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A Peek Into Kolkata's New Music Venue

Meghdut Roy Chowdhury, who is director of global operations at educational institution Techno India University also set up Kolkata recording studio BlooperHouse in 2010. After studying and living in Paris and Tel Aviv, the young entrepreneur says, “When I was considering coming back to India, I started to look at a venue, it felt like a natural forward progressing after a studio, becoming a part of the ecosystem.”

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Using Business to Transform Education In India

A wearer of many hats, Meghdut Roy Chowdhury is an entrepreneur, educationist, and public speaker, but above all, a leading change-maker in East India. 
If there are two things to know about Meghdut, it’s that he’s fiercely passionate about his hometown, Kolkata, the ‘the City of Joy’ – and even more so about people. “I always knew I wanted to help people and change society for the better.  I think this is so important to be successful, and I wanted to tackle the issue”, Meghdut explains.

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Meghdut Roy Chowdhury and Pauline Laravoire, a duo who focuses on education and the creative arts in Kolkata, flew all the way to attend the prestigious South by Southwest conference in Austin, Texas. There, they learned it had been cancelled. Still, as the only people from India to be there for the conference, they made good use of their time. Along with other community leaders, they organised an alternative workshop on education. They sent out messages on Twitter, and used Slack to communicate. "We could not have organised the alternative panel in such short notice without the use of technology," Meghdut says.


Covid 19: Citizen volunteers reach out to those without help

It all began, says Meghdut Roychowdhury, “when my partner Pauline Laravoire and I flew back from a conference in Austin, Texas. Upon returning home, we had to self-quarantine.” They desperately felt the need for some positivity and so began a Facebook group called #Eksaath - Support Group for Quarantine Heroes, for all the self-isolating and quarantining people stuck at home or working from home. When it became apparent that the lockdown was here to stay, Meghdut and his team began hosting fund-raisers with Give India. In just 27 days, the members swelled to a thousand and more


What exactly does it take to sustain a music-first culture? Millennial visionary Meghdut Roy Chowdhury opens up. 

The mind behind it, Meghdut RoyChowdhury, was just a teenager when he conceived Eastern India’s first state-of-the-art analog recording studio BlooperHouse Studios; a decade later, his vision to boost independent music in the city, gave way to the city’s biggest cultural mainstay, TopCat CCU. My family has been in education for over 3 decades and, and I wanted to work in the sector. The need of the hour was skill-based education and this started building Offbeat CCU which brings together hospitality (backpacker’s hostel, co-working space) education.


BlooperHouse Studio Sessions - Conversation with Meghdut Roy Chowdhury

Meghdut Roy Chowdhury's  BlooperHouse Studio Sessions brings together musicians in a studio where they record songs, mostly unplugged. The videos (each five-six minutes long) contain inputs from the groups, etc. And each month one video gets "aired"  on YouTube! The first “episode”, posted on June 8, involved Deep Phoenix and Arnab Sen. A t2 chat with Meghdut RoyChowdhury, 21, the head of operations of BlooperHouse Studios.
Meghdut says "It is the easiest way to reach out to people of our age. It is free, and the publicity and marketing of the product can be done sitting in your bedroom. Also, this is a project to support independent artistes.


Start-ups, Tech jobs can power rural areas and curb migration to cities

Meghdut Roy Chowdhury said while Technology is certainly a tool to help bridge the gap, it wasn't the only answer to the problem. Meghdut Roy Chowdhury, Director-Global Operations, Techno India Group, "Restricting problem solving to only technology is not the answer. Tech is, at the end of the day, a very sustainable tool, but unless we help people solve their problem it is of no use. Right now we need equal development of rural and urban areas. The problem lies in the fact that there is a lot of migration. They lack the tech and facilities to solve or bridge this gap. With education on our side, we can reach out to a fraction of the rural population and begin the change," he said.


Game On! Contemporary Courses Launched For Students By Techno India Group. 

Meghdut Roy Chowdhury, Director, Global operations of Techno group said, “We did not expect the two founders of Intuit Lab,Clement Derock and Frederic Lalande to fly down from Paris for our first meeting in Mumbai. Apart from designs and education we had a lot of things in common like the philosophy of changing society and the nation through education. Inuit Lab started their first designing agency 30 years ago in Paris.”

