In_the_Media


 

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BANKING ROBOT IN “THE ASIAN AGE”

Hello, I am Robin, how can I assist you? ~ Our banking Robot with PolarisFT covered in asianagehttp://www.asianage.com/business/hello-i-am-robin-how-can-i-assist-you-868

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THE TELEGRAPH

Featured in “The Telegraph”, Calcutta.Spoke on “Innovation in Robotics” at India Infocom event. http://www.telegraphindia.com/1131207/jsp/calcutta/story_17652105.jsp#.UqLhBfQW1mc — in Calcutta.

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BUSINESS LINE

Our Robot with Polaris Financial Technology Ltd, Arun Jain covered in Business Line http://www.thehindubusinessline.com/industry-and-economy/info-tech/with-new-design-centre-for-banks-polaris-to-speed-up-apps-development/article4876809.ece

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YOURSTORY.IN

Glad to be part of [Techie Tuesdays] Roundup @ Your Story . Humbling to be noted with ” Story of how a CS grad took to robotics against all odds to become one of the most recognized names in the field in India.”

http://yourstory.com/2013/06/techie-tuesdays-balaji-lakshmanan-aka-robobalaji-a-real-life-rajinikanth-for-robot/

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INDIAN EXPRESS

Covered in Indian Express http://newindianexpress.com/cities/chennai/Nationwide-Robotics-competition-launched-in-city/2013/06/29/article1657733.ece#
Always get animated explaining robots to kids. Love the same excitement from kids.

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THE HINDU ~ BANKING ROBOT

Our robot along with Arun Jain, Polaris FT. imakerobots.com Covered in Hinduhttp://www.thehindu.com/todays-paper/tp-business/polaris-financial-eyes-smart-branch-space/article4878991.ece

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REDIFF.COM

Not often, you randomly go to a page <rediff.com> and find your story featured. http://www.rediff.com/getahead/slide-show/slide-show-1-career-balaji-lakshmanan-quit-his-job-to-build-robots/20130617.htm
<PS: Don’t get distracted by Sunny Leone next to my pic>

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HINDU BUSINESS LINE

Covered by Hindu Business Line ” Robots wired by young minds” on feb 22, 2013. Well written article.http://www.thehindubusinessline.com/features/weekend-life/robots-wired-by-young-minds/article4435655.ece

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THE HINDU ~ COIMBATORE

Talk @ TEDxGCT “Let there be Robots”. Featured in The Hindu, Coimbatore edition. Feb19, 2013.http://www.thehindu.com/news/cities/Coimbatore/five-people-five-stories/article4428131.ece?textsize=large&test=1

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BUSINESS TODAY

Got featured in BUSINESS TODAY magazine, Jan20 2013 edition, in TECHNOLOGY INNOVATION section
http://businesstoday.intoday.in/story/m2m-technology-how-indians-are-advancing/1/191048.html
PS: my age is 30! <Hate to admit that>

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THE HINDU

#Mugamoodi Humanoid Robot ~ From Lab to the big screen ~ Got covered in “The Hindu” Metro Plus , September 14, 2012 http://www.thehindu.com/arts/cinema/article3893167.ece

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DECCAN CHRONICAL

March 14, 2012, Deccan Chronical, Chennai
http://www.deccanchronicle.com/tabloid/education/robotics-course-simplify-life-086

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INDIAN EXPRESS

GOD and I @ New Indian Express 19/1/2012, http://www.newindianexpress.com/cities/chennai/article333468.ece

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ENTERPRISE MAGAZINE

My Article in Enterprise Magazine Technology Section, April 2011
Mall – E : Virtual reality for online shopping
https://balajitechnology.wordpress.com/2011/05/01/my-article-in-enterprise-magazine-technology-section/

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MATHRUBHUMI ~ MALAYALAM

Chief guest @ GHATECH, Tech Symposium, Palakkad, Kerala

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TIMES OF INDIA

Got quoted in TOI 13 nov 2010. F4 is awesome, high on EQ and AQ. Robotics indeed has given me Identity 
http://lite.epaper.timesofindia.com/getpage.aspx?articles=yes&pageid=4&max=true&articleid=Ar00402&sectid=1edid%3D&edlabel=TOICH&mydateHid=13-11-2010&pubname=Times+of+India+-+Chennai+-+Times+City&title=WORKOUT+ON+A+WEDNESDAY&edname&publabel=TOI

