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Professional Interview: Shrenik Gandhi, Business Head, White Rivers Digital

Posted on 18 June 2013 by BMMBoxer

Name:  Shrenik Gandhi

Company: White Rivers Digital

Designation: Business Head

Questions:

1. Tell us something about your company – White Rivers Digital

White Rivers Digital is a Mobile, Social Media, Web & Creative consultancy. The company believes that brands need smart, quick-paced, nifty and creatively crafted solutions to effectively reach out to the target audience online, to stand out from the clutter and to grow.

2. Why did you decide to get into the digital industry given how competition-intensive it is?

To answer this question in a word: Passion.

Passion for Digital is what got me onto this space. This field gives us an opportunity to learn, unlearn & re-learn. Also, it is dynamic enough to keep people like me, who get bored with the same job regularly, stick to it. Speaking about competition, its too big a pie for the existing market to eat. India, as a country, is yet to see the real potential of the digital market & hence there is still a lot of space for existing players to grow as well as new players to flourish.

We, at White Rivers Digital believe that the real competition for any company is what it was yesterday! Always try to get better than what you were & then the real world competition shall not be as relevant.

3. What prompted you to start your own business as opposed to sticking to a job?

Starting up the business was always in mind. Picture this: The first time you wanted to learn swimming, everyone would have taken a round of the pool you were about to jump into, with zillions of questions in your mind, regarding fear, depth etc. You cannot understand or face the same till the time you jump into it. Even in real life, it is the same case. You have to stop constantly thinking around it & jump into it as soon as you have a sustainable plan. Simple. Be an entrepreneur, Face it!

4. What does entrepreneurship mean to you? Define it.

Entrepreneurship is dreaming about an idea, living it, sticking by it, standing up against the world & yet enjoy every second of it.

“Its about taking chances now, to tell stories on it when old!”

5. Who is the entrepreneur you look up to?

Kishore Biyani.

For his simplicity, believing in the concept of Indianness & for being a first generation entrepreneur.

6. What are the perks and pitfalls of owning/running a business?

Perks: When you start building your team for your dream, it is indeed a euphoric moment to see people working with you towards your dream & you get motivated to work all the more harder.

Pitfalls can be compromise on short term monetary gains, stabilised salary, time you cannot spend with your close ones, as you are working on ideas to get your business better & time you cant give yourself.

You may have to spend long hours on weekend working, but at the end of the day if it brings a smile on your face, it is definitely worth it.

7. What are the tips you’ll share with budding entrepreneurs/people who want to start their own business?

Believe in a better tomorrow, always. No matter what the world says, if you believe in an idea, live by it. Also, I have seen a lot of people waiting for that right idea to strike. You shouldn’t. There are millions of businesses already existing in the world. Pick up one & make it better. Simple.

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Shloka

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Alumni Interview: Shloka Chhabria @Hello! India

Posted on 07 May 2013 by BMMBoxer

My Name is: Shloka Chhabria

BMM College: Jai Hind

BMM Specialisation: Advertising

Currently Working at: HELLO! India

Shloka’s Take

Q1. Does being a BMMite give you an edge over others in the field of media?

It certainly does… It prepares you for – what people call – the big bad world of media. You may not begin your career graph as an ace, but you can be sure of two things: You’ll know what you’re getting into [the long hours and sleepless nights spent scrambling to finish BMM assignments pay off here] and it’s not until you start working that you will truly the understand the power of the media [be it in Advertising or Journalism].

Q2. Do the subjects in BMM help you know the reality of the job? Is there any place for theory in the creative world?

The subjects cover the fundamental aspects of the media, yes, but only when you start your job do you get a feel of the ‘real’ world. Having said that, I do feel that the BMM course as a whole – subjects, assignments et. al. take you as close to reality as you can get. So that when you do get there, you’re not a fish out of water. In today’s day when the media is ruthlessly cut-throat and cutting-edge, the space left for theory is very narrow. Creativity is limitless, that is its weakness and its strength.

Q3. BMM or BMM from a particular college? Does it make a difference?

I don’t think I’d ever imagine myself doing BMM from any college other than Jai Hind. However, I did participate in the exciting inter-college events and I have to say that the vibe and enthusiasm shared by all the participating colleges was alike. Though, academics are equally – if not more – important and Jai Hind tops my list here!

Q4. Internships during colleges – are they relevant in the long run?

Very relevant. I thought I would get into the Marketing field until I did an internship in my first year, when I realized that Marketing was a big no for me! It’s always, always better to get a taste of the field that you want to specialize in – and what better time than during the summer? That way you have a clearer idea of what you want to do after you graduate.

Q5. Work Experience or Higher Studies? What’s your pick? Why?

Don’t ignore higher studies, but get some experience first. Work until you know for sure what you love doing. Use your time to try different things. You never know what clicks. once you’ve set your mind on a field, then go and pursue your studies – educating yourself never goes to waste.

Tips for BMMBoxers

Your favourite subjects in BMM: Journalism, Cinema.

Tips for BMMites: Don’t take your assignments lightly, they hold as much weight as your grades and when you go for a job interview you have more than just a CV to your credit.

Have some questions for the interviewee above? Wish to get some of your doubts cleared? Or want to just say a simple ‘Hi?’ Feel free to add your thoughts and questions as comments and we will try and have them answered for you!

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