Sagittarius and travel goes hand in hand. Needless to say, I love traveling. In the past, I've lived & worked in different countries. Includes Moscow in Russian Federation, Oxford in the UK, Cheltenham in Gloucestershire in the UK, London, and different places in India (Kolkata, Mangalore, Bangalore, New Delhi etc) and the list goes on.… Continue reading A Trip to Truly God’s Own Country – Kerala for the ICTT 2013
Hungry we were. Very very very hungry. Earlier today. One of my colleagues and myself. Having worked on a project for a long long time, finally, we decided to take a break - and enjoy some good Chinese food. And since its raining here in Bangalore since past few days, cause of a cyclone build… Continue reading JustEat.In – Horrible User Experience & Customer Service
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
Who are the most LIKED / FOLLOWED / PINNED celebrities on Facebook, Twitter & Pinterest respt? Well, as of today, 10 June 2012, following are the biggest players on the social networking sites - FACEBOOK: 1) Eminem - 58,222,221 Likes, Singer, M 2) Rihanna - 57,263,637 Likes, Singer, F 3) Lady Gaga - 51,834,276 Likes,… Continue reading Most *Social* Celebs on Facebook / Twitter / Pinterest
I like Bean Bags. So got 3 of them for my new flat in New Delhi for guests to sit when pals drop in for beer! Here's some pics from my room... a 32" LCD is missing... which I will get soon...
Coined during the Ronald Reagan years in 1980s, the term 'Power Dressing' still exists in niche circles. What does it mean? 'Power dressing' refers to the use of expensive and extremely high quality cloth for making suits with sharp, hard lines, mostly in black or pin-stripes; that were destined to make people look assertive and… Continue reading Power Dressing – What Does It Mean?
Most companies have product(s) to sell to make money and remain in Business. A few make the fruitful transition from 'products' to Brands. A very very very less number of Brands make the cut to the final stage of their lifecycle - a lifelong experience. Zappos, Starbucks, Apple are not brands anymore - they are… Continue reading When does a Brand Become an Experience?
Pinterest is my latest Facebook. Mostly because of 2 reasons - Firstly, I prefer to see more than hear, listen or read. And secondly, its always fruitful and more fun when I get to see things which appeal to me based on my interests rather than watching useless comments, arguments, photos and links uploaded by… Continue reading Pinterest Bug Workarounds
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!