“If you have to answer a question twice, turn it into a blog post.”

That’s exactly what I did. I was invited thrice to speak in the foreign internship guidance session at the Indian Institute of Technology Varanasi, my alma mater, after my successful stint as an intern in France.

I would be repeating the same tips that worked for me again and again. The audience would ask a few questions on the spot. However, once I was back in the campus hostel, I would be flooded with questions from my juniors on FB, email and Instagram.

That’s when I decided to write my first blog post regarding my internship experience. 

Over time, the number of readers grew and many of them would comment or mail me addressing their queries. That gave me the fodder for the next blog post. Every time, a few people asked me the same question, it became a blog post.

Over time, this website garnered an audience because the content resonated with the dilemma of many students. These days, I am receiving queries not just from India but from Europe and Africa as well on Facebook, Instagram, and email. Below is a snapshot of the queries I received from my readers on FB. I am sorry that due to my time constraints, I am unable to reply to every one of you. However, I am trying my best. I reply to almost 75% of the queries and please ask very specific questions if you have any.

Blog posts queries
Queries from my readers

I envision ‘A Numb Mind’ to be a resourceful educational website fabricated out of my personal experience and knowledge.

The Web Niche

‘A Numb Mind’ is an EdTech website that publishes contents regarding career, study abroad, internships, skill-building, and life hacks like financial planning and budget travel as a student. Currently, I am working to create learning resources in tissue engineering, a field I am quite passionate about. This website strives to answer a student’s dilemma and aims to clear the haze that blurs your vision to see a smarter version of you.

Suraj Panigrahi

Founder, A Numb Mind