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Ashish K. Mishra

Ashish K. Mishra
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The allure of anonymity

The anonymous don’t mince words. They know only too well that they will be heard. And appreciated.“I don’t know if people believe what I say or not but they do like what I say,” it says. “And that is because people like to hear what they believe in and connect instantly when you serve them with that. There are...

Faasos: Set the flame to high burn

Whichever kitchen Faasos is working out of, it is not smelling good. The company has been around a long time now, and it has been trying a whole host of things. It has got some marquee investors: Sequoia, Lightbox, Ru-Net South Asia, Beenext, RB Investments and Anand Lunia (Partner at IndiaQuotient). But the stuff Faasos is selling, food and...

Of Ratan Tata, YourStory and the Media

2016 was a terrible year for media globally. And 2017 might be even worse. Things haven't been looking up in India. It’s only February and the Kolkata-headquartered ABP group is reported to have laid off anywhere between 300 to 700 employees.But far away from Kolkata, in Bengaluru, there are silver linings.Because YourStory Media Private Limited has raised a fairly...

QuikrCars and the Hitchhiker’s Guide to a Business Model

The most striking thing about QuikrCars is how ancient and me too its business model is. Despite Ranveer Singh.To appreciate this, you must pore over, in absolute minute detail, the various avenues through which QuikrCars is hoping to make money. Simply, follow the money. Up front, let’s kick free listings out the door. Their presence serves a simple...

Introducing Nikita

For a while now, we had been looking for a person to take charge of social media for The Ken. Well, we've finally found the right person for the job. Allow me to introduce you to Nikita Takkar. In her last assignment, Nikita spent a few months at Network18. Prior to that, she was at Columbia University Graduate School...

Tiger, not Toger

We'll be the first ones to say this. Mistakes in stories suck. More when readers point it out. We are indebted to a lot of you; you've been patient with us and pointed out errors; Hey Tiger is Tiger, not Toger. Guys, you might want to check the spelling of advertiesement. It is wrong in a couple of places....

On the subject of Money. Raising and making some

Two questions are important. How do you convince people in India and abroad to give you money for your fund? And after you are done with that, how do you make money? For yourself and your investors.If you’ve ever done either of these tasks before, you’d have a rich experience — stories to tell — of the people you’ve...

2017, people and promise

Happy 2017 folks. Live well. And prosper.It is going to be a busy Monday so very quickly some news from The Ken. We are glad to announce the addition of two more people to the team. Let me introduce them. First, Ruhi Kandhari. Ruhi started writing news features a decade ago. Born and raised in Delhi, she has written for...

The YourStory so far

It will be fair to say that reporting on media companies doesn’t happen a lot in India. There is no justification why that should be the case. It is stating the obvious but then it must be said, again and again, till the point is driven home -- Internet has been disruptive for the media business. More number of...

Foodpanda: No secret ingredient

Think of Foodpanda as the last bastion of Rocket Internet in India. Its journey in the country, so far, can be summed up in three parts: A. Setting up brouhaha and enthusiasm of being able to order food from a couch. B. Mismanagement, lack of process and unethical practices. C. Change in guard to bring in some sanity.Company...

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