Editor’s Note April 2018
April, the month of ‘fools’ as it is popularly known as, paves way to a couple of questions that keeps on growing every year. To begin with, why just give one to celebrate our foolishness? Being a part of this day-to-day circus called ‘life’, we all are getting fooled by each other almost everyday. Don’t you think so? We fall into the marketing strategy of the products we use or even the fake news that we are feeded with, by our ‘so-called’ media that actually supposed to stand for truth. And to top it up, 1st April is also the day 1 of the new financial year. So ironically, on a very serious note, people are fooling us on our financial and banking system as well. Everyday we get to hear about a new ‘diamond’, who has again fooled the taxpayers’ money through our humble banks.
The presence of technology can make the process easier but that has its own negative side too. It opens up a lot of options, which do nothing but leave us even more confused about the honesty in the news. So we have decided to give shape to our very own version of the ‘faking issue’, where we are talking about everything ranging from fooling apps to technology to even fitness. Beware; as there are chances of us playing a little conning game too. Well, we take it on ourselves to train your mind to understand the difference between the fake and the real ones.
April is also a month where even the climate is pretty messed, bringing in the May humidity, all in April itself. So we are putting all our sweat while preparing for our upcoming events – ‘100 Hottest Startups 2018’ on 17th April at St.Regis (thetechy. com/startups) and ‘Blockchain Ecosystem India 2018’ on 4th May at Four Seasons (thetechy.com/blockchain)
Talking about our second time cover girl, carving her name on her own, Ananya Birla – who also happens to be the daughter of Kumar Mangalam Birla, is one of the most chilled out soul coming from a humble billionaires’ family I have ever known. I even jokingly asked her once that has it ever happened where she told her assistant to buy her a pair of shoes/bags and they ended up buying the company instead! But we cannot ignore the fact that a singer, an owner of 2 start-ups and a die-hard fan of cars (she is a complete petrol head, mind you) is surely an upcoming gem who is already making us wanna ‘Hold On’ to her, just at 23!
So this issue, we have certainly made collection of stories, where the fake gets a reality check which is an enlightment on how it is killing us with its presence around us. Flip the pages to know while we prepare to get a year wiser with our upcoming 13th Anniversary Issue in May!
|Founder, Publisher & Chief Editor
Entrepreneur by profession, Believes in karma and has tech in his DNA. Of all things harbours a dream to do space travel in his own space shuttle. He is also the Chief Editor & Founder of thetechy.com – Part of Exhibit Group.