would work perfectly… Continue reading The Fast Got Faster: Upgrade to Firefox 9.0.1
With 100+ million active users & over 250+ million tweets per day (source: Twitter sales email, December 2011), Twitter is definitely a good platform for engaging your current customers, finding prospective clients, and promoting your brand(s)/business(es). But that's just a macroscopic view of Twitter as an Advertising platform for your product(s) and/or service(s). But is… Continue reading Twitter: Viable Channel for Promoting Your Business?
I come across a lot of people every day - either face to face or online - who do ask - "How's your usual day like?" There's no generalized answer for this since every single day in the realm of Social Media means - its different from the previous day and chances are - next… Continue reading Life of a Social Media Manager: [Infographic]
Smoother - sleeker - more efficient and ergonomic in design - some of the common traits between the Microsoft Multi-touch mouse and Apple Magic mouse. Technically, since Microsoft has gotten better over the years in stealing, or euphemistically put, 'borrowing' ideas from Apple and delivering it in new packages - the Microsoft Multi-touch mouse is… Continue reading Multi-Touch Mouse: Microsoft Or Apple?
I often meet people - especially Techies who have million questions regarding Startups. What are they? Why should one work for one? What are the risks involved? Is it better than working for an MNC? And so on. In fact, there are loads of articles and blog posts on the Net where you can get… Continue reading 5 Pros of Working for A Startup (Startup Series: Episode 1)
I wish we had Facebook & Twitter - when we're at school. Or high-school. At least at the Uni. Unfortunately - we didn't. Thus, had to do all my assignments - all alone. And it sucked big time. Wish we had facebook, digg, stumbleupon, and most importantly twitter at high school. Would have been the… Continue reading Is Tweeting Questions for Answers in Exam Cheating?
This is not Oldboy. Ain't A Bittersweet Life. But definitely one of the best action movies to come out of South Korea in recent years. Directed by Ryu Seung-wan, the movie depicts the deep roots of organized crime in smaller towns in South Korea far away from Seoul and one man's fight against all odds to… Continue reading The City of Violence (2006) Review
The CTO of one of the start-ups that I worked for in Bangalore in 2010, passed away from cardiac arrest a few days ago. An extremely friendly chap, he was my reporting Manager at TOBOC.com. Always helpful, a happy-go-luck fellow, Vijay Marada, contributed a lot to the start-up, often staying up late - and mostly… Continue reading Obituary: Vijay Marada; A Good CTO, and Friend
Taggle.com has closed shop. Initially launched as a Group Buying site in June 2010 (based on Groupon model), they relaunched and repositioned themselves recently into a full-fledged e-Commerce portal in mid-2011. The demise of Taggle.com doesn't mean the END of the e-Commerce Industry in India. In fact, quite the opposite. e-Commerce spendings have increased many-fold… Continue reading Death of Taggle.com: Lessons To Be Learnt
Christmas is the time for Happiness & Shopping! For the brands, this is the time of the Year to establish an emotional connection with their existing customers, engage them deeply and also entice the new ones. And one of the best ways to do this is via Digital Marketing - TV commercial advertisements. Besides re-establishing… Continue reading Top 7 Christmas 2011 Commercials – Target, Walmart, John Lewis, Ebay, JC Penny, Victoria’s Secret & T.J. Maxx and Marshalls
Guys & gals, it's hiring time. Hurrah!!!!!!!!!! Sprinklr is currently looking for 2 outstanding candidates to join the 'Community Management' team at their Bangalore offices in India. Designation: Social Media 'Community Manager' @ Sprinklr # of Openings: 2 Location: Bangalore, India (check blog post for Office pics) What is Sprinklr? Sprinklr, based in New York,… Continue reading Currently Hiring: Social Media Community Manager @ Sprinklr
Mamata Banerjee wishes to make Kolkata - the NEW London. Ganges to be converted into Thames. But unfortunately, the state of affairs in WB is in such a condition, it requires either the Will of God, or Titans to come down from their Mountains to rescue Kolkata. As Omar Abdullah rightly tweeted, whenever we have… Continue reading AMRI Fire in Kolkata: @mamata_tmc: Shouldn’t You Have Carried Out a Statewise Safety Audit Earlier?
Useful. The recent Mashable.com post: Mostly Mobile: How the Internet Is Consumed in India [INFOGRAPHIC] provides a useful analytical quantitative insight into the Web adaptability, usage, and mobile penetration in India. But a careful comparative analysis of the figures - brings forth a few details, which are not very encouraging. Especially, for people crying out… Continue reading Separating the Sound from Noise: Internet in India
Vision. The single most important thing on Earth - that separates a good CEO from an outstanding one. Steve Ballmer the Salesman. Steve Jobs - the Visionary - the Genius. Want to know WHY they are where they're today? Check this video out. Steve Ballmer opening ridiculing iPhone for being an overly priced hardware piece… Continue reading What Happens When CEO Lacks Vision: Steve Ballmer Laughs at iPhone
I must acknowledge. I hate watching TV. In fact, haven't switched on my TV in past 6 months. But there's one NBC.com show which I immensely like. In fact, adore. The Office. Though its not as hilarious as the original UK one (starring Ricky Gervais and Stephen Merchant), but the US Series had been excellent… Continue reading How Good a Manager are YOU? Take the Quiz and Find Out!
Indians, whether living in India or abroad - have a new International Identity. Its called - Sher Singh. Sher Singh is the World's First Indian lifestyle brand - a contemporary, stylish, high-quality apparel for men and women. For Indians, who adore Ralph Lauren and Lacoste but always desired an Indian brand to deliver the same… Continue reading Evening in Delhi @ Sher Singh Event: World’s First Indian Lifestyle Brand
LinkedIn launched Volunteer Experience & Causes, a section which allows users to add unpaid and charitable work experience they have done in their careers so far, in September 2011. Received this email on 1st Dec 2011, asking me to fill my Volunteer experience on my LinkedIn profile. Is it really important - is the question? Technically… Continue reading Volunteer Experience in LinkedIn
Been busy lately. With work. Never got to go shopping! Took a break earlier today in the evening, and decided visiting the Nike showroom on 100 Feet Road in Indiranagar. Have been crossing that store every single day - multiple times - since my current office is just next door. The showroom is nice -… Continue reading Shopping @ Nike, Bangalore