DOSANOMICS AND DOSAMATIC MACHINE – Will it help?

 
In a session with the former RBI Governor Reghuram Rajan, a student had asked him the reason for the rising food prices. The question was when the inflation prices go up the prices of dosa goes up but when the inflation rates are lower the dosa prices are not lower.
Reghuram Rajan explained this situation by giving the audience an insight into Balassa-Samuelson effect. The idea is that the technology for making dosa has not changed. There had not been any technological improvement in this domain. But the wages for the worker has been going up. So what’s happens is in an economy which is growing, the sectors that don’t improve technologically the goods produced by those sectors will be much higher.  
 
Why I brought this up? In a recent assignment that involved my team seeking out trends in Indian market. One of my friends brought my attention to a machine known as Dosamatic machine. This machine will help you wend out Dosas, now for those who have never heard about Dosas. It’s a dish made in India, prominently in the south Indian states of Kerala, Tamil Nadu, etc.
It is a type of pancake-crepe with a wide type of variety but that is not the point I want to talk now. What I am wondering is how dosamatic machine will affect the Indian economy once it becomes a full-fledged household item. I will have to research some more before coming to a consensus. I will post the works on it later but from a quick study it can be said that dosamatic machine will not make a serious impact as it would only be a pin drop in the economy due to the different types of cuisines present in the country. So I am guessing Balassa-Samuelson effect will be sticking around for a while more.

Transitions

Moving is hard, especially when you have no proper understanding of the new place. Yes, we will have an idea of some kind and mostly some assumptions but they are all so different from the reality. You will keep finding yourself getting lost a couple of times around the block before you get it right.

I am in the same quandary. I just got to WordPress from blogger  and I am already lost in the mess of all the options.

I consider myself as a tweaker and I like the blog themes tweaked to my style.

For that, I will have to teach myself the way around the site.

I will be honest here people. I can’t think of an awesome way to conclude this post.

Have fun.

 

Reviewing GETMYUNI website

Getmyuni is a college search platform that offers to help students choose the right college or university with the help of 84000+ ratings and 59000+ reviews. The company has covered eleven thousand colleges in India and has more than 67000 users.

What I love About Getmyuni.

The very simplicity of the site with the absence of popups appealed to me the most. The fixed menu bar makes it easier to navigate from one page to another. Also, the design is consistent on different pages with just the right amount of graphic and the color scheme of the site is effective and easy on the eye.

I have been a recurrent visitor to the site for some time now and have noted the rise in users. Also, the reports from Alexa.com show the rise in traffic in the site which means more people are engaged in the forums on the site resulting in more reviews. The reviews are to the point and at the same time include all the needed information ranging from the type of institutions, facilities it offers, faculty and placement details and scholarship options that are provided by the institution.

The competition offered by Getmyuni is wide ranging and it has options that show that an event or competition is closed or not saving time and efforts of the readers.

Things to Improve Upon

Some of the competitions need to be updated as the dates in the competitions are not consistent with the dates from the websites. Some of them still stay open after the competition entry date is over.

According to the Alexa.com, the site loads at a speed of 2.204 sec. So the speed could be improved. Also, the audience demographics based on genders showed less participation from females. Female reviews will be different from males and will lead to a set of a different perspective.

Marketing Ideas that could be used.

In one of the presentation given by Google’s CEO Sundar Pichai, he talked about the change in Google’s goal to build a personal google for each and every user from the previous goal of google for everyone. It’s too early for Getmyuni to follow in google’s  footsteps but it could change the end goal from just helping students in choosing colleges to assist them as a personal guide by offering more.
For example, as an MBA student, I am required to get primary data for some assignments and sometimes it is quite hard to get data. Getmyuni could offer a platform where each student could assist each other by sharing links to the form with others and thus getting a wider range of demographics. It could be done on merit basis like how Scribophile is doing. This would draw in more students and spread awareness among them.

Also, interpretations could be made in data visualization method as they are more attractive and it would differentiate Getmyuni from other websites.

Sponsoring an event being held in a college would help the awareness among students about the website to be improved.

