Monday, August 27, 2012

Indygo - birth of the idea

The idea for Indygo, its name and its purpose, was born, not on the proverbial napkin in a coffee shop, but on the backside of my fifth semester maths notes book.

And here's the proof of that :)

Friday, July 13, 2012

Indygo turns Six

Indygo turns six today. We have come far and we have quite a distance to go.

At N.R Colony office... Its been a year here and we love it here

Monday, March 05, 2012

Thanks to all who visited us at KSCAA conference

@ KSCAA Conference in Bengaluru

Tuesday, January 31, 2012

Back to square one

This is the team we started with in 2006. Now for the next spiral!

Ramesh and Sudhi in the photo with Srini holding the camera

Wednesday, October 27, 2010

Introducing Papilio

I apologize for the long vacation from this blog. I have been doing some pretty exciting things lately which is keeping me on my toes and not enough time to reflect.

We finally did something that we initially set out to do when we started Indygo. We launched a new product. This product is targeted specifically for Chartered Accountants and their firms. And its called Papilio. We have about 400 users using this application and we are really excited now that we launched the v1.0. Try it out!

Friday, January 30, 2009

Alternatives to pay checks

A few days ago, I asked all my friends around the globe for some brainstorming help, especially since my tank was going empty. The excerpt from that email follows -
A lot of students especially from the IT background who were selected into blue-chip companies through campus recruitment are now jobless. Some of them have received rejection letters while others have been kept waiting from joining their companies. The situation is quite bad and the batches of students coming out in the next few months are also clueless about their future.

I am writing to you as I need your ideas to help these students. What's available is a young workforce with great talent and intellect. This is a great opportunity for achieving something extraordinary. What we need however is direction and mentoring. How can we help to make sure that this resource doesnot go waste? Of course, some of them can get into further studies, but most wont.

This list is a summary of all the ideas I have received so far. Some offered valuable pointers to people and resources while others also have offered to mentor and help students. Thanks to all of you for your active contribution. I am working towards putting this across to the student population.
  1. Become a part of any open source project that interests you and actively contribute; be it in terms of code, documentation, bug-fixing or just technical support.
  2. Get into institutions as research assistants like IISc where there is active research being done. These institutions may not pay very high salaries, but the exposure is beyond compare
  3. To look at other institutions like the Indian Defence forces, multimedia, or other art forms that you have a real liking for and develop skills.
  4. Work with organizations such as "Janaagraha" and help them build systems like volunteer management system that would help them operate better.
  5. Contribute and volunteer to help non-profit foundation called "" which create software systems that are used by municipalities to enable smooth governance.
  6. To help microfinancing institutions to spread their reach.
Some also suggested that professional bodies like NASSCOM should play a more active role and help students in this matter, if they can go to them as a group. A friend also suggested that the big players could create a software foundation which would train and use the talent for open source projects which in-turn would benefit the industry.

I will write more about the reaction of the students and how we intend to take this forward. If you can come across more ideas, please keep them flowing. You can either write to me or leave it as a comment.

Monday, December 22, 2008

Wonders at "Wonder La"

We recently went out on a outing to "Wonder La!". It was awesome! Some pics from the show!!

Friday, August 29, 2008

"Small is beautiful" in Srilanka

STPI, Bangalore had arranged a meeting between the delegation of companies, the BOI, and the ICTA from Srilanka and the Bangalorean SME companies. I was quite impressed with the state of progress the companies are making in Srilanka. It was very refreshing to hear that working for an SME is a badge of honour and hence finding talent is much easier for the lankans. One of the CEOs among the Srilankan delegates even mentioned that they would like to stay small. This is something that exactly reverberates with my thoughts.

"Small is beautiful" or in Seth's words "Small is the new big". Don't get me wrong, I am all for growth. I just don't believe that growth is best described in number of people working in a company. That might be true in case of a services company where each employee is not just an employee but a resource (raw material or an engine in a sense) as well. I just believe that the growth especially in a product scenario should be determined in terms of the money you make, the value that you provide and the relationships that you build. When a team of potent people come together magic happens and great products come out. Usually that team is not in hundreds but more in the order of tens or even single digits.

Tuesday, August 05, 2008

We turned two

We turned two! Time just flies by... that exactly is what happens when you are doing stuff that you love. In this time we have grown from two to fourteen. We are busier than ever, working on some really cool prototypes that we think are "the next best thing to sliced bread!" I promise to post more as soon as I am allowed to open my mouth. In the meantime, here's a picture of us celebrating at Leela Palace.

Monday, January 07, 2008

We have moved

We have moved our operations to a new location further south.

The new address:
#30, 2nd Floor, 4th cross, 7th Block west,
Jayanagar, Bangalore - 560082

You can see us on the wikimapia here.