ODOCO – Online Community for Finding Co-Working Spaces

Today, finding a space in Bombay for your business is not easy. If it is easy, then it is costly. If it is not costly, then it’s far from the city. Your requirements don’t match mostly when it comes to finding an office space. There was a need for office spaces that could be rented out as it’s not easy to find such owners yourself and vice versa for the tenants. Hence brokers were contacted and the prices kept increasing. People needed a medium to find out such spaces that are vacant and could be rented immediately. Hence ODOCO came into the picture.

Who is ODOCO?

Odoco, an online community began in April 2018 as a venture to bridge the gap between tenants and owners with regards to office spaces. Their aim is to be like the Air BNB of office spaces.

What does ODOCO do?

An owner with a vacant space can register online with Odoco by providing them with all the basic details, amenities and pricing. The information provided is then displayed online to all the users with the contact details of the owner. For the owner, the best part of our portal is that if any potential tenant views the property, the owner gets a notification. They can follow up with the tenant and discuss the deal.

Who can Register?

Any owner that has a vacant space or any owner having unutilized space in their office can rent it to a business that needs it. Hence the concept of co-working comes into place. Smaller spaces lesser than 60 seats are also listed here. Hence you will regularly find a list of shared spaces for those who need it. Odoco makes sure of finding spaces that have these amenities; WiFi, clean workspace, good lighting, something to drink and clean washrooms which is an ideal requirement for a working space.

Future Plans:

They currently have listed 200+ offices across 6 cities in India and list about 4 new offices every day. Per seat inventory now stands at 13,000. Odoco plans to list over 800+ offices across 9 cities in India with 50,000 seats by the end of 2018.  Their main intention is to maintain a platform with complete transparency where users can connect with owners and owners can connect with users.

In conclusion, if you ever have an issue with finding the perfect office space for your needs within your budget, log on to ODOCO web portal and find your space.

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cannot do without these things in life

5 Things I Cannot Do Without

There are some things that are really important for us. I know for a fact that without my morning cup of tea, the day feels incomplete. Without hearing my partner’s voice, the afternoons and evenings don’t pass!

Like this, we all have certain things that we need no matter what time, place, or era we are living in. Hence I will list down some of the most important things that I just cannot do without. I’ll show you mine and you can show me yours!

Here’s my list of top 5 things I just cannot live without;

cannot do without books in life

1. Books:

You’re never too old, too wacky, too wild, to pick up a book and read to a child. – Dr. Seuss.

I cannot just live without em. I always have a book with me while traveling anywhere. It’s like therapy for the soul. Reading opens up horizons in your mind as no other thing can! Do you agree with me?

cannot do without internet in life

2. Internet:

The Internet is so big, so powerful and pointless that for some people it is a complete substitute for life.  –Andrew Brown

Yes, I admit it. We cannot live without the World Wide Web. It has got us entangled to the hilt. I need my daily dose of notifications from my Facebook timeline, twitter feed, Instagram, a few news updates too, and yeah, WhatsApp also! Although I can resist these things for a few days altogether, I cannot do it for a longer period.

cannot do without smartphones in life

3. Smartphone:

The smartphones and the computer separates everybody, makes you think that you don’t need anybody else. – Bootsy Collins

Yes, I am my smartphone’s slave. I wake up and the first thing I have to see is my phone. Whether it’s the day or night, sunny or rainy, hot breeze, or super cold wind, I just need my phone! The plus point is that I get to post a lot on my blog through my phone. It’s quite convenient and effective.

Home is important and the best thing in life

4. My Home:

The ache for home lives in all of us, the safe place where we can go as we are and not be questioned. – Maya Angelou

Home is where the heart is. The one place where we know we will be safe and sound. I agree that there is no better comfort than to just be at your home sweet home. You can go to Hawaii, grace the various treasured islands, live in castles and forts for a fortnight, but in the end, you’ll rest like a baby only when you’re home!

School friends are the best friends

5. My school friends:

It is one of the blessings of old friends that you can afford to be stupid with them. – Ralph Waldo Emerson.

Yes, I know how this sounds but I’ve been in touch with 4 of my school friends and our friendship means a huge deal to me. It’s their sheer presence that is enough to drive out the stress I go through sometimes. The fun, the jokes, the moments; everything is like a prized possession of mine.

This post is written as a part of BlogChatter’s prompt “Five things I cannot do without!” To check more posts from this week’s prompt, CLICK HERE

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Till The Bubble Bursts

It’s basic human tendency that we can get the best out of us only when we lose something or come close to losing something.

What i’m trying to say is that we will not try to outperform our expectations, try being better than we were yesterday until something happens.
It’s like we cannot do something until a “catalyst” helps us concentrate.
Here’s an example:
A son/daughter never listened to their parents. They tried to get them on track, get better at studies, work better, get settled in life.
Then all of a sudden either of the parent or both fall unwell and there’s a high chance that they might die. 
The next thing you know is completely dramatic.
The child automatically starts prioritizing the future of him/her and the family.
Everything goes back on track.
I’m sure you can relate this to a few movies too, right?
So why do we need to wait till the bubble bursts?
Why wait till something changes your life?
Can’t you be the change?
God forbid if in the above example the parents died, and the children then did everything their folks wanted, is that a good thing?
Partly YES but partly NO also.
What’s the use if they cannot see what you’ve become. I agree they’ll be happy you now are successful, but what’s the use if they are not here to see it?
Instead, it would be awesome if they could see you rising, be successful, be happy.
Trust me, there are many who’d say, they wish they’re loved ones were there to witness their rise.
Don’t be one of them.
Get better than the best.
Keep your folks happy.
Do it when they’re still around.
Cos you’ll never know when the bubble bursts.

