Many aspiring entrepreneurs have often complained of not coming up with an idea for startup. So what are some of the key options that are available for them when they have simply not got any idea what to startup. There are a couple of options that they can explore to their benefit. This post will discuss a few of them.

But there is a very important thing that all aspiring entrepreneurs must remember and that is to bust the myth of the “Golden Idea“, too many people waste their entire life waiting for a golden idea that never came. In fact, there is nothing like a golden idea – it is basically an idea which you were able to develop uniquely.

When Facebook entered the scene, there were a lot of other social networking websites as well. Mark Zuckerberg would not really call his website a Golden Idea because 1) There was no sure chance it would succeed, 2) There were already a few other social networking sites on the internet.

Now that we have that out of the way, lets explore what an aspiring entrepreneur can do while he waits for inspirational idea to come to him.

Work for another startup

This is the most fruitful way an aspiring entrepreneur can invest his time. Working in a startup environment is very stimulating and a person also begins to acknowledge the problems and various obstacles that it faces. It is very different from working for an established and organized company.

Experience from working for another startup can be used when you begin your own. And meanwhile, it is the best way to invest your time.

Start making connections

A few months earlier I had written a post on the “big deal about being connected“, and I would advise you to go through it.

I think in the time before you get “inspired” it would be very useful in the long run if you start knowing and meeting people in the industry/service that you would like to venture into later. The more people you know there is better chance of help and advice for you. And the article link I have provided above would be useful to know more.

And as we have all been taught, the best time to ask for support and connections is when you don’t really need them.

Begin absorbing knowledge

While meeting and knowing people is a great way for you to invest time. Aspiring entrepreneurs can also start developing skills and learning more – this can be through Startup meets, Hackathons and other social events where you can connect with other like minded crowd as well as listen to many expert speakers in that field.


Caterina Fake is among the top female internet entrepreneurs today. This article is an entrepreneur profile about Flickr Co-Founder Caterina Fake. Caterina Fake co-founded Flickr with partner Stewart Butterfield. I am sure most of you know what Flickr is! But for those of you who don’t know about it, Flickr is a popular image hosting and sharing site where people upload and share photographs. It was acquired by Yahoo in 2005. Flickr is currently the best photo management and sharing application in the world.


Caterina FakeCaterina Fake

Entrepreneur Profile:Caterina Fake

Industry: Internet Industry


  • Co-founder of
  • Fake is the co-founder of Hunch, a site that is building the “taste graph” of the internet
  • Board of Directors at Creative Commons
  • Chairman of the Board of Etsy

Education: Caterina Fake graduated from Choate Rosemary Hall, attended Smith College, and graduated from Vassar College in 1991.

Recognition: In 2006, she was named to the Time 100, Time Magazine’s list of the world’s 100 most influential people.

Current Occupation: Curently, Caterine Fake is a Founder Partner at Founder Collective, and advises many startups and new businesses.

For those of you who still have not got the hang of her surname yes, – “Fake” is her real name. It was anglicized from the German, “Feick” in the 1500s. Fake acquired its present meaning only in the 19th century

In today’s economy, people are always looking for ways to supplement their income. Starting a home-based business is one way to do that. In fact, if you play your cards right you may even be able to turn it into a full time job and ditch the commute. Of course, starting a business requires cash, which can be hard to come by. Following are a few suggestions on where you can get start-up funds for a home business.


The first step in starting a home business is to have a plan. Before attempting to raise funds for a business, know what the money will be used for. Set a goal and determine how you’re going to get there, then you’ll know how much you’re going to need to start the business and keep it running until the business can pay for itself.


Although most people won’t have the money for a start-up simply sitting in their savings account, using your own money is probably the best method of funding a home business. Dipping into a 401k or a Certificate of Deposit may impact your future, but not having to borrow the money may offset the loss of interest you would accrue by leaving the money in savings. Another possibility is to sell some of your assets, such as an extra vehicle or unused property. You’ll have to weigh the pros and cons and make the decision. If financing the business yourself is not an option, taking out a loan will be necessary.


