The August Fest: Startup Chai

The purpose of Startup Chai was to create a forum where everyone could converse with each other – the entire space is the stage and all the participants are the experts & speakers!

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Saturday, August 30th was filled with lively conversations – both scheduled and unscheduled. 

We requested folks to suggest their own sessions. We received almost 20 proposals and many votes. After counting & collating, we picked the three most voted for sessions and here they are!!

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Sunday, August 31

10:00 am: Idea to entrepreneur

11:30am: Design + Startup

2pm: Python Love (The programming language, maybe snakes too)

4pm: Feminist Geekdom (Yes, men are welcome too)

5:30pm: Internet of Things

Join us at theaugufest.com

Aside

Dog Biscuits – Tried & Tested!

Ingredients

  1. 1 cup oats
  2. 1 cup flour
  3. 2 grated carrots
  4. 1 egg
  5. 1 cup chicken liver (250 grams)
  6. 1 tablespoon honey

Directions

  • Preheat over to 350°F or 175°C
  • Clean and blend the chicken livers (Quite yucky. Vegetarians…. brace yourself!)
  • Add all dry ingredients and mix well (ingredients 1 – 3 above)
  • Now add the liquids and mix well (ingredients 4 – 6 above)
  • Spread to about 3/4 cm thick on a cookie sheet or plate (I have to use two)
  • Bake for 25 minutes
  • Remove from the over & slice into squares or rectangles. Separate them
  • Back for another 10 minutes (depending on your oven you may need to bake a little longer)
  • Since this is the first time baking this batch, I’ve refrigerated most and kept a few out to see how long they hold up. 

Voila.. now your canine loves you just a little more (if that was even possible)!

Here are three happy customers.

On Giving Kudos

Last night I received a little note:

Wow! Nice job kid. :)

That one line went such a long way. I was willing to work harder and felt happy while doing so.

So for all you managers and non-managers out there, don’t be so tight fisted with your praise.

Let your friends, colleagues, and employees know when they’ve done a good job.. be ecstatic, use adjectives you wouldn’t normally use, show your love!

Feel free to plagiarize from the phrases below :)

  • Thank you! (We never say this often enough, and use exclamations!!)
  • Amazing work
  • You’re the best
  • You’re a rockstar
  • Awesome!
  • WOW!

Give it a try and see if it works.

The Best Product Manager: Hustler, Designer, Hacker

I was invited to be a guest blogger for  Juice Analytics. Michel Guillet, Product Manager at Juice wrote up a nice introduction to my article:

Much of what makes a great product manager is empathy and a desire to serve others. Tulsi demonstrates these qualities better than most I’ve come across.  As you will see below, her passion for design as part of product management is only surpassed by that for her customers, products and causes.  Oh, and there is usually much laughter involved. Enjoy and feel free to reach out to her at http://about.me/tulsid.

Read the post… 

Doggie Vaccinathon!

The English & Foreign Languages University is home to a pack of fine dogs, they keep us company, make us happy, give us love, and every once again are agonizing too.

There is a whole gang of committed students who take care of this fine dog pack, feed them (sometimes even Biryani!), love them, take them to the vet when needed.

One evening, we decided we needed to do a little more to keep these dogs healthy. So began scheming the idea of the Doggie Vaccinathon on EFLU campus. First order of business was finding a vet who visit our campus and spend an afternoon with us – Dr. Mirza Taher Ali Baig kindly agreed to vaccinate our dogs. He only charged us the cost of the meds, so nicely it became somewhat affordable.

On August 24th we set forth and rope in hand to hold the doggies in situ while Dr. Baig walked from place to place vaccinating the dogs.

We managed to vaccinate all the dogs that we collectively took care. Here are just a few photographs, we were more busy rounding up the doggies than taking photos!
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