Episode 2: Cultural Nuances & India’s Digital Economy

 

We speak with Soum Paul about Cultural Nuances & India’s Digital Economy. Soum is the CoFounder and CEO of Homescreen Network, a television network venture built for the smartphone era. Over the last two decades, he’s played instrumental roles in a series of disruptive startups - KnowlarityState.com, Mixercast. He’s also a writer, and his books Topper Prepares andFlight of the Unicorns have both been published by Harper Collins India. When in between projects, he spends his time trotting the globe and developing his photography and filmmaking skills. 

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Learn more about the startup that Soum works with:

Home Screen Network: https://homescreennetwork.com

TheBigScope: https://thebigscope.com

The major disruptive startups that are changing the landscape in India:

Ola: https://www.olacabs.com/

Oyorooms: https://www.oyorooms.com

Swiggy: https://www.swiggy.com

Flipkart: https://www.flipkart.com

Paytm: https://paytm.com

The Future of the Internet is Indian: http://edition.cnn.com/interactive/2018/11/business/internet-usage-india-future/

#Indiatrends2018: Trends Shaping Digital India: https://home.kpmg.com/in/en/home/insights/2018/05/digital-payments-robotics-ecommerce-health-tech.html

Forus Health Democratizes Eye Care With an “Intelligent Edge” in its Retinal Imaging Device: https://news.microsoft.com/en-in/features/forus-health-3nethra-ai-azure-iot-intelligent-edge-eyecare/

As Uber sputters, Ola is really stepping on the gas in India: https://qz.com/india/1200878/with-uber-in-crisis-ola-zooms-ahead-in-indias-taxi-wars/

Flipkart Vs Amazon India: Who Won The Indian Ecommerce Battle In 2018: https://inc42.com/features/flipkart-vs-amazon-india-who-won-the-indian-ecommerce-battle-in-2018/

Making a phone call in India is now nearly free: https://qz.com/india/1331946/reliance-jio-effect-phone-calls-in-india-are-now-nearly-free/

Start-up Stories: NR Narayana Murthy, Infosys: https://www.bbc.com/news/business-12957104

Economic liberalisation in India: https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Economic_liberalisation_in_India

India’s mess of complexity is just what AI needs: https://www.technologyreview.com/s/611478/indias-mess-of-complexity-is-just-what-ai-needs/

Reinventing the healthcare sector with Artificial Intelligence: https://www.livemint.com/AI/zAlE15t4dKOhHYFYWnh5MJ/Reinventing-the-healthcare-sector-with-Artificial-Intelligen.html

India: Netflix takes a gamble on its next 100m subscribers: https://www.ft.com/content/110fe8ce-7f5f-11e8-bc55-50daf11b720d

After Beta-Testing On A Billion Indians, The Tech Behind Aadhaar Is Going Global: https://www.huffingtonpost.in/2018/06/06/after-beta-testing-on-a-billion-indians-the-tech-behind-aadhaar-is-going-global_a_23452248/

Vernacular Internet in India & why you should understand it: https://link.medium.com/jF2LYQQjfS

How online vernacular market is becoming the next big battle ground for tech cos: https://economictimes.indiatimes.com/tech/internet/how-online-vernacular-market-is-becoming-the-big-battle-ground-for-tech-cos/articleshow/63248994.cms

Smart Cities Mission: https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Smart_Cities_Mission