Gaurav Mantri's Personal Blog.

What Startups Can Learn From Aam Aadmi Party

For those who have been closely watching Indian Parliament elections concluded recently, you already know who Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) is. For those who don’t know, AAP is the youngest political party which came into existence in 2012 as a result of India Against Corruption movement. It is led by an … [Read more...]

C# Corner Annual Developer Conference 2014 – Saluting the Spirit of Community Power

Over this weekend (April 11 – 13th 2014), I had the honor and privilege of attending and presenting at C# Corner Annual Developer Conference. This blog post talks about my experience there. In my opinion (and is shared by all who attended), the event was a huge success with over 800+ people … [Read more...]

Things I learned from Sanjaya Singhal

We draw inspiration from people around us. Over the years my thinking process and professional behavior is defined by the behavior of a few individuals. In this post, I will talk about one such great man who has kept on inspiring me for past 20 odd years since I began my professional career and … [Read more...]

Pulling The Plug On Cloud FileXchange

We at Cynapta have decided to pull the plug on our Cloud FileXchange service :(. Though the service would be up and running for some time but no new work will be done and over the course of next few days, we will gradually start shutting the service down. From my blog post last year: We … [Read more...]

Reflections on 2013 & Looking Forward to 2014

First, A Very Happy New Year to all of you. Spoiler Alert: This post is a self-gloating blog post in which I will talk about some of my accomplishments in the past year (or in other words “Tooting my own horn”) so please feel free to stop reading if you're not into such things :). Looking Back … [Read more...]

Cynapta – A New Beginning

It’s been 6 months since I started Cynapta so I thought I will share with you about what I have been up to for last 6 months and some more details about Cynapta and what we have been doing there. Cynapta – What’s that? Well, Cynapta is the name of the new company I founded after … [Read more...]

Moving On – Goodbye Cerebrata, Hello Cynapta!

Today’s my last day at Cerebrata. Wow!!! It has been an incredible journey for the last 5 years. I vividly remember when around the same time 5 years ago, I told my team in the US about my decision to move back to India to “do my own thing”. I was not 100% sure what I’ll be doing; there was no … [Read more...]

Cerebrata Story – Customer Service

In this blog post, I will share our experience regarding the most important aspect of running a company – customer service. To me, nothing is more important for a company than to providing the best possible customer service. This alone makes or breaks a company. As a side note, personally I don’t … [Read more...]

Cerebrata Story – Team Management

In this post about my journey with Cerebrata, I will talk about team management (erstwhile known as Human Resource Management or at times in India as Personnel Management). Our team management policies are built around one simple principle: Karma is a bitch! You mess with karma and in time karma … [Read more...]

Oh LinkedIn! Please Take Away Endorsement Feature or Do Something About It

I used to love LinkedIn. I still do, but not that much. I login there once in a while to check out who looked at my profile just to get a kick that yes, I’m still somewhat important. Folks are checking me out :). Though it is becoming more and more irritating than being useful. One of the reasons … [Read more...]