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The Next Billion Indians – No Formal Education, 4800 Books Make Them Smart

I recently attended a 2 day conference at the Godrej India Culture Lab, Mumbai. The Lab is a place for all kinds of people to meet, share, inspire, amaze, thrill and cause valuable collisions that make this world a better place. 4800 books, first generation English language speakers and a debate on GM crops! One of the speakers showed a story of a small private school somewhere in Coimbatore (India) where he was invited to…

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The Next Billion Indians – Excite 2K17 – Hyderabad

I have visited the incredible city of Hyderabad multiple times, though my last visit in June of 2017 was the most memorable. I witnessed India accelerate into the future with 300 bright students chosen from across colleges to be part of the prestigious Excited 2K17 program. Of-course its easy writing the words above. The picture below shows a room with open windows. The temperature in the room would have been nothing less than 40 –…

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Next Billion Indians – City – Ahmedabad – Visit 1

Meeting the next billion Indians ready to adopt technology, smartphones and Internet. In my quest to understand the people known to the world as the next billion Indian users adopting technology, smartphones and the Internet, I traveled to Ahmedabad with Sanjay Enishetty of 50K ventures. Below is how Wikipedia describes Ahmedabad Ahmedabad (i/ˈɑːmᵻdəbɑːd/; also known as Amdavad Gujarati pronunciation: [ˈəmd̪ɑːʋɑːd̪]) is the largest city and former capital of Gujarat, which is a state in India.…

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Next Billion Indians – Smart City – Naya Raipur – Visit 1

Raipur (/ˈraɪpʊər/  pronunciation (help·info)) is a city in the Raipur district of the Indian state of Chhattisgarh. It is the capital city of the state of Chhattisgarh and is the administrative headquarters of Raipur district. It is also the largest city in Chhattisgarh. It was formerly a part of Madhya Pradesh before the state of Chhattisgarh was formed on 1 November 2000. Naya Raipur is the upcoming business hub in Chhattisgarh promoted by the state government.…

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The Proximity Principle At Events

What’s the proximity degree at your event? This is the first question that I ask the core teams responsible for designing events. The usual answer is ’round table seating’/ ‘theatre style seating’. Many describe the design of registration table, stall area, food area etc. Why are people coming to your event? Networking is one of the top factors that pulls people towards attending a certain professional gathering. The primary consideration hence for any event design…

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Events Drive Curious Email Sign-Ups

How can events drive Email Sign-ups? An important and unique part of the human nature is curiosity. Its the human curiosity that drives exploration and often the hustle to find/ build new solutions. Events raise curiosity. They open the road to possibilities. Events raise curiosity! Events are an incredible way to capture someone’s curiosity. When a person moves from his/ her comfort zone to visit your event, its a strong signal that he/ she imagined…

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