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  • Unsung heroes of online shopping

    GOSF (Great Online Shopping festival) promoted by Google served as India’s version of cyber Monday which brought a continuous three-day shopping frenzy for Indian online shoppers. There were close to 450 participant and some interesting participants were from very unconventional sectors including Two Wheelers and Housing though the poster boy of Indian eCommerce industry Flipkart didn’t join the…

  • Decoding ALS Ice bucket Challenge

    ALS Ice Bucket challenge is getting viral like crazy, Infact people worldwide has donated over $79M to the ALS foundation. But this put me thinking what make it go viral . So I tried to decode this with use of BJ Fogg’s Behavior model. According to this model when people are persuaded to perform a  behavior, then three…

  • Removal of HP (hypothecation) from RC in Gurgaon

    Car Loan Paid ! What a relief and now the next big thing is the removal of hypothecation from the RC and really own the car :). This calls for a visit to the RTO office or in this case eSeva kendra situated at the ground floor of Mini Secretariat, Rajiv Chowk, Gurgaon Just remember…

  • Original Degree from Delhi University after 17 years

    Nostalgic trip to my college (Ramjas College, Delhi University) to get the original graduation degree from Delhi University after 17 years. The big occasion was to enquire about the process to collect my graduation degree. Somehow it was never asked during so many years either for my PG or any employer. I was not sure about…

  • Gamification MooC Coursera

    Hurray !  I received the verified certificate today for the Gamification Course completed on Coursera. This was the 10 week MOOC conducted by Prof Kevin Werbach, Associate Professor of Legal Studies and Business Ethics at The Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania. Here’s the link to the Certificate It was a great learning experience. The course…

  • Future of Gamification & Virtual reality

    Facebook has recently bought a virtual reality firm Oculus Rift for US$2 billion.  Oculus Rift makes Virtual Reality Headset for Immersive 3D Gaming, you just wear a headgear and you are transported to a all new world of virtual reality. You are not just viewing a virtual world  but living and experiencing it. Now imagine…

  • Pledge to Vote – India Election 2014

    Independent India’s first polling station  was set up at Kalpa in Kinnaur district of Himachal Pradesh.  As these areas of Himachal Pradesh are snow bound it was decided to hold polls in advance here on October 25, 1951. Google India under its Pledge To Vote campaign has created a truly inspirational musical video about the…

  • Gamification Coursera Written Assignment 3- ShareAll

    Here’s the Third & Final assignment I submitted for the Gamification MOOC on Coursera by Prof Kevin Werbach. Gamification Written Assignment 1 – Definition : Cereals Incorporated Gamification Written Assignment 2 – Motivation : Health of City Employees Gamification Written Assignment 3 – Design Document : ShareAll collaborative Consumption You are approached by Rashmi Horenstein,…

  • Gamification Coursera Written Assignment 2- City Health

    Here’s the second assignment I submitted for the Gamification MOOC on Coursera by Prof Kevin Werbach, Associate Professor of Legal Studies and Business Ethics at The Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania. Gamification Written Assignment 1 – Definition : Cereals Incorporated Gamification Written Assignment 2 – Motivation : Health of City Employees Gamification Written Assignment 3…

  • Gamification – Coursera Written Assignment 1- Cereals Inc

    I recently took a Gamification Course on Coursera. This is a 10 week MOOC conducted by Prof Kevin Werbach, Associate Professor of Legal Studies and Business Ethics at The Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania. The course includes taking online quizzes and written examinations as the course progresses. The written assignment needs you to evaluate the…

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