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DECCAN CHRONICAL

Geeks, the cool. Got quoted in Deccan Chronicle Newspaper on April 8th, 2010 

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THE HINDU

Got quoted in Chennai twestival article in The Hindu – pg 2 , 26/3/10 with twitter handle @balajil 

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DECCAN CHRONICAL

Was covered by Chennai Chronicle, Deccan Chronicle Newspaper on March 5th, 2010

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DARE MAGAZINE

Dare Magazine, January 2010. Srijan IWSB B-Plan Competation. Our team Amrita had been covered. Sweet surprise to see the snap. We are getting mentored by the panel.

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Got Quoted in Hindu Education Plus

  • No clue of e-word to Robotics startup. Thats me. Got quoted in hindu education plus
  • Back in undergrad college most of us were left with two options. Post Graduation or Work. Entrepreneurship was GRE word.
  • There was no exposure to e-word, very few that we knew who started up, no initiatives from college. We thought grey haired or (almost) zero haired people can only start companies and requires huge investments.
  • Glad that things have changed.
  • Many or i should say most students are thinking of entrepreneurship.
  • There is great exposure to startups, many unconferences conducted, startup culture encouraged in colleges through e-cells.
  • A significant ground work has been done by National Entrepreneurship Network (NeN), a non-profit organisation founded by the Wadhwani Foundation, to nurture the next generation of entrepreneurs.
  • I remember members of NEN, relentlessly going around colleges to educate them to start e-cells. They also followed up in startup meets like open coffee club, proto etc.
  • The market and Web has also matured.
  • Any country to consistently progress needs Entrepreneurs everywhere.
  • Hindu Education Plus does have a good reach. Been getting calls to support in Robotics, invitation to collaborate even from outside Tamil Nadu.
  • I have no idea how i got smitten by startup bug. Am glad i started up Geeky Technology & Consulting and making  telepresence robot for a client.
  • Dont just work for someone for the whole life. Startup atleast once in your only life.

Quoted @ Hindu BusinessLine Newspaper

  • Got quoted in Hindu Business Line when they covered Open Coffee Club Chennai. See  here
  • Some free marketing for Balaji Laksmanan(That’s Me) and my StartUp Geeky Technology & Consulting along withOCC Chennai.
  • Just like i have shared in Business Line “With members sharing real-time solutions for several practical problems in business, most of my queries get clarified and the people here are my inspiration” , its a good forum to observe and learn from people with entrepreneurship vibe.
  • I still remember attending the first ever OCC Chennai two years back. I reached outside the venue and was wondering if i should go in. I was just an enthu student from IIT Madras who had little idea why i was there. I decided to walk in and am thankful for it.
  • OCC often has a mix of folks who are experienced entrepreneurs, Investors, those who have just started up, wanna be entrepreneurs, students and folks with little idea why they are there.
  • Gives a good opportunity to observe, network and learn from the group.
  • How has OCC helped me
    • Many friends with  whom i brainstorm, share, collaborate.
    • Better understanding of the business and corporate world and know hows of starting up.
    • Additional reason to be selected to attend entrepreneurship summit @ Stanford and partial sponsor for my travel to attend the summit. Check here for my sponsors and here for what i learnt from summit.
    • Most importantly, help me to transform from wanna be entrepreneur to someone who had Started UP.
  • And during OCC Chennai meet up for June 2009, i was co host and was happy to contribute more. Had fun interacting with wanna be entrepreneurs/students, who reminded of me when i first attended OCC :)
  • Feel free to buzz me if you wanna chit chat about your current/future StartUp.
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One thought on “In_the_Media

  1. would love to c u in our campus ….. probably i met u in IIT Madras for a workshop on robotics in Exebit……….

    Ashish Kumar
    IET(UK) Student Chairman
    Dr. MGR University
    +91 7418296028

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