An IIT Delhi alumnus and a book lover, Bhuwan Arora had a prolific career as a software engineer before he earned himself the shiny title of being the founder of Oditty.me. Thirst for knowledge and inspirations from books have always been Bhuwan’s biggest mentors. And this trait is what makes him more than an entrepreneur – a visionary.
With Oditty.me, Bhuwan’s vision is to build a social network for book lovers (like him) that will help them in exploring reading lists, book recommendations, topic discussions, and more. Oditty.me will also serve as a platform where readers will get to interact with their favourite authors and other people with similar intellect.
Please provide a brief overview of your product/ service.
Oditty.me is a social network for bibliophiles, where we intend to bridge the gap between reality and knowledge deriving from books and literature, which we accomplish through an all-inclusive strategy comprising of recommendations, reading lists, discussion communities, latest news concerning a particular topic or an issue.
Additionally, Oditty.me will also act as a dedicated platform where authors and readers can interact with each other in a more seamless manner. This gives writers a splendid opportunity to promote and speak for their works and writings directly and to readers, a chance to get a sneak peak into the lives of their favourite writers, learn more about them and finally connect with them.
What inspired you to build the above product/ service?
- For a challenging life
- Interest for books and thirst for knowledge
- A market opportunity
What is your life mantra?
We are limitless. No Boundaries. Persevere to explore the inside.
What was the most challenging part of your journey till now?
Each day brings new challenges. In general most challenging is to keep looking at things in a new way.
How did you overcome those challenges?
- Stay motivated.
- Keeping a watch on thoughts
Share some details about the investments that you have been able to fetch for the business till now.
Seed Funded by Outbox.Ventures.
How do you protect yourself from the problem of Brain Drain?
- Travel to hills for a weekend every 2-3month.
- Do and think nothing for few minutes at start of the day.
According to you, what are the three qualities an individual must have to achieve success?
- A Healthy Mind
Which online tools/ services/ apps do you use the most and would like to recommend as well?
Nothing different: Facebook for News , Gmail for Connect.
Share any one habit which you think makes you more productive.
Doing and thinking nothing for few minutes at start of the day.
Answer in less than 50 words
One tip to success:
One mistake you believe every individual must avoid:
One most important lesson that you have learnt till now:
Life goes on.
What are your plans for next 3 years?
Work harder. Grow. Evolve.
If you get a chance to start your career again what would you do differently this time?
It just started for me. Happy with it.
What are your top three getaway destinations?
- Hill Stations and Treks in North India.
- Villages in Gujarat
Share a quote that inspires you the most.
“Good things come to people who wait, but better things come to those who go out and get them.”