Developing Country Startups

Hurried and excite Jimmy boards the train to reach the Singapore Accelerator program.

Jimmy ‘In my country, there is so much crowd during all such meet ups, cards exchanged.. Hi Hello and then.. the cards just lay idle’

Soumya ‘:) We do chat in whatsapp and become friends’

Rafiq ‘they have standard question.. what if something happens.. how you will manage the show’

Tampi ‘they wonder.. how we can scale up with our non-English capabilities’

Charles ‘this eco system is only for few academic institute network alumni and they get going.. to reach out to grass root level.. it needs courage’

Soumya ‘we are fostering startup ecosystem.. building it.. ‘

Charles ‘can you check who get invested.. only ones with reputed branded institute and what about others?’

Rafiq ‘we just pray and look upwards.. solutions exist upwards’

Tampi ‘Angels..  but they cannot understand our language’

Chittu ‘god knows.. why we are so hung up.. we should take jobs and only after 3 years build products’

Soumya ‘no we need to be fresh.. enthusiastic and straight from college to build companies’

Rafiq ‘do you feel we can compete Silicon Valley?’

Soumya ‘no way.. but we can always have some proven business model case studies learnt, and we brain storm and fine tune it’

Charles ‘do you really feel innovations get rewarded in developing countries’

Rafiq ‘only proof of concepts.. I never saw scaling up innovations unless it is by big brand’

Chittu ‘let us do some thing for common man.. that will scale up for sure’

Soumya ”so many folks doing things for common man.. I think we should do for disabled’

All agree and few months later

Soumya ‘1000 disabled individuals aggregated.. and working on 200 projects.. great going.. ‘

Rafiq ‘developing countries need to look at their grass root problems and solve them and not get carried away through mere imitation.. money comes and goes.. but ROI is through impact made to society…’

All give a clap to Rafiq’s thought process

 

 

 

 

Elegant Love (WR)

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Ronald ‘I hate this style of love. You bite me. you hit me and then declare you are madly in love with me’

Rosy ‘It is passionate love.. Here unless you don’t feel my hurt.. how will you ever know’

Ronald ‘Rosy.. I have always found you too aggressive in love. It is like you don’t have patience.. to hear other side of story and before even some one realizes you have left that person. You have broken from 4 affairs and am your fifth stable one’

Rosy ‘Ronald .. do you wish to continue or break too..’

Ronald smiles and hugs Rosy ‘Am getting adjusted after my first elegant love with my first love Piu

Rosy ‘who is Piu?’

Ronald ‘She was a sweet Vietnam girl who loved to believe if ever anyone loves anyone do it elegantly’

Rosy ‘like’

Ronald holds Rosy in arms and looks at her eyes..

Rosy ‘Ronald please don’t look at me this way’

Ronald ‘Rosy ..she didn’t wish to disturb me in my studies so would just spend quality 30 minutes with me’

Rosy ‘how?’

Ronald ‘She would just massage my head, relax my shoulders, gently kiss me on lips and give me warm

food which would be tastefully done by her.. ‘

Rose ‘I don’t know to cook too’

Ronald ‘She would then ensure  that I have a 5 minute dance with her.. where she would tightly hug me

while dancing and …’

Ronald ‘One day.. she just left a letter and went away’

Rose ‘where?’

Ronald ‘In Vietnam.. she feels there is lot of below the poverty line people who can be helped. She has

initiated micro finance unit’

Rose ‘wow.. bold lady.. why she left you?’

Ronald is silent

Rose ‘why she left you?’

Ronald ‘i got infatuated by you and one day when you forcefully hugged and kissed me in the restaurant

she saw us both.. and then..  she decided to focus on social work as she wanted to come out of

possessiveness  feeling’

Rose ‘strange.. elegant lover but possessive too’

Ronald ‘Not sure.. where i faltered till date’

Rose ‘Do you love me or not?’

Ronald ‘not sure.. hope we work on our relation and make it better’

Rose ‘Am opposite of her.. very demanding’

Ronald ‘i know.. but promise don’t keep biting me like a dog’

Rose bursts out laughing

Rose ‘sure.. will try.. will try to be less intense’

Ronald ‘Rose.. in our life when love resurfaces again.. we never realize.. so if we ever loose love, we

should keep trying.. ‘

Rose ‘you got my spirit now.. after multiple broken affairs still I am hopelessly romantic’

Sculpted Beauty

Alfresco was a sculpture domain expert.. He worked with a team of engineers to come up with contours through a normal photo.

These contour maps would be put on GIS tool and a 3 Dimensional photo would emerge..

One day his friend Linda see’s him profiling a celebrity photograph…She had just met him the other day in an exhibition

Linda ‘Why does she wish to see her 3 Dimensional photo?’

Alfresco ‘She is ageing and wants to see the scars, cracks developed on her face and send those samples to a cosmetic manufacturing company for R & D’

Linda ‘But your tool can show wrong results too’

Alfresco ‘We actually have the 3 Dimension photo tested with the actual person and make small alterations again, so may be it may be 80% accurate’

Linda ‘Why do individuals love to see their sculpted form?’

Alfresco “It looks beautiful.’

Linda comes closer to Alfresco

Linda ‘Can you sculpt only my eyes’

Alfresco begins taking the dimensions and also takes her photo’

Alfresco ‘Hey your eyes are in love’

Linda ‘Yes.. for you’

Alfresco ‘But I have uncertain business, hence no one marries me’

Linda hugs him..

Linda ‘My life itself is uncertain. I had left my home back in Vietnam and decided to settle here in Spain, Uncertain life, no shelter, I would keep moving to various events in search of a groom or a partner.. Would do some small errands and survive’

Alfresco ‘Am quite elder to you’

Linda ‘Age and Love has no correlation’

Alfresco just then receives a letter

He is overjoyed as he has been chosen to be core architect for objects to be put in sculpture museum

He looks at Linda and happily says ‘you proved lucky for me’

Both Linda and Alfresco are married and have 2 kids.  His business is doing well..

Sometimes individuals of different age groups can fall in love, it sustains well too as finally beauty is in eyes of beholder.