The Falcons fly high at the biggest sporting event , FIFA World Cup 2022

The biggest shocks in #FIFAWorldCup history. This is what FIFA said about the victory of Saudi Arabia against two time World Cup Champions, Argentina. Argentina came to this World Cup with a superb form of 36 unbeaten games, just a couple of games away from making a record. Since 1930, Argentina never lost a World Cup match after having a half time score of 1-0. … Continue reading The Falcons fly high at the biggest sporting event , FIFA World Cup 2022

Data Science Wizards: Startup with the magic touch of unifying everything in artificial intelligence

In this latest edition of PAC Talks, it was a pleasure to interview one of the top 20 Artificial Intelligence startups in India. Data Science Wizards (DSW) is a very young company, started in 2019, which is growing at a steady pace in the right direction. I met with the team, Pritesh Tiwari , Founder & Chief Data Scientist, Sandeep Khuperkar, Co founder & CEO … Continue reading Data Science Wizards: Startup with the magic touch of unifying everything in artificial intelligence

Oberoi to Rasa: A 33 years old dream finally coming true for this hospitality worker turned entrepreneur

At that time, I along with my wife Smitha thought of opening a takeaway and we started to look for ideal locations. When we looked at the site at Belarmine Plaza, Stepaside. We were both impressed by the size and layout of the unit, carparking facility and also the fact that there was space for small restaurant. It was always my dream to own my own restaurant someday back from the Oberoi days. Continue reading Oberoi to Rasa: A 33 years old dream finally coming true for this hospitality worker turned entrepreneur

Scale Ireland Annual Autumn Gathering: Minister for Finance, tech start-up founders and investors discuss the way forward for the sector

Scale Ireland’s autumn event turned out to be a well timed curtain raiser to share the thoughts, expectations, and also challenges facing the start-up ecosystem. It was also important to ensure the key sectoral issues were raised in an open discussion with the Government ahead of the upcoming budget.  Scale Ireland’s Annual Autumn Gathering, its first in-person event took place on the 12th September in … Continue reading Scale Ireland Annual Autumn Gathering: Minister for Finance, tech start-up founders and investors discuss the way forward for the sector

Blend it like Millo, Smart blender from Lithuania based food tech startup

Adam calls the Millo Air, the 2.0 version as the ‘Silent Blender’. He demonstrated this during the interview and even at 1200 rpm, there was hardly any sound. The initial blender from Millo was developed with a focus on user experience, design and convenience. The team behind this wanted to improve this offering and has now launched the new version where they are using the help of a magnetic drive to rotate the blades. Continue reading Blend it like Millo, Smart blender from Lithuania based food tech startup

Brace : Social network that helps injured sports persons across levels to track, document and share their recovery journeys.

Sports is the best form of medicine to keep yourself fit and stress free. So when you get injured and have to stay away from this weekly activity for 6-9 months then it starts impacting you slowly and steadily. It is a horrible feeling to not being able to do things that you really look forward to every week. It is all about the Social factor. Continue reading Brace : Social network that helps injured sports persons across levels to track, document and share their recovery journeys.

Patch : Young minds in action at this great accelerator platform, opportunity for aspiring youngsters to showcase their talent and bring ideas to life

Patch is an amazing platform which is in a way unique. I see this as a start-up summer camp for young minds. They have lot of ideas going in their minds, minimal apprehensions, high on confidence or conviction but just need the right mentorship to complete the puzzle. At Patch, I could see a great line up of mentors and supporters who are ensuring that these young minds have the required guidance. Continue reading Patch : Young minds in action at this great accelerator platform, opportunity for aspiring youngsters to showcase their talent and bring ideas to life

Futnut: Galway based Football Fantasy App founder Alan says his platform gives ‘thrills without the spills’

“They are all consuming content, following the teams, going to games, it is a social avenue for people – going to pub watch the game, etc. While doing that they are constantly trading opinions and knowledge, up until now lot of that has been in ether. Who actually knows his football, is it the one who is always yapping or the quiet guy, whereas now you can come in to FutNut , make your predictions and see how you rank against everybody else. So now the talking is over and let us see who actually knows their football. ” – Alan Loughrey. Continue reading Futnut: Galway based Football Fantasy App founder Alan says his platform gives ‘thrills without the spills’

