Guruji.com

The trend seems to be catching. Everytime i write about a website, the name seems to get more catchy!

Guruji.com is a Indian search engine. Reading this the first reaction was - another search engine. Then i went ahead and read the reason behind the name Guruji. Guru is a Indian word mostly use for spiritual reasons. Keeping the same in mind Guruji.com was developed to become a technology guru showcasing Indian content. Fair enough, but that doesnt make it an innovative startup.

I went ahead and checked the Management Team and found out that founders had a strong background with good pedagogy and relevant experience. All the more reasons for me to be shocked - How can 4 people with such strong background come up with a product which has no differentiator. To add to it Sequoia Capital as investors!!...

But there are some good points which i only realised when i checked the search engine. One, It is very India specific so what you get is specific information. Two, you have a coloumn "City" and when you search using that you get the contact details for such websites where applicable. Third, if you want to see movies it can be a good search engine. Despite the above three couldnt find a "WOW" factor unless missed something.

May be a discussion with founders or if you find something which i missed, pls. comment! Read more on http://guruji.com

2 comments:

Insight said...

Nice post, but i think there are few cools stuff that has been done by guruji. They were the first to come out with the movie timings as well as cricket search, also the latest music search is a great innovation. They being a start-up is doing a consistent innovations, and making search better.

manik1383 said...

Yeah, considering that they are into a field which is already having many players, i am sure such innovations have helped them grow and differentiate from others! On a funny note - thats what got them on Blog i-Startups:)