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Dishoom 2008 is about Amitabh as the American Prime Minister candidate.
Keyur Patel, of Velocity Interactive Group, likes giving birth to new companies. His latest kid is a Badmash, a newly formed pune-based (India) Studio. Sandeep Sood of DoubtSourcing, who thinks brown people are funny, is the head writer at Badmash.
Badmash produces original properties and partners with creative people to develop and distribute content. Their contents are expected to be available in a wide range of formats — from your iPhone to your HDTV.
They recently launched Dishoom 2008 with a ticklish subject — Bollywood Badshah, Amitabh Bachchan — who somehow, got so bored with the American Ishtyle of Politics, decides that he “will be the American Prime Minister.”
“But there is no Prime Minister in America!”
“I know! haaahaaa, less competition.”
Badmash is planning to launch other content properties in the next several months, which includes the launch of music and voting on mobile phones in India and a very cool facebook app.
- Badmash is a Hindi (Indian National Language) word synonymous with a crook, a naughty child.
- Badmash.org – Wikipedia
TechStars is a Colorado-based initiative which aims at primarily filling in the startup funding gap, thus providing just enough capital to get your idea off the ground. A selected company or a team receives upto $15,000 in seed funding. However, it selects just the 10 best out of all the applicants. They had about 300 applicants last years of which only the creme ones succeed.
Recently in China, the Ministry of Science and Technology announced that it has over 548 incubators, the second most in the world next to the United States. They are considered powerful in breeding innovative start-ups. The ministry reported the incubators had helped to raise about 20,000 high technology companies with over 569 garnering an annual revenues of almost $14 million US Dollars. In addition, 53 were listed on either domestic or overseas stock exchanges.
I was reading this glaring article in Mumbai Mirror, a Mumbai based Newspaper from Times of India. If it of course, an undeniable fact that India is emerging as the global back-office of the Internet-Technology Industry and the backbone to this is the skilled yet economical workforce it has in abundance. However, industry experts opine that it will take ages before it can catch up with the global giants in terms of productivity. Research and Studies have revealed that, an American Techie is about 10 times more productive than their Indian counterparts.