They mean business: The new faces of India Inc

Enterprise in India has as many reasons as faces. Some take to it as an unquestioning continuance of the family business, others to strike out on their own; some explore new ideas, while others revive old ones; some preserve tradition in the face of odds, others take on the challenges of novelty. But what binds them all is the passion for ownership
Curated By: Vikas Khot, Jasodhara Banerjee
Published: Aug 17, 2015
They mean business: The new faces of India Inc

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  • They mean business: The new faces of India Inc
  • They mean business: The new faces of India Inc
  • They mean business: The new faces of India Inc
  • They mean business: The new faces of India Inc
  • They mean business: The new faces of India Inc
  • They mean business: The new faces of India Inc
Rahul Gonsalves, 28, is the proprietor of Uncommon, a two-year-old digital design agency in Bengaluru. It designs web and mobile (Android, iOS, Windows Phone) applications, along with building Android applications. “I set up Uncommon to do the best possible digital design work, to work with only the people I want to, and also to be able to run it in an equitable manner,” says Gonsalves. There are other reasons too. “Running my own business allows me to use this as a petri-dish, to adjust variables, see how certain thought experiments play out. One of the biggest joys is also to work with the absolute best; my colleagues include the ex-head of design at Zomato, and Apple’s only Indian typeface designer. We are also able to take up work only with companies whom we choose to. This allows us to turn down companies whose business practices and ethics we cannot condone.” Uncommon is also a remote-first company, with colleagues and clients across India, Europe, the UK and the US