In an age where the CAT score defines the success of an individual, many lost touch with their inner selves. While many didn't.
This series is going to be an effort to explore what made certain people stay in touch with their true selves by sticking to their passions or hobbies.
We hope it inspires other MBA's to revive their long gone passion and manifest in a form of a hobby.
We reached out to Saurabh Gour from IIM Indore to explore his passion
1.What is the Hobby that you pursue?
2.From how long have you been pursuing it?
About a year
3.How much time in a week are you able to devote to it?
8 - 9 hours
4.How do you manage to maintain a balance between the MBA course and your hobby?
It is natural for me to find time. I like photography so much that I have built in the tendency to find time even when I am in most stressful situation. It has become a part of my daily life.
5.Does pursuing the hobby in fact help you perform better in academics?
Not exactly. However it has changed my perspective. I have started appreciating things around me. I look at things in artistic way and try to find out the best part of it which not only helps me in my personal life but also in professional life. One needs to appreciate people for what they do best.
6.Would you let go of the hobby if you start to face a time crunch?
I started photography as stress buster activity. Now I am so involved in it that I don’t think I will ever let it go.
7.What would you like to say to those who have let go of their passion plainly to focus on academics?
Only one line should be enough if they can understand – Academics will stay with you for not more than 4 years but what will stay with you for eternity is your hobby what you like most.
Here are some beautiful clicks by Saurabh
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