The curious case of mobile strategy

So who is right. Myntra or Facebook/Whatsapp. As we speak, Myntra/Flipkart are rolling total mobile app strategy and FB and Whatsapp have launched web versions of their popular mobile apps. It is simplistic to look into strategy of large organizations and derive industry trends from that but it is not that straightforward always. Industry players who … [Read more…]

The blue ticks of WhatsApp

So you have seen this feature already or not. A Blue tick indicates that the other side has read your message or not. Not sure what was their motivation, but this is going to create some interesting circumstances for sure. Whatsapp enables asynchronous communication and in asynchronous communication it is important that you can respond when … [Read more…]

How to make the damn thing scale

So all of us have been thinking how some of the websites are not able to take on the traffic they get exposed to. We have reached a critical mass in the industry and it is important for large internet companies to take this more seriously and also understand that scaling goes beyond adding hardware. … [Read more…]

Ground Rules for a Startup

I had written this in 2006 before taking plunge into the startup world. Somehow that document came up again while searching some stuff. Do let me know if they still make sense to you. All – Maintain strict confidentiality about salaries, stocks, work we do, investors, customers – Be a business owner, not just an … [Read more…]

Baba aiso var dhoondho: Wanted Kickass Programmer

  As always, music first. So hope you get the idea. The tryst for a good programmer is much more difficult compared to looking for a bridegrrom. Look marriage is an old institution. People have figured out over the years what to look for and what to stay away from.   But startups, still a … [Read more…]

Windows 8 Review : Day One

So I decided to take the plunge. Bought a brand new shining version of Windows 8. The 2GB download took some time but got over post lunch today and I decided to test ride it. Here are my experiences with various aspects. Remember this is day one and I am not too fond of reading … [Read more…]

Jugad waali startup

Some 2 guys who land up in my office all of a sudden – “Mukesh sir! We have come to remove sun film from your car” Who the hell are you? And I am not Mukesh. But how did you figure out that I want to get rid of my sun film. These are not … [Read more…]