18 Side hustle ideas for students in India

Side hustles india

In this post, I will cover some of the most exciting side hustle ideas for students in India. Side hustles, or side gigs, have become very popular in India. I covered some of the most popular side hustles for Indians (organized by passion/interest) in one of my earlier posts – please read it here: In …

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How to become a voice-over artist in India

voice over

‘How to become a voice-over artist in India’ is the first of a series of comprehensive articles I plan to publish around various side hustles anyone aspiring to develop themselves skills-wise and money-wise could pursue. (This is a continuation of my previous post on side hustles; please read that here: https://sampathmk.com/best-side-hustle-ideas) These guides will be …

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How to create a poster (without needing to be a graphics expert)

Knowing how to create a poster is a must-have skill in today’s times. Posters, banners, and flyers are essential tools to grab attention, convey our thoughts in an easy-to-understand, visually appealing manner, and brand ourselves better. Though ‘How to create a poster is the title of this post, the steps mentioned in this post can …

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Lamy Safari Vista fountain pen: Review

Lamy Safari Vista

This post is a brief review of one of my recent acquisitions, a Lamy Safari Vista fountain pen, after having used it for over a month now. If you are into fountain pens like me, please read on. I have been a fountain pen user all my life. Ever since I made the switch from …

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Best side hustle ideas for Indians to earn money online

How to make money from home online

While you may not make quick money, the internet can be a great wealth-building tool over time. I have listed twenty-five of the best side hustle ideas for Indians to make money online in 2022 in this post. I have categorized the online money making ideas by passion (or skill) so that you can jump …

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How do you develop self discipline

If you are looking to develop self discipline, this article can come in handy. For the past several years, I have been promising myself that I would shed a few kilos and get back in shape. And for the past several years, I have never been able to keep that promise. Though there were periods–a …

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Best Indian comic books for children?

shaniwar wada fort door elephants

Tiger Comics, a new comic books company, brings to life real & inspirational Indian stories through wonderful storytelling and colourful sketches. I grew up reading Indrajal comics, Anant Pai’s stories, Chacha Chaudhary, Akbar/Birbal tales, Shikari Shambu and Tenali Raman. It takes me back to my growing-up years. Could Tiger Comics soon evolve as one of …

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Must. Break. Free

“Time to wake up!”, she says. I half open my eyes, struggling to shake off sleep that had engulfed me with great difficulty in the wee hours of the morning. Through the blur of my eyelids, I see her staring at me—lying in the same position that I’d last seen her before I fell asleep. She …

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Notes from office

How much Covid19 has changed our world! I never imagined that I will ever see a time when we must wear masks before stepping out of our homes—this is indeed surreal. I hope we can get out of this dreaded situation soon, and as the cliched saying goes, let us hope that this too shall …

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One Good Step with Amitha

Amitha Pai is an ex-Infoscion who now runs a not-for-profit organization called ‘One Good Step’ (OGS). OGS connects the most credible and genuine causes in Bangalore to those who want to make a difference. This Yourstory article about her—https://yourstory.com/2016/02/one-good-step/—is a wonderful read and acts as a lead-in to this conversation with her. <– Begin interview …

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My friend Shankar: Techie turned farmer

I was meeting Shankar (Shankar Kotian M) after a long gap of 16 years. Shankar is no longer a techie; He had ended his decade-and-a-half-year-old tech career in 2012 to become a full-time farmer. Time had taken away a lot of his hair, but nothing else about him had changed. This is his story, distilled …

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10 Commandments for Entrepreneurs

Yesterday, I came across this beautiful blog called sketchplanations – run by Jono Hey where he has used simple sketches to explain concepts. I hadn’t done sketches for a long time (except for the doodles during team meetings), and this blog made me want to sketch again. This post is a result of my sketch-craving …

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Can’t innovate anymore, my ass!

Apple Cartoon

Apple’s WWDC has is an event that the world enjoys watching. It is a legendary platform where new products are announced, stats are thrown up, and apps are showcased. These very well orchestrated events must require a lot of prep work. Well, I was imagining how they do it, and this cartoon depicts my imagination. …

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Neither here nor there.

Frustrated cartoon

A recent research showed that among people in the Indian IT services sector who quit their jobs after at least 10 years of service, 95% of them were Middle Managers! How come the Middle Management resignation rate is so high? Is it because it is a ‘neither here nor there’ kind of role? (It neither …

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