This gentleman has a cluster of enviable degrees under his belt and that’s in both technology and management. He has also written scripts for animation films, like Chhota Bheem and Kumbh Karan. What brings him to limelight now is his book ‘Raja and the Giant Donut’ which is in the short-list of The Economist Crossword Book Award 2012 for Children’s Writing. Meet Prashant Pinge. Continue reading “Techie’s Book for Kids recognized”
Rohit Gore has written three novels and been in the Consulting and IT industry for the last one decade. In his childhood, his ambitions wandered from a theatre actor, an architect and a bookshop owner, but after an engineering degree, an MBA from S P Jain Institute and some aamchi Mumbai life, he is now a Punekar with his wife Pranita. Meet this history, music and sports buff. Continue reading “Techie Celebrates Third Novel”
Young techie Sudeep Nagarkar is on top of the world. He penned not one but two best sellers in quick succession and had them published with a company of repute. Definitely a matter for kudos. Nagarkar’s debut, ‘Few things left unsaid’ sold above 2 lakh copies and his ‘That’s the way we met’ has been on best seller charts within a month of its July release. Meet Sudeep Nagarkar. Continue reading “Techie Pens Two Best Sellers”
Ravinder Singh, ex-Infosys techie turned author had blown the roof off with a simple love story quoted from his life, ‘I Too Had a Love Story’ in 2008 and topped charts with sales nearing 3 lakh copies. His second book, ‘Can Love Happen Twice’, out in Dec 2011, is doing even better and is now in the short-list of the Economist Crossword Book Award 2012 in the Popular category. Continue reading “Techie in running for Book Award”
Filmmaker, novelist, entrepreneur and cartoonist, he spent several years in the media and internet industries, and is the Founder Director of Delnex Media Private Limited, which runs the shopping portal Tiffly.com. Previously he had launched the entertainment portal Fundoofun.com and financial portal Convixer.com. Meet K.V. Gautam, author and film director, who wears many hats. Continue reading “Techie’s Film against Corruption”
It’s not unusual nowadays for techies to taper off into unique professions. Follow your heart, is what works. In case of Chitra Daga, SAP expert and one of the founders of Thrillophilia, the passion for outdoors did the trick. A bad experience on a weekend trip inspired Chitra and her comrades to launch an adventure sports portal which has grown leaps and bounds. Meet Ms. Daga. Continue reading “Goodbye Tech Hello Thrillophilia”
Aged 25, a college drop-out, but a Fellow of INK, SLP and YCE and CEO of a leading mobile technology company; rated among the 18 hottest technology innovators from India for 2011 by the MIT, he won their telecommunication award for his product SMSGyan, the largest offline search in the world; he was also a TED Talent Search Participant for 2011. Meet Deepak Ravindran of Innoz. Continue reading “Techie CEO innovates and inspires”
Online market places are now aplenty but those unique Indian products including handmade, vintage, ethnic, organic and natural products need a rendezvous of categories and entrepreneurship. Add direct advantage to the craftsman behind the product, and you have Craftsvilla where you buy products directly from their makers across India. Monica Gupta of Craftsvilla chats with TG. Continue reading “Online Market for Indian Crafts”
The Bard said ‘All world is a stage’; these techies of Manch Theatre believe at least Hyderabad is so. Run by a few tech professionals, Manch started as a Hobby Club, and with their long hours of practice, it grew from one success to the next. Manch is Hindi for stage. Their Facebook page says they are The Theatre Group at Infosys Hyd; Riyaz Usman tells us what more Manch is. Continue reading “Techies Theatre Group makes waves”
Second books are the acid test for an author. And Ravinder Singh, whose first book was a huge hit and sold more than 250000 copies, is on a roll again. The run down to the public release of his second book, ‘Can Love Happen Twice’, was surrounded by frenzied anticipation and now with the book in hand the readers are in love again. TG speaks to Ex Infosys techie Ravinder Singh.
His first book, ‘I too had a love story’, was an autobiographical account of how he lost his fiancée in an accident, and how he coped with life post the tragedy. Ravinder was working with Infosys, Bangalore at the time. Techgoss (TG) has followed the soaring trajectory of Ravinder Singh when he first published, and interviewed him again when the debut novel broke all records for sales.
The hint of a new novel, coming out with Penguin in December 2011 was given at his second interview to Techgoss, but the premise and the name of the new book was kept well under the covers. Can Love Happen Twice was released on December 16 at Jaipur, at the Reliance Time Out followed by Gurgaon, Delhi on 17th at Reliance again, and then at Lucknow, at the Phoenix United Mall on the 19th. The events were full house, and Red FM was the radio partner promoting the book. In fact, their RJs were present in all these cities.
Ravinder is headed for his own city Chandigarh on the 24th of December and the function will be at the Press Club in Sector 27-B at 5 p.m. There are releases planned at Kolkota, Bangalore, Chennai, Mumbai, Pune, Hyderabad and Vadodara in January and it looks like a hectic tour, with his fans screaming for more appearances if the Facebook pages are any indication. They are also already asking about the third book and that in indeed a sign for a winner-author. What say folks?