Jose Gauravselvam Kagoo

Hi There!I am Jose Gauravselvam Kagoo. I am an Indian by birth but consider myself a citizen of the world ( which enables me to shamelessly switch nationalities during cricket matches). I like to read extensively, watch movies, dissect everyday aspects of life and learn continuously. All the views expressed here are my own.
Jose Gauravselvam Kagoo has written 103 posts for JustThunkIt


More often than not when you are caught in the whirl of your professional life and find it tough to keep up with the pace of your personal life,you need to take a step back. Yes,that’s the simple solution. Take. A. Step. Back. Sometimes plans go awry and bad habits creep in and taking a … Continue reading

HDFC Demat Account needs to become more transparent

I opened a demat account recently with HDFC Bank with the intention of learning the ropes of trading/investing and found a few things along the way that could be a bit more transparent for account holders.For example, the way the demat account dashboard just displays the Unrealized Profit/Loss* status without including the Brokerage fees information. Someone … Continue reading

3D Printed Meat: Is it good as it sounds?

Recently I was forwarded an article by my boss at work and came across someone who was exhorting the benefits of 3D Printed meat;specifically  in relation to prevention of animal slaughter by manufacturing artificial meat. I was mildly amused and reached out to the person (Vivek Wadhwa) who had posted the article,on Twitter . The … Continue reading

Are your Investments in alignment with your values?

If you are one of those people who don’t like to invest directly in shares and gravitated towards mutual funds (as it does not include the hassle of monitoring your investment frequently),you need to re-evaluate your priorities immediately. Sometime ago, I started investing in mutual funds as part of my evolving relationship with my money. … Continue reading

Being an Ideapreneur — Is that enough?

Recently I came across a YouTube video of one of India’s biggest software IT companies that glorified the concept of “Ideapreneurs”. I found it particularly intriguing because the ideation is usually the preliminary step of any creative activity. Let’s take a close look at what the word “ideapreneur” means :- An ideapreneur is a person that … Continue reading

Can Virtual Reality be used in Indian Matrimonial Space?

I have been watching the evolution of Virtual reality with keen interest since Google and Facebook acquired Magic Leap and Oculus Rift respectively. Since then there have been a lot of articles speculating on the scope of Virtual reality in several domains like education,real estate and travel.The recent release of Cardboard piqued my interest and led me … Continue reading

Is Ohm really a magic word?

A few years ago, when I visited the barber for a haircut (obviously)– he was playing some kind of religious CD and one word was repeated over and over again. That word was “OHM”. Listening to it had a soothing effect on me and I decided to delve deeper. Since I am in India, it … Continue reading

How much of “Movie Time” can you really afford?

Very often people wrongly attribute movie-watching to a loss in productivity. They can’t be more wrong. Movie- watching gives your mind a temporary break from everyday stress and can be used effectively to recharge your batteries (figuratively speaking) and change your perspective. But how much of “movie time” is really beneficial? When you watch movies in … Continue reading

Myntra’s “app only” move : Boon or Bane?

A few days ago Myntra announced their shift to an “app-only” mode. Will this affect Myntra? Should or Snapdeal follow suit? Let’s find out: Myntra has 10 million plus users as of now. Since Flipkart acquired Myntra,this “app only” move might be an experiment by Flipkart to determine if they can move to “app … Continue reading

Product Companies vs Service Based Companies : What should you choose?

A few months ago I had a discussion with one of my friends about working in product based companies. My friend had a pretty interesting career curve — Engineer to Business Development Associate to Social Media Manager to Marketing Analyst to Product Manager. I was looking at career options and wanted inputs about working in … Continue reading

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