Assortment of flowers, plants and animals from around Provident. Camera: Canon EOS 700D Standard Lens: 18-55mm Telephoto Zoom Lens: 55-250mm
There are dreams that you Search for. There are dreams that Search for you. Some adore Steve Jobs. Some despise him publicly. But what most companies try and fail - is to emulate the core DNA of people & innovation that represent Apple. I had written an earlier blog post on how to 'Fight Off… Continue reading DNA of Apple – so rightly put by Bono
Important con-call. Skype call in fact. We couldn't connect with the guy from our DELL laptop running Windows. Some issue with the microphone or the speakers. But the call had to be taken. 3 souls desperately trying to connect. Suddenly, one of my colleagues suggested - "Hey Subhasish, don't you have Skype on your iPhone? Let… Continue reading iPhone saved the Day
Whether you're a CEO of a Fortune company, or a startup, or of a small Unit, or just a professional trying to move up the career (and monetary) ladder, here's a simple advice. Straight from the Heart of Steve Jobs to the newly become President & CEO of Nike, Mark Parker in 2010. Easy to say,… Continue reading The Honest Advice.
It was always predicted. It was always on the cards. But it would come so soon - probably, no one had predicted. Anyways, out of the 200 or so eCommerce startups founded in India in 2012 - 100 so far have gone bust. Most of them finished (read burnt callously here) the amount of capital… Continue reading Indian eCommerce Bust – Why has it come so SOON?
A pleasant surprise from ELITIFY. Indeed. On 24th November - my birthday, received a surprise gift. Had a lovely leather card holder, courtesy of Amit Rawal, CEO & Founder of ELITIFY.com, based out of New Delhi. One brand that is making a sincere effort to stand out from the current eCommerce clutter in India and create a… Continue reading Thanks Amit@ELITIFY; for the Surprise Birthday Gift
It happens. The remake is better than the original. Once in a million - times. But happens. Such is the case with 'A Better Tomorrow' (2010), the South Korean masterpiece of 2010. If you're a fan of South Korean movies - then already you know what I'm talking about - superb story, classy action, ruthless… Continue reading A Better Tomorrow (2010) – A South Korean Gangster Masterpiece
Wanted to get a pair since a long long long time. But never could get the time to visit the local optician, get my eyes kinda tested (last time I did that was in 2005 when still at the University in England); and so finally, made up my mind. Sunday afternoon, walked into the local… Continue reading Steve Jobs’ glasses… Got one… 🙂
If you're visiting Delhi for work or travel or otherwise, one of the "must visits" is the Parathe-wali Gali in Old Delhi (aka 'the Parathe Lane'). Absolutely mouth watering "parathas" to devour on. See the clip below to have a complete virtual tour of the area. Gali Parathe Wali or Parathe wali Gali, (literally "the… Continue reading Parathe-wali Gali in Old Delhi – A Must Visit
NB: This blog post is NOT directed against any company, person or group(s) in particular. In fact, I myself have purchased over 25+ items from Jabong.com in the past 4 months. 🙂 Customer Service is impeccable. This promotional mailer from Indian e-retailer Jabong.com (Rocket Internet venture launched in late 2011 in India) pretty much sums… Continue reading Emailer from Jabong – Sums Up Indian E-commerce Scenario
A B2C e-commerce site ideally revolves around 4 core aspects: a) a shopping experience b) a social sharing experience c) a referral (invite) experience d) a loyalty program experience A Dot.com that can do these 4 effectively, will survive the 'Dot.com bust' when it comes, which it surely will in India. Sooner or later. Result… Continue reading Creating a Referral Program for Your E-commerce Website – Sher Singh Way
You've a great idea. A financially viable business model (on paper). A few key team players in mind (to get on-board). And on verge of securing a good amount of VC capital. All set for the next Facebook? Twitter? Pinterest? Unfortunately NO. Having worked in India for a few startups - whether B2B/B2C - have… Continue reading 8 Things To Do if you’re Planning for a Startup (and WHAT NOT TO DO as well) (Startup Series: Episode 6)
Steve Jobs loved reading books - mostly spiritual ones. However, the only book that Steve had downloaded on his Apple iPad 2 for regular reading was - Autobiography of a Yogi. It is an autobiography written by Paramahansa Yogananda (January 5, 1893–March 7, 1952) in 1946, in which he discusses his life story,and which introduced… Continue reading The Only Book Steve Jobs Had on his iPad 2
UPDATED: Facebook stocks slide further and now at the lowest ever. Shares of the No. 1 social-networking company ended the day down $3.14, or 11.7%, to $23.70, which not only notched a new low but also marked a nearly 40% decline from the company's initial public offering price. (SOURCE) I had recently written a blog… Continue reading E-commerce in India – Flipkart in Trouble? (Startup Series: Episode 5)
UPDATED: Facebook stocks slide further and now at the lowest ever. Shares of the No. 1 social-networking company ended the day down $3.14, or 11.7%, to $23.70, which not only notched a new low but also marked a nearly 40% decline from the company's initial public offering price. (SOURCE) Facebook IPO. IntraSoft Technologies (123Greetings.com) IPO.… Continue reading Dot.Com IPOs – Should One Invest? (Startup Series: Episode 4)
Whilst interviewing for a Fortune 100 company in India, I still remember, the VP - HR had asked me - 'Oxford? Why? You couldn't get that education in India? Why waste money there?' I still remember asking - 'What's that supposed to mean? Oxford is the oldest university in the English speaking world. Aren't you… Continue reading Quality Education – Why Is It Important?
The Apple iPhone completed its 5-year anniversary on June 29, 2012. Read reports of widespread anxiety amongst Apple fans from around the world - to celebrate this day. Unfortunately, Steve is not with us anymore; but am sure, looked down on Apple proudly from the heavens. No mobile device in the history of electronics has… Continue reading iPhone’s 5-Year Anniversary: The most *successful* phone of all time
In the world of END OF SEASON SALE advertisements / Facebook CPC ad promotions / email marketing newsletter promotions and what not, a Brand that dares to 'Think Different' - Sher Singh shows how to get creative enough, without spending much to announce its End Of Season SALE to its customers - new and old.… Continue reading Blowing Your Trumpet – A ‘Think Different’ End of Season SALE Announcement
Creating a 'viral video' to promote a brand/product/service is just NOT possible. Creating a video that has a powerful emotional connect, delivers a strong brand message and top class in quality - is possible. Whether it goes VIRAL or not; cannot be intrinsically controlled. When does a video become a 'viral' video? Well, there's no… Continue reading Probability of Going Viral
There's nothing more irritating in this world than when you wish to showcase your portfolio or photos to your friends, and the site doesn't load or fails to load the images. Simply looking - you just look like an idiot. And once the moment passes, no one practically cares after a certain point. Amongst all… Continue reading Why Pinterest Visits are Slowing Down