If you don’t have the money to do it yourself, the most logical place to start is the bank you already deal with. If you have borrowed money from them previously and can demonstrate you have a chance of making the business show a profit, they’ll probably be willing to lend you the money. Of course, interest will have to be paid, and you’ll most likely have to provide collateral, such as taking out a mortgage or second mortgage to finance the business. If you don’t have a good credit record, the bank will be hesitant on taking a chance on you, which makes it difficult for first time borrowers or those with prior financial setbacks, such as a bankruptcy.


For most people, starting a home business taking out a loan of any sort is not their first choice. But in most cases it’s the only practical way of getting the business off the ground. Approaching a family member for a loan is a traditional method of getting a business started. The terms of a loan from a family member will undoubtedly be much more agreeable than with a bank or credit union. If you are fortunate enough to have a relative that has a lot of money they may be willing to lend you the start-up funds with a pay-me-when-you-can plan, which will ease the pressure of having to make ‘regular’ payments.


Receiving a government grant for a home-based business can be extremely difficult. They are available, but most government grants are geared toward not-for-profit organizations that provide a public service. If you believe your start-up will make you eligible for a grant, be extra careful in seeking them out because many times the offer you come across will be a scam. Sticking with a government website, such as for researching a grant is your best bet to ensure you’re dealing with the right source of government grant money. On a local level there may be programs available aimed at improving the community by providing funding for small businesses. These may be small business investment organizations or local government programs.


If you’ve exhausted all other possibilities, it may be time to think about using a credit card to finance your endeavor. Consider taking this route only if you’re absolutely sure or as sure as you can possibly be that your home business actually has the potential of becoming a viable business enterprise. Credit card rates can be exorbitant and interest can build quickly.

