Bitten by the entrepreneurial bug, Prabudhastarted HRscope Consultants based at Patna. This was a consultancy proprietorship aimed to work in two fields, Training and Placement. "I started with training and I bagged a couple of Personality Development projects in Patna. Next two years were good enough as a startup because HRscope could break even", added Prabudha.
Startup journey has its ups and downs. Prabudha explains it in his poetic way by recalling one of his teachers. "सर ने किताबें कम,
ज़िन्दगी ज़्यादा पढ़ाई। हालाँकि उनकी लाख कोशिश के बावजूद मैंने न माउंटेनियरिंग की, न ट्रेकिंग। लेकिन ज़िन्दगी के पहाड़ पर कैसे चढ़ना है, ये ज़रूर सीखने की कोशिश की। चढ़ता हूँ, फिसलता हूँ, फिर चढ़ता हूँ। ये
तो चलता रहेगा।" Prabudha continues to write poetry. He is an excellent communicator too. Here is a short video clip of his stage performance at IIM Calcutta. See how Prabudha relates to the audience consisting of MBA students and quotes the likes of CK Prahalad with ease.
While doing his MBA, Prabudha showed great team work. Here is a picture taken in 2009 when Prabudha led his team to untangle the 'Human Web'.
Prabudha was always a creative person. Apart from poetry, he helped his team in creating the tallest free-standing tower made of newspapers. It's strength was tested by placing a pebble on top of the tower and transporting it across the room. The winning team with Prabudha at the back.
After MBA, when an opportunity came for script writing for a television series Prabudha grabbed it. Called Big Magic, it didn't really take off. It did not deter Prabudha. Back to Patna, Prabudha decided to extend HRscope consultants to his field of expertise, i.e. artist/poet management. He resumed working in the field of Kavi Sammelan in a proper organisational format, this time with a banner of HRscope Consultants.
Prabudha's poems have been featured in many publications. Here is a sample of 2016.
Prabudha adds "Today HRscope is working with most of the top organisers in this sector on one side and the leading poets of India on the other side. We are even managing poets for Kavi-Sammelan and shows abroad in countries like Dubai, Kuwait, Oman, Australia, New Zealand, USA and Canada." Prabudha feels lucky to have bagged the brand of the most renowned poet of India, Dr Kumar Vishwas exclusively. HRscope is managing the brands of many other poets and stand up comedians. Prabudha also manages their social media accounts and helps in their grooming etc. On the organiser side, HRscope is providing event design services.
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In 2009 when I taught at IBS Hyderabad who knew that two of my students from the same class would become successful entrepreneurs? And that both would excel in the entertainment industry! Here is a picture of the class after a management game in the evening at IBS campus. Both Prabudha and Prashant are seen in the picture along with other batch mates of 2008-10.
Prabudha's story is the second in a series titled 'Proof of the Pudding'. It showcases Ghumakkad's ten former students who have become successful entrepreneurs in last 15 years. Thanks are due to the following entrepreneurs who came forward to share their stories.
Venture Name & Location
HRscope Consultants, Patna
MBA(HR) IBS (2010)
Entertainment/ Theatre and Performing Arts
Kirti Sharma Chaudhury
MBA(Mktg) IBS (2012)
Image Consultant, Corporate Trainer
MBA(Fin) IBS (2013)
Designer Soaps- manufacture and supply
Preksha Shah Jain
Designer Apparels and Accessories
Preksha Jain – The Fashionate, Kolkata
Healthy Mother, Healthy Baby
Ishita Raksha and Nidhi Upadhyay
A Gourmet Dessert Studio
17 Sugar Street, Hyderabad
Employability Skills Training
PGDM(Fin) VVISM (2016)
Digital Marketing, Web/App Development
Aresol India, Visakhapatnam