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‘Live every day with a deep sense of responsibility to society and the planet’ – 25 quotes from Indian startup journeys

Madanmohan Rao
5th Jun 2017
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From rights to responsibilities, witness the memorable journey of Indian entrepreneurship in these excerpts and stories! StoryBites is a weekly feature from YourStory, featuring notable quotable quotes in our articles of this past week (see the previous post here). Share these 25 gems and insights from the week of May 29–June 4 with your colleagues and networks, and check back to the original articles for more insights.  

Venture investments in India are entering a new cycle with founders focusing on problems that are unique to India and those impacting hundreds of millions of lives. – Rahul Chandra, Helion Venture Partners

Everything isn’t that founder-friendly in India. When you have a sword perpetually hanging over your head, it becomes difficult to play the game. – Udayarkar Rangarajan, Khaitan & Co

The online education industry in India is poised to hit $1.96 billion by 2021. – KPMG report

Satellite technology and its applications are the next level for a transforming India to continue and position India as the ‘knowledge-driven economy’. – Abhishek Raju, SatSure

The farmers in India are the ones feeding us. It is our duty and responsibility to feed them. – Manchu Manoj, Telugu actor

Protectionist measures that are against consumer interest and lead to poor quality and affordability are not going to work. – Prashant Tandon, Indian Internet Pharmacy Association

Since India is a unique country, what we build here ends up working across different geographies, so in essence, we are building for the globe from India. – Apurva Dalal, Uber India

It is only with decrease in smartphone prices that the next 200 million users in India can come on board the online world. – Mary Meeker, Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers

There is no cause for anxiety as the Indian IT industry had gone through a similar crisis in the past only to bounce back and grow. – N R Narayana Murthy, Infosys

By disclosing important and sensitive information with other people, you relinquish control over it. – Andrei Mochola, Kaspersky Lab

Libraries need to initiate new services, new programmes on the basis of emerging needs and developmental challenges. – Shubhangi Sharma, IPLM Secretariat

Trucks compete better on heavier loads, but for really light packages, drones are awesome. – Anne Goodchild, University of Washington

Cycling is the perfect antidote for our sedentary lifestyle. The icing on the cake is that it’s great for the environment as well.– Nikita Lalwani, Cycling Cities

Lung function increases by up to 30 percent within two weeks to three months after a person gives up smoking. – Ramakant Deshpande, Asian Cancer Institute

Your day job can fill your tummy, but to fill your soul you need to do something more. – Naina Maithani Kulkarni, ‘Mountain Musings’

These days recruiters are looking for quality creative professionals who are good and do quality creative work quickly. – Seena Ajith, Pxljobs

If you don’t follow the news for a few days and suddenly start reading a story it is highly likely that you will not understand it because you don’t have all the context. – Gokul Nath Sridhar, Tenreads

As a party I want to dedicate ourselves to building a republic of opportunity. – Leo Varadkar, PM of Ireland

Live every day with a deep sense of responsibility to society and the planet. – Indira Kithsiri, World Economic Forum

You can achieve it all, just have the grit, determination and a true heart to pursue it. – Pankhuri Gidwani

The doctor’s responsibility is to take care of patients. Digitising the data is not her headache. – Shailesh Prithani, Doxper

The time spent on a messaging platform has overtaken the time spent on social networks and internet browsing. – Ronak Modi, FYND

Like one brushes their teeth everyday as a practice, having access to clean drinking water should also become a normal practice. – Padma Venkat, Tamras

Art should not remain the passion of the affluent classes, but should reach the masses in a healthy and affordable manner. – Mangal Gogte

You just have to be brutally honest. You should be humble enough to review what you’ve built and not be defensive. – Ashish Gupta, PolicyBazaar

Patrolling can prevent and reduce crime but not eliminate it. – Kannur Pink Police Patrol

To be accepted as a scientist who happens to be a woman is still an uphill task in areas considered a man’s world. – Purvi Gupta

An idea should scale with technology and the consumers should not go through additional pain when they use such a service. – Naganand Doraswamy, IdeaSpring Capital

YourStory has also published the pocketbook Proverbs and Quotes for Entrepreneurs: A World of Inspiration for Startups as a creative and motivational guide for innovators (downloadable as apps here: Apple, Android).

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