Sunday, April 29, 2012

eLagaan sponsors Indus Heritage Day @ ICC, Milpitas, CA

eLagaan is happy to be a sponsor of the event Indus Heritage Day to be held at India Community Center in Milpitas, California.

Indus heritage day is a great initiative by three organizations ICC, PACC & 1947 Partition Archive. Its going to be a great event, so hope to see you there.

Event details:
Event Date:  Sunday, April 29, 2012 - 10:00am
Event Location:  India Community Center
10:00 AM (Come early for Breakfast!)

Indus seal, jewelry, hat making, ancient photo booth, Mohenjodaro walk-through, Indus inspired Henna art and more!
11:30 AM

In Search of Meluhha: The Untold Story of Indus Civilization by emerging Pakistani film maker, Saqib Mausoof
12:00 PM

"Ancient Cities of the Indus Civilization," by leading archeologist, Dr. Jonathan M. Kenoyer
1:00 PM

Indus regional folk Dance and Music by Xpressions dance company.

Visit for more details of the events.
About The 1947 Partition Archive:
The 1947 Partition Archive is a grassroots, non-political, 100% volunteer run effort to document and preserve eye-witness accounts from ALL communities affected by the partition of British India, for future generations.
We are global citizens coming together to document the world's largest human displacement. Join us.
While we are late, as Partition occurred 64+ years ago, we are not too late. There are still those who hold vivid and important memories of the chaos that unfolded during Partition, the pre-Partition life and culture and the post-Partition changes/loss of a way of life. We are a people powered project that collects, archives and immortalizes these stories. Contact us to share your stories or to join hands with us in preserving memories before they are forever lost.
About ICC:
The India Community Center was conceived as a place where every generation of the Indian Diaspora could find comfort in various facets of their culture, preserve and practice unique traditions and celebrate festivals and social milestones in a welcoming environment. It was also designed to be a center where people of other cultures can explore and experience Indian traditions and values.

Tuesday, April 24, 2012

eLagaan featured on ET-Now TV (Starting UP by Sudhir Syal)

eLagaan was recently featured in Starting UP series by ET-Now hosted by talented Sudhir Syal.
The special segment covered the hot topic of "Startup Tax" which is currently heavily discussed among the startup circle.

Here is the clipping from the show:

To see the commentary by eLagaan skip over to 4:05min on the video.

About ET Now TV's Starting UP:

Starting Up captures the spirit of the Indian Start-up Community - it features the different elements of the startup ecosystem and profiles the journey of the most innovative Indian startups. To learn about Startup Up visit

To learn about Economic Times (ET-NOW's parent org) visit

About Sudhir Syal:

Sudhir Syal is a qualified Computer Science Engineer, so qualified that he hasn’t written (thankfully) or been made to write a single line of code in his last 4 years.His career than saw him take him a linearly un-linear route with him dabbling in Finance, Technology till finally making his way to the hallowed (cold) studios of ET NOW, where he is today the Editor and Co-Anchor of the Starting Up show on ET NOW. You can reach him at

Some more Snapshots from the show:

Thursday, April 19, 2012

Friday, April 6, 2012

eLagaan is the Official partner of Asha for education event- Stanford University

eLagaan is proud to be the official online partner for the Asha For Education - Stanford University chapter (well known as asha-stanford) upcoming event this week.
So here is the deal, in USA holi is celebrated, not just for a day but for weeks, with various organizations organizing the event at various dates. Having said that Asha Stanford holds the biggest Holi event in the entire county. This year they are expecting 10,000 people to show up to play Holi, what Fun! They do an awesome job, and we are humbled to be one of their partners. 

Here is the details of the Asha Stanford Holi:
April 7th and April 8th, 11 am - 3 pm, Sandhill Fields, Stanford
Different experience! 2 days full of fun! Deserving cause!

Yes, you can get all that at one event! Asha Stanford brings you the best way to start off Spring 2012 Holi, the biggest communal celebration of the eponymous Indian festival in the Bay Area! 

