Tuesday, February 10, 2009

When will Kindle launch in India?

Hi Jeff Bezos! How are you doing? Feeling recession pangs? Don't worry - you have got a solid business. You can recession proof further and consider expanding to India. When are you releasing kindle here btw? This is the one gadget I really really want. 

  • I have 30 or so books in my reading list ( in shelfari ) and none are available in India. 
  • I feel guilty when I buy books - dead trees and environment and all that. 
  • I need to search - lot of times I would think of quoting from a book but feel lazy to go search through the book
  • Can read multiple books at the same time
But please please please do not do an iPhone in terms of pricing. Thank you. 

Monday, February 09, 2009

An inspiring movie - 300

Last weekend we saw the movie "300" - the amazing story of a crazy bunch of 300 Spartans who bring the mighty Persian army to its knees - almost. Had I watched this before I started working on Apartment Adda , I might have only appreciated this movie for its slick production and technicality. But I was emotionally involved and felt charged up while seeing this movie. 

The Spartans believed firmly in their abilities - all their life they practiced for this one day. They were able to draw all their life's experiences and lessons to this one fight - which they know is extremely hard and odds are stacked heavily against them. Yet, they hold on amazingly as wave after wave of attacks hit them. It is a fantastic story that will inspire you and push you to do things that seem daunting - just like running any startup.

Like the Spartans, Apartment Adda is a lean team now  - and we are trying to build useful features, build a brand name, sell the product, support our customers, fight the recession's scary omens and some more - the challenges that are confronting us are numerous. But what drives us is the sheer enthusiasm and determination to grow this little baby of ours into a great portal - that one day Apartment Adda will be counted with other useful and much loved Indian portals like a rediff, or yahoo or a money control. I wish I can imbibe atleast a fraction of the audacity and determination of those mighty Spartans.
Do  watch "300" - and let it inspire you to do amazing things. 

Ok... now I will put my sword back in it's sheath :) Shinnnng.