Keep Moving Forward!
Apr 03, 2017 | Swetaparna Sarangi
In three words I can sum up everything I've learned about life: it goes on.
It is said that time heals our wounds, but the interactive session held by Nimisha Verma in BBA on the 2nd of April debunked this myth. She vouched for the fact that time does not heal anything. It merely passes. It is what we do during the passing of time that helps or hinders the healing process. Always having been a free spirit, Nimisha struggled when her parents did not approve of her career choices. As a final straw, she left her home as a young adult to pursue her dreams and give back to the creative community. Hailing from Jaipur, she explained that she was faced with the choice to move to a broader and more open-minded community in Mumbai for work or to stay put in Jaipur to make a difference. She explained to the audience how she struggled to make ends meet initially and tried her hand at modeling, blogging etc. That was when she realized that she wanted to create a space for travelers and artists like herself for their stay and work. Hence, “Home for Artists” came into existence after various crowd funding and brand deals.
This two-time college drop-out who started earning from the age of 15, started off the session with the story of “Laloba: The Wolf Woman.” She went on to explain that there are certain indestructible segments of our spirit that surface during the hard times and mold us. She clarified how happiness is overrated and that other emotions like sadness, anxiety, etc are of extreme importance in the healing process. In the talk that continued, she elucidated how people, in general, are obsessed with the idea of creating an impact rather than being original. She explained the meaning of mental peace that is attainable without traveling to the mountains, only when we realize that other’s opinion is not our reality. After describing the significance of staying curious and being eager, she ended the talk with Simon Sinek’s video on Millennial’s in The Workplace.
Despite the delay of almost an hour due to time slot clashes, Nimisha says,
This was such a unique experience that I want to do it all over again. The crowd was engaging and the coordinators have been nothing short of helpful. Maybe next year, I’ll be part of the organisers!