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Our Beneficiaries are at The Center of All Our Efforts: CEO, Akshaya Patra Foundation
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Our Beneficiaries are at The Center of All Our Efforts: CEO, Akshaya Patra Foundation

It is a proud moment for an organization when its name becomes synonymous with a particular initiative that is focused on creating a positive impact in society. The same has been the case with The Akshaya Patra Foundation. From serving just 1,500 children in 5 schools in 2000 to millions of children through its over 52 kitchens across across 12 States & 2 Union Territories of India, the Foundation strives to eliminate classroom hunger by implementing the Mid-Day Meal Scheme in government schools and government-aided schools. Mr. Shridhar Venkat, CEO - The Akshaya Foundation The Akshaya Patra Foundation recently launched the Happiness Kit initiative that has resulted in over 9 million meal servings so far. Mr. Shridhar Venkat, CEO - The Akshaya Foundation talks to Media...
Online Learning and e-Assessment: The Only Way to Ensure Continuity in Learning
Education, Interviews

Online Learning and e-Assessment: The Only Way to Ensure Continuity in Learning

Over the last few months, as the COVID 19 pandemic took the world hostage, it brought almost everything to a grinding halt. This impacted businesses in almost all sectors negatively worldwide, but it has also given a push to EdTech companies simultaneously, due to the school and university closures. Imparting education digitally must also be facilitated with robust e-assessment or digital assessment solutions. Mr. Karan Gupta, Co-founder at AssessPrep shares his insight on e-assessment and how AssessPrep is changing the e-assessment landscape through its assessment platforms. Read is what he has to say. Tell us about AssessPrep and how it is transforming the examination processes through its e-assessment platforms. AssessPrep is an advanced, end to end e-assessment platfor...
Price Sensitivity in India is a Significant Challenge: Brad Rosairo
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Price Sensitivity in India is a Significant Challenge: Brad Rosairo

The ongoing Coronavirus pandemic has forced businesses to look for solution focused at migrating users and data to the cloud. Majority of enterprises have either migrated to the cloud platforms or are in the process of the same. The demand for Saas software has seen a considerable increase and there are plenty of players competing with each other to tap the Indian market. Mr. Brad Rosairo, Director of business development in Asia Pacific region, BitTitan talks to MediaCatalyst about BitTitan and the Indian market. Read what he has to say. What are the different solutions that BitTitan, as a SaaS software company, provides? BitTitan is the developer of MigrationWiz®, the industry-leading SaaS solution for mailbox, document, public-folder, and Microsoft Teams migrations bet...
Gyan Dairy Expands its Portfolio with Indian Sweets
FMCG, Interviews

Gyan Dairy Expands its Portfolio with Indian Sweets

Gyan Dairy, the leading manufacturer and supplier of milk products in the North Indian state of Uttar Pradesh has been very dynamic in acquiring the dairy market in the region and fast-paced with its expansion plans. It boasts of a diverse portfolio of 17 delightfully fresh, pure, and delicious dairy products, prepared using the milk supplied directly by 100,000+ dairy farmers. Mr. Jai Agarwal, Managing Director and Mr. Anuj Agarwal, Managing Director - Gyan Dairy Recently, the dairy brand launched a campaign 'Vishwaas se bhara' with the Faridkot band. Mr. Jai Agarwal and Mr. Anuj Agarwal, Managing Directors, Gyan Dairy standing tall and holding the success of the brand have been given the credit for the campaign. Read what they have to say. Tell us a little about your campaig...
Baazi Games Paves the Way for Online Gaming in India
Entertainment, Interviews

Baazi Games Paves the Way for Online Gaming in India

Indian online gaming industry has seen unprecedented growth in the last few years and has been estimated to grow further at a CAGR of 22.1 percent between FY18-23. The proliferation of low-cost smartphones and high-speed internet facilities amongst the urban and rural population is one of the major growth drivers. Real money games have started penetrating the Indian market and have seen the entry of several industry players. Navkiran Singh, Founder & CEO at Baazi Games chats with MediaCatalyst. Here is what he has to say. What is Baazi Games all about and how has the journey been so far? Baazi Games is a disruptive entity in India’s nascent online gaming industry, that was launched in the year 2014 to make online gaming as rewarding as it is entertaining. Our constant ...
Medical R&D in India Lacks Government Support: Dr. KM Cherian
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Medical R&D in India Lacks Government Support: Dr. KM Cherian

