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.
“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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
The first words taught here are അ (A) for അമ്മ (Amma – Mother) and ആ (Aa) for ആന (Aana – Elephant).
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.
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.
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!
“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.
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