THE CURIOUS CASE OF RAHUL GANDHI Rahul Gandhi: “I feel ashamed to call myself
an INDIAN after seeing what has happened here in UP”. PLEASE DON’T BE ASHAMED OF U.P. YET Please don’t be ashamed of Uttar Pradesh yet. Congress ruled the State for the Ma…jority of the duration Pre Independence to Post Independence.. from 1939 to 1989 ( barring the Periods of Emergency.. Thanks to your Grand Mom Indira G. and a couple of transitional Governments) 8 out of the total 14 Prime Ministers of India have been from UP, 6 out of those 8 have been from Congress… I think your party had more than half a century and half a Dozen PM’s to build a State… The Reason Mulayam Singh, subsequently came to Power is because your party wasn’t exactly Gandhian in their dealings in the State.. So May be If you look at in totality the present chaos in UP is the outcome of the glorious leadership displayed by Congress in UP for about 50 years! So Please don’t feel ashamed as yet Dear Rahul.. For Mayawati is only using the Land Acquisition Bill which your party had itself used to LOOT the Farmers many times in the Past! WHY DIDN’T YOUR PARTY CHANGE THE BILL WHEN IT WAS IN POWER FOR SO LONG? Not that I Endorse what Mayawati is doing.. What Mayawati is doing is Unacceptable.. But the past actions of your party and your recent comments, puts a question mark on your INTENT and CONSISTENCY. YOU REALLY WANT TO FEEL ASHAMED But don’t be disappointed, I would give you ample reasons to feel ashamed… You really want to feel Ashamed..? First Ask Pranav Mukherjee, Why isn’t he giving the details of the account holders in the Swiss Banks. Ask your Mother, Who is impeding the Investigation against Hasan Ali? Ask her, Who got 60% Kickbacks in the 2G Scam ? Kalamdi is accused of a Few hundred Crores, Who Pocketed the Rest in the Common Wealth Games? Ask Praful Patel what he did to the Indian Airlines? Why did Air India let go of the Profitable Routes ? Why should the Tax Payer pay for the Air India losses, when you intend to eventually DIVEST IT ANYWAY!!! Also, You People can’t run an Airline Properly. How can we expect you to run the Nation? Ask Manmohan Singh. Why/What kept him quiet for so long? Are Kalmadi and A Raja are Scapegoats to save Big Names like Harshad Mehta was in the 1992 Stock Market Scandal ? Who let the BHOPAL GAS TRAGEDY Accused go Scot Free? ( 20,000 People died in that Tragedy) Who ordered the State Sponsored Massacre of SIKHS in 84? Please read more about, How Indira Gandhi pushed the Nation Under Emergency in 76-77, after the HC declared her election to Lok Sabha Void! (I bet She had utmost respect for DEMOCRACY and JUDICIARY and FREE PRESS) I guess you know the answers already. So My question is, Why the Double Standards in Judging Mayawati and members of your Family and Party? I condemn Mayawati. But Is She the only one you feel Ashamed for? What about the ones close to you? For their contribution to the Nation’s Misery is beyond comparison. You talk about the Land being taken away from the Farmers. How many Suicides have happened under your Parties Rule in Vidarbha ? Does that Not Ashame You ? THE 72,000 CRORE LOAN WAIVER Your Party gave those Farmers a 72,000 Crore Loan Waiver. Which didn’t even reach the Farmers by the way. So, Why don’t you focus on implementing the policies which your govt. has undertaken, instead of earning brownie points by trying to manufacture consent by bombarding us with pictures of having food with Poor Villagers…. You want to feel ashamed. You can feel ashamed for your Party taking CREDIT for DEBITING the Public Money (72,000 crores) from the Government Coffers and literally Wasting it… You want to feel ashamed.. Feel ashamed for that… WHY ONLY HIGHLIGHT THIS ARREST? Dear Rahul, to refresh your memory, you were arrested/detained by the FBI the BOSTON Airport in September 2001. You were carrying with you $ 1,60,000 in Cash. You couldn’t explain why you were carrying so much Cash. Incidentally He was with his Columbian girlfriend Veronique Cartelli, ALLEGEDLY, the Daughter of Drug Mafia. 9 HOURS he was kept at the Airport. Later then freed on the intervention of the then Prime Minister Mr.Vajpayee.. FBI filed an equivalent of an FIR in US and released him. When FBI was asked to divulge the information, by Right/Freedom to Information Activists about the reasons Rahul was arrested … FBI asked for a NO OBJECTION CERTIFICATE from Rahul Gandhi. So Subramaniyam Swami wrote a Letter to Rahul Gandhi, ” If you have NOTHING to HIDE, Give us the Permission” HE NEVER REPLIED! Why did that arrest not make Headlines Rahul? You could have gone to the Media and told, “I am ashamed to call myself an INDIAN?”