Make for India

Today, internet in India, unfortunately, isn’t designed for India. Most importantly, it doesn’t speak a language that India understands. It is for most part in English – hence reaching a meagre 12-15% of the country. Consumer internet businesses are now realizing this folly, and are joining the localization bandwagon. However, they’re faced with a number … Continue reading “Make for India”

The Mystery of the Internet

Last Sunday, an aged relative who lives in a remote area in Delhi called out of the blue. While I was pleasantly surprised to hear his voice, he called with a request that was both amusing and appalling. He said that he had asked his granddaughter to pay his electricity bill for the month ‘on … Continue reading “The Mystery of the Internet”

Financing The New Age Infrastructure

Last weekend, during my morning walk, a smart gentleman, in fact an entrepreneur, was talking to me about the role of Banks and FIs in creating infrastructure in India. I said that VCs and angel investors are performing the same role today. They’re in fact doing a better job by participating in the risk unlike … Continue reading “Financing The New Age Infrastructure”