Sunday, 14 August 2016

Ather Energy- The Poster Boy of India's Electric Vehicle Start-up Scene

The relentless honking of vehicles, a snail-paced traffic, and the merciless emissions from the exhaust of vehicles, all were in perfect mix to drive me mad whilst I rode along the Victoria Road in Bangalore on a Thursday noon.

After an hour of snaking around the bustling traffic, I successfully managed to reach the premises of Ather Energy, one of the most promising Indian Startups.
The usual security checks were followed by declaring the purpose of visit at the Reception Desk. I was offered to be seated while a concerned person from Ather Energy would come and assist me.

Making the best use of my time, I looked all over the place as hurriedly as I could. Yes, the office space boasted spunky interiors, contemporary work stations and a young workforce holding aloft the energy of this place. There were some inspiring quotes too, which adorned the spunky office walls.

I first came across Ather Energy when they were covered by the Times of India relating the unveiling of their electric bike, the S340 at the Surge Conference 2016 held in Bangalore.

As I read across the newspaper report, I was pretty much intrigued by the marvels of S340 and more so for having some real engineering talent behind it. And today, I was lucky enough to see the S340 live, on to my right, in the display arena.

At the first glance, the S340 appears to be a very suave and stylish scooter. This sleek design is generally not what comes into the mind when one thinks about an electric scooter.

                                                                          The S340 

Mr. Maharshi, Manager-Charging Infrastructure, welcomed me and briefed me about the S340 in detail. You can find the specs of S340 here:

The Connected Touchscreen Dashboard Display feature is certainly the highlight of the model S340. Not only shall it be extremely handy in navigating across the city while we ride but its connectivity feature enables analyzing tons of driving details and data in the backend for meaningful User interactions and an improved vehicle performance.

So far, Ather seems to be going in the right direction. The recent feat by winning The Economic Times Startup Award 2016- Best On Campus Startup have certainly lifted the morale of the team and have raised the expectations.

With a vision to develop products and technologies to combat the hazards of pollution, and a buzzing positive synergy at their office, Ather certainly hints towards launching path-breaking products and reaching the unicorn stage at the earliest.
I am all the more excited now and shall be ardently following their next move.


Thursday, 14 June 2012

The new tech toy : Sony's Smart Watch

Next time you look at your watch, you might be looking at a Tweet.

Sony has announced it's new smart watch simply called , Sony's Smart Watch - Touch your world.

                                           Sony SmartWatch to launch by June-end for Rs 6,299

A little history :
This is not the first time Sony has launched a watch accessory for their phones. If you recall, way back when the Sony Ericsson T610 was all the rage, the company had the MBW-100 Bluetooth watch.

This Smart watch does all that useful stuff that would want it to do. You get your dose of tweets and Facebook updates displayed on it, weather reports, emails,calendars and it also runs a range of other android apps..
What's funny though is that this 'Smart Watch' doesn't doesn't tell you time unless you tap on it's screen once.
Tapping again invites a range of Android campatible apps on this little wonder.
It also connects to your cell via bluetooth(3.0) thus enabling you to accept or reject a call via it.
The watch is compatible with other Android phones as well, so you don’t have to own a Sony branded phone to use it. 

Battery : Not much about the battery life has been revealed by Sony. But I presume it should last for about half a week for moderate use.

Design :  It boasts of a multitouch colour OLED diplay. It measures 36x36 mm and weighs just 15.5 grams (without the wrist band).

Price :  The Smart watch should cost you Rs.6,299 in India and it costs $149.99 in the U.S.

Verdict :  The overall product is good and is available in different color bands. However if Sony manages to incorporate a personal assistant like Siri into the Smart Watch then it certainly will create waves in the tech world.
 So if you think Smart Watch simplifies your life without compromising on connectivity, then go grab it  .

Enjoy the video :)

Thank you.

Sunday, 3 June 2012

Your Personal Website/Webpage

Hi everyone !!!

Today is a new day and we have got new things to learn. While browsing through the net we often come across a lot photos and videos, while most of them are 'eww' and 'so what' or 'junk' while a few others are ' oh greeaaat' and 'awesome' and 'amazing' and so on.

Now I have discovered one such 'oh greeaat' , 'awesome' and 'amazing ' site today.

Before I begin let me thank Mr.Zac Des  because of whom I came across this amazing site.

I am pretty sure, most of us (netizens I mean) must have had a desire to design our own website. But due to some reasons we don't have our own website. One might claim he/she doesn't know programming or there isn't enough time or it's simply that you are lost completely even after enough efforts to design a website.

Not any more. You can have a site of your own not having to write a single code and not even trying to persuade the 'geek next door' guy to design a site for you.It's actually more like a profile cum website which makes it even more appealing.

For here comes : '' . You simply have to type in the URL bar and sign up ( it's free ). A few simple steps regarding the background template and font setting is to be done and you are ready to boast off your new personalised site.


Here is a preview of my site on :

You can put up all your activities on the site and try to build up networks with people around the world.
So it's time to get started. Enjoy the new promising service.
Thank you.

Thursday, 31 May 2012

And Here Comes The New Tech Wonder

Hello folks, hope you are doing great. 

 It's so much much fun to be surrounded by technology all over you but as the time passes, it gets a little boring. We begin to carve for new products and new technology the moment we feel we have had enough of our present gadgets. I guess people are getting bored of their iphones and ipads and androids and laptops. They are hungry for  something new, something different and there is a big race going on between all the major tech companies to release a new product which will garner attention of the people and become the new buzz in town.

Google seems to be leading the race at the moment with the news of it's hush-hush project - Google Glasses being available to public in the coming years. A video uploaded on YouTube titled 'PROJECT GLASS' is creating a buzz online.

People have started fancying themselves with these glasses and the way it could change their lives. However the video also drew a lot of criticism because people fear products like these will make them more lazy and 'unsocial' . 
Whatever the future is but one thing is for sure, every company is trying it's level best to have a good hold of the tech market by luring customers with their 

innovative products.
              Enjoy the video :) .