. Or is it that, you only do like to highlight Symbolic Arrests (like in UP) and not Actual Arrests ( In BOSTON) Kindly Clarify….. In any case, you want to feel ashamed, Read Along… YOUR MOTHER’S SO CALLED SACRIFICE OF GIVING UP PRIME MINISTER SHIP in 2004. According to a Provision in the Citizenship Act. A Foreign National who becomes a Citizen of India, is bounded by the same restrictions, which an Indian would face, If he/she were to become a Citizen of Italy. (Condition based on principle of reciprocity) [READ ANNEXURE- 1&2] Now Since you can’t become a PM in Italy, Unless you are born there. Likewise an Italian Citizen can’t become Indian PM, unless He/She is not born here! Dr. SUBRAMANIYAM SWAMI (The Man who Exposed the 2G Scam) sent a letter to the PRESIDENT OF INDIA bringing the same to his Notice. [READ LETTER TO THE PRESIDENT IN ANNEXURE -3] PRESIDENT OF INDIA sent a letter to Sonia Gandhi to this effect, 3:30 PM, May 17th, 2004. Swearing Ceremony was scheduled for 5 PM the same Day. Manmohan Singh was brought in the Picture at the last moment to Save Face!! Rest of the SACRIFICE DRAMA which she choreographed was an EYE WASH!!! Infact Sonia Gandhi had sent, 340 letters, each signed by different MP to the PRESIDENT KALAM, supporting her candidacy for PM. One of those letters read, I Sonia Gandhi, elected Member from Rai Bareli, hereby propose Sonia Gandhi as Prime Minister. So SHE was Pretty INTERESTED! Until She came to know the Facts! So She didn’t make any Sacrifice, It so happens that SONIA GANDHI couldn’t have become the PM of INDIA that time. You could be Ashamed about that Dear Rahul!! One Credential Sonia G had, Even that was a HOAX! THINK ABOUT YOURSELF. You go to Harvard on Donation Quota. ( Hindujas Gave HARVARD 11 million dollars the same year, when Rajiv Gandhi was in Power) Then you are expelled in 3 Months/ You Dropped out in 3 Months…. ( Sadly Manmohan Singh wasn’t the Dean of Harvard that time, else you might have had a chance… Too Bad, there is only one Manmohan Singh!) Some Accounts say, You had to Drop out because of Rajiv Gandhi’s Assassination. May be, But Then Why did you go about lying about being Masters in Economics from Harvard .. before finally taking it off your Resume upon questioning by Dr. SUBRAMANIYAM SWAMI (The Gentlemen who exposed the 2G Scam) At St. Stephens.. You Fail the Hindi Exam. Hindi Exam!!! And you are representing the Biggest Hindi Speaking State of the Country? SONIA GANDHI’s EDUCATIONAL QUALIFICATIONS Sonia G gave a sworn affidavit as a Candidate that She Studied English at University of Cambridge [SEE ANNEXURE-6, 7_37a] According to Cambridge University, there is no such Student EVER! [ SEE ANNEXURE -7_39] Upon a Case by Dr. Subramaniyam Swami filed against her, She subsequently dropped the CAMBRIDGE CREDENTIAL from her Affidavit. Sonia Gandhi didn’t even pass High School. She is just 5th class Pass! In this sense, She shares a common Educational Background with her 2G Partner in Crime, Karunanidhi. You Fake your Educational Degree, Your Mother Fakes her Educational Degree. And then you go out saying, ” We want Educated Youth into Politics!” Letters sent by Dr. Swami to EC and then Speaker of Lok Sabha are in ANNEXURE 7_36 &7_35 RESPECTIVELY Contrast that with Gandhi Ji , who went to South Africa, Became a Barrister, on Merit, Left all that to work for South Africa, then for the Country…. WHY LIE ABOUT EDUCATIONAL CREDENTIALS? Not that Education is a Prerequisite for being a great Leader, but then you shouldn’t have lied about your qualifications! You could feel a little ashamed about Lying about your Educational Qualifications. You had your reasons I know, Because in India, WE RESPECT EDUCATION! But who cares about Education, When you are a Youth Icon!! YOUTH ICON You traveled in the Local Train for the first time at the Age of 38. You went to some Villages as a part of Election Campaign. And You won a Youth Icon!! … That’s why You are my Youth Icon. For 25 Million People travel by Train Everyday. You are the First Person to win a Youth Icon for boarding a Train. Thousands of Postmen go