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 Dhawal G. Sharma from
Medi-Caps Institute of Technology & Management
What is the Hobby that you pursue?
Numismatics (Coins Collection – Ancient), 3D Model Designing
From how long have you been pursuing it?
I have inherited Numismatics as a hobby from my father Mr. Girish Sharma and technically I’m pursuing it right from a very young age. I have been doing 3D Model Designing from about 3 years. You can find my few models onsketchup.google
3 years ago, I thought about participating in Fests conducted by IITs and by working on projects I found bliss in designing.
How much time in a week are you able to devote to it. ?
There is no such fixed time for the hobbies. Whenever I feel free and want to be in a state of solace, I do 3D Modeling. Numismatics is in my blood, I’m always surrounded by ancient coins and my father keeps ingratiating me with new stuffs related to it.
How do you manage to maintain a balance between the MBA course and your hobby?
Up to now I haven’t found it difficult to manage time because I believe that if someone pursues something with immense passion then automatically everything will fall at its right place. Whenever I feel that it’s the time to bring out the creative side, I start designing models.
Does pursuing the hobby in fact help you perform better in academics?
In a way, Yes! As far as Numismatics is concerned, it has helped my do well in my interviews and at the same time it helped me to be connected with history and have a global awareness. For 3D modeling, one requires being too particular about miniscule details as well, it has allowed me to be more analytical and that has helped me in my academics
Would you let go of the hobby if you start to face a time crunch?
I would never ever do such a thing because by doing so I would be disconnecting myself from something that drives me. Letting go isn’t a right way, if one tries to pursue it even in time crunch, then on a later part it would help him manage time more efficiently
What would you like to say to those who have let go of their passion plainly to focus on academics?
Academics will make you achieve one or the other thing. But hobbies would make you more dynamic which is the utmost necessity be it corporate world, technical stuff, etc. It is an escape way from your worries and tension. Always have an aim behind the hobby that is what you want your hobby to bloom into? In my case, it is bringing Indian Heritage back to our country in the form of coins so that our coming generations would know how rich our heritage is!
One of the coins from my father’s collection
Chandragupta II Coin(Single known piece on the planet)
Time period - 375-413/15 AD
Front Face –
King facing to left with Greek head gear..
Reverse Side –
Ornamented human shaped Garuda(Eagle) surrounded by Brahmi legend – Param Bhagwat Maharaja-dhiraj Shri Chandraguptasya
My father has been called to present a paper at the Oxford University and British Museum on this coin
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