2018 : Year End Review and 2019 Trends

2018 : Year End Review and 2019 Trends

This article was written while working for T-Hub

We are now at the end of 2018, and it has been an extraordinary year for technology entrepreneurs, and of course, the Indian ecosystem has much to rejoice about. Sure, there were some lows, but the highs outweighed them as the startups made some big moves. Whether it be cutting-edge developments in Artificial Intelligence and IoT, or bureaucratic and industrial standards for data privacy and security, 2018 had it all. Plenty of technologies that were primarily 'buzzwords' in 2017, matured in 2018, with greater stability and broader appeal.

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Winning Customers Online - The Hyperlocal Approach

Winning Customers Online - The Hyperlocal Approach

This article was written while working for T-Hub

The Indian e-commerce space is touted to be worth $200 Billion by 2026. With an immense market potential, it's not a surprise that an unproportionally large number of Indian startups are in the e-commerce sphere. Though a much more dismal fact is that a significant proportion of these startups shut shop within the first few years of starting out. Common reasons cited for these failures include:

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A Psychological Crisis of Extremes

A Psychological Crisis of Extremes

Millennials are amongst the most depressed generations in recorded human history. Don’t take my word for it, search for yourself, but the fact largely stands. Reports published in the BBC, Psychology Today, Vogue and various other sources hold consensus. In this article, I discuss a theory that attempts to explain this rather unfortunate and curious phenomenon. Its called a crisis of extremes.

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The Indian Banking Crisis

The Indian Banking Crisis

This article was written while working for T-Hub

Abstract

This article aims to analyse the current Indian Banking Crisis due to non-performing assets of corporate defaulters, identify the motivation and cause for the gradual increase in the number of defaulters for NPAs in India, and suggest possible remedies and changes to alleviate the present situation.

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An Overview of the AgriTech Sector

An Overview of the AgriTech Sector

This article was written while working for T-Hub

An Introduction to the Agricultural Scene of India

Agriculture has been a very crucial and huge operational space that directly affects more than 250 million cultivators and agricultural labourers. More than 58% of rural population depend solely on agriculture as their means of livelihood. It plays a very important role in India’ economy.

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10 Takeaways from the UK

10 Takeaways from the UK

A generation has grown up with ‘Wanderlust’ posters on their wall, ‘Carpe Diem’ wallpapers and a shallow love for YOLO. I am no exception. So when the opportunity presented itself to publish a paper in a summer conference at the University of York, I put my heart and soul into making it happen. I thank my lucky stars that it did.

I sincerely do not want to make this read a bore, so here are 10 pictures that sum it all up:

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Subtle Art of De-MOSS-ing

Ever since it’s introduction in 1994, Stanford’s MOSS, or Measure of Software Similarity, has been an integral part of programming classes worldwide to detect plagiarism in coding assignments. It’s an effective measure, a good system, but, it’s not perfect.

Stanford’s MOSS is beatable.

In this article, I aim to accumulate all knows techniques of beating MOSS, summarise knowledge from various sources, and bring it all together in one place. Though I would like to clarify that (most) assignments are an integral part of learning and this article has been written solely to satiate academic curiosity.

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Why Bitcoin Failed

Why Bitcoin Failed

This article was written while working for T-Hub

In the aftermath of the 2008 Global Economic Crisis, Bitcoin started as a novel idea, to setup a new financial ecosystem that eliminates middlemen and gives transaction powers directly into the hands of the masses. Anonymous, instantaneous transactions with universal acceptability were the goals of Bitcoin.

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What is it Like to be at IIIT Hyderabad?

What is it Like to be at IIIT Hyderabad?

I was recently asked to answer this question on Quora, am posting it here for the interested. You can check out the answer on quora here.{:target=”_blank”}

I believe the experience is very different for different people, depending largely on your own personality and world view. Though there are commonalities that I’ve attempted to sum up in the following points.

Academics:
It’s rigourous. More so than any college I know of. But in no way unmanageable, or a burden that doesn’t let you enjoy your college life. You learn to appreciate the thorough curriculum when you realise how far ahead you actually are compared to your peers.

Research:
No institution that I’ve been to (I’ve been to plenty, IIT B, D, M included) comes close to the quality of research being undertaken in Computer Science at the undergrad level. Period. And if you, like me, end up enjoying research work, this place is love.

Extra-Curricular:
There’s a plethora of active clubs that organise frequent meets, workshops, activities, if you’re interested in something, you are sure to find a community that shares your interest. Whether it be adventure trips, music, football or movies. Do checkout the @IIIT-H Facebook groups.

College Life:
The campus is located in the heart of HITEC city, there are tons of restaurants, bars, malls, movies, things to do in a ten kilometre radius. More so than you’ll be able to explore in your four years here. That’s an advantage that adds a unique flavour to the IIIT college life in general. Absolutely no curfew also helps, of course.

Opportunities:
This is probably the one most significant reason why it’s great to be at IIIT Hyderabad. Interested in starting off? There’s an active Entrepreneurship Cell, in-house deep-tech incubator, Asia’s largest technology incubator (T-Hub) all on campus. Want a high-paying job at a huge tech firm? All of them hire from here. All. Feel like exploring cutting-edge research? That’s quite literally IIIT’s forte.

You can be what you want to be. You can fail without the fear of ending up nowhere. You can experiment, try out new things, explore.

So yeah. It’s pretty awesome to be at IIIT Hyderabad.

The answer on Quora:
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