I would like to believe that I am an extremely imaginative individual.
Moreover, I would like to believe that having worked for the youth of India; I have witnessed vivid ideas of the youth through theatre and thus have seen the rapid progress in youth empowerment in India.
Additionally, I believe in strategic thinking and enjoy relating every corporate scenario with the strategic management concepts. I believe that a corporate strategy could be flexible, imaginative almost to verge of being illusionary sometimes. It is this unpredictability about strategy that excites me the most, since there isn’t any rule on what strategy works and what doesn’t.
When reaching for a goal, I believe, it’s the journey to the goal that’s of more importance than the goal itself. Thus through the slump years at the NGO Atelier, I have gained enough patience and intrinsic strength to not only counter failures but to make the failure learning and in turn a success story. It was failure more than success that made me understand a lot about myself.
I am also extremely adventurous. I have been an avid mountaineer since my school days at the Doon School Dehradun. Mountaineering remains to be a continued activity for me since I frequently go for four to five days trekking adventures in the Himalayas. In fact since school I have been very involved in sports and other activities. At the ninth grade in school I received the International Award for Young People (Duke of Edinburgh Award) (bronze level) for my good performance in social work, extracurricular and mountaineering at school.
Furthermore, I have always been fond of music, both listening and performing. At school I was a part of the western band and choir as a lead vocalist. I have also performed in a concert in Chennai where we sung fusion song based on Indian Ragas and western rock and jazz. I really enjoy singing ghazals of Jagjit Singh and have a passion for western classics as well, by singers like Simon and Garfunkel.
I consider that my experience has made me explore the irony at the corporate world. The fact that, on one hand corporate firms (International hotels) would consistently flow funds to organize group events, but on the other hand these very firms would think multiple times to provide funds to NGO’s.
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