Saturday, November 22, 2014

Sahil Chalana of CollegeDunia Raises Rs 1 Crore In Angel Funding

CollegeDunia Web Pvt Ltd, a Delhi based online venture, engaged in providing vast information about all streams of colleges/business schools/institutions spread across India on their portal has reportedly raised a stupendous amount of USD 162,787 (approx. INR 1 Crore) by means of angel funding from an online portal owned by MIH group (CEO Umang Kumar). There are certain hidden investors too in this new collaboration whose names are not yet disclosed. The whole funding is going to be used for technology enhancements, marketing and operations of the venture. Founder of CollegeDunia, Sahil Chalana reportedly told about these investment plans in an interview on

CollegeDunia has been launched this year only (May 2014), currently with a purpose of providing comprehensive information about almost all colleges/institutes/B-Schools of India. Aim is to provide as much useful information starting from the history, fee structure, courses offered, facilities, faculty and much more under one roof. Chalana’s aim is to build it as most powerful search engine for colleges, courses and entrance examinations. Optimistic plan is to add almost 8,000 more colleges’ information in the similar manner. Furthermore, this portal aims to include all polytechnics, coaching institutes etc. along with their details.

Current manpower is 30 for handling complete activities and the way it is expanding, it will increase to more than double in next 6 months. Current hits being reported as 1 lac aiming to 1 million in the same stipulated period of 6 months. 

Monday, November 17, 2014

If You Have Not Visited Zoutons You Are Missing Coupons and Offers Of Online Stores

If you have not visited this online portal so far that is on top of the popularity chart for all individual consumers and online buyers who keep on striving for best of the offers, deals and discounts for all kind of items at one place. This Mecca of coupons is Zoutons. The moment you land here, you have an option to subscribe for a regular newsletter offering all such important information with latest deals, coupons and offers right in your mailbox.

Here at you have a dedicated page for each of your favorite online stores in such an elaboration that you get all kind of deals and coupons being offered by that online store aggregated at a single place, and that too in a very simplified and easy to navigate manner. You have an option to filter all coupons, all deals or everything in both the categories.

So for that sake, take an example of flipkart for which you want to know all kind of deals and coupons available at one place. You just need to visit the flipkart page on Zoutons and you get a detail of all the coupons here, like currently there are 18 coupons available from flipkart at the time of writing this article. You can see the detail of each offer and coupon by clicking on any of the 18 links of offers from flipkart.

Collegedunia: A Super Guide For A Youth To Move In Right Direction At Right Time

Youth is the time when energy level is at the peak but this bulk of energy is scattered in different directions and hence does not drive life with a right amount of thrust. That is the time when someone with a right spectrum of wisdom is required to collaborate that energy going waste and converting it into a photon - a packet full of energy. At the age when a right direction is required and if not provided, it impacts not only on the complete life of the youth but also on everyone who comes into the life of that youth.

Collegedunia is the place where anyone at the age of finding out details of colleges, streams, courses, curriculum, examinations and other relevant details would be more than happy to visit as there is plenty of useful information that is beyond your expectation. You will realize the benefit and value coming out of this information only once you visit and see this powerful portal. Good part is that whichever stream you belong to - medical, non-medical, science, arts, humanities, commerce at the beginners level or the diversified engineering streams to the micro level, you can find all here, in no time, with not much effort. The navigation, search and user interface, you are bound to admire, for sure. Best thing is that for colleges and institutions you have a fair rating available thereby helping you to zero down to the best of colleges, streams and courses.

For instance if you want to search for Arts Colleges, you just need to go to this particular page to start your mindful journey for getting all kind of important information. Look at the page so neatly designed in such a simplified manner to guide you to the best of the extent. There are 561 Arts Colleges listed here with descending rating, telling you against each college listed, what all courses are offered along with the fee and duration. Top of the list is St. Stephens College with 9.9 rating.