Have you come across such a situation anywhere?
If you could relate this to a movie/book/real life situation,
Do let me know.
Happy reading!

Rise Up and Shine On…

Always look on the bright side of life. Otherwise it’ll be too dark to read. – Anonymous
We’ve been told time and time again, about this. Yet, only a few really come out of the past, try to cherish what they have and live with new hope, new energy and optimism.
Some stories have power. They give us hope; they tell us life is just not bad… it can be good as we want it to be.

Thus today I’d like to share 2 stories on optimism which really is needed in today’s life.
1)      Gridiron Gang (2006) :

Teenagers + Juvenile Center = No Hope.

Yes, this story is about kids who have committed crimes, been arrested and are doing their time in the juvenile center. The world will always look at them differently. They will be considered as an outcast. What might have gone through with their parents? They might feel low, shattered. They are in a dark tunnel looking forward to that ray of light which will bring them all out of darkness into light. 

Their counselor (played by Dwayne Johnson) devises a plan and uses “football” as a way to get the group to learn everything. With the help of “football” he tries to teach them discipline, the need to work hard, the need to step up when life knocks you down with every situation. He tries lifting their self esteem. They find opponents in the form of different college teams who have way more training and facilities. They get beat down in every match with scores like 23-0, 36-2 etc. Imagine what might have gone through their minds which are already losing hope in life. But their “coach” as they call him, believes they can get better.


After gelling well as a team and having no fights, they play a match against an opponent who they beat with full conviction. That moment when the final whistle has blown… is when I get speechless. The happiness in the eyes of the parents who can see their sons finally smiling, jumping and full of life… is worth everything. 

This is a real story which shows the progression of these kids and how they fare in their life post their stint in the juvenile center. 


You lose your wife + livelihood + home + debit/credit cards and you have the sole responsibility of your little son. 

That’s how this story begins. How can you even fight out of this one? Let alone be victorious and live a happily ever after ending?
This man lived in miserable and godforsaken conditions to raise his son and give him a good life. Post getting a new job as a stockbroker intern, he had to strive for 6 months without a paycheck. Only 1 out of 20 prospective interns would make the cut. So life got tough. They moved from place to place for shelter. Every day was a day full of suffering. 
When your kid asks… Dad, where’s mom? Where’s our house? Why are we not taking the bus? Why can’t I have an extra chocolate…? What can you answer to that kid?

The story then revolves with how we steps up, takes all the opportunities and succeeds. The last few minutes of the movie can make even a stone hearted person to break down. I too was weeping post the last scene.
This is also a true story based on this man Chris Gardner who we all can learn from. No matter how many mistakes you make, if you have the will to succeed, you will.
Such stories are meant to be shared and thus I want you all to #lookup this optimistic story. I’d like to end my post with a quote.

A pessimist is one who makes difficulties of his opportunities and an optimist is one who makes opportunities of his difficulties. – Harry Truman
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The Vineyard Story

So, this one Sunday in church and the gospel reading + the sermon literally opened a new horizon of thoughts in my mind.
I know I don’t usually write some religious stuff.
But I couldn’t avoid not writing this and sharing it with you guys.
The reading was taken from “Matthew Chp 20 V 1-16

The story: 

 “For the kingdom of heaven is like a landowner who went out early in the morning to hire workers for his vineyard.  He agreed to pay them a denarius ( An entire day’s wages)  for the day and sent them into his vineyard.
 “About nine in the morning he went out and saw others standing in the marketplace doing nothing.  He told them, ‘You also go and work in my vineyard, and I will pay you whatever is right.’  So they went.
“He went out again about noon and about three in the afternoon and did the same thing.About five in the afternoon he went out and found still others standing around. He asked them, ‘Why have you been standing here all day long doing nothing?’

“‘Because no one has hired us,’ they answered.
“He said to them, ‘You also go and work in my vineyard.’

“When evening came, the owner of the vineyard said to his foreman, ‘Call the workers and pay them their wages, beginning with the last ones hired and going on to the first.’
“The workers who were hired about five in the afternoon came and each received a denarius.So when those came who were hired first, they expected to receive more. But each one of them also received a denarius.
 When they received it, they began to grumble against the landowner.‘These who were hired last worked only one hour,’ they said, ‘and you have made them equal to us who have borne the burden of the work and the heat of the day.’
“But he answered one of them, ‘I am not being unfair to you, friend. Didn’t you agree to work for a denarius? Take your pay and go. I want to give the one who was hired last the same as I gave you. Don’t I have the right to do what I want with my own money? Or are you envious because I am generous?’

“So the last will be first, and the first will be last.”

My Thoughts:
This story can be seen in two ways.
One way is logically. Since some worked for 12 hours, they were given full pay.
That means those who worked for 9 hours should be given wages equaling 9 hours and so on.
So, the laborers working for 1 hour, receiving a denarius is wrong and unjust.

The other way of understanding this story, is through compassion.

The Almighty explains that whoever works will be rewarded.
He promised the first laborer a denarius. He also gave the last one a denarius as he is compassionate.
Those workers had waited with tools all day, waiting for employment.
It’s not their mistake if no one hired them.
By paying them just for an hour’s wages, it would be tough for them to bring even a proper meal for their family.
He asks those workers who came first, to not grumble, as he fulfilled his promise to them.
It is he who decides what a person gets.. Not us.


So my question to you guys today is,
What do you agree with; the logical conclusion or the compassionate one??


                         This post is part of Day 7 of The Ultimate Blog Challenge