Holi is all about celebrating the colors and vitality of spring, with family and friends and we figure about 5500 lbs of food-grade colors and tons of water should be enough to get you started with the celebrations! Your first time at Holi? Make sure you read below on how Holi works! Come join us in this day long party, and help us raise funds for education projects for disadvantaged children! 

No alcohol is allowed at the event. For details about he event visit

About Asha For Education:
Asha for Education is a non-profit organization dedicated to the support of basic education in India. Asha, which means hope in many Indian dialects, was founded at the University of California, Berkeley in 1991 and has since grown to over 66 chapters scattered throughout the United States, Europe, East Asia and India. Each of these chapters raises funds to support various education-related projects in India. 

Asha Stanford was founded in the fall of 1992 by a group of students who understood the importance of education and the need to provide such opportunities for the underprivileged. Today, the chapter draws members from a diverse group of students from Stanford University as well as Bay Area professionals. The aim of the group is to mobilize the Bay Area community to collectively support and provide financial assistance to grass-roots educational movements in India. Members of Asha Stanford attempt to maintain a close personal involvement with the organizations and projects which are funded. To maximize the effectiveness of our efforts, the group selects diverse projects. Asha Stanford works closely with other Asha chapters to ensure quality support is provided to educational efforts in India. Visit for details

About Stanford University:
Located between San Francisco and San Jose in the heart of Silicon Valley, Stanford University is recognized as one of the world's leading research and teaching institutions.
Leland and Jane Stanford founded the University to "promote the public welfare by exercising an influence on behalf of humanity and civilization." Stanford opened its doors in 1891, and more than a century later, it remains dedicated to finding solutions to the great challenges of the day and to preparing our students for leadership in today's complex world. Visit for details. 

Monday, April 2, 2012

eLagaan to sponsor an evening with Sramana Mitra (1M/1M) - hosted by OCC/BEMUG

eLagaan is happy to be a sponsor at the upcoming event with Sramana Mitra (1M/1M) for the upcoming event hosted by OCC, Bangalore & BEMUG.

The event is focused on "Do Customers Know What They Want?".

Here are the details of the event:
Date: 03 Apr 2012
Time: 06:30 PM - 09:00 PM (Followed by Networking over Dinner).
Venue: P.U. Quadrangle, Ground Floor, P.U. Building, Christ University, Hosur Road, Near Dairy Circle, Bangalore 560029 (Attention: No tobacco campus)
Parking: Within Christ Campus
Agenda / Proceedings:
- Welcome Note
- Entrepreneur Dysfunctions - Talk by Sramana Mitra
- Debate: "Do Customers Know What They Want?"
Sramana Mitra (1M/1M) & Team Vs Mukund Mohan (Jivity) & Team
Moderated by: Ravi Gururaj (Citrix)
-Vote of Thanks
-Followed with Networking over Dinner

Sramana Mitra has been an entrepreneur and a strategy consultant in Silicon Valley since 1994. Her fields of experience span from hard core technology disciplines like semiconductors to sophisticated consumer marketing industries including fashion and education.

As an entrepreneur CEO, Sramana founded 3 companies: Dais, Intarka and Uuma. Two of these were acquired, while the third received an acquisition offer from Ralph Lauren which the company did not accept.
As strategy consultant, Sramana has consulted with over 70 companies, including public companies like SAP, Cadence Design Systems, Webex, KLA-Tencor and Tessera among others. Her work has also included numerous startups and VCs, and she played Interim VP Marketing roles for seven such ventures. Sramana has a proven track-record in turn-arounds for both small private companies (Example: think3) and divisions of larger companies (Example: a $100 Million Business Unit of Cadence). She has also created major growth strategies through new market penetration, M&A, Industry Roll-ups, etc.

Sramana has a Masters degree in EECS from MIT and a Bachelors degree in Computer Science and Economics from Smith College. She is on the Board of the MIT Club of Northern California's Entrepreneurship Program (
Visit her site: Sramana Mitra on Strategy ( )