Website – http://www.getmyuni.com/

http://www.getmyuni.com/mtech-colleges/mumbai

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Differential Differentiation

It has been three weeks since I have been selected as one of the core committee members of Pragati, B-fest of Amrita School of Business. The  campaign has kick started and it’s still hectic and no sleep for the wicked has become my  new destiny tag.
But now finally, the corporate brochure is ready and the sponsor hunters have been released. The process had been long and slow. Maybe it was due to our inexperience and we blundered a lot at the beginning. 
Thankfully the seniors were ready to step in and remind us that we were loosing time. We have been bogged by issues of conflicts of ideas and thoughts. And the foremost being the issues of having a B-fest in the shadow of the last Pragati fest which was also conducted on this year on 23rd and 24th of January 2016.
So the question is how we will differentiate the last B-Fest from the current fest. We have a new theme going on, digital compared to the last years business in green.  I hope things will turn out well.

Incomplete Story – 1

The king woke up to a morning with a turbulent backdrop of unrest in the country, the rebels agitating in the south, an economic crisis, guild strikes and attacks on the northern frontiers by barbarians from the north. But what worried him most was a pimple on his nose. To be blunt a pimple on his nose was not something he had anticipated and it for that reason agitated him greatly.

His advisors were asking him to adopt a strategy to confront the crisis directed to the kingdom. But the centerpiece of the kingdom found his attention drawn back to his nose. And so accidentally charged sedition charges against the barbarians instead of the rebel leaders

One of the captains of the regiments situated in the capital was notified to present the barbarian leader with sedition charges. The captain tried to get hold of the advisors  but found them imprisoned in the palace cells.

Soon after he rode off from the capital with his regiment to the north instead of south to which he had thought he would be sent to. By presenting himself as the bearer of the royal message of the king, the captain entered the war council on the war on the north. The war council was happy with the advantage the reinforcement provided by the new reinforcement from the capital

The war council rejoiced but found themselves in confusion when they heard the message from the king…….

Incomplete Story 2

 The ant was looking at the tree with images of its childhood flashing in front of it. The tree from the memmory of the ants now appaears to be digging into its roots with a shovel reinforced with a guiding mechanism that would enable it to find the principal root. The guiding mechanism steers the shovel to roots under the earth with relative ease.

The queen of bees when asked said the brain of the tree is raging under some double track disruption spell.  The tiger that had been sleeping under the tree says the tree intends to unite with its partner. The three hat wearing rabbits, the ones who had provided the tree with the shovel with powerful magic says they do this usually for a commision of carrots.

The ant that had driven here after hearing the rumors that followed after the tree took to its root with the shovel. He talked with the termites that had arrived at the stage with one of its poweful figures , a protege of the former termite lord that lived in the tree. He had come carrying an axe after he heard his former lord has fallen after the tree had gone crazy. He would have cut down the tree he says but he is afraid of the safety of the tiger who is still sleeping under the tree.

The ant after sometime was able to discern from the network of spiders that the tree had identified its former nemesis from the time when it had been the kingpin of seeds of its clique. Apparently a former bird that had stayed with the tree had come after a grand journey and had told the tree about his former rival that had took the chair of leaves from it.

I AGAIN GOT BORED AFTER THIS. GUESS FANTASY STORIES WITH TALKING ANTS AND TREES ARE NOT MY THING.

Optimism

A strong optimism can strike a note on one’s engagement with the world. It helps to make the state of mind firm and to make one reach his full potential.

A strong framework of an optimism can be made only from the good diplomacy of heart and a strong policy of mind. An optimistic mind can create a convergence between heart and mind and people and people

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The effort taken for a particular purpose will be much less if the mind is optimistic.Cooperation, coordination and a will to fight are some things that stem from the conundrum of optimism. It can help one reach the helm.

Optimism also helps to face the uncomfortable, unanswered question that sometimes arises from the depth of an expanding ocean of knowledge.It helps in closing down the charm of self-doubt.

But being critical of oneself is also necessary. If not an unchecked optimistic mind can result in a travesty of decision making and can even be seen as being complicit to idiocy.

"Spinning subtle web of tales in my head"