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Khoon Chala

Posted: December 21st, 2010 | Author: | Filed under: Musings | 4 Comments »

It all started in 2008.

I used to read a lot of blogs and one of them happens to be Youth Curry. In Sept, 2008, her book Stay Hungry, Stay foolish was launched. I knew this phrase from Steve Job’s famous commencement speech at Stanford University of 2005. The book is about 25 stories of entrepreneurs with a common thread of IIMA alumni. I wanted to read the book as soon as it was launched but during that month I was in The Netherlands for my office assignment.

So when I came back to India in Nov, 2008, the first book I wanted to read was obviously Stay Hungry, Stay Foolish. I had heard about most of the entrepreneurs featured in book or about their companies, this made the book more interesting. I finished the book in two sittings in a single day. The stories were inspiring. interesting and fascinating. This was definitely not the first trigger for my entrepreneurship dreams because I have long been reading stuff about entrepreneurship but yes this definitely made me more ‘wannabe-entrepreneur’. After this book, I developed interests in reading books and coincidently got to know about Flipkart at the same time, ordering book was more easy now and a pleasurable experience, it translated into more books being read. I started reading a lot of stories and journeys of entrepreneurs.

I joined Twitter in Jun, 2008 and like most of the people, I also have same question ‘whom to follow’ and what to do with Twitter in the beginning. But after reading about entrepreneurs, I started following them on Twitter, got a lot more resources to read than ever before. One link led to other and got to know about initiatives like Startup Saturdays, Lpad, which further fuelled my aspirations to be an entrepreneur.

Fast forward to Dec 2010. I mustered the courage to quit the rat race. 20th December 2010, I have resigned from my day job and will be walking the aisle of entrepreneurship full time :-)

At this point, I just have these lines in my mind from the movie Udaan.

कहानी ख़त्म है या शुरुआत होने को है,
सुबह नयी है ये, या फिर रात होने को है,
आने वाला वक़्त देगा पनाहें
या फिर से मिलेगी दो राहें,
खबर क्या, क्या पता

(Very loose translation of the lyrics)

is this the end of the story or a new beginning,
Is it a new dawn or it’s going to be another night,
will the future be my shelter
or will I come across another crossroad,
nobody knows

More follows soon in next post. To be continued…

P.S. If you are just wondering what does the title of this post mean, it’s a track from the movie Rang De Basanti. Listen it on Google Music

4 Comments on “Khoon Chala”

  1. 1 subhranshu said at 2:54 pm on December 21st, 2010:

    u will do it one day buddy..keep going..god is with u if u will do the right stuffs on the way to achive what u want:)

  2. 2 Shweta said at 5:18 pm on December 21st, 2010:

    Sahil ke sukun se kisko inkar hai, par Tufano se kashti nikalne ka maza hi kuch aur hai…
    Keep going

  3. 3 Sachidananda said at 2:36 pm on December 23rd, 2010:

    Wish you all the best Bro…Keep up the hardwork….

  4. 4 Ranjeet Walunj said at 12:26 pm on December 24th, 2010:

    Dude boy,
    Felt awesome after reading this ….

    Congratulations and All the best …. and lets talk :-)

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