After a really long time, I’m actually writing something. That’s because after a really long time I’m actually free.
My last one year had been very enriching for me. I took some radical decisions: pursued the idea that I was passionate about, somehow managed to instill belief into my parents and family members about my decision, steered its growth to what it has become today along with my able partner, struggled to earn every little penny for the venture, so that we don’t have to borrow money from our parents.
lived with uncertainty when My ‘right-hand’ deserted me in the middle of the entrepreneurial road and kept on moving forward. It was the toughest and most fruitful period of my life. When My talented friends are making a lakh a month, hanging on to something financially not quite rewarding works when you work not for money, but for satisfaction. It taught me a lot about conquering one’s fear of uncertainty. I know that now I can manage without a penny for seven days, I can live without food for two days, I can live without bathing for ……..oh leave it. Now I can clearly say ‘been there, done that!’
On January 26th, I decided to leave the venture that I co-founded (https://www.thewittyshit.com/). Why did I leave? If that’s the question that’s circling in your mind, I would say that it’s a personal question and I would not like to answer that ‘now’. I quit…I quit. When I got free, I had a lot of options.. No… This was not me. I am not going to again put myself in an assembly line situation. At least not immediately.
I had spent my last year in such a state that almost every second minute the feeling of what’s up with the venture circled my mind. In short, I was more like a machine, which when on, used to only work in a particular direction blocking every other part of it.Now, being completely free, I had nothing special in mind.
In the month of march i traveled alone to Kolkata again To meet people, to live their lives, to learn their inspirations, to get inspired from them, to hear their stories and to share mine, to give whatever little experience I possess and to take whatever magnanimous learning they possess. with limited baggage , limited money , no laptop …One diary one pen and 5 books named ‘INTO THE WILD’ ‘THE NEXT BIG IDEA’ ‘AUTO BIOGRAPHY OF YOGI’ ‘THE MANAGERS HAND BOOK(UK)’ ‘THE RURAL INDIA(3 VOLUMES)’….
accidentally i have joined with an NGO, in which I have met students, entrepreneurs, designers, techies, musicians, photographers , hopeless and helpless people and more at all those places and now i am going to pen down a book, i am going to include my experience with them in that book (would be released soon in 2015 with blessings of the god), I would like to thank PREM LATHA DAS for suggesting the title for that book.