Kunwar Prithvi Singh Chauhan (KP): Bangalore was always a dream city for me. From the time I started working, I wanted to be here. I knew, Bangalore being the IT city of India was the only city, which could provide me the kind of exposure I wanted, the kind of environment I wanted and the kind of future I wanted as well.
AS: Being an avid blogger helped you attain such a prestigious position. Could you talk about your journey from your first blog to Anamika Infotech Private Limited?
KP: The journey has been awesome. I learned a number of things. Being a blogger gives you the ability to express the same thought in 1000 and 10 words at the same time. Blogging also makes you research the Internet for various things and that makes you learn a lot of new stuff.
AS: What developed your interest in blogging?
When I was a kid, I wanted to be a money man. There was a day when I
read an article in a newspaper about a blog and how anyone could make
money with a blog. Well, that day I decided to have a blog,
experiment with it and earn money.
AS: You are one of the youngest CEO in India. Did you ever dream of being a CEO?
KP: Well, yes. Ever since the time I started working, I had a dream of being a CEO. Being listed a one of the youngest CEOs in the country is always a proud thing.
AS: Where does your company, Anamika Infotech Private Limited stand now? Are you happy with the company's journey?
KP: Yes. It has been a long journey, I know starting all alone, registering a private limited, earning the first amount, hiring the first employee, paying the first salary, hiring a full team and working all day long. It has gone smooth till now, every plan has succeeded and I am happy with it.
AS: What is the current strength of your company? How do you manage these people at such an early age?
KP: I never consider myself as the boss and them as employees. I consider everyone the same and I find myself being the part of that team. In that condition, everything goes smooth and everyone remains confident about his/her contribution in the growth of the company.
AS: Do you hire people from prestigious organisations like IIT and IIM?
KP: I had hired an IIT guy, but most of the IITians do not find it easy to work with an early age start-ups.
AS: As you deal with international clients as well, how are they different from Indian clients?
KP: Most of my clients are from the US and Europe. They are not actually concerned about me, my age and my background. The only thing they need is their work to be completed and in that way, they maintain a very professional standard. That is a great thing and a motivation for a teenager like me.
AS: As you are just 18 years old, you have a long way to go. Where do you see yourself in the next decade or so?
KP: I do not want a hectic life - 60 years of work and then die. I want to retire by 25, and then spend time with my family. However, I do not make long term plans. So I have no idea where will this life will take me. But one thing is for sure, no matter what I do - I work or retire, I would be enjoying my life the same way I enjoy today.