Wednesday, November 5, 2014

PM Narendra Modi With Mann Ki Baat 2: Heart to Heart Interaction From Prime Minister of India

This was the second broadcast from Radio - the largest media to reach to the remotest of the locations where even internet, television and other electronic media have not yet been able to reach. The initiatives and ground level realities would have been well praised by Mahatma Gandhi, Sardar Patel, Lal Bahadur Shastri, Gangadhar Tilak, Subhash Chandra Bose; had they been witnessing it. They well would be doing it from heavens, for sure. Probably this is something that the politicians born with silver spoon in mouth would have never realized, its gravity, its emotional connect with each and every citizen of the country. 

I admire Narendra Modi not for his walk the talk attitude, non insulting behavior for any of the opposition leaders (without any reason) and straightforwardness. The second broadcast had some key points for everyone. Obviously the goals attached to these initiatives can't be achieved by a group of leaders or a few citizens. It can be achieved with the involvement of each one of us. Everyone doing his or her bit and the power at the back with a promise of full support to achieve these uphill tasks. The vacuum created post independence till recent, cannot be filled with fruitful results in a single go.

Following were the key messages from PM:

Khadi Drive:
Khadi not only symbolizes Mahatma Gandhi and his drive for Khadi but it promises Nationalism, patriotism and a surety of food reaching to the poor artisans, weavers living in remote villages, rural India. It means that the recent message from PM has been taken well where he said each home must buy at least one Khadi cloth. A pure product made in India by India for India. The drastic increase in Khadi usage and sales implies the commitment of masses towards our PM.

Swachh Bharat Mission:

This simple thing since independence had never struck to any of the leaders. And that is what spoiled the attitude of whole country. From top to bottom everything opposite to it was happening. For the first time someone has shaken the mind of masses. It has not only impacted upon each and every individual of any stature but has also segregated some good people who were working or the wrong leadership in opposition. The recent example is an opposition leader in South praising of this initiative openly and participating in the mission. Look at the opposition who have no guts, still, to say right things right. They have only one religion - to oppose without thinking once (or twice) and apply their common sense.

Engagement and Involvement of Masses:

These initiatives from PM has done a magic in the country. Right people sitting at wrong places have felt a new kind of power in their favor. So far the right were oppressed and were sidelined. Wrong had every right to do any absurd. These small chunk of people - whether in administration (who were being forced to play in the hands of wrong politicians), or in security (policemen) or politicians or the government officials. They all have felt a new ray of hope, a new binding force and someone at the top with a clear message - whether inside the house or in neighbor - rubbish will not be tolerated, at any cost. This is definitely a big boost for the right to do right and have someone at the back to support.

Healthy and Hygienic Country:

Now the health and hygiene of the country will earmark the health and hygiene of each and every individual of the country. The dirt and dirty minds will have to go off, once for all.

Empowered to take Initiatives:

Now, to do good, one has not to take permission or give bribe or in most of the cases sit silent for the sake of crossing lot of barriers. The message will take some time to reach to the bottom line of the country but the day is not too far when a policeman asking for a bribe on the road in place of a proper challan is gifted with a slap on his face, publicly. Now a helpless on the road will be attended to by any passerby.

Respect for each Soldier of My Country:

A soldier of any cadre, deserves full respect from each one of us. So far, none of the past governments (except a short tenure of Lal Bahadur Shastri) expressed gratitude and respect.

Black Money:

Once the minds are set, attitudes are changes, black marketeers and black money will automatically vanish. There used to be an air of fear so far who were right, now the direction of this air will change towards the wrongdoers and their survival will be difficult. 

Kill Drugs:

So far, with the power in wrong hands, the youth of our country never had a right direction, someone to hold their hand, someone to show them the right path, and someone to counsel them. Probably the time has come with right person on the top to use his power for right cause, in right direction. The process of trust and faith building has started. People have started admiring someone with a hope.

Heart to Heart Interaction:

A heart as big as Himalayas has promised every heart of India to hear, listen and talk. For the first time it is not the power game, it is something different. An openness and an invite to come forward, talk straight from your heart. Someone is there to listen, and to support, help. But in return, everyone has to promise to do their bit. It has to be an initiative for all, participated by all, supporting all, benefiting all.