Night Drive starring Roshan Mathew, Anna Ben , Indrajith: Yet another movie from Kerala getting added to the list of special ‘Mallu’ movies

Malayalam movies , fondly called as Mallu movies by the global audience has been producing amazing stories for decades. It is in the last 6-7 years, the non malayalee viewership for these movies started going up exponentially. Simple yet beautiful, subtle yet powerful, nice yet stand out and this goes on about the way in which Malayalam movies gets discussed across states and countries. Global … Continue reading Night Drive starring Roshan Mathew, Anna Ben , Indrajith: Yet another movie from Kerala getting added to the list of special ‘Mallu’ movies

Smart Table Tennis ready for global launch: Amir Kamandi, Junior National Player to Startup Founder

“This market is little bit conservative. This is a time to digitalise our sport. If we do not open our minds in table tennis industry and adapt technology then will lose this sport to new generation. This is the generation that see tech everywhere. We have to do everything to keep the new generation involved in table tennis.”
Continue reading Smart Table Tennis ready for global launch: Amir Kamandi, Junior National Player to Startup Founder

Tony Kitous, the food entrepreneur who dared to Dream Big: Working 90 hours a week to owning 30+ restaurants

“It is about Passion. Whatever you do in life there are two ways of looking at it – Very Hard and Very Easy, with a fine balance. If we choose the easy path it is not because its easy but you are determined and obsessed to achieve. It is very hard because you think it is hard.” Continue reading Tony Kitous, the food entrepreneur who dared to Dream Big: Working 90 hours a week to owning 30+ restaurants

Alcohol free beer Fungtn making in roads, Founder Zoey Henderson talks about the startup journey and importance of Positive Wellness

Sitting in her house in North Wales, United Kingdom, Zoey is single handedly managing Fungtn. A myco adaptogenic low alcohol beer brand born in North Wales, courtesy an experiment with mushroom and beer. Continue reading Alcohol free beer Fungtn making in roads, Founder Zoey Henderson talks about the startup journey and importance of Positive Wellness

‘OMiCron’-icle: Be Negative, Think Positive – New Travel Mantra

‘OMiCron’-icle 🙂 So after a hiatus of 20 months, I finally decided to take a flight. Ireland to India, two countries with lot in common right from the colour of the national flags. When everything looks to go as per the plans, the onset of a new variant made me think: ‘Oh My’ it is is going to be a ‘Chronicle’.  Continue reading ‘OMiCron’-icle: Be Negative, Think Positive – New Travel Mantra

Thane City FC puts the lake city in the global football map with an association with premier league cup Southampton FC

Thane City FC which was started in 2019 is breaking records with this association. Thane City FC would be the youngest club in India to sign up as the international academy partner for a premier league club. It also will be one of the only clubs who are not part of the ISL or I League which have got into such an agreement with an international club. Continue reading Thane City FC puts the lake city in the global football map with an association with premier league cup Southampton FC

Ireland’s go to I-D brand: The Pure brand powering 15000 Idlis/Dosas every week

In this edition of PAC Talks with VJCV, Santhosh Sankaranarayanan, the person powering this Pure brand, shared his inspiring journey of completing his engineering from Kerala, India in 1995 to working in Ireland and how he ended up starting Pure. Continue reading Ireland’s go to I-D brand: The Pure brand powering 15000 Idlis/Dosas every week

Apna time ayega: Unicorn in less than 2 years

Indian Startup ecosystem is on an exponential rise. Even when the globe was going through a slow pace in the last 2 years, some of the Startups in India were steadily attracting investments and making their mark. Hurun India recently released a detailed report about the existing Unicorns and the future probable Unicorns from India. As per the report , India has 51 Unicorns. Almost … Continue reading Apna time ayega: Unicorn in less than 2 years

Lewes FC: 136 years old UK football club, 1733 owners from 36 countries, breaking even

Lewes FC was formed on 23rd September, 1885. The local parish council allowed them to use land known as the Dripping Pan. The ground gets its name from the monks who used to live there. The football club has played there for 135 years , one year they could not play when British army used the place as a storage location. Continue reading Lewes FC: 136 years old UK football club, 1733 owners from 36 countries, breaking even

Premier League 2021/22 is back, a look at the kit and shirt sponsors as well as the changing face of fan engagement

New kit sponsors who made it, courtesy the deal they signed with Premier League teams, include Joma, Kelme and Castore.

