VIDEO: BANGALORE AS INDIA’S STARTUP HUB WITH PROF RISHIKESHA KRISHNAN

Bangalore is often referred as Silicon Valley of India. The city is studded with startups and has a huge pool of technical people. How and why did Bangalore became the startup hub of India? Why do startups from other parts of India move to Bangalore? What are the common characterstics between Silicon Valley and Bangalore?

To find the answers to these questions we spoke with Prof. Rishikesha Krishnan of the Indian Institute of Management (IIM) Bangalore. He is currently on leave from IIM Bangalore and is the director of IIM, Indore. Dr. Krishnan has written a book on India’s innovation culture called From Juggad To Systematic Innovation: The Challenge for India. You can listen to an extended audio interveiw with Prof. Krishnan on innovation and Indian economy.

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PODCAST: PROF RISHIKESHA KRISHNAN ON INDIAN ECONOMY, INNOVATION, MAKE IN INDIA & EDUCATION

Prof. Rishikesha Krishnan

Prof. Rishikesha Krishnan

Why is India not innovative on a sustained basis? How do you create a sustainable environment for innovation in India? What about logistics and infrastructure? When we think of innovation in India why do we think only of tech innovation and not other areas.? What are the skill gaps in India? How can Make in India help the Indian economy?  To find out the answers for these and other related question on Indian economy, education and the growing importance of Bangalorea as the hub of tech innovation we spoke with  Prof. Rishikesha Krishnan.

We also wanted to find out on what gets him excited about India? There is always that promise of  something of better happening tomorrow, and hoping that one of these days that promise is realized he says.

LISTEN TO THE INTERVIEW WITH PROF. RISHIKESHA KRISHNAN

 

Prof. Krishnan is the author of  From Jugaad to Systematic Innovation: The Challenge for India and co-author of  8 Steps to Innovation: Going from Jugaad to Excellence. He is currently Director of Indian Institute of Management (IIM), Indore and is  professor of Corporate Strategy & Policy at IIM Bangalore.

Prof. Krishnan studied at the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT), Kanpur, Stanford University and IIM, Ahmedabad.

You can follow Prof. Krishnan on Twitter.

This interview was recorded during Prof. Krishnan’s visit to Silicon Valley.

 

 

Video: Chef Tong William of Memories of China, Vivanta by Taj, Bangalore

Chinese food is very popular in Bangalore. There are 2 kinds of Chinese food – there is Indian-Chinese food and then there is authentic Chinese food. Chef Tong William has witnessed the growth and popularity of Chinese food in India and specifically in Banglaore. Originally from Hong Kong, Chef William first came to India to cook Chinese food in the 1980s for the Taj Group of Hotels. He eventually moved to Bangalore and took over running Memories of China at Taj Vivant on MG Road.

We have a 2-part video interview with Chef William where he talks about Chinese food in India, his work at Memories of China at Vivanta by Taj and his favorite Indian food. On his day off from work, he likes to explore local Indian restaurants in Bangalore.

Here is Part-1 of our interview with Chef Tong William where he talks about his initial trip to India and cooking authentic Chinese food and about his work at Memories of China.

 

I was a guest of Taj Vivanta at Memories of China.