Techno group is brimming with confidence and is optimistic of internships and placements for students. Internships will be provided after six months with International internship opportunities for students based on their performance.


Techno India Group Launches IoT Laboratory in West Bengal

Techno India Group has launched Bengal’s first fully equipped IoT laboratory in partnership with two educational startups namely Xtrans and I & We. The company launched the laboratory under the leadership of Mr Meghdut Roy Chowdhury, an evangelist of technology entrepreneurship and its Director of Global Operations.
TIG would be opening its door not only to the students of Techno India Group but also to every individual who aspires to gain knowledge and train themselves with the unlimited scope of possibilities through IoT. It has reached new milestones with excellence in technology education and placement of its 5 lakhs students in many MNCs for the past 26 years.


Watch Northeast Indians Say #StopRacism -  By Meghdut Roy Chowdhury of Offbeat CCU & Upahar Biswas Photography 

The COVID-19 pandemic has not only disrupted lives and altered the socioeconomic paradigm, but it has also held a mirror to each of our faces. The number of cases of racial discrimination against our brothers and sisters from the Northeast has shot up exponentially.
Now is the time to change, not just to adapt but to also rectify our flaws. Racism is one of the social ills that must be eradicated from our society with immediate effect. When a virus doesn’t discriminate between the lives it affects, who are we to racially profile others. Be a changemaker. Stand up against racism. Spread the word. This video has been produced by Meghdut Roy Chowdhury from Off Beat CCU and Upahar Biswas in association with Reader’s Digest India.

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Project Impact - Meghdut Roy Chowdhury 

I built my first venture when I was 19. While studying, I realized Engineering was not my cup of tea. I was way better with people than with coding. I started a music recording studio named Blooper House Studios as my first venture. I was building a community in a field that I loved - Music. Growing up around successful entrepreneurs, my vision was clear from an early age; build something great for Kolkata. I grew up watching my dad start his journey teaching kids, and providing computer training. My mom ventured into education with a single school, and now runs a group of thirty educational institutes.

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The Roy Chowdhury Saga: How a single family shaped the educational landscape in Eastern India

In 2017, Mr. and Mrs. Roy Chowdhury’s son Meghdut came back from studies abroad at the prestigious HEC Paris, Stanford University and Tel Aviv University, driven back by his love for Kolkata and a strong willingness to use his skills for the betterment of his homeland. The dream of enhancing the Eastern part of the country is a drive that trickled down from father to son, as Prof. Dr. Goutam Roy Chowdhury’s aspiration has always been to make the brain drain wave from Bengal take a U-turn. 
Even before reaching 20 years of age, Meghdut had already shown that he inherited the entrepreneurship DNA. At 19, he founded his first venture in Kolkata, BlooperHouse Studios, a music recording studio that he thought would bridge the lack of high-end facilities for local independent artists to shine out – and rightly so.


Motivation to solve a problem, not money, is the key to entrepreneurial success

My father started by teaching kids in his garage, without any investment. However, he knew the market for computer education would grow and was at the right place. When it comes to mass innovation, nothing works better than resource-constrained economies. Your aim must be to create value from absolutely nothing.
A good team can even make a bad idea work, while a bad team cannot make the best idea in the world work. You need a team that understands each other, has complementary skills and goes beyond generating money or ideas. Such a team has safety nets built so that it can pull the organisation out of a crisis even in the absence of the leader.

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Cafe Offbeat Up There the first ever Rooftop Bar & Cafe on EM Bypass 

Offbeat CCU’s latest venture, Café Offbeat Up There curated by Meghdut Roy Chowdhury is sprawled across 2500 sq ft, with jaw-dropping views of Kolkata’s skyline. Overlooking a beautiful lake, the busy EM Bypass and the city spread across as far as one’s eyes can see, Cafe Offbeat Up There lets you experience Kolkata like you’ve never before. At a time when a pandemic is raging and people are looking for safe places to visit, we’ve opened a space where people can spend time in the open air while following social distancing and safety norms.
Meghdut Roy Chowdhury, founder of Offbeat CCU, has launched this venture to beat the pandemic blues and provide opportunities to young, dynamic individuals from the city.