Cardiovascular diseases (CVDs) have always been a major concern. One in 4 deaths in India is attributed to CVDs. This concern has considerably increased because of the effect COVID-19 has on lungs and other cardiovascular complications even after the recovery of COVID-19 infected patients. Dr. KM Cherian, the man who performed India's first Bypass Surgery, talks to MediaCatalyst about the impacts of COVID-19. With innate talent and a passion to save lives, Dr. Cherian has also pioneered the first heart transplant in India after the legislation of Brain Death, the first bilateral lung transplant, the first Pediatric Heart transplant, the first Auto transplant, and the first Heart and Lung transplant. With phenomenal experience and far-sightedness, he is the first and only Indian mem...
Access to Formal Credit Still Not Available to Students in India: CEO, mPokket
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Access to Formal Credit Still Not Available to Students in India: CEO, mPokket

As a student or young professional, almost everyone has sought peer-to-peer financial help, particularly in India wherein formal credit to students does not exist till date. Mr. Gaurav Jalan saw this as an opportunity with great growth potential and went ahead to establish mPokket to address this credit gap for students and working professionals. Mr. Jalan talks to MediaCatalyst about mPokket's journey and business model. Here are the excerpts from the interaction with Mr. Jalan, CEO and founder, mPokket. What's the inspiration behind mPokket? Tell us a bit about mPokket's journey. mPokket was created to help those excluded from the traditional financial system to obtain credit. The inspiration came from my life experience. Even as a foreigner and a fresh college student i...
Clearer Policy Formation is Needed for Transition to e-Mobility in India: Co-founders, Repos Energy
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Clearer Policy Formation is Needed for Transition to e-Mobility in India: Co-founders, Repos Energy

The talks about e-mobility has considerably increased in the last couple of years. The governments across globe are trying their best to promote e-mobility and in the process, incentivizing the adoption of electric vehicles. However, when we look at the current scenerio in India, forget about electric, a major part of rural India, even today, does not have easy access to energy fuels like diesel and petrol. The Indian Oil Marketing companies recently invited an Expression of Interest (EoI) from startups to enroll as FuelEnts thereby facilitating the delivery of diesel at doorstep. In the process, Repos Energy, a startup owned by a Pune-based young couple, is changing the game of diesel distribution in India by creating an ecosystem of not just IoT but manufacturing of mobile petrol pum...
Content Creators are The Real Celebrities: CEO, Mad Influence
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Content Creators are The Real Celebrities: CEO, Mad Influence

With the widespread use of internet and emergence of social media, the world has been much more connected. It has revolutionized the way humans interact and communicate. Now, the communication happens at a lightening fast speed with the capacity to influence societies and businesses like no one has ever thought before. This has resulted in the emergence of a new era of social media influencers and the rise of influencer marketing platform. CEO & Founder of Mad Influence, Mr. Gautam Madhavan talks to MediaCatalyst about emergence of Mad Influence as a leading influencer marketing platforms and the recent trends. Here are the excerpts from the interaction: Mad Influence works with over 10000+ Influencers across India. How has the journey of Mad Influence started? I was t...
Developing Robust Financial System is the Key to Success: CEO – Faustus Advisory
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Developing Robust Financial System is the Key to Success: CEO – Faustus Advisory

Start-ups, especially first generation entrepreneurs require constant support in establishing a successful businesses. At an early stage, when businesses have limited resources at their disposal and are competing with large enterprises backed by business tycoons, getting support from experienced advisors is important. It not only helps in checking and improving the entire business process but also in creating right business models. Human Resources are critical to any business and hiring an experienced professional sometimes may cost huge to start-ups, particularly those looking for getting financial supports at different stages of business lifecycle. Faustus Advisory, founded by Mr. Siba Panda is an organization working to ensure start-ups and entrepreneurs success. In an exclu...