Monthly Archives: October 2008

Interesting posts about Social Media

Here are some great posts from blogs I follow on Google reader and what they are talking about social media.

The HR Professionals Community grows

The HR Professional’s community that I started now has around 450 people. If you’re in HR, or know HR people in India looking for a community to connect with, tell them ūüėÄ !

Vincent Wright renames Blog Social Media Consortium

Got a mail from Vincent Wright, uber networker, that the erstwhile Why Keep Strong blog, (to which I am an occasional contributor) is now Social Media Consortium.

As Vincent notes:

The Social Media Consortium seeks, finds, and shares news, views, and¬†opinions about very well-established as well as very, very new¬†products and services in “Social Media!”

We are actively looking for co-bloggers and co-moderators to participate with us in bringing social media news to our growing list of subscribers.

So if you’re interested, do let Vincent know. (via Twitter)

Vote for Parichay as the Hottest Startup

This is a great cause folks. A social venture that seeks to revive local artforms and crafts for a profitable cause, Parichay needs your vote at the Tata NEN Hottest Startup awards.

Your vote may help them getting the publicity – and mentoring/ funding!

Parichay is a for-profit-social-venture reviving/promoting artforms/crafts that are nearly extinct due to lack of innovation and market-interface.The venture has been started by 2 XLRI students (Vikas Sharma and Siddharth Shah) while pursuing their regular BM course. 

They provide a more sustainable, non-migratory livelihood to our rural/tribal artisans. Parichay involves modern-professional designers to produce contemporary high utility products that address customer’s needs and create a regular sale-cycle. The USP at PARICHAY is the Fusion Art where various art forms are fused together to make a perfect blend and give a high perceived value product. To implement their plans they have established their first Design and Learning Center at Jamshedpur (housing six craft studios, Sales outlet and accommodation) which is first-of-its-kind in Jharkhand.¬†

Parichay¬†inaugurated their “Design & Learning Center” for the rural/tribal artisans yesterday, and was covered in The Telegraph and Financial Express

Method 1: Online voting: Please visit the link as highlighted in blue for PARICHAY @ TATA NEN Hottest startups!

This link takes the visitor to our venture page directly and you can vote by registering on the website (the registration process is really short)

Method 2:
 The other more convenient method is using sms:

Type HOT<space>504 and send to 56767

Rashmi Bansal’s book “Stay Hungry Stay Foolish”

Was there at Landmark Gurgaon for the book launch and panel discussion on entrepreneurship that followed.

The full report with pics is here . People in the panel were Rashmi, Sunil Handa, Shantanu Prakash and Sanjeev Bikhchandani.

 (update: Oh glorious day, Rashmi thought it was a great report!)

Read more about the book here.