On our last working day of the decade, i.e., the 27th of December 2019, I asked the Artha team to congregate in our conference room. At 5 pm, 24 Artha team members stuffed themselves into a space built for 8, and another 6 joined in from Ahmedabad on Zoom. First, I enquired how many attendees […]Read More Setting Outcomes for 2020
I am back with my favorite funding news of last week! I had shared my purpose in starting this weekly post, and I have received much positive feedback. Therefore, I was eager to dig into the top news from last week to share with you today. Last week was a stellar week for fundraising, with […]Read More My Funding Picks from Last Week (W48)
I was part of the final jury that was judging business models at a weekend hackathon in Jabalpur. It was a massive event with almost two hundred teams competing to build the best solution to different problems. I was impressed by the progress that some of the teams made in the short span of 40 […]Read More My Jabalpur Visit Confirms that Bharat is Booming!
2018 has had its fair share of highs and lows, and it wasn’t until my team summarized our progress through the year (personally and professionally) that the all-encompassing scale of this year was visible, and what a year it has been! Armed with this data, I’ll be evaluating and sending out the hits and misses […]Read More It Took this Infographic to Fully Appreciate 2018!
I have been finding ways to manage the dual stress of entrepreneur and venture capitalist through 7-day breaks with the simple objective to ensure that I am (almost) completely off my digital devices I have time earmarked every day to read books I am disconnected from work, especially my emails I am pursuing a hobby […]Read More Perfecting the Vacation Auto-Response
I am in Hong Kong attending the Rise 2018 summit. This is the first time I walked out of the Hong Kong airport and my expectations of this city were based merely on what I had heard about Hong Kong from the people who live here. Little did I know that I was in a […]Read More Is Hong Kong’s Octopus Card a Model for Mumbai?
Artha has been a leading investor in the Indian travel scene and they are just getting started!Read More Why Artha has Hopped Aboard the Travel Train!
I usually do not write my blogs before 6-7 pm but the events of my breakfast wont allow me to keep my thoughts within my head. The last time I was in Bangalore I was put up at the Taj Gateway Hotel on Residency Road. The stay was pleasant except for a couple of issues […]Read More Delighting the Customer – the Taj way!
After 20 years I returned to Kullu Manali for a short trip. The drive from to the hotel was breathtaking. The beautiful scenery, the clean roads and marvelling at the development work that has happened and is currently on going. Suddenly the breathtaking was stunned by an unbearable stench of garbage. The stench refused to […]Read More Save India from being Buried
Uber is free for you if you pay via the Uber wallet (T&C: 5 FREE rides up to Rs. 300 per ride). This is of course a great way to increase wallet usage (something which Ola has cracked very well), though such ‘predatory pricing’ activities are bound to attract wrath from the auto and taxi […]Read More Uber Goes Free For The Week- my thoughts