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Work in VC (Inv - @Cyfirma, @DealShareIndia, @Gramophone_Ag, @TheShipsy). Ex @Pepperfry, @Lazard. @LSEnews @OfficialNMCCE alum. @Arsenal fan. Pastafarian.
Aug 30, 2021 6 tweets 5 min read
We did it, @CNN. We crossed 600M with 5 days to spare.

Yes, We have a long way to go, but over the last 5 years here’s a *few* things we’ve done:

1. Created the world’s largest government fintech rails. Ask @Google, they want to take it to the US.

(Pic credit: Twitter) #india 2. Got 500M people bank accounts #JANDHAN and achieved near universal banking coverage through rural banking correspondents and #AePS.

3. Brought 750M people online with the world’s cheapest data rates. 2 yr @airtelindia subscription cost = 1 month @ATT cost.

Oct 13, 2019 10 tweets 6 min read
Thread on test match viewing experience in India, using our trip to Pune yesterday to watch India and South Africa play:

1) My family belongs to what marketers call the Sec A1 segment, besides being lovers of Test Cricket.
(Cont'd) @bhogleharsha @chinmaybhogle @NorthStandGang 2) We bought the most expensive tickets available on the ticketing platform, and started from Mumbai at 530am to make sure we reach Pune in time.
3) We were made to park our car 1.5KM away from the stadium in a dusty ground.
(Cont'd) @bhogleharsha @chinmaybhogle @NorthStandGang