to remotest of Villages. None of them have yet gotten a Youth Icon. You were neither YOUNG Nor ICONIC! Still You became a Youth Icon beating Iconic and Younger Contenders like RAHUL DRAVID. Shakespeare said, What’s in a Name? Little did he knew, It’s all in the Name, Especially the Surname! Speaking of Surname, Sir DO YOU REALLY RESPECT GANDHI, OR IS IT JUST TO CASH IN ON THE GOODWILL OF MAHATMA? Because the Name on your Passport is RAUL VINCI. Not RAHUL GANDHI.. May be if you wrote your Surname as Gandhi, you would have experienced, what Gandhi feels like, LITERALLY ( Pun Intended) You People don’t seem to use Gandhi much, except when you are fighting Elections. ( There it makes complete sense). Imagine fighting elections by the Name Raul Vinci… It feels sadly Ironic, Gandhi Ji, who inspired Icons like Nelson Mandela ,Martin Luther King Jr. and John Lennon, across the world, Couldn’t inspire members of his party/ Nehru’s Family, who only seem to use his Surname for the purposes of FIGHTING ELECTIONS and conveniently use a different name on their PASSPORT. You use the name GANDHI at will and then say, ” Mujhe yeh YUVRAJ shabd Insulting lagta hai! Kyonki aaj Hindustan mein Democracy hai, aur is shabd ka koi matlab nahin hai! YUVRAJ, Itna hi Insulting lagta hai, to lad lo RAUL VINCI ke Naam se!!! Jin Kisano ke saath photo khinchate ho woh bhi isliye entertain karte hain ki GANDHI ho.. RAUL VINCI bol ke Jao… Ghar mein nahin ghusaenge!!! You could feel ashamed for your Double Standards. YOUTH INTO POLITICS. Now You want Youth to Join Politics. I say First you Join Politics. Because you haven’t Joined Politics. You have Joined a Family Business. First you Join Politics. Win an Election fighting as RAUL VINCI and Not Rahul Gandhi, then come and ask the youth and the Educated Brass for more involvement in Politics. Also till then, Please don’t give me examples of Sachin Pilot and Milind Deora and Naveen Jindal as youth who have joined Politics.. They are not Politicians. They Just happen to be Politicians. Much Like Abhishek Bachchan and other Star Sons are not Actors. They just happen to be Actors (For Obvious Reasons) So, We would appreciate if you stop requesting the Youth to Join Politics till you establish your credentials… WHY WE CAN’T JOIN POLITICS! Rahul Baba, Please understand, Your Father had a lot of money in your Family account ( in Swiss Bank) when he died. Ordinary Youth has to WORK FOR A LIVING. YOUR FAMILY just needs to NETWORK FOR A LIVING If our Father had left thousands of Crores with us, We might consider doing the same.. But we have to Work. Not just for ourselves. But also for you. So that we can pay 30% of our Income to the Govt. which can then be channelized to the Swiss Banks and your Personal Accounts under some Pseudo Names. So Rahul, Please don’t mind If the Youth doesn’t Join Politics. We are doing our best to fund your Election Campaigns and your Chopper Trips to the Villages. Somebody has to Earn the Money that Politicians Feed On. NO WONDER YOU ARE NOT GANDHI’S. YOU ARE SO CALLED GANDHI’S!! Air India, KG Gas Division, 2G, CWG, SWISS BANK Account Details… Hasan Ali, KGB., FBI Arrest.. You want to feel ashamed.. Feel Ashamed for what the First Family of Politics has been reduced to… A Money Laundering Enterprise. NO WONDER YOU ARE NOT GANDHI’S BY BLOOD. GANDHI is an adopted Name. For Indira didn’t marry Mahatma Gandhi’s Son. For even if you had one GENE OF GANDHI JI in your DNA. YOU WOULDN’T HAVE BEEN PLAGUED BY SUCH ‘POVERTY OF AMBITION’ ( Ambition of only EARNING MONEY) You really want to feel Ashamed. Feel Ashamed for what you ‘ SO CALLED GANDHI’S’ have done to MAHATMA’S Legacy.. I so wish GANDHI JI had Copyrighted his Name! Meanwhile, I would request Sonia Gandhi to change her name to $ONIA GANDHI, and you could replace the ‘R’ in RAHUL/RAUL by the New Rupee Symbol!!! RAUL VINCI : I am ashamed to call myself an Indian. Even we are ashamed to call you so! P.S: Popular Media is either bought or blackmailed, controlled to Manufacture Consent! My Guess is Social Media is still a Democratic Platform. (Now they are trying to put legislations to censor that too!!) Meanwhile, Let’s ask these questions, for we deserve some Answers. For we are all Gandhi’s. For Bapu is the Father of the Nation! To know more, Try looking for Dr. SUBRAMANIYAM SWAMI. He is the reason today 2G SCAM is being Investigated!!!


