Interview with Anand Khanse
Microsoft MVP, India’s Best Blogger
Anand Khanse is a well known name in India and all over the World. He is a Microsoft MVP (Most Valuable Professional).
He is from Pune, Maharashtra and he is a businessman and working in a Retail and Advertising Business. But Most important, Do you know that he is one of the India’s Top Blogger? Yes, he is a founder of TheWindowsClub.com platform which provides all possible solutions of windows problems and new updates too. More than 10 Million visitors visit every month on his online platform to get the solution of real windows problem.
He is passionate about windows and gives all possible solution of any Microsoft Windows problem on his Blog. He has been awarded by many organizations in last 10 years like Harvard.edu, Yale.edu, Washington Post, Huffington Post and many more. Recently he has received the ‘Economic Times Business Icons West 2020 Award’ in Digital Publishing. We got the opportunity to interact with him. We asked some questions and he replied for us. Here he shares about his Journey, Blogging, The Windows Club Platform and Windows.
Q1. Please share your educational and professional journey with us?
I have completed B.Sc, MMS and LLB. Worked for 2 years in the corporate sector, then quit the job to get into business.
I have been/am engaged in the Retail and in the Advertising business.
Q2. How did you start TheWindowsClub.com website and why? How did you first get the MVP Award from Microsoft?
While I was active on some forums, Microsoft noticed my activities and decided to their Most Valuable Professional Award in 2007. Over a period of time, I realized that most of my solutions and tips were scattered all over in these forums.
It was at this point of time that I felt the need to put them all in one place. It was in May 2009 that I decided to start my website to cover everything about Windows OS. Thus TheWindowsClub.com was launched.
Q3. You were/are a Microsoft MVP/Windows Insider MVP. How do you feel when world’s greatest company awarded you as a MVP? Does it make you more responsible?
Absolutely! It is a matter of immense pride for me! The fact that Microsoft has given us this award makes us more responsible and enthused towards the community.
Q4. How do you write any article on Microsoft Windows and Office?
Most of the articles I write are borne out of my personal experiences.
I also visit the various forums to find out the issues being faced and then try to write solution posts. It is the same for our authors too.
Q5. How do you rate Windows as an operating system comparing Mac and Linux?
Each operating system has its own set of pros and cons, I got introduced to working on a Windows PC and so got hooked to using it. I have used only Windows and so can speak only about it. The fact that I continued to stick with it speaks volumes about its features and ease of use.
Q6. You are one of the Best Blogger in World. People are shifting towards videos more now days. What do you want to say about this migration?
The written word will stay; and so will blogging! While vblogging may increase, I do not think it will be at the cost of written blog posts.
Q7. How do you update yourself in Windows and Office Knowledge?
The best way to do is to wade through all the settings and features that Windows 10 has to offer.
Reading articles on Microsoft, TechNet and other authoritative sites also helps.
Q8. Which one is your favorite Windows Operating System and why?
Well, I am partial to Windows 7 and Windows 10.
They are robust and feature-rich; although I have to admit that Windows 10 Updates have landed users in trouble at times.
Q9. What you will do in your free time?
Windows is a passion to me and blogging is a medium for expression that has developed into a full-time learning experience that I enjoy.
Q10. Please share your accomplishments with us?
We have been featured or quoted in some of the prominent websites including Harvard.edu, Yale.edu, Washington Post, Entrepreneur.com, Chicago Tribune, Huffington Post, Engadget, Wikipedia, Pune Times, Economic Times and other online & offline publications. The site was also covered on Fox8 Live TV.
Last year, I received the ‘Times Men of the Award, Pune’. This year I received the received the ‘Economic Times Business Icons West 2020 Award‘ in Digital Publishing, for “exemplary contribution towards the society”.
Q11. Please give any advice for students on the threshold of their career?
Don’t worry if you do not get what you planned for. I mostly never got what I planned for! Most of my Plan A’s failed.
But I always had a Plan B in place – and they succeeded and put me where I am now. Consistency and perseverance pays; it is never too late for anything!