“A brand should speak to the customer at an emotional level”, says Abhipraya Kaviratna, AVP Marketing, MakeMyHome.com

In Conversation with Abhipraya Kaviratna, AVP Marketing, MakeMyHome.com Please tell us a little about your professional & academic background.Can you also brief us about your role in your current organization? I started my professional journey straight after my graduation with Vodafone (then Orange) and was associated with them in Customer Service for 2.5 years between

“Analytical skills are very important today with the preponderance of digital channels”, says Vedanarayanan Vedantham, Head of Marketing, Stayzilla

In conversation with Vedanarayanan Vedantham, Head of Marketing, Stayzilla Please tell us a little about your professional & academic background. Can you also brief us about your role in your current organization? I am an engineer + b-school grad from SPJIMR, Mumbai. Dabbled with financial services consulting & product management before getting bitten by the

HR Chronicles- “Hiring for future is the Key”, says Pawas Anand, Senior HR Leader

HR Chronicles- In conversation with Pawas Anand, Senior HR Leader Can you give an example of how HR has been important to the bottom line? No specific example but few thoughts. Hire for future, which is the key. HR leaders should understand the business intricacies and then propose a talent strategy, which now days, I

“Makaan.com is the leader and go to destination on mobile”, says Sailesh Chaudhary, Senior Product Manager, Makaan.com

Young Achievers- In conversation with Sailesh Chaudhary, Senior Product Manager, Makaan.com Please tell us about your professional & academic background. Can you also brief us about your role in your current organization? A software engineering background armed with an MBA degree from Great Lakes, Chennai, made me choose the internet product domain. I started my

“An optimal Business Mix balances between growth and profitability dimensions”, says Harshvardhan Singh Chauhan, Group Business Strategist, Godrej

In conversation with Harshvardhan Singh Chauhan, Group Business Strategist, Godrej Please tell us about your professional & academic background. Can you also brief us about your role in your current organization? Academically, I have done my Bachelors in Technology in Computer Science Engineering from Jaypee Institute of Information Technology (JIIT). Thereafter, I pursued a Masters in Business

Learn & Grow- Build the career that matters to you

Steve Jobs once said- “The only way to do great work is to love what you do. If you haven’t found it yet, keep looking. Don’t settle. As with all matters of the heart, you’ll know when you find it.” As a leader in your field, you may have already reached your professional goals to

“Conferences and Seminars are going to become the most effective training and networking platform”, says Nitesh Naveen, Co-founder & CEO, UNICOM Learning

In conversation with Nitesh Naveen, Co-founder & CEO, UNICOM Learning How and when did you feel the need to start UNICOM learning? Was it based on a personal experience or did you simply see it as an existing gap in the market? I am passionate about building communities and platforms to share knowledge and this

“Eventually end to end business operations and strategy of a vertical or horizontal becomes your R&R”, says Amrita Kaushik, Product Manager, eBay

Young Achievers – In conversation with Amrita Kaushik, Product Manager, eBay Please tell us about your professional & academic background. Can you also brief us about your role in your current organization? I have an engineering + MBA background. I did my engineering from NIT Bhopal and worked as both developer and tester for over

E-Comm, E-Comm everywhere, not a shop to see!

“E-Comm, E-Comm everywhere, not a shop to see” would have been the words of Samuel Taylor Coleridge, had he been born in present day India. The pace at which the Indian E-Commerce Sector is growing is awe-inspiring but then there is just half a word difference between awe-some and awe-full. With over 500 registered E-Commerce

“We engage influencers of each brand to drive awareness”, says Lokesh Vishwakarma, Area Sales Manager, Pidilite Industries

In conversation with Lokesh Vishwakarma, Area Sales Manager, Pidilite Industries Please tell us a little about your professional & academic background. Can you also brief us about your role in your current organization? Post my graduation in IT from KC College, Mumbai, I completed my PGDM from Welingkar Institute of Management, Mumbai. I have had

“We plan to be India’s largest car rental company in the next 5 years”, says Gaurav Aggarwal, Founder & CEO, Savaari Car Rentals

Coffee with the CEO – In conversation with Gaurav Aggarwal, Founder & CEO, Savaari Car Rentals How and when did you feel the need to start Savaari? Was it based on a personal experience or did you simply see it as an existing gap in the market? It was in 2006 when I was traveling

Young Achievers – Prateek Singla, Product Manager at Shopclues.com

In conversation with Prateek Singla, Product Manager at Shopclues.com Please tell us a little about your professional & academic background. Can you also brief us about your role in your current organization? I completed by B.Tech in Electronics and Communication from VIT, Vellore in 2009 .Through campus placement, I was hired to work with Infosys,

“We are now India’s largest mobile couponing portal”, says Anisha Singh, Founder and CEO, mydala.com

Coffee with the CEO – In conversation with Anisha Singh, Founder and CEO, mydala.com How and when did you feel the need to start mydala.com? Was it based on a personal experience or did you simply see it as an existing gap in the market? mydala is actually my second company. My first company does

Young Achievers – Subramanian Kalpathi, Consultant at People Business

In conversation with Subramanian Kalpathi, Consultant at People Business Please tell us a little about your professional & academic background. Can you also brief us about your role in your current organization? I am an Engineer from SIES GST Mumbai and an MBA from LIBA. I was the best outgoing student at LIBA and was

“As a leader you set the culture for the business”, says Rahul Choudhary, Vice President & Head – Retail Products, Axis Bank

In conversation with Rahul Choudhary, Vice President & Head – Retail Products, Axis Bank What does a typical work day in your life look like? 7:00 AM: Stop snoozing and drag myself out of bed, shower and read the morning paper. Scout the ads for any competitor ads and read the industry and competitor news

“Flexibility and multi-tasking abilities are critical skills for a Finance professional”, says Bharat Jain, Manager – Equity Research, CRISIL

In conversation with Bharat Jain, Manager – Equity Research, CRISIL What does a typical work day in your life look like? At the moment, to be honest, any work day is not typical. However, what could be typical is some of the qualities each work day brings along with them and those are challenges, newness,

“We pioneered the marketplace model in India”, says Sanjay Sethi, CEO and Co-founder, ShopClues.com

Coffee with the CEO – In conversation with Sanjay Sethi, CEO and Co-founder, ShopClues.com Where do you wish to take ShopClues.com in the next five years? What is your vision for the company? ShopClues is a technology company that happens to be in the business of retail. So, our vision was to create a robust

Young Achievers – Meenal Relekar, Sr. Brand Manager at Mahindra & Mahindra

In conversation with Meenal Relekar, Sr. Brand Manager at Mahindra & Mahindra Please tell us about your professional & academic background. Also, it would be great if you could brief us about your role in your current organization? Explore, Experiment and Enjoy is what I believe and firmly follow… Like most of the studious students,

Young Achievers – Pankaj Baid, Equity Research Analyst, CRISIL

In conversation with Pankaj Baid, Equity Research Analyst, CRISIL What does a typical work day in your life look like? Well, my typical work day includes a mix of some regular and non-regular activities. I start off with some regular activities that include publishing material/news flow on sectors of coverage and updating our regular valuation

Young Achievers – Nidhi Minj, Senior Marketing Manager, Bharti Airtel

In conversation with Nidhi Minj, Senior Marketing Manager, Bharti Airtel Please tell us about your professional & academic background. Can you also brief us about your role in your current organization? I completed my MBA from IIFT Delhi in 2007 and joined Airtel straight from campus as a part of the Young Leader Program. Placement