Man of Comedy and Tragedy

What is history without literature? What is art with the words of an author? When we think of words, poems, stories, of plays, the only name that comes as a flashcard in our head is Shakespeare. William Shakespeare, a magnificent author, poet, known for his famous plays all over the world but what do we know of his life? 

William Shakespeare was born in the year 1564, in the Elizabethan era, to John Shakespeare and Mary Arden Shakespeare and was the third child out of his eight siblings. Seeing the proof of his extraordinary work, Shakespeare was an enthusiast for reading, writing, and even acting. Literature had played an important role in his life, from the very first of his learnings. Latin was the language that used to go around in those times and William being a curious student learned Latin and hence most of his texts, plays and other writings are in Latin and then have been translated into English. Eventually, he started writing in English as he was fluent in the historic native English that he spoke in his everyday life. 

William Shakespeare got married when he was 18 years old to Anne Hathaway who was 26-year-old at that time. Soon after they were blessed with a daughter named Susanna in 1583. After another two years, Anne Hathaway gave birth to twins, Hamnet and Judith. Unfortunately, Shakespeare’s son Hamnet died when he was 11 years old due to an unknown illness. 

William Shakespeare lived a life filled with astonishing wordplay and interesting theories about life in a tragedy which he depicted in his writing, leaving a trace for upcoming authors, writers, poets to continue a dramatic course of literature around the world. His work was indeed a work of art. Writing plays about kings and queens, about betrayal, about revenge were his best works till today. Writing plays like Romeo and Juliet, which became a world classic story of romance in the Elizabethan era, made him the most astounding writer globally. 

Hamlet, one of his longest plays, has been his most famous after Romeo and Juliet. William Shakespeare found humor in most of his writings. He wrote plays like Twelfth Night and A Midsummer Night’s Dream to imbibe the role of tragic comedy in society giving a new view and perspective to the world and encouraging by implying that there is nothing wrong in finding humor in difficult times, just like in his plays. 

William Shakespeare was an inspiration for many forthcoming writers and even today he has been inspiring young authors and poets to write something that is out of this world. Shakespeare gave words meaning and gave people hope to write imaginary stories and make a new world of fiction through words, whether fantasy or just politically strong made-up scenarios. To all the book lovers, to all the blooming writers, to all the daydreamers, there is a place that can make you feel like the main character and that place is not a place but it is in the plays written by William Shakespeare. As T.S. Elliot rightfully said, “The purpose of literature is to turn blood into ink”

“HELL IS EMPTY AND ALL THE DEVILS ARE HERE”

-WILLIAM SHAKESPEARE.

Success Story of Zomato

To start the journey on the highway to success, an entrepreneur needs an idea, one which will set them apart. An idea can be hit by anyone but what comes after this idea is what creates or breaks the business. Desire for something is the first and primary essential. It is tracked by determination and a robust work ethic. Open-mindedness and the skill to recoil back from failure are other vital attributes. Patience is key. An entrepreneur cannot predict results to show in the blink of an eye.

Food is a major force for many. It does come under one of the most essential conveniences for a human being. But waiting for food is something everyone abhors especially when they are hungry. When it comes to a country as active and hardworking as India in its peak lunch hours, getting look at the menu card before ordering food is also a really big problem. Deepinder Goyal and Pankaj Chaddah came up with the absolute solution to the problem of waiting in long queue lines for food. Let’s have a look at how Zomato was started?

How was Zomato founded?

The story of Zomato begun in the organisation of Bain & Company in Delhi. Deepinder and Pankaj worked at this company when they thought of this concept. They saw people standing in a line at mealtime and give the order for their meal when their turn came. From there they got an idea of “Foodiebay” which became a opening to Zomato.

At first, they began scanning all the menu objects of the restaurant and registered them on their intranet website Foodiebay.com. Later on, after seeing a vast flow in their traffic, they decided to introduce their website open to the public.

Funds raised by Zomato

This idea of Deepinder’s and Pankaj’s fascinated Sanjeev Bikhchandani, the creator of Naukri.com. In December of 2010, Sanjeev Bikhchandani offered Zomato funding of 1 million USD through his corporation Info Edge India and from here on, there was no looking back.

In the next round of funding that they got was once again from Info Edge India and this time it was 3.5 million USD and again in the year 2013, Zomato received an astounding 10 million USD from Info Edge India which made Info Edge India an owner of almost 50% of the shares in the start-up. Other stockholders for Zomato include Sequoia Capital, VY Capital, and Temasek. The funds just kept arriving in after this. By the end of 2018, it is estimated that Zomato would’ve received a funding of more than 300 million USD. 

Zomato at a glance

Presently, there are over 100 million Zomato consumers globally and people use the application to get in contact with other foodies around the world so that they can get the finest of food in whatever place possible. This being an additional advantage, big restaurants from around the globe send their advertisements to the Zomato app and this is basically how Zomato makes its money.

As of 2018, Zomato regulates 3 million orders on a monthly basis with 1.4 million restaurants registered on its platform. It is available in 10,000 cities and 23 countries worldwide.