In the past few years, there has been a huge rise in the number of startups in India and some of them are so interesting, intriguing and helpful that they almost make us wonder why nobody else came up with these ideas earlier?! Below are a handful of amazing recent Indian startups that assist, especially the busy, the lazy and the helpless, in their everyday life:
1. Dirk Da Dhobi
One daily boring task that totally drains us all is laundry. We hate doing that ourselves, don’t we? Now, not everyone is fortunate enough to own a washing machine or have a skillful maid to do it for us. But that’s hardly an issue for the Bangaloreans! Dirk Da Dhobi, a Bengaluru-based startup is the city’s first professional e-laundry service provider.
All you need to do is sign up, prepare your “washlist”, schedule your pickup and handover your clothes. That’s it! Now you can peacefully spend your time doing all the things you like to do while professionals and fabric experts are processing your laundry orders. Within 48 hours, you will be having fresh and clean clothes delivered at your door. Sounds like magic?
2. Hobby Seekho
Pretty much evident from its name, this Kolkata-based startup is your one-stop age no bar solution for learning any kind of extracurricular activity. Be it singing, dancing, acting, tattoo art, hair dressing, astrology, yoga, photography, gymnastics, cooking, painting, origami, hypnotism –you name it and you can learn it. In fact, they have over 50 different hobbies listed in their website hobbyseekho.com for which they offer learning services in the form of both classroom trainings or tuitions by mentors/institutions as well as online courses through Skype, Hangout, etc.
Apart from classes they also enlist the various events going on in the city involving the recreational activities. They also plan to provide a market very soon for selling and purchasing hobby related equipments and memorabilias.
Are you one of those who live like a king towards the beginning of the month and like a peasant towards the end? Are you always postponing your plans to the next month merely because it is past the 15th of the month and you have already exhausted almost all your salary? Well, end-of-month cash crunch is a universal problem and EarlySalary.com seems to have a solution for it!
This Pune-based startup provides an online short-term low-interest loan availing platform aimed at helping you in that difficult period until your salary is credited. You simply need to download their mobile app, sign in through Facebook, state the amount and returning date and upload basic documents (including a selfie). Based on your credit score and “social score”, your loan will get approved. The next thing you know, you are back to being a king again!
4. Speed Medicine
While you may think this is just another online medical retail shop, it actually has much more than that to offer. Speed Medicine, a Kolkata-based startup, not only delivers medicines against online orders but also provides a unique solution for an age-old problem regarding consumption of medicines, especially for elderly people. Their Speed Pac program features a customized packing for your daily medication and timely reminders through messages free of cost. So, the patient neither has to go through the hassle of selecting and sorting the medicines nor run the risk of forgetting a dose.
LogiMonkey is one startup that takes the service industry to another level. This Gurgaon-based company is basically your magic lamp when it comes to errands, including those related to household, medical, corporate and special occasions. They also offer senior citizen services and personalized delivery. So you no longer need to stand in queues, endure the pollution, drive on bumpy roads or miss that favourite TV-show just because you have some small errands to run. LogiMonkey promises to be the “second you” and perform your tasks with finesse and speed.
Aren’t these services absolutely faboulous? If you know about more such useful startups, please let us know in your comments below.