Major deal: Teamviewer replacing Chevrolet at the heart of Old Trafford.

Other new shirt sponsor entrants : FBS Trading, Hollywood Bets, SpreadEX Sports, Lotus Automobiles and Stakes.com

Teams with Shirt Sponsors linked to Betting: 9

Adidas was the kit sponsor for 7 teams in 2020-21, now reduced to 4 teams.

Watch out for Socios – who are creating a revolution in the fan token and coin space. Continue reading Premier League 2021/22 is back, a look at the kit and shirt sponsors as well as the changing face of fan engagement

Kerala Startup providing unique Detox for the Specially abled people

We coined the word Desintox from De’sintox /Detox in French. It means rehabilitation especially from drugs. It is true for Disability as well. The affected person won’t be able to get out of it even though they try hard. So we thought Desintox to be a considerable name for a company that tries to enable people and help them to be able/ease their life/rejuvenate them to the maximum possible extend Continue reading Kerala Startup providing unique Detox for the Specially abled people

What’s Up Zoko ? Y Combinator bets on Kerala startup helping brands to grow business on WhatsApp

If chat is the channel you want to do business on then you would come to Zoko. We will work on WhatsApp, Facebook messenger, Apple iMessage and any chat platform, people will be able to message and we will be the default platform. Continue reading What’s Up Zoko ? Y Combinator bets on Kerala startup helping brands to grow business on WhatsApp

Arm of Joy: A story of love with a mission to spread smiles

“Happiness is the only Selfish motive” says Anoop G, Managing Trustee of Arm of Joy The story started two decades ago, 1999-2000, when Anoop and Rekha who were studying in the same college were discussing about a future together. Both had a common thought about the life ahead of them. They agreed on doing something to make the society better , not big things but … Continue reading Arm of Joy: A story of love with a mission to spread smiles

Story Book: Startup from Ecuador helping parents and kids in over 150 countries to Sleep

Story Book is the only App in the world which brings together infant massaging techniques, story and music. For many reasons it is not recommended to have screen time before going to bed. So this is an App, parents will use and kids will listen. Continue reading Story Book: Startup from Ecuador helping parents and kids in over 150 countries to Sleep

Sports: The Ultimate Hope

A ray of hope for the parents of a boy born in Chinnappampatti on 27th May, 1991. A dream for a father who helped many people in Hyderabad to reach their destination on time in his auto rickshaw.

Once again a new Hope & Dream when someone in a village or a city buy, borrow or build a bat & ball and hand it over to their young boys & girls:

Twinkle twinkle little Stars, how I wonder what you are ? …!!! Continue reading Sports: The Ultimate Hope

Chelsea repeating last season’s performance. Is it possible for a top 4 finish this season as well?

Frank Lampard has been there, seen it all and won it all with Chelsea FC as a player. Now the honors is on him to turn around the Chelsea team by leading from the front as the Manager, despite the fact that there are already rumours and calls for finding his replacement. Everyone who follows Chelsea or English Premier League know that the owner of … Continue reading Chelsea repeating last season’s performance. Is it possible for a top 4 finish this season as well?

ഓ ബാബു വിസ ഒത്തു ബൂം ബൂം ft Bad Boy, Fun and Real facts

Languages and pronunciations sometimes can be interpreted in real funny ways.

One such instance that has gone viral in WhatsApp Malayalee groups is ഓ ബാബു വിസ ഒത്തു ബൂം ബൂം, പിന്നുണ്ടൊ പിന്നുണ്ടൊ ബൂം ബൂം.

