“Kaam koi chota ya bada nahi hota , choti ya badi hoti hai to insaan ki soch” – IndiaBongs

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There are a few entrepreneurs who enter into the field which is not considered as fascinating as a techie. But understanding the need and do something to fulfill the need is the “Guru Mantra” of IndiaBongs family.India Bongs was co founded by an engineer and musician in the early months of 2013 with the sole purpose of providing the youth of India the products which they always desired but could never find. IndiaBongs wish to serve the Indian customers with full dedication and make each of their customers a part of India Bongs’ family.

Techaloo: When did you launch indiabongs?
IndiaBongs: After 16 hours a day work for continuously 2 months on a rainy monday.19th August,2013.

Techaloo: What was your vision/mission while starting indiabongs?
IndiaBongs: For us it was more about providing an easy access to these products and beyond that we are still in the process of thinking.

Techaloo: How did this idea come to your mind?
IndiaBongs: It was like, dude lets sell these products online, we can feed some needy people out there. We had no idea of what we are getting ourselves into but at the end of the day it was fun and rewarding.

Techaloo: Selling or consuming smoking accessories is not considered good in India did you face any kind of hurdles from your family?
IndiaBongs: Sorry I have to answer this in Hindi, otherwise it wouldn’t convey the right emotions.
“Kaam koi chota ya bada nahi hota beta , choti ya badi hoti hai to insaan ki soch”.
With our eyes wide open and: “Yes Dad” was all we had.

Techaloo: Did you get any kind of funding?
IndiaBongs: Yes, we did get a first round of funding from an investor in Singapore. For now it’s running on its own. But we would soon be seeking Investors to add a new range of products.

Techaloo: Currently you are based in Delhi, are you planning to expand out of Delhi?
IndiaBongs: We have a huge customer base from southern part of the country in the first month itself. Hopefully if we grow at the same pace, we might open our corporate office in Gurgaon, Haryana, within the next 6 months.

Techaloo: How many products do you have currently?
IndiaBongs: We currently have 300 products and planning to add another 200 new products by the end of this month.

Techaloo: What are the top 3 selling products?
IndiaBongs: Mini party laser lights, acrylic bongs and glass percolators are contributing to a significant percentage of our sales.

Techaloo: On this website 20 reasons to legalize marijuana are given, what will be 21st reason according to you?
IndiaBongs: Even though Indiabongs doesn’t promote the use of any illegal substances, we personally feel that the statistics on the overdose or regular usage of marijuana causing deaths or any other long lasting harmful effects totaling to somewhere around zero, it is pretty clear that this country also needs an awakening keeping in mind the infinite uses of the plant including fiber, fuel, food, medicine and freedom. Maybe we will sit together someday and give you other thousand reasons then.

Techaloo: Are you providing any kind of discount or will you like to provide any kind of special discount for techaloo users?
IndiaBongs: Yes we will be glad to do so. Discount coupons will be shooting soon.

Techaloo: What are your plans for next 3 years?
IndiaBongs: We have no idea of even what we will be doing tomorrow, but we are sure things will keep running as smooth as they are now.

Techaloo: What will be your advice to budding entrepreneurs?
IndiaBongs: There will be a lot of people telling you what not to do and how have people failed in the past, there will be families involved, sometimes parents, at times friends too. But, you have to make up your mind whether you trust yourself enough to risk it and have faith in the natural cycle or you would just continue for nine hours a day with something which you don’t like. Are you ready to think ahead of thirty years from now and find yourself sitting at your home thinking “what if I did follow my dream, could I be happier”?
Don’t take yourself to the point where you would have wished you had tried.

Techaloo: What do you think about techaloo.com?
IndiaBongs: What a step forward. We think techaloo is doing a great job in recognizing budding entrepreneurs. We have been a regular follower of the website. We personally would like to thank techaloo team for boosting the confidence of aspiring entrepreneurs which will be ultimately fruitful for the growth of our nation. Jai Hind.

IndiaBongs Founders:
Nitin Virat: An architect by education, worked two years in an architectural firm in Delhi just to realize that the table job was too mainstream for him and followed his passion of drumming, he is currently a part of three major bands Temple of Drum, Woody Acouche Project and Weird Anxiety. He is also a drum faculty in one of the most renowned music schools in north India.

Arpit Khurana: An engineer by education, worked for around one and a half years as a business analyst in Mu Sigma Business solutions, yes after a four years engineering degree in Electronics and Communication from National Institute of Technology, Hamirpur.
He is a foodie who would want to end up cooking his home grown food in his own restaurant somewhere in Himachal Pradesh. An explorer by soul, with prodigy like mathematical and business skills.

So, next time before getting high visit www.indiabongs.com

 
 

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Mohit Bansal(23) is B.Tech in Electronics and Communication Engineering from Indian School of Mines, Dhanbad, India. He has interest in business and entrepreneurship and has published couple of research articles. He is also associated with various NGOs. He is with Techaloo when it was just in concept stage. The Techaloo site was not existing even then. Currently Mohit is working with Mu Sigma as a Business Analyst Profile.

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