Category: misc

I also happen to have a life. You’ll find bits and pieces from it here.

Seizing Lokal Opportunities: How to Win in India-3

In the dynamic world of Indian internet startups, Lokal has emerged as a promising app targeting the India-3 market. With a unique value proposition and a focus on solving specific problems faced by this cohort, Lokal presents an intriguing opportunity for investors. In this blog, I will explore Lokal's potential by delving into the background of the Indian internet landscape, analyzing the market overview of content, social, and commerce apps, and uncovering Lokal's right to win. Additionally, I will examine the cost vs. revenue dynamics across India 1, 2, and 3 apps, shedding light on the challenges and opportunities in the market.

A Tryst in the Nam

Our trip to Seoul didn't go exactly as planned... Just a few days before we were set to depart, our flights were unexpectedly changed by the airline, Vietjet. The lead up to the travel days was stressful. As a result, our trip to South Korea had to be cut short by 3 days, and we ended up making an impromptu trip to Vietnam instead.

Up Next: Seoulful Days

As the end of the year approaches, I find myself eagerly anticipating my trip to Seoul this December. After a long month of tough days at work, I am more than ready for a, as they say at work, "well-deserved" vacation. This will be the second trip abroad this year for Rhea & I, after visiting the beautiful Maldives earlier in February. We can't wait to relax and explore the vibrant city.

On Gratitude & Pride (आभार और गुरूर)

बचपन में, मुझे आभार व्यक्त करने में बहुत कठिनाई होती थी। "आपके पास जो कुछ है उसके लिए आपको आभारी होना चाहिए।" - टीचर ने कहा, हमने सुना, लेकिन तात्पर्य समझ के परे था | अक्सर ऐसा प्रतीत होता था, की आभार व्यक्त करना अमीरों का डिपार्टमेंट है | मेहेंगा टिफ़िन नहीं था, नए जूते नहीं थे, साइकिल नहीं थी, "Scholastic" से किताबें खरीदने के लिए पैसे नहीं थे, तो आभार किस बात का? आभार के भार की रिक्ति को अक्सर गुरूर से भर लिया करता था |

What is Draftt? – An Introductory Rant

Before I start bombarding this blog with posts, we must make the drawing board public. If you’re reading this, you probably came here scrolling through my blog, redirected from LinkedIn or Medium, or most likely – I forced you to read something in this blog by appearing on your feed (or DMs) way too many times to ignore. Just as we wonder what is more probable and more likely, and how probability and likeliness differ from each other, let me apologize for ranting. I am sorry you’re having to read this. Please bear with my rant, as I try to lay down why I’m writing things, who I’m writing for, and how you can benefit.

Saying “Thank you, next” to my crypto investments (Part 1 of many)

Like any tech enthusiast who has ever been a part of a bubble, I feel like I may have waited too long for this. But now, I think, the time has finally come. I’m selling off my leftover crypto-assets and moving on with life. Taking this opportunity to pen-down a few (mis-?) adventures over the past 5 years! This is part 1 of what is probably going to be a series of posts, so bear with me.

Morning Runs in Doon

The encompassing hills of Doon are clad in pines, oaks, and deodars. They aren’t scenic alone, but also soul-stirring. One runs across them, following a trail- known or unknown- just to reach a place that is pacifying enough to calm you down after a run. Bonus- the said place is a stream, so you can listen to the water as well. The sound of water trickling down the mountainous terrain is captivating. On umpteen occasions, I’ve just sat there for minutes that turned into hours, contemplating my life, solving dilemmas, or listening to the music that the stone-beating trickles create.