I was just curious about the song. So I went tracking this song and the real lyrics. The original song is by Norwegian musician Martin Tungevaag & the Swedish Robbin Söderlund (known as Raaban).

The WhatsApp message which has been forwarded++++ times goes like this:- Continue reading ഓ ബാബു വിസ ഒത്തു ബൂം ബൂം ft Bad Boy, Fun and Real facts

Covid Travel : dublin to mumbai: in between work, akshay shares his journey experience while in quarantine

Gues Blog: Akshay is a graduate of UCD Michael Smurfit Graduate Business School in MSc Supply Chain Management. While sharing this travel experience, he also mentioned about the challenges he is facing to find a job during Covid. Continue reading Covid Travel : dublin to mumbai: in between work, akshay shares his journey experience while in quarantine

Premier League 2020-21 : This season’s Shirt and Kit Sponsors

The 29th season of Premier League will start on 12th September, 2020. 2020 has already given enough surprises to the whole world, so are we going to witness something special this season ?

Players will walk through the tunnel and take their positions in the ground wearing the new 2020-21 jerseys. The money coming from these deals play a crucial part in the overall revenue of the clubs, that too now with no or limited fans coming to the stadium, every dime is important.

Premier League 2020-21 : Compiled details of Shirt and Kit Sponsors. Continue reading Premier League 2020-21 : This season’s Shirt and Kit Sponsors

Dontmemorise.com Founder Ganesh Pai talks about the most affordable EduTech platform of India with a dream to teach 1 billion students

Ganesh Pai, the founder of Dontmemorise.com has a dream to teach 1 billion students.

The YouTube channel of Dontmemorise.com has 1.39 Million subscribers as of today. The daily views garnered by them is 250,000. So by the time complete watching this 45 minutes interview of Ganesh, Dontmemorise.com YouTube channel would have got additional 10,000 views.

The journey which was started to teach 1 million students has been achieved. Now Ganesh has set his dream of teaching 1 billion students. He says “Growth is slow, Future is bright”. Continue reading Dontmemorise.com Founder Ganesh Pai talks about the most affordable EduTech platform of India with a dream to teach 1 billion students

Story of Maharani Gin: Fun and candid conversation with Bhagya Barrett, Co Founder of Rebel City Distillery

Story of Maharani Gin: Bhagya in this fun and candid conversation, in a mix of English and Malayalam, takes us through the journey of meeting Robert, conceptualizing the idea of Maharani Gin, challenges faced by Women in alcohol industry, women leadership, malayalees, kerala and rebel city connection. Continue reading Story of Maharani Gin: Fun and candid conversation with Bhagya Barrett, Co Founder of Rebel City Distillery

Touch down to touch line: Prashant J Singh, the Football Coach with a dream, ready to take off again

“Usually clubs are formed with a top down approach. First the senior team is launched and then they start working on the youth team, academy, etc. Community comes in the end. Thane City FC is formed keeping in mind a bottom up approach. We have built a community and will use that as a base to develop our club.” said Prashant about the structure and plans for the club. Continue reading Touch down to touch line: Prashant J Singh, the Football Coach with a dream, ready to take off again

VConsol from Techgentsia, interview of Joy Sebastian, Winner of Innovation Challenge for developing India’s Video Conferencing Solution

Techgentsia is the winner of India Government’s Video Conference Solution Challenge

Joy gives complete credit of this achievement to his team. He said “the team has worked 24*7 to come out with this prototype in just one month’s time”. This 10 year old startup is based out of Kochi and has 50 engineers working with them. They have specialized in the research and development of audio and video based conference solutions for the last 10 years.

The team has worked really hard to bring out this video conferencing solution. They have decided to continue with the project code name ‘VConSol’ as the brand name, for now. “We are getting lot of suggestions, maybe we will do a poll later to decide the new brand name.” added Joy.
Continue reading VConsol from Techgentsia, interview of Joy Sebastian, Winner of Innovation Challenge for developing India’s Video Conferencing Solution

Interview of Megha Gambhir, CEO & Co Founder of STUPA Sports Analytics, predictive analytics startup

Megha said “I usually eat, drink and do everything with table tennis. At home we just talk about table tennis.”

