Since independence and partition, Balochistan has repeatedly seen itself struggle with political incarcerations, disenfranchisement by governments, riots, and instability with the Balochi community bearing most of its brunt.
The people of the Balochi community generally have lesser opportunities than an average Pakistani. It is among this tension and crisis, Chiragh Baloch has established himself as a digital entrepreneur whose projects are representing the Balochi community around the world. His impact has transformed and elevated him as a Balochi icon across Balochistan and the world.
Here is an interview we had with Chiragh where he talks about his community, his plans, and his future trajectory.
Q: Why did you start The Chiragh Baloch Show?
In this podcast show, I am showing all the hidden talents, especially from Balochistan. I am featuring actors, directors, YouTubers, artists, musicians, and others. In Balochistan, there are a lot of talents but they have no platform. That is primarily the reason I am hosting this podcast show.
Q: How have you used your success to bring goodness to the world?
I wouldn’t call myself successful by any means yet. I don’t believe you need success to bring goodness into the world. Being a good person means being compassionate and helpful to others. You don’t need money to do that.
Q: Would you like to share about your company Balochhost and VshGap Messenger?
VshGap Messenger, for those of you who don’t know of it, has its core user base in the US and markets itself as a universal messaging service that doesn’t require a phone number for registration. Users on iOS, Android, and other platforms can make free audio and video calls as well as send documents and videos over the service. VshGap messages and calls are always end-to-end encrypted. Keep your chat history tidy with messages that you can set to disappear at intervals.
And as for Balochhost, it is a web design, digital marketing, mobile application development & web hosting services provider with innovative products. It is created to provide the most cost-effective hosting services with the best uptime and fastest server speed. For different services, there are different plans available namely, basic, premium, and professional. As the name indicates, they are likely to suit small businesses, big companies, and even multinationals.
Q: What piece of advice do you wish someone had given you at the start of your career?
This may sound counter-intuitive, but I wish someone had encouraged me to display less grit within my job and more ambition about finding the right job. I was willing to work hard and long in a few jobs that I didn’t like because I thought that was the ‘right thing to do’. What I’ve come to see is that success and fulfillment come much more naturally when you are in the right context. Success always requires hard work and sacrifice and perseverance — but those things are life-giving when you are doing it for something (or someone) you love.
About Chiragh Baloch:
Chiragh Baloch is a Balochistan entrepreneur, Artist, Vine Actor, YouTuber, Musician, and Web Developer, Chiragh currently has two businesses under his wing, Balochhost, and VshGap Messenger.
Chiragh Baloch is currently aiming to pursue his Ph.D. in America to expand his ambition and tech-entrepreneurship.