Meet The MiM Entrepreneurs Of 2020: Meghdut Roy Chowdhury 

eing born into a family of a hardcore first-generation entrepreneurs, who created a massive legacy and value to society with nothing other than sheer grit and perseverance meant that I always had it in the back of my mind to take the entrepreneurial path.
I knew that Stanford University had a student exchange partnership with HEC Paris and I always had it as part of my big vision to study at Stanford someday, so it all fit in. So it was a no-brainer to apply for an MiM program.


Meghdut Roy Chowdhury is the Chairperson of the Entrepreneurial Committee of the Bengal Chambers of Commerce

Meghdut Roy Chowdhury is the new chairperson of the Entrepreneurial Committee of the Bengal Chambers of Commerce. He is the Chairman of Techno India Group. She has been elected Chairperson of the Entrepreneurial Committee of the Bengal Chambers of Commerce for the next one year.
Meghdut  wants to use his experience in the evolution of startup ecosystems in the state. His experience is expected to help attract foreign investment in startup businesses in the state, including India and West Bengal, which will also help in employment in this state.

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Digital-first approach here to stay even after dust settles on a gig-less year, says Meghdut Roy Chowdhury

“What we know as ‘the market’ is actually quite fluid,” Meghdut RoyChowdhury ventures, specifically about the unpredictability of the cultural facelift. The entrepreneur and originator who is responsible for Offbeat CCU, Eastern India’s first state-of-the-art analog recording studio BlooperHouse Studios, and several new ed-tech and sustainability ventures, is positive that the digital-led approach is unavoidable, even when it comes to the live experience


Warm The Streets Campaign: An initiative that brings smiles to many sullen faces!

Warm The Street Campaign by the duo, Meghdut Roychowdhury, Director of Global Operations, Techno India Group, and Pauline Laravoire, Sustainability Director, Techno India Group, came forward to ameliorate the living conditions of those spending the chilling nights in the open, by providing blankets and clean clothes. While talking to The Optimist News, the pair unveiled their journey and highlighted some key points which can be addressed in near future. According to Meghdut social media has become the coveted arena for the campaigning sites, especially during and post lockdown.

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Entrepreneurs of Kolkata (EOK) join hands to provide medical essentials amidst COVID-19 second wave

Entrepreneurs of Kolkata (EOK) — in partnership with the Rotary Club of Calcutta Visionaries — has launched an initiative ‘Breathe Again’ to support those essential requirements that are of high priority in the second wave of the COVID-19 pandemic. EOK is facilitating COVID-19 care facilities in and around Kolkata. It aims to set up over 500 HDU/isolation beds in partnership with government and private hospitals to increase oxygen supply. In fact, it is also procuring oxygen concentrators, ventilators, BiPAP machines, and other medical devices.

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মেঘদূতের গিটারের সুরে পলিনের গলায় গাওয়া গানগুলি ইতিমধ্যেই ফেসবুকে ভাইরাল। রবীন্দ্রনাথের ভাষায় 'ওগো বিদেশিনী'র গলায় গাওয়া বাংলা গান মন ভাল করে দিয়েছে আপামোর বাঙালির। গানের সুরে এক হয়ে গিয়েছে ভারত-ফ্রান্স।

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Meghdut Roy Chowdhury has myriad plans for Offbeat CCU

“I think the urge to put my city back to its glorious position and to make it relevant again so that students and young talents do not leave the city, inspires me. Also, my family, friends and all the people who have always supported my initiatives, have kept on inspiring me to do newer and better things for the city,” says Meghdut who is also known for BlooperHouse Studios

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Indo-French couple sings Kishore Kumar hit Samne Yeh Kaun Aaya in viral video. Internet hearts it

She is French and he is Indian and together what they do is simply magical. Meet Meghdut Roy Chowdhury from Kolkata and Pauline Laravoire from France and together they have been breathing life into our otherwise mundane Sundays with their magical musical sessions. The couple often shares videos from their jamming sessions and just like that on January 9 both Meghdut and Pauline shared a video of them singing the evergreen Kishore Kumar song Samne Yeh Kaun Aaya from the 1972 film Jawani Diwani. Needless to mention, the video is crazy viral.

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