New-age Fintech versus the Big Daddies of Banking

‘Ye Sab Doglapan Hai,’ said the wise Shri Ashneer Grover on his swan song Shark Tank before the dreaded call with Kotak started his downfall. His attitude and suavity had a sense of naturalness to itself. As if he were born to rule. Until that point, when his shares in Nykaa didn’t get allotted. All hell broke loose as he unleashed ungodly wrath on an unsuspecting Kotak Banker just because they couldn’t secure IPO funding for him. Now we would say in hindsight, ‘Aren’t you glad?’ considering where the share price has dropped to today, but let's keep that for another day. For the moment, let's understand what happened here. A swashbuckling Co-founder of a snazzy dream startup that went to...

10 National Issues the Opposition could use against BJP in the upcoming elections

In November 2020, hundreds of thousands of farmers in India took to the streets, protesting the new farm laws. They rallied for months, (one year, four months, and two days to be precise) protesting 3 agricultural laws that were enacted on September 20 by the BJP-led government. The standoff between the farmers and the Indian government continued to intensify during this time. As the government argued the changes will give farmers more freedom, farmers feared the new laws will cut their product prices with no means to protect them against the corporate takeover and inescapable exploitation. The resistance, strength, hope, fearlessness, and success, everything that this protest stood fo...

The Greatest Job Scams Ever - Part II

One of the most basic human traits – the ability to walk on two legs also known as bipedalism evolved over 4 million years ago. Ever since the key functions of the primitive human being have been centered around fulfilling basic needs – of the need for food and water, shelter and clothing, rest, health and of course – reproduction. These needs may have evolved into smarter, faster, flashier variations – but these are variations nonetheless. As you buy that wonderfully cut trouser for your next interview or that nice looking shoe for the next catchup with the cousins, the needs are still basic and primitive – still very human. And the means to fulfilling these needs have gained newer ad...

There are 16 types of People in this World - Which one is - you?

Ever walked into a room full of unknown people and still felt comfortable? Ever worked on a class project as part of a team whose members were so different from each other that you almost didn’t know where to begin? Do you often rank people to be ‘your kind’ and you’re your kind’ only to realize later that you are doing this segregation on a gut feel and no scientific formula? Ever wondered - "What is my personality type?" Well, you will be happy to know - that there is a science that defines this. There is a method to this madness of classifying people according to their inherent characteristics, behavioural patterns and the way they process information. This science-based on a theory b...