She spoke in detail about how one of the fastest racquet sports in the world, table tennis became a part and parcel of her life. It was in 2018 that Megha along with Deepak Malik, the former national player and coach of Indian national table tennis team, decided to start a performance analytics company. Continue reading Interview of Megha Gambhir, CEO & Co Founder of STUPA Sports Analytics, predictive analytics startup

From almost out of action to the center of all action, how WaitTime timed its move to perfection?

WaitTime, the real time artificial intelligence based crowd management solution, was in the market as a solution to reduce the waiting time. Now WaitTime provides crucial data which can be used to control and make people wait before entering into any premises.

This startup had got associated with major sporting arenas and leagues like Sydney Cricket Ground, Melbourne Cricket Ground, NBA, NFL, US Tennis Association, etc. even before the start of Covid.

Now with crowd management being the key to bring back the normal days , I hope to see technology based solutions like WaitTime to aid government bodies, tourism boards, tourist attractions, public transportation, hotels, etc. to plan the phased reopening of premises. Continue reading From almost out of action to the center of all action, how WaitTime timed its move to perfection?

Specially abled Raju’s handmade products- Seed paper pen, umbrellas, electric charger, cloth bags

Once an inter school athlete champion, winning medals for high jump and pole vault, he had a life like a regular able bodied person till the age of 24.

After completing his education in air conditioning technology, he relocated to the then Bombay in 1980. Raju worked there for 4 years before life took away the key feature from him – his mobility. He was stuck with fever and did not take it seriously. This led to trouble in urination and finally got admitted to a hospital. It was a life changing moment for him when he woke up the next day. His lower body was paralysed. Continue reading Specially abled Raju’s handmade products- Seed paper pen, umbrellas, electric charger, cloth bags

“Wooderful Story”: 50 years, Saved 3000 trees & still continuing : Started as a passion by a teacher from a small village in Kerala, ‘Anugraha’ Wood furniture upcycling

Achan was basically a farmer, like most of our ancestors, & karyasthan of a nearby mana as well. Achan somehow had passion to study law but then finally when it came to financially supporting his family, he left law behind & took up teaching. Though he joined a government school, he was always passionate about other things. He took up farming from his father, did some small scale construction & was an active communist. That’s when an offer of demolishing a mana (where achachan was karyasthan) & constructing a new house on the same plot came up.

No ‘Marketing’ done so far other than the Word of Mouth Marketing. The small factory was set-up in a rural area taking into consideration the convenience of labourers , no showrooms, no middlemen, only upcycled wood & handmade genuine traditional ‘asari’ craft!.

Kuttan Master pioneered the technique of Circularity. Master made his way to the abode two years ago but has left a huge impact behind him. A true ‘Anugraha’ to all the mankind.
Continue reading “Wooderful Story”: 50 years, Saved 3000 trees & still continuing : Started as a passion by a teacher from a small village in Kerala, ‘Anugraha’ Wood furniture upcycling

TotalCtrl: Food Waste Management Technology Startup: Making the Food Value Chain Sustainable

I started working when I was 12 years old & have lot of varied experience working in different sectors. I have worked at Burger King, worked as a Real Estate consultant, and many other sectors. Building bridges in 3D, flying Drones, etc. was the last few things I did before starting TotalCtrl. But we (my co founder & myself) started TotalCtrl with our own experience of working in a grocery store. We spent a lot of time walking around the aisles looking for products which were about to expire / expired. This food was not given out to charity. It was just wasted.

Future Plans for TotalCtrl: Take Out the World 🙂 The plan is to scale our Solutions. Make the most of this situation, provide technology and make more holistic solutions. Make sure we can prevent food waste & make the value chain more Sustainable.

