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Be original in your content: Rohit Khurana

Rohit Khurana

Rohit Khurana

Rohit Khurana is a Technical blogger, Engineer and Entrepreneur from Delhi. He did his schooling from Delhi and then completed his B.E in Mechanical Engineering in year 2006 from Delhi College Of Engineering (now called Delhi Technical University).

He joined a telecom software company soon after his college and worked as a software engineer for 3.5 years. Along with his day job, he was into part time blogging since November 2007, when he co-founded Trouble Fixers – a computer troubleshooting blog [www.troublefixers.com] with his school friend Abhishek Bhatnagar (also a professional blogger www.abhishekbhatnagar.com ). He started an Automobile blog called www.carblogindia.com in September 2008.

He also co-founded www.sitestouse.com ( web-startups review blog ) and www.getmeapp.com (iPhone blog). He has recently quit his day job to become a full time technical blogger and entrepreneur. Rohit was born on 6th August 1984 in Delhi, he enjoys play guitar, listening to music, watching comedy movies and TV shows, loves gadgets and gizmos and enjoys reading about technology. To get in touch with him, you can see his online visiting card – www.rohitkhurana.in

Interview

Q: Welcome to Speakbindas. Tell us since when blogging has been a part of your life? Was there any motive or inspiration as a backbone of it?

  • I created my first blog called Ye Hai Meri Kahani (rohitkhurana.blogspot.com) when I was in college. I did not know the real meaning of blogging at that time. I started my first technology blog called Trouble Fixers (www.troublefixers.com) with Abhishek Bhatnagar who is my school friend. He told me what blogging is all about and inspired me towards my first steps to blogging. Me and Abhishek co-founded Trouble Fixers in November 2007 and I never looked back after that.
  • The motive behind creating Trouble Fixers (a computer troubleshooting blog) was very straight forward – To share the knowledge about computer troubleshooting that we have gained over years. I had also been inspired when I saw Abhishek’s blog Technix Update (www.technixupdate.com), that he was already running. Also I met Amit Agarwal (from www.labnol.org ) over a small meet-up at Ansal Plaza Delhi; that meeting with Amit also inspired me towards blogging.

Q: What is your blog all about? Which topics you cover there? Is that you alone running/maintaining the blog, or have a team?

  • I primarily blog on Trouble Fixers [ www.troublefixers.com ] – It is a computer troubleshooting blog which aims at solving common computer problems faced by most of the computer users. Me and Abhishek Founded this blog, we maintain and author it ourselves.
  • I also blog on Car Blog India [ www.carblogindia.com ] – It is an Automobile Blog where I write about car technologies, engine technologies, car news, bike technologies, and other tips and tricks related to car maintenance. I author and maintain this blog myself. This blog keeps the Mechanical Engineer in me alive. I have a deep insight and love for car technologies because I had been a part of the Formula Student 2005 team of the Defianz Racing Team [http://dce.ac.in/research/projects/defianz/gal2k5.htm ] of Delhi College of Engineer and we built a race car to compete in Formula Student Competition.
  • I also blog on Sites To Use [ www.sitestouse.com ] – It is a blog to review Innovative and Useful Web Startups and Web services. I and Abhishek co-founded this blog. We are editors and we have a team of authors that work with us on this blog.
  • I also blog on Get Me App [ www.getmeapp.com ] – It is a blog on iPhone Applications, iPhone Tricks and iPhone News. Me and Abhishek co-founded it and we write on it ourselves.
  • Apart from these blogs, I also write sometimes for Technix Update [ www.technixupdate.com ] as an author. This blog was founded by Abhishek and it’s a very popular technology blog.

Q.: How important is it for the blogger to interact with their readers? Do you respond to all the comments that you receive?

  • It is very important to keep in touch with the readers. I keep replying to comments and also reply to emails from my readers.

Q: What are the present statistics for your blog, i.e. number of daily visitors, visitors geographical status etc.?

  • TroubleFixers.com is one the main blog which I author, It has a alexa rank of 50,000 approx and around 6500 RSS subscribers and mainly the visitors are coming from US.

Q: Is blogging for you just a passion or a medium for earning too? Does it help you to earn enough cash to quit a 9 to 5 day job?

  • For me blogging is a passion more than my earning medium, but it helps me sustain a good life.

Q: Who are your favorite bloggers, whom you read frequently?

Q: From the secret bucket of your blogging experiences, what tips you would like to share with the fellow bloggers?

  • Be original in your content, read a lot and interact with people.

Q: Do you believe that blogging completes you? If yes, tell us how?