Thursday, September 18, 2014

SOIL: School of Inspired Leadership: A Gurukul to Build YOU In True Manner

When I visited SOIL: School of Inspired Leadership it reminded me of good side of our old Gurukuls. India has quite old culture and so is its education mechanism. Gurukul used to be a place where the princes and royal families youth were sent in earlier days for all kind of developmental knowledge - educational, moral, spiritual, fighting skills and cultural. The same sounds good when you talk about SOIL located in Gurgaon. Its residential campus is coming up in Pune shortly.

Soil is an important factor for life. SOIL represents essential growth requirement for a seedling. It is only below soil that a seedling gets proper environment to grow into a plant and gradually to a tree to bear fruits. The same holds true for SOIL: School of Inspired Leadership. The school is mainly for professionals of all stream in the experience range of 1 to 8 years for a 1 years Executive MBA program. Why a professional would feel a need to either leave his running job or go for an educational leave (provided the organization has a provision for that) and spend another one year for his educational learning when he has already acquired the basic educational qualification to get an executive job in a good company. It will be quite clear for the need once the agenda and curriculum of this program is made clear.

There are various other programs other than the most popular and highly in demand 1 year Executive MBA program like Global Leadership Program, Emerging Leader Booster Program etc. The emphasis of the programs is more on realization of self, purpose, aims and goals of life, clarity of mind, building of character, realization of strengths and weaknesses of self and others; and making life better manifold, overall. 

Keep an eye here for more on SOIL to come in upcoming posts.

Sunday, August 31, 2014

Hello Karan Thapar: Talk Anything But With Facts And Sense

I have always failed to understand if a dog had a sense of understanding the different between the right and the wrong, it would have always been on a priority for him to choose the right master rather than any master who feeds him with regular bunch of milk and meat. Tragedy of life is that a dog is always loyal to the bone that his master keeps on offering him and in lieu keeps buying his loyalty. So the value of loyalty for a dog is the bone and the little bonding with his master that gradually develops irrespective of if the master is a murderer or a saint.

So Mr. Karan Thapar when you opened your article in Hinduustan Times today titled We have Yet to hear even a squeak from PM Modi with a line saying Has BJP taken leave of its senses? I started thinking about your past articles and wondered if any one has ever been able to impress. You always talk about something that is far away from facts. There is always no figures and reality in your articles. Another weakness of Mr. Karan Thapar is a misunderstanding that he always try to talk about PM or equivalent, nothing below that, and that makes him have a feeling of a high class person. Reality is that he has to be sensible in his writings in whatever chances now he gets like HT gives him only once a week chance. So he must talk more sensible, something that starts hitting on hearts and minds of the youth rather than writing negative and crib about something or the other.

The facts are far fearful than the reality that has come into light so far about the love jihad probably about which he is not aware and has cribbed about in his article.

Just enter into the shoes of the girl who has suffered the biggest shock of her life that probably will keep haunting and torturing her for her whole life.

So Mr. Karan Thapar before blaming Mr Modi just face the mirror and try coming out of the limitations of being loyal to someone or some party even he or it has done the worst to our country.

Thursday, August 21, 2014

5 Indian Corporate Highlighted By Forbes As Most Innovative Organizations

In a recent list of the 100 most innovative companies worldwide, released by Forbes include 5 Indian companies which are HUL (Hindustan Unilever Ltd) - Rank 14, TCS (Tata Consultancy Services - Rank 57, L&T  (Larsen & Toubro) - Rank 58, Sun Pharma - Rank 65 and Bajaj Auto - Rank 96. Kudos to India and Indian Companies striving to print their foot marks on global front on varies verticals. Overall the first rank has been grabbed by the US based company Salesforce. This is a fourth consecutive first ranking for Salesforce.

The ranking is based on the perception and feeling of investors in the organizations that they feel are doing something great in generating big, new and innovative growth ideas. As per Forbes the innovation premium is the additional amount paid by the investor for the stock price of a listed company over and above its actual share price. Based on this theory Hindustan Unilever has an innovation premium of 54.7%, TCS 39.58%, Larsen & Toubro 39.4%, Sun Pharma 38.34% and Bajaj Auto has 31.73%.

The top ranked US based company Salesforce has 75.9% of innovation premium.