Long post alert.
I have personally seen and suffered in the current education crisis where competition is as tough as it gets and every major field looks promising from the other side.
To actually go and discover the field, universities usually come with baseless promises with are never fulfilled.
A routine is then force fed on students and most of them end up hating everything around them. The innocence is lost, dreams crushed, and a nightmare mediocre life with confusion and anxiety is the output.
People have blamed parents, the education system, colleges, government and what not.
But I found no one taking steps in trying to find an alternative in education system.
I was 21 when I was already four novels and couple of careers rich. I was enjoying special privileges which I had never dreamed off.
But, I found lazy, depressed and confused young adults and the middle aged all around me. No one could naturally smile without worrying about the future. No one was happy with what they were doing and everywhere, every damn where I found people complaining.
That’s where I took a step, in the field I was already in.
I started training storytellers to reach out to their dreams.
The people who were depressed, frustrated, sad, lonely, confused and suicidals were a part of my initial batch.
I would sit with them, push them to write raw thoughts and showed them the ways to compile them.
I had bought a villa in Nagpur where I would bring my students from different states of India, feed them, get them a room to sleep and they wrote. Day in and day out; they wrote. They learnt the art of public speaking.
I stayed with them, 24×7!
They learnt life, from a storytellers eye.
Gradually, I was seeing a “ready to be published” manuscript coming out from all these storytellers. The book was then sent for publishing. The marketing of the book was done and later, I took students to guest lecture, and public speaking stages.
I always carried couple of my students for my own guest lectures and then, showed them ways to penetrate in those fields.
It started with mentorship in writing. Later once the book was published, it was all about carving a reader niche.
Then, providing them with a listening audience and a definite career in storytelling.
The aim was not just to publish books but help them develop careers in writing. From script writing to columnist, public speaking, social entrepreneurship representing India worldwide, my students are everywhere.
More than 150 authors, 30+ TEDx speakers, 10+ National Award winners in less than two years from every major corner of the country.
Most importantly, every single student got settled in life with a bank balance to boast and amazing stories to tell.
And the most beautiful part,
my students carry Indian Nationalism proudly on their sleeves, and most of them are representing our beautiful nation on international platforms.
I officially registered this as a foundation few months back.
Currently offices are formally running in Nagpur, Vizag, Georgia and Hyderabad.
We will soon be opening in Lonavala and Surat.
I believe, 1-1 mentorship and traveling the roads with students, and teaching them life can build humans and truly educate them.
The photo below is the published book and a beautiful letter that got delivered today at my home from my 153rd student (based in Baroda, Gujarat).