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Where’s My Freedom, Bro?

Published by admin on Thursday, November 22nd, 2012 in Politics
 
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I am writing this post by staying within my rights, exercised upon me by the Constitution of India, Article 19. (http://www.constitution.org/cons/india/p03.html)

Gone are the days when India was thought of as simply being a land of snake charmers and elephants. We are now one of the fastest growing economies in the world, with the youngest population and a continuously improving standard of living. The recent liberalization of FDI regulation has made the prospects even brighter, according to many. It is time we identify and begin to VALUE the resources we have, rather than squandering them away. Even the startup ecosystem has begun to see a major boom in India. However, we still have a lot of topics to address and many fatal shortcomings to overcome:-

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Economic Slowdown In India: A Blessing In Disguise?

Published by admin on Saturday, October 13th, 2012 in Entrepreneurship
 
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It appears that the global financial crisis which occurred in 2007 and lasted almost 3 years is finally over. However, its after-effects are still being felt in many economies. Whether the existing financial crises in different countries of the world are related to the crises of 2007 or not, is a debate for another time. In this article, I will discuss the financial situation in India in relation with the entrepreneurial and societal trends which are prevalent in the fast emerging economy.

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Understanding FDI

Published by admin on Sunday, September 16th, 2012 in Economics
 
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The recent policy reforms by Government of India have now further liberalized Foreign Direct Investments (FDI) in the country. In this article I intend to provide a very basic understanding of FDI.

Understanding FDI

In today’s global scenario, where investors look at alternate avenues to invest their money, India is one of the few countries across the world to provide foreign companies with a highly potential market and a low manufacturing cost opportunity. FDI provides a situation where (more…)

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Forms of Market Competition

Published by admin on Wednesday, September 5th, 2012 in Economics
 
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This article presents an insight into some of the most relevant forms of competition. Competition can be good or bad. Most people take it to be good. Competition amongst individuals or organizations is generally the source of all progress. Its opposite is monopoly, which is considered to be bad.

MONOPOLY

Monopoly

What is a Monopoly?

A market, which is wholly, owned by one company or at least most of it is referred to as a monopoly. No other organization sells a similar product. Consequently, there is a lack of competition. A monopolistic firm has the whole market control because its output equals the market demand. It can be regarded as a price maker because it has the liability to set any price, even if it does not equate with the marginal cost. (more…)

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Indian Educational Institutes And Social Mindset: The Root Of The Problem

Published by admin on Wednesday, August 29th, 2012 in Entrepreneurship
 
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I was born and raised in Mumbai, India. In this article I will share my observation of how the Indian educational institutes and society can prove to be a major hurdle between a wannabe entrepreneur and his/her entrepreneurial dreams.

As far as technical expertise is concerned, India is producing some of the best professionals in the world. However, the culture in many of the universities and colleges is aimed at producing better employees instead of better engineers/businessmen. The students and teachers focus too much on better grades and higher scores. As a result, creativity and innovation are discouraged and the learning process becomes very rigid and mechanical. (more…)

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A Primer On Crowdfunding

Published by admin on Sunday, August 12th, 2012 in Crowdfunding/Crowdsourcing
 
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Crowdfunding can be defined as raising funds from the general public usually through internet platforms in order to support a project started by an individual or an organization. Social media websites play a primary role in this regard, as individuals or organizations looking for funds use these websites to reach out to the general public. Instead of asking a small number of sophisticated investors for large amounts, crowdfunding allows an individual or organization to reach out to a large number of people for smaller amounts of money. Incentives such as profit sharing, free products and samples can also be associated with crowdfunding activity. Upcoming platforms such as iFunding give investors access to real estate investing via crowdfunding. This way, crowdfunding might change the way we invest in Real Estate. (more…)

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