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Tourepedia: A IIT Kanpur based startup that looks to redefine the tourism industry

Meet Anand Singh Shekhawat, student founder and CEO of Tourepedia, an experience and activity based planning cum booking company. Founded by Anand and his friends Sudhir, Rajat Sharma and Rohit Maurya their company is completely driven by the words, “Experience Matters”. This start-up looks to storm the tourism industry with their customizable tours and client focused approach.

Hi Anand! Tell us about Tourepedia.
In one line it is an experience based tour planning site primarily aimed at the youth. Trip planning Is a crucial part of tourism. People are always concerned about the travel tickets and hotel booking, they don’t spend much time on planning the trip. We are basically trying to provide this service in a planned professional way to the customer.

Sounds great! So, how is Tourepedia different from its competitors?
I had observed this market closely for one year and found that the conventional trips do not focus on new activities and experiences that might make the travel experien…

HAPPY TEACHERS DAY

Guru Brahma Gurur Vishnu
Guru Devo Maheshwaraha
Guru Saakshat Para Brahma
Tasmai Sree Gurave Namaha


yu to badalte waqt ne badal di he guru ki paribhasha par guru ka sthar aaj bhi sbse pehle he aata kyuki ishwar ne to hume insan banaya par guru ne hume accha insan banna sikhaya waqt ki is kagar pe aaj hum kch ese hen khade  ki jinhone hume sikhaya apne pero par khade hona kis tarah shukriya ada kar paenge hum unka! jeevan ke har us mod par rahe hum par apka saya yahi he bus humari kamna :)
Happy teachers day to all the wonderful teachers of IIT Kanpur from all the students who have been bestowed by your knowledge and blessings.


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Bandhan: The saga of a MFI to full-fledged bank

- Sourav Ghosh, MBA 2015-17
Chandra Sekhar Ghosh—a social entrepreneur has been paid off for his glorious vision. A person with ordinary background but extraordinary willingness- started his journey with two colleagues Fatik Bera & Partha Samanta in 2001,  for the unorganized women in rural unbanked areas with only 2 lakh rupees as cash, in West Bengal.  Their venture, a NGO named Bandhan was following a typical business model that was successfully established in Bangladesh, named Grameen Bank, brainchild of later Noble laureate Muhammad Yunus. The key essence of this business model is on micro credit system which emphasizes about the effect of very small amount of loan towards the sustainable growth of poor rural people who are unable to avail the banking system. Rural people who are in the business of selling vegetables, making small furniture  from bamboo, designing in sari, fishing etc—they actually need small amount of money to initiate the business . However, people face pro…