Interview

An interview with the man behind StartupGyaan – Arnab Nayak

“Going full-time with your craft is when you know you want to pour gasoline on the fire you’ve already started”  ~Arnab Nayak, StartupGyaan Just like any other Engineering student, Arnab entered Engineering(Shiv Nadar University) with the hopes to make money, and not having to depend on his parents to fund his treks, and outings with …

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Venkatesh’s journey from IIM-K to his design company – Artma Studios

“My grandma thinks I am still doing a daytime job“ ~ Venkatesh, Artma Studios Venkatesh, an IIM-K grad quit his full-time job to pursue his inner calling of becoming a full-time artist, and today he runs his design startup – Artma Studios where he’s worked with top Bollywood celebrities and made art for the likes …

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Simrin: Stitching Compassion, Care & Curiosity through Writing

An earnest person whose purpose is to make others happy, Simrin strides towards continuous improvement in life. A law student turned content writer, book reviewer, and social media marketing coach, she has polished her skills and caliber to be worth contributing more to this field. She says that writing has inculcated compassion, care, and curiosity …

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Bhawna: Acing her craft with research, structure & creativity

An independent content writer, Bhawna works as a ghostwriter who likes the work diversity that freelancing allows. She believes that the exposure gained through working with different clients helps boost her creativity. She says that co-working spaces are one of the best ways of dealing with isolation and loneliness as a freelancer. According to her, …

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Vibha: Freelancing while acing the work-life balance

Simple, courageous, matured, disciplined are a few characteristics to describe Vibha. Post doing engineering, she started her career as an assistant professor and later became a freelance content writer.  Her academic knowledge and experiences inspired her to start writing. She found her way into freelancing while trying to find a balance between her personal and …

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Lakshmi: Living the ‘Full’ life – useful, helpful & successful

A simple girl whose aim was always to be an engineer, Lakshmi found herself always thinking about writing. Following her heart, she chose to become a freelance content writer. She faced struggle in her initial days of freelancing, when there was no one to help her. She considers time as a major advantage and disadvantage …

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Neha: Venturing onto success carrying optimism and commitment

A voracious reader, a movie buff and a skilled photographer, Neha’s love for these three things led her to become a content creator. Her enthusiasm for research, writing and curiosity to understand people sparked her interest in marketing. She acknowledges that the freelancing life teaches you beyond the execution part. Along with the freedom that …

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Ipsit: Sketching correct strokes through words and brush

From aiming to become a doctor to following his passion for writing and painting, Ipsit has always portrayed qualities like kindness and humbleness. Choosing to walk a different path, he decided to do freelancing after completing post-graduation to avoid the workplace stagnation. He has been living his life considering freedom and flexibility as core principles. …

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Abhishek: An aspiring lawyer advocating a rule-free life

An aspiring law student, Abhishek started freelance writing in the second year of his college while studying literature. While he appreciates the freedom that comes along with freelancing, he still believes that the illusion of ‘being your own boss’ proves to be a major disadvantage for freelancers. Post studying commerce and wanting to study law, …

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Abhijeet: An enthralling mix of travel, tech and passion for writing

A computer applications graduate, Abhijeet’s love for writing led him to become a freelance content writer. In the beginning of his career, Abhijeet started his blog The Lazy Writer to build content for his portfolio by writing tech and travel reviews. He is a computer enthusiast, who fiddles with softwares and uses offbeat tech hacks …

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Anmol: A journey from number-crunching to weaving words

Anmol is a commerce graduate whose love for technology and writing led him to become a content marketer. Anmol has written a love story and four 4 paperback anthologies that are published. Anmol’s passion for exploring places and the freedom that freelancing allows motivated him to pursue freelancing full-time. He figured that he was more …

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Nilesh: A geek who landed his first tech gig by writing articles for a magazine

Nilesh is the quintessential geek one will come across. He took his passion for playing computer games to making them at an early age. Built his first website when he was in 9th Standard to starting up a Web Hosting business pretty early, Nilesh was always ahead of his times. He landed his first freelancing …

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Roy D’Silva: From a Bollywood sub-titlist to creating a platform for Alternate Genre

From being a sub-titlist in Bollywood to writing content for Gaming companies and to now creating a platform for reviewing horror content, Roy’s journey has been humble, inspirational, and that of a quintessential Indian middle-class boy. With a dream of creating a platform for the Alternate Genre creators and for India’s own products, Roy is …

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Swathi Bhaskaran: An engineer turned marketer who is juggling like a pro between freelancing and motherhood

An engineer turned content marketer, Swathi is a Pro when it comes to writing contentfor technology companies. A self-proclaimed crazy planner, she has everything on her planner, her assignments, invoices, and even her child’s activities. Read Swathi’s interesting story in this blog: Why did you choose to freelance? Did you ever do a job? I …

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Amrita: From a job to becoming a successful freelance writer in less than a year

Amrita is a young freelance content writer based out of Mumbai. She dreams of having her own wedding planning company someday. We talked to her to understand why she chose freelancing and related aspects around freelancing Why did you choose freelancing? Have you done a job earlier? Right from an early age, I wanted to …

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