“‘To be irreplaceable, one must always be different.’ In class 5th, when a kid starts learning things, I was doing something out of the box. My interest in computers grew when for the very first time my dad told me how to make a Rediff mail account. It was a little push for me. The more I got to know, the more I realized that I know nothing.
I was just 12 years old when I discovered my passion. I started watching videos on YouTube about the computer, cyber hacking, and programming. Computers feel magical to me. If you have a computer, you can do anything. You can be an amazing gamer or you could create a better world just by coding a few lines. That just blows my mind. In terms of ‘how’, it was not so difficult. Once you’ve made up your mind, you can think clearly about your plan, the only thing you need to do is to execute it. I know it sounds too simple, but there is no other way to approach your entrepreneurial ambitions.
I’m not good at academics but the plan was to chase the next best opportunity. It is difficult for me to study and at the same time keep up with my passion. The moral values and blessings from my parents made it all smooth. The journey was challenging but rewarding as well. I didn’t miss any kind of opportunity to learn things.
My parents offered me to join the Appin technology lab. Well said by Albert Einstein – ‘In the middle of difficulty lies opportunity.’ I was the 1st underage boy who cleared the interview round. It was the turning point for me. I’m lucky to find something that I like doing. I didn’t set any bars around me. My interest in knowing more and more made me join NIIT (National Institute of Information Technology) where I learned about programming. Learning to write programs stretches your mind and helps you think better. It creates a way of thinking that I think is helpful in all domains. Programming is becoming an essential skill. till now, I’ve 3 certificates of C, C++, and HTML.
Humanity has achieved a type of technology that never fails to impress us. One day while watching videos, an idea crossed my mind that how these videos look so fascinating. Video does what every other thing fails to do. We cannot deny the fact that videos leave a longer impact on the minds of people than stock images and static graphics. The rate at which it grows is exponential. Whenever I meet a fellow journal editor, I take the opportunity to compare notes. There’s always something to learn about the role, from day-to-day management to long-term strategy.
In a sense, everyone edits. A writer revises a manuscript. A speaker pauses in mid-sentence to find a better word. A student clarifies her lecture notes. I started this as a passion but it turned out to be my career option. Gradually, I got connected with the RSM production house. They produce quality content on YouTube and major streaming platforms. One of my friends suggested my name, they contacted me, saw my work and potential of doing things at a very small age. I manage my expenditure by collaborating with RSM.
I just want to say as long as you are steady and determined, you will always win. No matter what your speed is, if you’re doing what you love, do it well. That doesn’t mean it’s easy, but with persistence, you can make it happen. Age doesn’t have to hold you back; you just have to grab the opportunity.”
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*The views expressed in the above article are of the writer and not Winged Club.