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Abhijit Gogoi

Co-Founder of a Startup. And a Mindless Wanderer.

Co-Founder & Head of Operations, Startup. Started his career in the newspaper industry and later moved to Google. Loves travelling to offbeat places, analyzing politics and working with people at the grassroot level. He can be reached at abhigoi@gmail.com.
In Its Fall From Grace, Yahoo Gave Some Life-Saving Lessons To

In Its Fall From Grace, Yahoo Gave Some Life-Saving Lessons To Startups

On 25 July, Forbes headlined the Yahoo buyout as the “saddest $5 billion deal in tech history.” This is heartbreaking indeed. Throughout my childhood in the 90s, Yahoo was the king of the net, and today it is anything but. So, is there something that we can learn as startups from this classic fall-from-grace story?
19/08/2016 1:12 PM IST
6 Reasons Why The Porn Ban Makes No

6 Reasons Why The Porn Ban Makes No Sense

The recent government decision to ban porn sites has had a castrating effect on many people, yours truly included. As I write this, it is fifteen past midnight and in another laptop window, YouPorn is playing. I am in Hyderabad, and at present, the site is running unhindered here. Thanks to the government for small mercies! But is it true that porn is hurting our society? What is the evidence of that?
05/08/2015 8:20 AM IST
Why The Media Needs To Tone Down Underdog Success

Why The Media Needs To Tone Down Underdog Success Stories

Seriously, it gave me a sledgehammer jolt when I read about the two brothers who cleared the recent IIT entrance exam against all odds. For many students in the same age bracket, along with awe and admiration, the news may have stirred some other emotions as well -- frustration, envy, jealousy or feelings of inferiority. The media is partly responsible for this...
27/06/2015 8:31 AM IST
I Wasn't A Staunch AAP Supporter, Until I Visited Ramlila

I Wasn't A Staunch AAP Supporter, Until I Visited Ramlila Maidan

I didn't have a two-rupee coin for using the Badarpur Metro washroom. The doorkeeper looked at my Aam Aadmi Party cap and smiled, "Don't worry. Just pray that Kejriwal remains healthy always." I was returning from the swearing-in ceremony of Arvind Kejriwal and his Cabinet at Ramlila Maidan, along with my friend who had come all the way from Hyderabad to participate in the historic event.
21/02/2015 8:17 AM IST
Assam Adivasi Massacre: Untangling The Roots Of The

Assam Adivasi Massacre: Untangling The Roots Of The Violence

There is a tendency to oversimplify such incidents in the media with headings such as "ethnic cleansing" or "Bodos versus Adivasis". These are dangerously lopsided views and they tend to escalate the tension even further. On analysis we find that, among other factors, the root cause for the recent massacre was essentially the struggle for land between the original inhabitants and supposed encroachers.
03/02/2015 8:17 AM IST
Jonbeel Mela: Where You Barter Love for

Jonbeel Mela: Where You Barter Love for Love

By the time I reached Jonbeel Mela, the community fishing had already started. Hundreds of people--men, women and children--jumped into the wetland with jakoi (traditional bamboo fishing equipment).
02/01/2015 8:19 AM IST