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Rajahmundry boy drops out of college to live through stories, improves skills, gains self awareness and is work-life ready


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Rajahmundry boy drops out of college to live through stories, improves skills, gains self awareness and is work-life ready

8th December 2021

Bhaskar Adari grew up in Rajahmundry, Andhra Pradesh and was intrigued by the hustle, the uncertainty, the rush and the exploration potential that startup environments have.

 

Until 10th standard, he built his curiosity by diving into the world of startups and entrepreneurship through YouTube and other online platforms. To pursue his intrigue further, he enrolled for a BBA program at CRM university in Bangalore, which is India’s startup hub. He hoped that his college would provide him exposure to the dynamic and uncertain scenarios entrepreneurs navigate through as they solve problems and build organizations. However, Bhaskar soon felt the absence of any such exposure through the college and rather felt restricted by the presence of a rigid structure and theory based exams.

 

Deciding not to continue in such an environment anymore, Bhaskar called his parents to convey the same and moved back to his hometown Rajahmundry.

 

Bhaskar kept up with companies, people and brands online and started looking for people who could mentor him as he created his career trajectory. Through this he came across #karo, an event to celebrate the art of doing and practical learning organized by Partners (students) of the Enterprise India Fellowship, hopped on a train to Pune to experience it and decided to join the fellowship as a Partner himself.

 

“The first time I met Bhaskar was when he took a 28 hour train from his home town to come for #karo at Poona Club. From there, he has grabbed the opportunity to shift to Pune, be a part of the Enterprise fraternity, used the Enterprise network to make personal gains and really create himself,” shares Yusuf Hakim, co-founder of the Enterprise India Fellowship.

 

Over the last couple years, Bhaskar worked on 6+ projects including 4 in-house Enterprise projects like the Green Room and Tinker Fest and a client projects with FM Jewelers (a jewellery brand based in Egypt) and also worked on 4 personal projects revolving around veganism, travel and content creation. 

Enterprise is a hybrid of all the things that a 20-year-old needs in this day and age,” shares Bhaskar.

 

He along with Swaran Singh Matharu & Dnyanesh Chandewar- two other Enterprise Partners (Partners = students who are a part of the fellowship) co-created a community story-sharing platform called the Green Room, with support from Enterprise coaches and guidance from Professor David Gould from the University of Iowa who conceptualized and teaches the Green Room as a course at the University.

Bhaskar Adari

Hometown: Rajahmundry, Andhra Pradesh

College: CRM University

Subject: BBA

Interests/Cares About: Animal cruelty, Sustainability and Skill based education to the underprivileged.

Fellowship Span: Sept 2019- Dec 2021


Fellowship Activities Sneak Peek:

Worked on 9+ projects including 4 Enterprise projects like the Green Room & #karo and a client project with FM Jewelers, a brand based in Egypt and 4 personal projects revolving around veganism, travel and content creation

Co-created the Green Room community in India with guidance from Professor Dave Gould from the University of Iowa, and organized 4+ Green Room community story sharing evenings with changemakers and entrepreneurs


Next Steps post Fellowship:
Bhaskar will work on content creation and graphic design at YVCare, a Vegan content company

 


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Bhaskar’s reflections on his self-discovery journey and the major change he witnessed as he worked on multiple real life projects and created his body of work.

The Green Room is a monthly community story sharing evening hosted by Enterprise Partners, where changemakers and enterprising people from different fields join to let down their hair and share their story like in a theatre’s green room (the backstage room where performers prepare and can be vulnerable).

As founding team members, Bhaskar and team were involved in all aspects- seeking thought partnership from Professor Gould, organizing the event, outreach to invite the community, doing preparatory calls with the changemakers, hosting the community space for people and making sure all of it happens smoothly. Along with working with Professor Gould, through the preparatory calls, Bhaskar and team got to spend time and build connections with changemakers like Ajinkya & Satyajit Hange (organic farmers), Arun Kalluraya (healthcare entrepreneur) and many more.

The Green Room community is almost 2 years old, and along with the changemakers sharing their stories, it has also successfully emerged as a space for everyone in the audience to also share their stories, be vulnerable, and be inspired together. Over the two years 800+ people have participated through the platform.

 

Bhaskar is extremely creative, very well researched on topics he is passionate about, and highly energetic. He comes up with out of the box ideas and usually has the gumption and drive to follow them through. He is bold and courageous in the way he thinks, but also humble and patient to listen and learn. He is driven by a sense of purpose and commitment and I wish him energy and results and every project he undertakes,” shares Aditya Jhunjhunwala, Co-founder of the Enterprise India Fellowship.

