Happy New Year – Join us in 2018

Monday, January 1st, 2018

Happy New Year – Join us in 2018
As the New Year ushers in, I have come to the realization that I might be no longer in touch with the emotions and hopes of most readers, which must be college students or recent graduates, of this blog because people who were born when I entered college are now adults. People who were born when I started working are close to becoming teenagers. But what I do know is that dreams of moving forward are present in every generation and we are here to nudge and help the next generation move in the right direction as we have been doing it for the past 5 years.

Whenever I meet someone new, a very common question is – “What do you do?”. My answer changes depending upon how interested I am in continuing that conversation and whether the other person is genuinely interested or just trying to make some small talk. I go from ‘Math teacher’ to ‘running a website’ to ‘blogger’ to ‘teacher’ to ‘content marketer’ to ‘businessman’ to ‘small business owner’. I consciously avoid using the word startup or entrepreneur because I guess it is often abused. The follow up question, often, is ‘How long have you been doing this?’ and that is where I stumble. There is no good answer to this.

  • I could say that I booked the domain name in 2008 and put up some stuff related to quizzing and some videos related to ‘Clocks’. I remember Pushpen from college had helped me set that up.
  • I could say that the first time I looked at it as a legitimate business was when Avinash Maurya, a friend from Jaipur, worked for close to a year on this to figure out what we wanted to do with it. We even set up a company in 2010 called ‘Maurya Learning Pvt Ltd’. Ah! The audacity of youth. It fizzled out in a year but we had a lot of fun.
  • But perhaps the most accurate answer would be the winter of 2012-13 when I worked with Rohit Iyer to put up a dinky website and started selling stuff. I don’t remember when I made the first sale but what I do remember is that I quit my job at MindTickle in Dec’12 and started working on HandaKaFunda full time in January 2013. So, for all practical purpose, we could say that HandaKaFunda has now completed 5 years in business.

There have been ups and downs, a lot of fire-fighting, a lot of moments of elation but it has been an overall positive experience. The struggles have been worth it and I seriously wish that some of you who are reading this will join us on this journey. We need all the helping hands (or the customers or the word-of-mouth) that we can get.

Used any of our products / services / free stuff?

First of all, thank you for trusting us and using our products and services. In 2017, we focused on two major things which have served us well.

  1. Create more content and make it available for free. That’s the reason our number of blogposts in 2017 is way higher than what we had in earlier years. We had a lot of help for this.
  2. We created an app so that people could access the free content that we have easily.

Here is what I request you to do as a current user:

Download the HandaKaFunda app

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Please download our app and rate it on the app store. Please do not rate it on how it looks and feels but please rate it on the basis of content. We want to reach out  and spread our free content to a wider audience and your ratings will help us do that.

Please review our products and services

Review on Facebook Review on Quora

Please post reviews about our products and services on Facebook and Quora. These are the two platforms that are used by most students. A review from you, of whatever services you have used, will really help us. Most students think that what difference is a single review going to make. Trust me when I say this – it matters. It matters a lot. A couple of minutes of your time would make a lot of difference.

If you are willing to send a video review, that would be the best. You can email it to me directly on [email protected]. If you need help making that, just send me an email or whatsapp me on 09765142632.

Planning to join our online courses?

From time to time, we run offers on our online courses. These are typically limited to festivals but this time we decided to have one on NewYear as well and guess what is the absolutely innovative and mind-boggling coupon code that we have come up with – NEWYEAR. So, if you are planning to join one of our online courses, please use the coupon code NEWYEAR.

Planning to work with us?

Are you someone who is a graduate and is looking for a full-time / part-time job? Our office is based in Vaishali Nagar, Jaipur. We do not need ninjas or super passionate people who are looking to change the world – we are looking for someone who do their job sincerely and are always looking for an efficient way to do it.

Please fill up this Google Form below and we will get in touch with you within a week. If we don’t, just drop me a text on 09765142632 along with your email id and I will get in touch with you within 24 hours.

Thanks a lot for sticking to the end. Hope you have a great year ahead.


Ravi Handa,

Founder, Handa Ka Funda

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