  • Yes I believe that blogging completes me. For me blogging is a medium to share knowledge, a platform to express and interact with people and learn new things.

Q: What was the happiest and gloomiest moment of your life?

  • Happiest moment is when I quit my day job to work full time as an entrepreneur and technical blogger. Gloomiest I don’t remember.

Q: Say, you are sponsored to travel to 3 world destinations, where you need not to worry about costs for food, hotel or anything. Which destinations would you pick up, and why? Would you like to take someone along with you? If yes, whom?

  1. Niagara Falls from Canadian side- It’s a simply superb and spell bounding, I visited it these summer and enjoyed it totally.
  2. Switzerland – I have seen the beautiful pictures of Switzerland and I wish to see that place.
  3. Sydney – I want to see Australia and heard that Sydney is a beautiful city, so its another destination on my wish list.
  • I would love to go there with someone who is fun-loving and with whom I can enjoy the time to the fullest, no name on my mind as yet coz I am single 😉

Q: Are you into watching movies? If yes, which fills your list of favorite ones?

  • I love to watch comedies and movies touching serious issues. Two of my favorites are: Baby’s Day Out and Taare Zameen Par

Q: How has blogging helped you other than money?

  • It has helped me share my knowledge, express myself online, help me get recognition, helped me become self-employed and create more employment. It helped me become an entrepreneur from an employee.
  • Also I get a feeling of great satisfaction when our readers send us comments and emails telling that our blog is helping them in solving their problems.
Rohit Khurana

Rohit Khurana

Q: What would be the one thing you’d change about yourself?

  • I would like to become more physically fit.

Q: What is your deepest fear?

  • Global Warming – It is killing Earth and it is more serious that it seems. I totally support to go green and eco-friendly.

Q: If you could meet one person, dead or alive, who would it be?

  • Albert Einstein – I am totally fascinated by his personality and his genius.

Q: Which is your favorite television show? Favorite songs?

  • Favorite show – F.R.I.E.N.D.S
  • Favorite song – Dil Chahta Hai

Q: How much money do you have in your purse/wallet right now (including change)?

  • 2000 India rupees

Q: What is your favorite food? Any particular dislikes?

  • I love Indian cuisine, spicy food. No particular dislikes.

Q: What’s your take on the technological advancement these days? Does it make people’s life simple or complicated?

  • I believe that technology is helping mankind in tremendous way. I can’t imagine life without technology. It is definitely getting better and things are getting simpler, effective and more transparent with time.
  • I do feel sad about the digital divide in my own country India at present, but I am optimistic that with improvement in literacy rates and technology becoming more accessible to people, this divide will gradually fade away. I think technology will play a great role in fast paced development of India by empowering people to communicate, to lean, to benefit from it in multiple ways.

Q: What do you think of “blogging is the next BIG thing”?

  • I believe that the kind of platform and exposure that blogging provides you is unparalleled. It is simple, it is free and it is for everyone.

Q: Any special message you would like to share with your blog readers as well with everyone else?

  • I would like to thank all my readers, fellow bloggers, my friends and twitter followers for being a great support and motivating me to keep moving ahead.

About

Devang Vibhakar is the Founder and Editor of www.SpeakBindas.com. He has interviewed more than 350 people. His effort was recognized by Limca Book of Records, twice. He has been to Scotland as well as Germany as part of vocational & cultural exchange programs and has compiled five books so far. He's passionate about bringing forth interesting stories & interviews of entrepreneurs to avid readers of SpeakBindas. He can be reached here.

5 thoughts on “Be original in your content: Rohit Khurana

  1. abhishek says:

    nice interview, really glad to know that I m one the motive for you to become pro blogger 🙂 – all the best – god bless u

  2. RIDZI.. says:

    Hey… from an engineers point of view..very apt n technical interview… but honestly saying English is horrendous… :C

  3. Thank you Rohit for participating. Successful bloggers like yourself are always an inspiration to new bloggers. 🙂
    .-= Devang Vibhakar´s last blog ..Write what you can’t stop thinking about: Beth Watkins =-.

  4. Rohit says:

    Thanks Devang, Its my pleasure.

  5. Chetankumar says:

    nice interview…great for startups…

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SpeakBindas is a Limca Book of Awards winning blog. It's a PR3 blog with 1000+ articles & Interviews. Devang Vibhakar - Founder - has interviewed more than 350+ people and has been to Scotland, London & Germany. He's a writer, speaker, traveler & movie-goer !! He has also written four books. He's passionate about bringing forth interesting stories & interviews of people from various sectors of life to avid readers of SpeakBindas. You can reach him here .