Editor’s Note May 2019
14 years. 1400 challenges. 14 million naysayers. I can say that the journey may not have been smooth, but it has been worthwhile and definitely exciting. Smooth waters never make good sailors anyway and I am ready to take the next plunge. Who other than the legendary Sachin Tendulkar could ever be a better example of constant success? Despite choppy waters, rather from within the whirlpool, he swam back to the shore with consistent victories only to showcase his true worth, coupled with passion, persistence and patience. These are the three most vital virtues to immerse oneself into.
His sportsman spirit and calm demeanour deserve a standing ovation. His humility will make you want to be a better person. The experience of shooting with Sachin and decoding his life before and after cricket, and how he inspires an entire generation was overwhelming. For the first time in our 14 years, my team had actually carried miniature bats to take Sachin’s autograph, in the age of selfies. Tech may change the world but some people change our world.
Moving on, our diligent Editors have emphasized on the number 14 in this issue. They have told us about the best 14 gadgets that are in vogue, about 14 alpha females who have created an indelible mark in the history of achievers; what are the 14 classic video games that you would love revisiting and also, how it feels to be a business journalist for 14 months!
As always, here comes our big, fat anniversary issue which marks our Collector’s Edition. We rounded up interviews of the Top 100 Tech Leaders who have been impeccable in their respective careers, and are driving forward the Indian tech and consumer electronics industry. Just to add here on a personal note, when I started 14 years back, I had never thought that we would survive and grow to be one of India’s fully integrated 360 degrees niche media house, but when you chase your passion and keep yourself grounded, the end result is the best flight of your life.
Now, it is time to sail across the ocean. A big thank you to all the stakeholders who have believed in us and pushed us to deliver the best across our IPs – Tech Fashion Tour, Exhibit Auto Tech Awards, Exhibit Tech Awards, Hottest 100 Startups, Top 100 Digital Influencers and our digital destinations thetechy.com, thewheelz.com and now, thestartupz.com.
The journey continues…
Here are some candid behind the scene moments for our 14th Anniversary May Issue with the Masterblaster!
|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.