Chase the vision, not the money, the money will end up following you.

The critical ingredient is getting off your butt and doing something. It’s as simple as that. A lot of people have ideas, but there are few who decide to do something about them now. Not tomorrow. Not next week. But today. The true entrepreneur is a doer, not a dreamer.

Your work is going to fill a large part of your life, and the only way to be truly satisfied is to do what you believe is great work. And the only way to do great work is to love what you do.- Steve Jobs

With a recent e-interview with Founder of Pen Paper and Thoughts (Ppt), Ronak Laungani who gave us his views why he opted for creativity field over a Lay man’s MNC Job.



“Every time I draw something which I feel too proud of, I check out other artists on social media and then I cry and sleep. It humbles me and makes me work harder”.

There are a lot of things which convince me that a start-up like mine is a much better thing to work on than under any MNC. First one being “engineer” is not what I’m from within. I’ve seen how great a life of a MNC employee is and i do fancy it. But that’s not me.

Many of my college friends forgot what they were good at, trying to be the ideal candidate for upcoming job opportunities, I just did what my mom asked me to, “learn from the mistakes others make, you’ll save time.”

Secondly, having that feeling of “I made this” is priceless. No MNC could me that, no? Regarding how it started, i don’t know. I didn’t start Pen Paper & Thoughts to make money. I started writing, few people threw few likes on me.

The optimistic-me in that moment has brought it this far. We started doing events, covering college fests, inviting guests authors for a feature and a lot of things; eventually money did show up but I still don’t work for it. I love reading about start-ups that made it to top and they all worked for the audience, not money.

He added-

I feel a start-up should come to anyone like pPt came to me, not because you need to OR you want to; but because you love to.My passion isn’t confined to just the two companies I’ve worked on. I like creating things, maybe random stuff. And I would want to carry this passion of creating through my whole career; and pPt, of course is coming along. 

Success for me was having a great team. No matter how pro you are, you can’t do stuff alone and you need people you can count on. Since today I’ve this platform, I wouldn’t miss this chance to thank my team, Saurabh Manwani and Divya Tulsani.

Like great founders of great start-ups say, it’s important to have great people working with you and more important to keep them. A company is more about such people who add value hundred employees would not.


I was lucky to have such great people who kept me inspired and added on to the vision i had for pPt. I owe to every one of them, the core team members and the interns who worked for me. Obstacles, there were; just gave you reasons why they didn’t affect me much.

It’s about constantly evolving as an artist because art unlike engineering doesn’t have any rules. So there’s always room for new and better.  I focus more on conceptual art and new techniques.
So I keep experimenting, which i feel, every artist should do. That’s how I grow and feel satisfied. Scope, that’s a difficult question to answer in India. So I’ve switched to design from art, so people actually care about it. I continue to draw today too, I wish the situation changes someday.

Don’t worry about failure, you only have to be right once.

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