Market void, zero funding and a killer idea

Unstuck asked GetSetGig founder Sahaj Nalgirkar to give tips on getting a bootstrapped venture up and running. GetSetGig is an online marketplace to hire live performing artists within a 24-hour span. Corporate events, weddings, lounges and bars, malls and private parties... they are covering it all for budgets ranging from 5,000 bucks to 5 lakh … Continue reading Market void, zero funding and a killer idea

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Cyberloafing could get you fired

Your colleague in the next cubicle is out for a late lunch and the boss won’t be returning from her meeting for another hour. Lunch over and done with, you are feeling the afternoon slump and won’t be productive till the coffee arrives. No harm in doing some online shopping while no one is looking, … Continue reading Cyberloafing could get you fired

Tara Kaushal: Why I write

The last time Unstuck interviewed Tara Kaushal, she was in the thick of researching Why Indian Men Rape [she still is]. This activism project spans two books and a documentary. How is Tara planning to pull it off while being a public figure, media consultant and wife? One can't deny that she is a force of nature. In … Continue reading Tara Kaushal: Why I write

The feminist on a quest to find out why Indian men rape

[Gutsy media consultant Tara Kaushal on her ambitious crowdfunded project Why Indian Men Rape] What comes to mind when I hear the word "rape" isn't the highly publicised 2012 Delhi gang rape (etched in memory as the Nirbhaya case) but the images from multiple "eve teasings" on New Year's eves in Mumbai. Gateway of India, … Continue reading The feminist on a quest to find out why Indian men rape

Caturday chat with photographer Akiko DuPont

Welcome to the new series Caturday Chat. You will meet an interesting personality from the internet cat world every Saturday on this blog. I am starting off #CaturdayChat with the interview of stunning documentary photographer Akiko DuPont whose photos of her cat and grandpa's deep friendship went viral. iheartcats raved about it and so did … Continue reading Caturday chat with photographer Akiko DuPont

Doing one thing at a time is more productive than multi-tasking

Emptying your e-mail inbox while answering that urgent business call, or preparing a presentation while sipping on a cup of coffee and watching funny videos — all at the same time — might make you feel on top of the world. However, doing multiple things at one time makes you less productive, and successful, say … Continue reading Doing one thing at a time is more productive than multi-tasking

Daily Prompt: Careful

As a loyal follower of The Economist Style Guide in my decade-long career as a sub-editor, there are certain things I learned from it — and various style guides from newspapers like The Times of India, Mid Day and The Asian Age and magazines like Femina, Time N Style and Better Interiors — that any editorial … Continue reading Daily Prompt: Careful