I’m back with another very inspiring interview in your favorite #IconsAround series. And this is very special for me. Because I met this person during a Kolkata Tweetup in 2010 when I first started using Social Media. Since then I am blessed to have this person as a friend. Though I couldn’t meet this person face-to-face in all these years, but following him online daily. I’ve observed closely over the years how that law student I had met over coffee, has grown into an inspiring Entrepreneur spreading legal education among masses. Beyond legal education, his posts inspire people to do what they love. But above all, if you get to talk to this person, you’ll learn what humility is all about. Keep reading.
Do you think that your college education determines your career? Do you believe that it’s impossible to balance personal and professional life? I am sure you will think differently after you read Saptarshi Roy Chaudhury’s story. Born and brought up in Kolkata, average student, studied Hotel Management & BBA, didn’t get good placement from college, struggled to get first job … Today? One of the leading digital marketing professionals in the country with more than 12 years of experience in the field; he not only worked for various types of businesses, from startups to multinationals in various roles, as a consultant, he has a stellar reputation with clients across the globe. And above all, as much as he loves the world of Internet, he loves and takes care of his family too! In spite of being busy in work and family, he takes time to guide & inspire others (specially youth) who wants to step into the world of social media and digital marketing. Read on to know the whole story.
You must have heard the saying that “You don’t become a human just after you are born. You need to develop certain qualities to be called ‘human’ unlike other living species”. I think same is true for being a ‘Social Networker’. One can not be called ‘Social Networker’ just because they use some social networking sites. One need to understand the true meaning of the terms ‘social’ and ‘networker’ to be qualified for that. Honestly I am learning & practicing being more social and a better Networker for quite a few years. And today I will introduce to you one of my teachers in this subject – Shilpadi (she is too humble to admit, but I’m always learning from her). She is among the very few persons I’ve met, who regularly meets new people, maintains good relationship with them, connects people with each other, takes the online relationship to real life meetings. And trust me, it’s easier said that done.
I told you about #IconsAround project yesterday right? Today I’ll be sharing with you the first inspiring story. A 23 year old guy from Kolkata, West Bengal – Prasenjit Paul, who resigned from IBM on his first day! Why? You’ll be hearing in his own words. Though he is a junior from my college – Bengal Engineering & Science University, Shibpur; but we never met at college. I met him on Facebook one day, and got fascinated when he told me that he too didn’t take job from campus interviews & would rather pursue his career as an Entrepreneur. We became friends & kept exchanging thoughts. I personally wanted to know more about his Stock Advisory Firm PaulAsset.com and his journey as an Entrepreneur. Now with #IconsAround I thought why not tell his story to the world? I requested him for an interview and he agreed! So with great excitement, let me share with you the story of this young Entrepreneur. Keep reading.
You know I’ve thought about this for so long. From my school days I suppose. This is one of the things from my bucket list, things I want to do before I die. We have enough, or I should say more than enough negative stories in our life. Ranging from newspapers, news channels, gossiping friends, relatives, neighbors in offline world to sensational negative viral news online. But isn’t there positive stories that can inspire people? Yes! There are! But those stories aren’t reaching to common people. Why? Because of a pathetic excuse ‘positive stories doesn’t sell’. But the reality is gradually common people are being programmed to be addicted to negative stories. And this non stop negative programming is creating lots of troubles in people’s lives today. That’s why this initiative. To remind people that goodness still in the world, dreams do come true, true love exists, challenges can be won, and above all life is wonderful!