Mr. Forbes 30 Under 30
I am the co-founder and COO of The Optimist Citizen, India’s first purely positive newspaper which is an attempt to counteract negative use using solutions journalism and inspiring positivity. We have covered more than 900 stories, had 10 million total readers, were part of the Forbes 30 under 30 list, and have spoken about our work on TEDx.
Undergrad School: The Bhopal School of Social Sciences
Undergrad Major: Economics
Age: 27, Ethnicity: Asian or Indian
Other Degree/Certification: Diploma in Nautical Sciences
School Name: Indian Maritime University
Extracurriculars: Part of the Forbes 30 Under 30 Asia List: Class of 2019, Asian Runner-Up of the Queen's Young leader Award 2018 as an organization by The Queen Elizabeth Diamond Jubilee Trust and The Royal Commonwealth Society, Consistent short story writer and winner of the Write India Competition by The Times of India.
Title: Co-Founder & COO
Length of Employment: 6 yrs, 4 mos
Title: Trainee Nautical Officer
Company: Top Firm
Length of Employment: 6 mos
Big Life Wins:
1. My work has seen more than 10 million total readers and has supported more than 100 non-profits
2. Part of the Forbes 30 under 30 Asia list, Class of 2019 along with the likes of Naomi Osaka
3. Asian Runner-Up of the Queen’s Young Leader Award 2018 as an organization by The Queen Elizabeth Diamond Jubilee Trust and The Royal Commonwealth Society.
4. Co-authored “Why Should The World Invest In Women” and managed people from 19 countries
Post MBA Goal:
I intend to work in the domain of strategy and entrepreneurship with an intention to eventually pivot and build a full-scale social enterprise/media brand. I want my brand to utilize constructive media to support stories of changemakers, activists, and grassroots workers hoping to change the narrative in favor of those whose voices are often unheard.