Posted: February 19, 2011 in coding, eVEntS, FOSS

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Posted: January 24, 2011 in COMPutinG, FOSS

School OS is complete and fully functional operating system based on the Gnome window managers and powered by the popular Ubuntu Linux Distribution but It is MonoFree. School OS Comes with Live DVD which specially made for Indian students. SchoolOS is joint collaboration of NCERT , IIT Delhi and Knowledge Commons.





  • Live DVD containing lots of Software Applications, See complete list of applications
  • Contains Indian fonts and Interface
  • DVD contains mannuals on various applications



Posted: January 24, 2011 in COMPutinG, eVEntS, FOSS


9 – 13 March

The KDE® Community is an international technology team dedicated towards creating a free and user-friendly computing experience.

KDE-India is a group of volunteers who are a part of this community, and have been meeting up at various FOSS events in India and abroad. Over the last few years, there has been a substantial increase in contributions to KDE from India to various avenues like coding, localization, marketing, website/infrastructure maintenance etc. There has also been a lot of contributions as a part of programmes like Google Summer of Code and Season of KDE.


Posted: January 24, 2011 in eVEntS

Model United Nations (also Model UN or MUN) is an academic simulation of the United Nations that aims to educate participants about civics, current events, effective communication, globalization and multilateral diplomacy. In standard Model UN, students take on roles as diplomats and participate in a simulated session of an intergovernmental organization (IGO). Participants research a country, take on roles as diplomats, investigate international issues, debate, deliberate, consult, and then develop solutions to world problems. BITSMUN is the annual Birla Institute of Technology & Science Pilani Model United Nations held at the BITS Pilani KK Birla Goa Campus as a part of QUARK, an annual technical festival.


Posted: January 24, 2011 in eVEntS

Quark is the annual technical and innovation festival held in and by BITS, Pilani – K. K. Birla Goa campus. The objective of Quark is to provide a platform for the best minds in the country to showcase their talent and ingenuity. It aims at motivating students from different disciplines to come together and share the mutual enthusiasm & love in science, technology, management & humanities. It is a platform for the most ingenious minds in the country to showcase their talent.


Thiruvananthapuram, Jan 23 (PTI) Indian IT sector seems to have come back to its record-breaking hiring days, with a top industry player Infosys projecting up to 1.8 lakh employees being hired by the five largest companies alone this year.

“Growth is back and most companies are hiring in large numbers again. The top five companies are estimated to hire 1,60,000 to 1,80,000 new employees in the next 12 months,” Infosys CEO Kris Gopalakrishnan said here.

Such large-scale hiring activities were last witnessed in 2007 by Indian IT companies, after which they had to cut back on hiring and even prune their existing headcount to cope up with the economic slowdown.

“In 2008, the industry saw growth coming down to single digit. Most IT companies stopped hiring employees and stopped expanding,” Gopalakrishnan said at a discussion on ”sustainable Development Strategies” organised by College of Architecture here last evening.

Gopalakrishnan said that the growth was now back in the sector and the companies were expanding their headcount.

He further said, “the IT industry has grown fast over the last 15 years. For example, the industry had about 1.50 lakh employees in 1993, around five lakh employees in 1999 and today, the industry employs around 2 million employees.” The highest-ever hiring in the IT space was seen in 2007, when more than four lakh jobs were created in Indian IT space by all the companies together.

After that, the hiring fell to 2.5 lakh people in 2008 and further to 1.5 lakh in 2009 and then just above one lakh in 2010.

Industry estimates suggest that the overall hiring in India by all the IT companies together during 2011 could exceed or at least match the levels of 2007.

Besides Indian IT firms, global giants like IBM, Accenture and HP have also been hiring aggressively in the country in the past.

Gopalakrishnan said that multinational corporations were also looking to India to expand their markets and to create back office function and many of them are looking at Tier II and III cities to expand.

Emphasising the significance of infrastructure development in growth of these cities, he said an effective mechanism is essential to implement various development strategies.

“Industry bodies, relevant NGOs, civic bodies must all have a role to play. For example, industry bodies will be able to mobilise participation by experts. Industry will be able to provide project and programme management expertise. Civic leaders will be able to mobilise public opinion.

Thus I believe there is a higher chance of the initiatives getting implemented,” Gopalakrishnan said.