India Macro and Consumption

India took the path of a socialist economy after independence in 1947. The policies tended towards protectionism, strong emphasis on import substitution, state regulated industrialisation and a dominant public sector. But India started having large fiscal deficit problems starting 1985, …

Should We Celebrate Failure?

Recently, I came upon a report in a newspaper that argued that we should celebrate failure. Quoting an entrepreneur, it lamented that we are obsessed with just a few popular startups. We should pay attention to failures too. “How about …

When to start a startup?

What do entrepreneurs, astronauts and artists have in common, other than they begin with syllable ‘Ah’.

Take astronauts. Some moments are indelibly imprinted in our minds. I remember the space shuttle Challenger launch in 1986, the excitement and anticipation leading …

Home advantage

It has been nearly a decade since Vani Kola, managing director of Kalaari Capital, went from being Silicon Valley entrepreneur to an India venture capitalist. The big move appears to have paid off

14d94dc“I DIDN’T COME FROM A BUSINESS FAMILY,