At his home in Koramangala, where conducted most of his meetings then, he’d dribble out bits of information about the new company that he was building. Over the years, I’ve had the opportunity to meet him several times. And a few things stood out for me. First, he was always judicious with time. This meant that he not only said no to meetings sometimes but when he did meet, he made sure everyone was prepared. He’d almost always be on time. … [Read more...] about Happiest Minds: An IPO that flew under the radar in startup land
Are.na Are.na isn’t focused on products, but it’s a great starting point for cerebral, creative design inspiration and connection. Explore posts or “blocks” grouped via curated channels made by fellow users such as the somewhat vague “inspiration” and “memory and matter,” or choose the “random” option to roll the dice and see which posts pop up. They range from photos of a poster’s sketchbook to photography, and a huge array of creative projects in between. If you see something that strikes you, click “connect” to reach out to the person behind the work. Or post something yourself. It’s Pinterest for creators. … [Read more...] about Want to ditch Pinterest? Here are the best alternatives for visual inspiration
Shinie Antony is a writer and editor based in Bangalore. Her books include The Girl Who Couldn't Love, Barefoot and Pregnant, Planet Polygamous, and the anthologies Why We Don’t Talk, An Unsuitable Woman, Boo. Winner of the Commonwealth Short Story Asia Prize for her story A Dog’s Death in 2003, she is the co-founder of the Bangalore Literature Festival and director of the Bengaluru Poetry Festival. … [Read more...] about The joys of being a madcap
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