Widely known for presenting inspirational stories for everyone and helping the world to be more positive, Humans Of Bombay is a renowned media company with a completely unique concept that everyone today knows about. Not just big names and celebrities but also for common people who are doing good in this world, Humans of Bombay welcomes everyone and gives them a great platform to share their positive stories. And we got the privilege to meet the person responsible for creating this outstanding platform for the people of our country and contributing her part in spreading more positivity in this world, Miss Karishma Mehta who started this venture back in 2014.
Inspiration & Beginning
We’ve been a consistent follower of the amazing work that Humans of Bombay is doing and when we got a chance to know more in-depth about the whole thing we were really excited. The very first thing that we asked Karishma Mehta was about how actually she started this journey. She said’ “I was really inspired by the Humans of New York and they were doing great and also I really love telling stories so my love for telling stories and inspiration from Humans of New York led me to start Humans of Bombay. Initially, I used to keep a camera and go out and look for some stories. I started this all with common stories like from people in a park, a taxi driver or security guards because everyone has some story to tell and that’s how it all started and gradually it kept in growing well with time.”
Also, she added that her passion for reading has led her to gain more interest in storytelling. HOB’s first-person told us that she can read nonstop for hours. If you follow her on Instagram then you’ll find more pictures of books than herself.
That definitely tells us that Karishma believes that everyone has a story to tell if you are curious enough to ask them. A journey that started from interviewing common people on the streets of Mumbai has now reached amazing heights that even honourable Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi and many other big names are also a part of it.
The most hear touching story
After all these years there are numerous beautiful stories that Karishma have shared with this world and it is obvious to have a mixed experience of knowing more people and for that, we asked about her personal favourite story that she has covered. She told us, “There are so many stories that I’ve been through and it won’t be fair to call any one of them to be a favourite but yes, there is a story that touched my heart quite deeply. I once covered a story of a wonderful woman whose husband was deaf and dumb. She accepted him the way he was and she herself started to adopt his husband’s lifestyle and that is the purest form of love that you can ever find. When I met her, it was a completely unique feeling. That was the first time that I met someone who has made such sacrifice for love and her story has a great impact in my heart. That story really touched me. I was almost in tears that day.”
Karishma’s passion has taken her to uncover so many heart-melting stories and that’s the beauty of this profession after all. Karishma has given voice to so many people that were needed to be heard by the world.
Competition isn’t something negative
Making her creative passion for storytelling as her career, she became an entrepreneur and now has numerous national and international brand collaborations. But, modern-day entrepreneurship is much more competitive than ever and when asked about how she deals with various competitors in the media industry and how she is winning with her art of blogging and written content especially when video content is at its peak. She replied” I believe that the world is big enough that everyone can have their own share of work and I don’t consider competition as something negative. Every kind of content has its audience. Videos are widely liked by people but written content has its own audience and a lot of people love reading. So just the way there are people who like videos, there are people who like Podcasts and that’s the same with reading. So I believe that competition is only meant to improve and push you to be better every day and there is nothing negative about that.
Just the way Karishma Mehta loves to bring out great stories, she is evenly passionate for cricket as well as politics and we asked about her interested in politics. She said’ “I want to do good in every aspect. It is not like you have to be directly involved in ground-level politics to contribute to it. So, I believe in doing my part and I want to do good in everything I am passionate about.”
Well, just the way Humans of Bombay has brought out so many stores that were once unheard but later became a sensation among people, Karishma’s story is truly inspirational and she has become a youth icon for our country. She is a nationally renowned entrepreneur and millions of people are following the track she has shown. People talk a lot about creative and active youngsters, but Karishma is a living example of how amazing people can really become and how big establishments can be made if you are passionate about something and willing to work hard for it.
A message for the world of youngsters!
For our young readers who also want to do something big in their lives and who are passionate about their goals, Karishma Mehta has a powerful message, “ If you are really passionate for something, then don’t bother about how many attempts it might take or how long you have to try for it. Try it a thousand times and keep on trying because you never know which piece of your effort could make an impact and you get what you always wanted” she quoted.
It takes a lot of courage to pursue your passion and follow your dreams. But if you have faith in yourself and you are willing to work hard for it then you can surely turn your dreams into reality. Karishma Mehta has told introduced this world to thousands of great of stories but Karishma’s story itself is one of a kind and inspires millions of youngsters of our country by giving them a hope that dreams can come true if you are ready to give what it takes.