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Towards a safe and pollution free Indian roads : The story of Iris controls

I looked at my watch. I was already late for the meeting. I took out my phone and saw a text from him...

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How EdarLabs is reinventing leARning ViRtually

A few weeks back, we had an insightful conversation with Yashwanth Kumar, the founder, and CEO of EdarLabs, an educational startup...

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Insti Entrepreneurial Resources

It was while walking back to the mess that I ran into him. I had just missed the bus from the library minutes ago and had never bothered to memorize the bewildering timetable. I had also lost...

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Ed-Tech And COVID-19

Statements like ‘In these testing times…’ or ‘Its been three months since lockdown’have become very cliche and aren’t appealing anymore. Instead statements like ‘We’ve to live with...

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Work from Home : A Phase Change

Working from home is awesome, right until your coffee mug spills its contents on your computer. And your internet, you can only assume is on a vacation, starts behaving...

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COVID-19: How Video Conferencing Apps Came to Limelight

It has been almost sixty-five days since we are locked in our houses. The recent COVID-19 pandemic has...

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World Environment Day

United Nations designated June 5 as World Environment Day. It is a day to encourage and provide awareness to the people worldwide to protect nature. The theme for 2020 is Celebrate Biodiversity...

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COVID-19 and Healthcare Industry

We have entered the fourth phase of the lockdown. With a peak in the number of cases in the last couple of days, the circumstances still remain grim...

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COVID-19 & $50 billion Indian restaurant industry

Friday night dinners, weekend brunches, post quiz outings, team treats and spontaneous adventures to satisfy cravings are a distant memory...

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The Prickly Path

When you planned everything through, repeatedly re-evaluated your path, sure to succeed, nonetheless failed, the emotional stress is capable of tearing you apart; push you to an irrecoverable state of...

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Why Entrepreneurship in School Education?

Education is the most important factor in the development of an individual as well as a country. In the present world, it has become a vital factor for...

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Lessons on a Solo Trip

Solo trips are a mysterious tryst between ‘observation’ and ‘entrepreneurship’. As you roam around the nooks and corners of the city, you experience some subtle actions and reactions which depict ...

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The Ingredient amiss in your Startup Dream

You’re sitting in your corporate cubicle when it hits you. Wide-eyed, you look up. The ancient, rusty fan has disappeared, and the azure sky is beaming...

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Lessons from Anime

I personally LOVE anime. Pokemon, Dragon Ball Z, Death Note, Tokyo ghoul, Attack on Titan-the top names. A couple of years ago, one might even judge this as a niche form of entertainment...

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The 24th Guy's Tale: Jack Ma

Jack Ma, the richest person in China, has announced that he will be stepping down as the executive chairman from the Alibaba group in Sept 2019 at a whooping age of 54 years. This is an unconventional...

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Lessons from the Pitch - Football

The modern game of football is as much a game of the body as it of the mind. A meticulous strategy, a master plan, a well-knit and aligned team and a fervor to adapt and overcome obstacles...

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Breaking Free!!!

Stifled dreams and ideas have become a norm in organisations with rigid hierarchy in its ranks. Often, the passion for satisfaction in his work has become secondary to the...

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Sinking Rupee: Economy Afloat?

If that sounded like a far-fetched athletics problem to you, then it might be surprising enough for you to learn that it is how our Indian Rupee is competing with the US Dollar; unfortunately ours is the latter...

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Murphy’s Law Applied To Entrepreneurship

I understand this was not the kind of reassurance you were looking for at this point in your life. But believe me, writing this article hasn’t been a smooth...

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Interview Tips 101

Congratulations to the students who have cleared the first round of the internfair and have been invited for the interview. Out of around 1400 registrations, about 200 students have been selected...

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E-Summit 2018: Taking the Entrepreneurial World by Storm!

2 years ago, we made a tryst with entrepreneurship, and now the time has come when we shall reveal our 3rd edition: all wholly and in full...

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Why should you startup in college?

Talk about the dawn of the century! Guitarists and footballers were a sensation in colleges. They used to be the coolest people(as Biswa calls it too :p)...

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Just starting up

Interestingly bold and thought-provoking. A venturesome approach: ‘a project’ refers to a startup? Freakish? Definitely not, when it comes from the leader of the Indian Startup Fever – IIT Madras. The premier...

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A Budget brimming with possibilities!

The release of the Union budget on the first of February was a boost for budding entrepreneurs in various sectors, the priorities being formalisation,...

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Hack2Glory: Insti’s Codemasters

Its 5 o’ clock at Gurunath, when the impeccably dressed, forever busy Sidharth Ramesh, aka Sin B, who is also the Club Head of the CVI Club at CFI, strolls in. After he attends to a few...