 

Along with working on in-house projects at Enterprise like the Green Room and consulting projects with the clients, Bhaskar also used the platform to convert a lot of his ideas into personal projects. From exploring how to highlight and promote his hometown of Rajahmundry and to doing extensive research and creating content to spread awareness about veganism, Bhaskar has created space for himself to dive into things he is passionate about. 

 

He’s built many connections with people who work in his areas of interest like veganism and through that he has landed himself a gig for graphic design and content creation work at YVCare- a Vegan content company with more than 35k Instagram followers.

 

Interviewer: Akash Bhalerao
Authors: Rhythm Joshi & Akash Bhalerao
Video Editor: Rahul Devkar
Story Editors:  Aditya Jhunjhunwala, Ankita Parashar & Nikita Juneja
Webpage Designer: Dnyanesh Chandewar

Bhaskar Adari grew up in Rajahmundry, Andhra Pradesh and was intrigued by the hustle, the uncertainty, the rush and the exploration potential that startup environments have.

 

 

Until 10th standard, he built his curiosity by diving into the world of startups and entrepreneurship through YouTube and other online platforms. To pursue his intrigue further, he enrolled for a BBA program at CRM university in Bangalore, which is India’s startup hub. He hoped that his college would provide him exposure to the dynamic and uncertain scenarios entrepreneurs navigate through as they solve problems and build organizations. However, Bhaskar soon felt the absence of any such exposure through the college and rather felt restricted by the presence of a rigid structure and theory based exams.

 

Deciding not to continue in such an environment anymore, Bhaskar called his parents to convey the same and moved back to his hometown Rajahmundry.

 

Bhaskar kept up with companies, people and brands online and started looking for people who could mentor him as he created his career trajectory. Through this he came across #karo, an event to celebrate the art of doing and practical learning organized by Partners (students) of the Enterprise India Fellowship, hopped on a train to Pune to experience it and decided to join the fellowship as a Partner himself.

 

“The first time I met Bhaskar was when he took a 28 hour train from his home town to come for #karo at Poona Club. From there, he has grabbed the opportunity to shift to Pune, be a part of the Enterprise fraternity, used the Enterprise network to make personal gains and really create himself,” shares Yusuf Hakim, co-founder of the Enterprise India Fellowship.

 

Over the last couple years, Bhaskar worked on 6+ projects including 4 in-house Enterprise projects like the Green Room and Tinker Fest and a client projects with FM Jewelers (a jewellery brand based in Egypt) and also worked on 4 personal projects revolving around veganism, travel and content creation. 

Enterprise is a hybrid of all the things that a 20-year-old needs in this day and age,” shares Bhaskar.

 

 

He along with Swaran Singh Matharu & Dnyanesh Chandewar- two other Enterprise Partners (Partners = students who are a part of the fellowship) co-created a community story-sharing platform called the Green Room, with support from Enterprise coaches and guidance from Professor David Gould from the University of Iowa who conceptualized and teaches the Green Room as a course at the University.

 

The Green Room is a monthly community story sharing evening hosted by Enterprise Partners, where changemakers and enterprising people from different fields join to let down their hair and share their story like in a theatre’s green room (the backstage room where performers prepare and can be vulnerable).

 

As founding team members, Bhaskar and team were involved in all aspects- seeking thought partnership from Professor Gould, organizing the event, outreach to invite the community, doing preparatory calls with the changemakers, hosting the community space for people and making sure all of it happens smoothly. Along with working with Professor Gould, through the preparatory calls, Bhaskar and team got to spend time and build connections with changemakers like Ajinkya & Satyajit Hange (organic farmers), Arun Kalluraya (healthcare entrepreneur) and many more.

 

 

 

Bhaskar Adari

Hometown: Rajahmundry, Andhra Pradesh

College: CRM University

Subject: BBA

Interests/Cares About: Animal cruelty, Sustainability and Skill based education to the underprivileged.

Fellowship Span: Sept 2019- Dec 2021


Fellowship Activities Sneak Peek:

Worked on 9+ projects including 4 Enterprise projects like the Green Room & #karo and a client project with FM Jewelers, a brand based in Egypt and 4 personal projects revolving around veganism, travel and content creation

Co-created the Green Room community in India with guidance from Professor Dave Gould from the University of Iowa, and organized 4+ Green Room community story sharing evenings with changemakers and entrepreneurs


Next Steps post Fellowship:
Bhaskar will work on content creation and graphic design at YVCare, a Vegan content company


Self Testimonial:
 “I always love to use the iPhone analogy for Enterprise.

It’s too hard to define an iPhone. Is it a phone, a camera, a media player, a map, a gaming device, a notebook, what the hell is an iPhone? It’s a hybrid of all these things.

I feel that Enterprise is a hybrid of all the things that a 20-year-old needs in this day and age.

I can’t find a better way to simplify how Enterprise has benefitted me.”

 


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