As the only non-engineer/technology, non-commerce guy in my batch, I guess statistically I would be an outlier anyway. I guess it’s my love for arts and aesthetics that differentiates me. I am heading the design and creative team under the publicity vertical of the cultural club of IIM Bangalore, selected out of over 100 students. I’ve had the most amazing feedback on my work with the cultural club, whether it is posters or banners or just any kind of visual communication. I have also had the honor of designing the logo for the biggest fest on campus, the annual culture fest Unmaad twice in a row.
Besides being in the cultural committee, I’m also a part of the TAAL dance crew of IIM Bangalore and have performed at multiple occasions. Having had training in Street Jazz, I think I have a lot to offer to the dance club. I have also organized, designed and choreographed two fashion shows for the various cultural fests at IIM Bangalore.
What have you done in your life that you are the proudest of?
If there is something that I’m most proud of, it is my spirit of never giving up and following my heart against odds. One example that I can think of is from when I graduated high school. Having been an excellent student my whole life, it was expected that I’ll follow the traditional and also probably the most common path that boys of my age were expected to follow - go to an engineering college!
However, I wanted to study design, something that I was a lot more passionate about. Many people questioned this decision of mine including my own parents who managed to coax me into going to an engineering college for one year. However, I was willing to follow my instincts and didn’t give up on the dream. I appeared for the NIFT entrance exam the next year and got in with an All India Rank 15.
Years later a similar situation repeated when people questioned my decision, or even an ability to get into a business school. Once again, I made it happen. It is, therefore, a matter of pride for me that I have been able to follow my heart and do what I felt was the right thing to do despite many others claiming that it was not /that I could not. I think the greatest pleasure in life is in doing things others think you can not do.
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