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Advertisements with a Difference: APPLE

With its flagship product, the iPhone X rolling out in thousands every minute, Apple is gearing up to reach one trillion dollars in market value for the first time...

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Torq-Moving Up the Gears!

In a step towards implementing a bicycle sharing system, the Committee for Monitoring General Facilities (CMGF) for students has signed 4 MoUs with PEDL (Zoom Cars), Ola...

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Tweet-o-pedia

“Your success is not predicated on your zip code.” – says venture capitalist and CEO of Vaynermedia, Gary Vaynerchuk. When he says something like this, you can take it for granted that he is...

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Kshitij Kumar Pandey: The Life of a Student Filmmaker-To-Be

Kshitij Kumar Pandey, a student of IIT Madras, is a brilliant example of subverting the conservative attitude most Indians bear towards life...

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Flipkart and Snapdeal: The Complete Story

The past few months have turned out to be a series of tumultuous affairs for Gurgaon-based Snapdeal. With Kunal Bahl as the CEO and Rohit Bansal as COO...

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India and Israel: The Holy Land for Start-ups?

Prime Minister Narendra Modi visited Israel this week, in a path-breaking visit, the first by an Indian Prime Minister in history. While the visit has resulted in...

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IIT Madras: Spearheading India’s Startup Fever

IIT Madras is one of the new-era educational establishments – one of those which, for a long time now, have never been shy of going that extra...

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The rise (and rise) of the Bitcoin!

Bitcoins are increasingly in the news. If you were an unfortunate victim of a ransomware attack (like WannaCry, which hit computers worldwide two weeks ago), chances are you were asked to...

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Xiaomi’s India Chapter: An Exponential Rise

In 2014, Xiaomi, a Chinese smartphone manufacturer created a record of sorts when its first batch of Mi3 smartphones sold out merely in...

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Brand Wars

The recent Twitter account activity of Wendy’s, a US based multi-billion dollar fast food chain, has been the object of an incredible amount of buzz on social networking sites everywhere...

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Netscape: Lessons from the Rise and Fall of the Internet’s First Start-up

How many of us have heard of Google Chrome? Mozilla Firefox? And of course, the much-maligned Internet Explorer, now...

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Making Of Famous Logos

A Logo is an intricate visual that attaches an identity to a corporation. It is a powerful symbol that can shape the destiny of a company as swiftly as I type. It seems a hyperbole but interestingly...

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From Ramayan to AIB

The thoroughfare had stopped. As far as the sight ran, there was no trace of any human. The dust was rising and drifting away obliviously into the sunny afternoon under the lonesome trees...

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The Falling Of a Giant – Yahoo!

On July 25 2016, Verizon announced its decision to acquire all of Yahoo!’s internet business worth $4.8 billion dollars. So how did this company, once synonymous to internet technologies and advertisements,...

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From Rags to Riches #2: Ather Energy

You have to have come from under a stone if you have not heard of Ather Energy. For all the startup buffs in India, Ather has become India’s, Tesla. Well, why not?...

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Paving The Future: HYPERLOOP

When we first heard about Hyperloop, it seemed to be something pulled right out of The Star Trek series. So unreal and futuristic is the idea that one cannot easily wrap their minds around the possible existence...

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Entrepreneurship And Higher Education – Walking The Untrodden Path

For those of us who stand at the crossroads of professional life after completing a graduate degree, the question is...

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Can We Provide a Cyber Cavalry To Digital India?

India is one of the fastest growing economies in the world. It is expected that we become the third largest economy, behind only the U.S and China...

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Swa’Desh’ : On Entrepreneurship and Impact

Dr. Gururaj Deshpande (1973/BT/EE) (“Desh” Deshpande) is an Indian-American venture capitalist and entrepreneur, who is best known for co-founding...

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From Rags To Riches #1 : The HyperVerge Chapter

A great writer once said “Some men are born great, some achieve greatness, and some have greatness thrust upon them.” Belonging to the world where about 90%...

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Riders Of Change #1 : Dr. Anil Prabhakar

Dressed more as a student in shorts and t-shirt, Dr. Anil Prabhakar is not easily recognized as a professor who teaches classes and conducts research...

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A Word from the Dronacharya

Professor Ashok Jhunjhunwala, Department of Electrical Engineering, IIT Madras - often referred to as Dronacharya for his contributions to the cause of entrepreneurship is considered...

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Electric Vehicles : The next big thing

“You are never too young to start. ” says Chetan Maini and Tarun Mehta. While the former is the founder of REVA ,India’s first electric car, the latter is the CEO...

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