National Startup Day Intent and Outcome

NANDINI VAIDYANATHAN shares her thoughts on the hits and misses of India’s startup story The years between 2010 and 2015 were abuzz with the glamour and excitement of entrepreneurship.... Read more »

Trends in 2023 that affected the entrepreneurial ecosystem in India

NANDINI VAIDYANATHAN elaborates on the changes seen this year in the business arena It is not possible to speak of trends in 2023 that have impacted and transformed elements... Read more »

How Bangalore became a technology hub

Nandini Vaidyanathan shares her take on how Bangalore earned the tag of ‘Silicon Valley of India’ The first time I left Bangalore was in the early ‘80s. I went... Read more »

French streets with no street food!

NANDINI VAIDYANATHAN elaborates as to why there is no street food in France France is synonymous with gastronomy, which is defined by the dictionary as the art of good... Read more »

What you see is what you should get!

NANDINI VAIDYANATHAN compares her experiences of using Airbnb in Europe vis-à-vis India We are big fans of Airbnb. All our holidays in all parts of the world are planned around... Read more »

For whom the bell tolls!

NANDINI VAIDYANATHAN explains why most unicorns and startups shut down as fast as they open up In the last decade or so, two things have captured the imagination of... Read more »

Flaunt your failures – they are your battle scars!

The writer speaks on why failure is stigmatized and advocates the importance of embracing one’s failures I saw a post on LinkedIn a few minutes ago that read, ‘failure... Read more »

CEO on a hot tin roof!

The writer speaks on the importance of brinkmanship and innovation I find it appalling how management has taken it for granted that everybody lies on their resume. This tacit... Read more »

Never forget ‘the reason’ why you became an entrepreneur!

The writer shares her experiences on opening up an Indo-French eatery in Jaipur In my company CARMa Venture Services (, we have mentored over 6000 entrepreneurs, in the last... Read more »

Have conversations, not monologues!

NANDINI VAIDYANATHAN highlights the importance of having proper conversations between various teams in an organization For years, I have argued that a successful startup is one where co-founders have... Read more »