HIGHLIGHTS FROM 2015

  This was a wonderful and got to interview interesting folks from the world of technology, startups, films, food (yes, food startups is a big trend) and authors. This collage is a sample of the various guests on our show about life, people and ideas. Thank you all for your support and encouragement. And, if you… Continue Reading


NO PODCAST INTERVIEWS THIS WEEK

Quick note to let you know there will be no podcast interviews this week. Will be back next week with a new podcast interview. You can listen and download our podcast interviews from our website, iTunes and some of them are available on our YouTube channel. If you like what you hear, do share and… Continue Reading


SUBSCRIBE TO OUR YOUTUBE CHANNEL

  Every Thursday you can catch a new interview on my YouTube channel. We feature interviews with entrepreneurs, technologists, filmmakers and other news from in and around the San Francisco Bay area. These interviews air in various TV channels in the Bay area, Los Angeles and in Cambridge, MA. Here are a couple of playlists… Continue Reading


FILM NOTES: BAJIRAO MASTANI

Director Sanjay Leela Bhansali’s latest Bollywood film Bajirao Mastani appears to be a hit in the San Francisco Bay area according to an unscientific poll I conducted. The first few days were sold out explained the ticket sales person at the local Silicon Valley theatre when I went to see the film. I, of course, waited for a… Continue Reading


PODCAST: SHY MUDAKAVI ON BUILDING SAFARI KID

  Meet Shy Mudakavi founder and CEO of Safari Kid headquartered in the San Francisco Bay area. How Mudakavi built Safari Kid is a fascinating story of one woman’s determination to succeed in her mission and how she hired the right resources to expand. What drove her to build her school was her  belief, passion and committment.… Continue Reading


VIDEO: SAFARI KID’s SHY MUDAKAVI ON ENTREPRENEURSHIP, PASSION & BUILDING HER SCHOOL

Shahdokth “Shy” Mudakavi is founder and CEO of Safari Kid, a preschool and kindergarten school that started in San Francisco Bay Area. America is a land of opportunities and this is where dreams come true points out Mudakavi. What did she do right? “I believed in it. There was 100 % belief and they say when… Continue Reading


Martin Cooper

PODCAST: MARTIN COOPER “FATHER OF CELL PHONE”

Martin “Marty” Cooper is often described as the “Father of the Cell Phone.” Cooper along with his team worked on creating the first cell phone or wireless phone as it was known at Motorola. The very first call Cooper made in April 1973 from the streets of Manhattan was to his counterpart Joel Engel at… Continue Reading


Space X Creates History With Successful Launch of Falcon 9

On Monday, Dec 21, 2015  Elon Musk’s SpaceX made a brilliant breakthrough that had people talking about it for quite sometime. To say a little bit of space history was created with this breakthrough would be an understatement. For the first time Space X’s Falcon 9 rocket made “a successful ground-based landing at Cape Canaveral… Continue Reading


Santa Clara Wine Trail

WINERIES OF SANTA CLARA VALLEY

Santa Clara county is not only home to many Silicon Valley companies, but is also home to some of the oldest vineyards in California. Some of the vineyards in Santa Clara Valley are over 100 years old. Surprised? So was I when I discovered the Santa Clara Wine trail, which is literally a few miles south… Continue Reading


PODCAST: MEET DR. VINITH MISRA, TECHNICAL CONSULTANT FOR HBO’s SILICON VALLEY

Ever wondered who created the compression algorithms and all the technical stuff  in the startup world that you see in HBO’s Silicon Valley. We talk to the character behind the technology. Meet Dr. Vinith Misra, the technical consultant, who worked with Mike Judge and his team on the series. He was working on his PhD with Prof. Tsachy… Continue Reading


VIDEO: STEFFI PAEPCKE OF OPEN SOURCE ROBOTICS FOUNDATION

We speak to Steffi Paepcke, Lead Designer and Co-Founder of Open Source Robotics Foundation. Located in Silicon Valley this non-profit organization is focussed on help promote open source software in the field of robotics. This interview with Paepcke is part of our Women in Science and Technology series. Paepcke is the only non-engineer in her… Continue Reading


PODCAST: STEFFI PAEPCKE ON ROBOTS, ROBOTICS & STEM EDUCATION

Meet Steffi Paepcke, lead designer and co-founder of Open Source Robotics Foundation (OSRF), a non-profit organization based in Mountain View. OSRF is a spin off from Willow Garage, a robotics startup in Menlo Park. OSRF’s mission is to support the development and distribution of open source software in robot research, education and product development points out… Continue Reading


PODCAST: LAWRENCE KASDAN ON STAR WARS, GEORGE LUCAS AND FILMS

Lawrence Kasdan is a writer, producer and director. He is the co-writer of Star Wars: The Force Awakens that opened today in the US.  Kasdan c0-wrote other Star Wars films. He wrote and directed The Big Chill. Earlier this year Kasdan was recognized for his work by Silicon Valley’s Cinequest Film Festival, which ia where we… Continue Reading


VIDEO: HOOKED ON FILMS WITH TIM SIKA

Tim Sika is hooked on films, and therefore it should come as no surprise that he is the host of Cellouloid Dreams, a radio show from San Jose and also contributes to 810 AM KGO radio station and is the President of the San Francisco Film Critics Circle. As if he did not have enough… Continue Reading