October 9, 2016 Vivek Srinivasan 1Comment

I wanted to write a piece on Blockchain but in order to understand it, cryptography is critical. So I decided to defer the Blockchain post and write a post on Cryptography. Even before you read this, I would like to mention that I am writing this piece with the objective…

October 6, 2016 Stelios Constantinides

“Design is a funny word. Some people think design means how it looks. But of course, if you dig deeper, it’s really how it works.” Steve Jobs was right: “design” means wildly different things to different people. One reason, I think, is confusing terminology. OK, but who cares? If you call yourself a…

October 5, 2016 Sharda Balaji

The Department of Industrial Policy and Promotion (DIPP) on 5 September 2016, issued an Office Memorandum clarifying that internet broadcasting companies come under the purview of a broadcasting organization under section 31 D of Copyrights Act, 1957. Accordingly, such internet broadcasting companies should obtain a statutory license. The Copyright Amendment Act 2012,…

August 17, 2016 Stelios Constantinides

Do your eyes glaze over at the mention of an API? Have no idea if cookies are good, bad, or just delicious? Web development is complicated. And there’s a lot of confusing terminology surrounding it. So here’s a short list of concepts, tools, and languages written in plain English for…

August 12, 2016 Sharda Balaji

The new Companies Act has been in force from 1st April 2014. Many provisions have been extremely hard on the business. The provisions in the Act itself came into picture due to the scams and frauds in some large corporates. A better way to curb such incidents is perhaps a…

August 8, 2016 Stelios Constantinides

Paul Graham is a renowned programmer and wildly successful venture capitalist. He also happens to be a talented writer. I highly recommend you stop reading this and just go read his actual essays, but if you’re short on time, I’ve cropped the most important pieces from my favorite essays below. Startups…

August 4, 2016 Akbar Khan

According to Bernd Schoner, author of The Tech Entrepreneur’s Survival Guide: How to Bootstrap Your Startup, Lead Through Tough Times, Cash In for Success and The Tech Entrepreneur’s Survival Guide (McGraw-Hill, May 2014); assembling your founding team is a make-or-break move that every business faces. In fact, he says that it “determines the…

July 26, 2016 Sharda Balaji

The government has certified 20 private organizations, including Nasscom and iSprit, as incubators under the Start-up India Action Plan (“Action Plan”). The Action Plan is a part of a flagship initiative of the government of India, intended to build a strong eco-system for nurturing innovation and start-ups in the country….