Why do this? Why create? Why pursue excellence?

Why do this?

I’m a nihilist. I don’t believe there’s any externally given meaning to our lives. Some people find the lack of an authority like God depressing, but I find it liberating. Devoid of any external guidance, humans truly have limitless potential and can do amazing things. There’s no one to say: ‘hey, that’s not allowed’. Whatever Physics doesn’t forbid is doable.

For me, what gets me up from bed every morning is to create things than nobody else has thought of before.

Why create?

Even though lives are meaningless, humans are cosmically significant. The knowledge and technology we create will eventually impact universe at a large scale. Say humans of future will be able to prevent sun from burning out or they’ll fly out to other stars. Humanity can exist indefinitely and can spread to the entire universe. It’s amazing to know that human creations can have an impact that would spans galaxies; and all acts of human creations – large or small – contribute to that human potential.… Read the rest

10 Blogs Indian Entrepreneurs Must Regularly Visit

In this post I give pointers to 10 (now 13) blogs which an Indian entrepreneur or anyone interested in setting up a startup in India must visit:

  • Pluggd.in: Among other content, this blog has comprehensive posts on how to setup a business in India, legal issues surrounding this process and other considerations.
  • VentureWoods: A community blog by the best of the best in Indian startup and venture capital circle.
  • DesiStartups.in: A blog by my friend Prabhu.
  • Startups.in: A (relatively) old and big blog.
  • StartupDunia: Another good blog focusing on featuring Indian startups and startup related news
  • IndianWeb2: As its name says, a blog on Indian Web2.0 startups.
  • Proto.in Blog: The official blog of Proto.in.
  • AlooTechie: Everything about technology and startups.
  • WatBlog: This blog, written by my friend Rajiv, is mainly on news about startups and use of media by startups.
  • Trak.in: Tracks Indian business and startup scene.
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Uncyclopedia

Well, u have heard Encyclopedia.. Here comes the Uncyclopedia. A spoof of wikipedia, community-written excellent humor. Check the Best of Uncyclopedia by clicking here.… Read the rest

Well, u have heard Encyclopedia.. Here comes the Uncyclopedia. A spoof of wikipedia, community-written excellent humor. Check the Best of Uncyclopedia by clicking here.… Read the rest