How GetMyUni Became One Of India’s Biggest College Search Platforms

How GetMyUni Became One Of India’s Biggest College Search Platforms

[This article is a part of our First Person series, in which entrepreneurs and professionals talk about their lives, jobs and careers.] Every industry in the recent days is gaining momentum through user reviews. Companies are going to great lengths to develop their customer/client experience as the ratings/feedback provided by these clients is one of the major factors influencing further business. There were a lot of sites which were capitalizing on the same and were…

I Quit My Job, Built A New Income Stream And Relocated To Goa

I Quit My Job, Built A New Income Stream And Relocated To Goa

Last year, in the second week of October, I moved to Goa. This post is a story of why and how that happened. Also, my perspective on the good and the bad of living here. The Why Steve Jobs, Mark Zuckerberg, Paul Graham, Elon Musk – these were the names I idolised a few years ago. Then, I built a startup, sold it off and was burnt out in the process. Building and running a…

Confessions Of A Failed Entrepreneur

Confessions Of A Failed Entrepreneur

I’m laid flat on my back on the fake wood floor in the middle of our office staring up at the disgusting ceiling fan that hasn’t been cleaned in over a year, watching a large clump of dust spin around and around, gathering momentum, teetering further to the edge by the second. I have a deep sense that when it falls, it will fall directly on my face, because that’s just my luck these days, and I…

How Demonetisation Made Me Lead An Almost Hippie Life & Gain New Perspective On A Few Things

How Demonetisation Made Me Lead An Almost Hippie Life & Gain New Perspective On A Few Things

Almost 3 weeks ago, the #SurgicalStrikeOnCash or #Demonetization was splashed all over the news. It was a spectacle like never before. It was all over Twitter, Facebook, Whatsapp and even out in the real world. It was the one thing everyone ever talked about. In fact in a way it turned strangers into friends from the aching need to discuss the issue. On my daily walks with my dogs, I would see a bunch of…

Why I Quit My High-Paying Startup Job After Just 6 Months [First Person]

Why I Quit My High-Paying Startup Job After Just 6 Months [First Person]

Having worked at one of the world’s best companies, touted for its supreme work culture, and from otherwise interacting with a ton of professionals during my 7 year career, I know a bit about the corporate sector. Without getting into too many qualifying details, or revealing what the company is in question, let me dish out a healthy amount of critical assessment for my last workplace that happens to be a reasonably well known, 7…

This Is What Being Jobless In India’s Silicon Valley Looks Like

This Is What Being Jobless In India’s Silicon Valley Looks Like

You put down your papers at your current company with half a smirk and a “can’t touch this’ look to your boss. You’d had enough. You’re qualified enough to land a better job. In fact you’ve almost got the hottest job at the hottest startup in the Silicon Valley this side of the globe. You’re not scared of being jobless in India. The D day is here, and some part of you would like to…

The Choices That Defined Citrus

The Choices That Defined Citrus

[This article is a part of our First Person series, in which entrepreneurs and professionals share stories about their lives and careers.] Building a company throws up choices. Should you raise lots of money and become what the ecosystem deems popular or stick to your DNA even if it means you are not in the limelight everyday? When to merge your company with a strategic versus build independently? When faced with these choices, founders need…

Why I Quit Three Jobs In 4.5 Years And Went Against Everything Taught At B-School

Why I Quit Three Jobs In 4.5 Years And Went Against Everything Taught At B-School

At 28, with only a little over four years of work experience under my belt, I’m not the best person to be giving career advice. After all, in the past four and a half years, I have joined and quit three jobs and I’m just a month into my fourth. I went against everything taught to me at business school and all the advice I received from older generations. I’m a girl whose heart speaks…

There’s More To Diversity Than Just Women In The Workforce

There’s More To Diversity Than Just Women In The Workforce

The definition of diversity in India or rather in corporate India is still limited to the inclusion of women in the workplace. The focus still seems to revolve around giving priority to recruitment of women, creating “enabling” policies, offering healthy work-life balance, etc. to encourage retaining women in the work force. But there’s more to diversity than just women in the workforce.

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