Destination Kerala Award 2018

Navalt wins the “Startup of the Year” award initiated by Destination Kerala in the ceremony held on 16 Feb, 2018 at Crowne Plaza, Kochi. The award received from: Shri Adeeb Ahamed, Shri. K. Ganesh, Dr. Saji Gopinath, Dr. ChristyFernandez, Shri RajeshNair.  

Global Cleantech Open, Los Angeles

It was a pleasant surprise when we were called out as the winner in the Renewable Energy category in the Global Cleantech Open awards for innovative startups. GCIP is global cleantech innovation program. The GCIP programme of United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO). In India, the programme has been designed to identify innovations in the area…

KEY Summit 2018

I had an opportunity to talk about my entrepreneurial journey during the KEY Summit at Tagore theatre, Thiruvananthapuram.  It was a great experience since the Q&A was very lively.  Check out the video.  

Govt. Has No Business to Run Temples

Clear “Secular” Govt. has no business to run temple sand loot money from it. Read up why it is the case. The recent case on communist govt. take over of Sri. Parthasarathy temple in Guruvayoor. Videos to watch: Freeing Hindu Temples from Govt. Control – J Sai Deepak, Srijan Foundation Useful articles to read: Bringing…

Hello Tomorrow 2017

Paris, on 26th Oct was tough time with two pitches back to back and that too having to arrive late because of flight from NewYork getting late. However at the end of it, it was a great pitch and the only reason we would not win is because others were better and nothing to do…

Silicon Valley Trek 2017

I was one of the fortunate five who were selected as the five winners of Action for India fellowship for the Silicon Valley Trek challenge held in New Delhi this January. Finally we started our journey and landed on 14th October. I came a day early thinking jet lag might hit me, but it did…

Against Ban on Crackers during Diwali

Pro-voices This kid gives good class which probably SC judges can attend and learn something. Diwali Cracker Ban: When pseudoscience guided decision-making (India facts)  – http://indiafacts.org/cracker-ban-pseudoscience-guided-decision-making/ It is time Celebrities stop telling us how to lead our lives! (India facts) – http://indiafacts.org/time-celebrities-stop-telling-us-lead-lives/ Delhi firecracker ban had no impact, say studies (The Hindu) – http://www.thehindu.com/news/cities/Delhi/delhi-firecracker-ban-had-no-impact-say-studies/article19919649.ece Delhi has to stop…

Gunpowder invented in India

Military Transition in Early Modern Asia, 1400-1750: Cavalry, Guns, Government and Ships’ by Kaushik Roy.   Chemical warfare in Ancient India by Vaman R. Kokatnur J. Chem. Educ., 1948, 25 (5), p 268

Villains of Diwali Crackers Ban

Supreme Court has in the recent times giving judgements what one would call judicial overreach especially when it comes to restrictions on Hindu traditions and practices. The recent ban on crackers in Diwali is no exception, especially when there is no evidence to point to the effect. The court is infiltrated by lot of judges,…

How Dan Brown Lost support from Indians?

The latest thriller from Dan Brown, Origin, though not as effective as some of his previous books, is a good read. I always thought he did some good research before writing his novels, but in this one he lost his credibility, at least from  20% of humanity, i.e., people from India. Two mistakes: Giving credit…

Sometimes Actors Talk Sense

I was very impressed when Nawazuddin Siddiqui (also happen to be a rare person who can act in Hindi movie industry) took a stand, an unpopular one, to criticise his fellow celebrities (a.k.a morons). His statement reads as follows, “So much of fairness cream is consumed in our society, and it’s being promoted by well-off,…