Continue reading TotalCtrl: Food Waste Management Technology Startup: Making the Food Value Chain Sustainable

It is time to Dance Digitally : Kollywood, Bollywood, Item Number, Kathak, Lavani, Bhangra, Classical Fusion, Bollyfemme – a chance to learn all these from international artists

Some of the Dancers around the World came together – courtesy the Technology available now. They started Digital Dance Collective – where they do weekend workshops using Facebook Live.

DDC’s goal is to connect people from all over the world through Dance! We are all going through an extremely difficult phase right now and it’s imperative to maintain our physical and especially mental health, and being happy.
And what better way than dancing your way through it! Continue reading It is time to Dance Digitally : Kollywood, Bollywood, Item Number, Kathak, Lavani, Bhangra, Classical Fusion, Bollyfemme – a chance to learn all these from international artists

A high school graduate, one idea, 10$ domain and now the lifeline for millions to stay connected: The Story of David Erickson, Founder and CEO of FreeConferenceCall.com

“I talked to a guy who told me that Telecom is a cool thing where money can be made even while you are asleep & that triggered my entry into telecom” says Dave Erickson, Founder & CEO of FreeConferenceCall.com.

I tell my employees that in trouble and in good times, ‘I can’t wait to see what happens next’. If you are someone struggling with a Startup then you should know that things not happening cannot be the reason for not being prepared. It is all about what is going to happen. When opportunity presents itself , you cannot be flat footed. You should be ready for the next thing and make it in to Sunshine. Continue reading A high school graduate, one idea, 10$ domain and now the lifeline for millions to stay connected: The Story of David Erickson, Founder and CEO of FreeConferenceCall.com

Abhigya Anand’s Special Interview: “World needs to develop more Immunity” says The Prodigy Kid

Abhigya: I was Startled. The prediction that I made could have been done 100 or 1000 years back as well. The Planetary positions can be predicted. I only found out about this by June, July 2019. I uploaded the video in Aug 2019.

YouTube link of this Interview: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p_VrtVf0k9w

YouTube Link of Abhigya’s Channel: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCco7hZ6tU33lXbAV6aO7XPA Continue reading Abhigya Anand’s Special Interview: “World needs to develop more Immunity” says The Prodigy Kid

Supreme Court goes the Technology way: Video Conferencing helps the apex court to proceed with cases during Covid19 lockdown

Mr. K. V. Viswanthan, Senior Advocate said “Today has heralded a new era ,for the Indian Judiciary. This path breaking video conference method, though initiated under the shadow of the lockdown, has really come to stay. Necessity as they say is the mother of invention. Access to justice will acquire a new dimension. From the remote corners of the country, people will be able to access the highest court. Once institutionalised, it will reduce the cost of litigation and enhance the reach of the court.” Continue reading Supreme Court goes the Technology way: Video Conferencing helps the apex court to proceed with cases during Covid19 lockdown

Covid19 Lockdown: Stay at Home: Activities that can be done sitting at home

Take a step back from the regular busy schedules and lifestyles. This is a golden opportunity to spend precious time with your loved ones at home and the whole world wants you to just do that for now.

Do not let the stress / fear spoil this moment. It is time to rejoice, rejuvenate and rethink about ‘Life’.

It is time to come together and Celebrate rather than fear about Corona. Continue reading Covid19 Lockdown: Stay at Home: Activities that can be done sitting at home

The Trending I of Marketing : Influencer. To Crack the Code: Look Up-fluence

The Co – founder and Co – CEO of NYC based startup Upfluence, one of the leading influencer marketing platforms, Vivien Garnes shared details about his journey – from sleepless nights selling neck ties to becoming the founder of a company which is helping Brands to market their products. Upfluence is pioneering quite a lot: from AI-assisted influencer suggestions and fake follower detection to language recognition technology. Continue reading The Trending I of Marketing : Influencer. To Crack the Code: Look Up-fluence

FastPong: How Artificial Intelligence based Table Tennis Coaching by a former Junior National player is going to change the game.

From a 9 year old boy who loved playing Ping Pong to the entrepreneur who would love to see more people using FastPong, life has come a full circle for Amir Kamandi. Continue reading FastPong: How Artificial Intelligence based Table Tennis Coaching by a former Junior National player is going to change the game.