Studying at DU was never a part of my plan. After completing my high school from Delhi Public School RK Puram, this came as a surprise to me – not only the college but also everything that came with it.
It was a big change for me. I had none of my friends from school in the college, barely any familiar faces in the campus, and a whole new set of challenges and opportunities on their way. Nevertheless, I took it in stride.
I remember walking in with my mother for admissions, and the thing that struck me the most was the Wall of Fame. By now, you would’ve known which college I’m referring to. Hansraj College, seemed like an unopened chapter in my life, soon coming to an end. I’m currently in my final year of pursuing B. Com Honours, and no, I’m not planning to appear for CA exams!
I eventually found like-minded people in my class and in other courses, got familiarised with seniors, and made friends.
Being one of the most prestigious colleges of Delhi University, Hansraj has lots to offer both on, and off-campus. Not only we have a great faculty, but the events, societies, placements, and alumni, each have their own wonderful prospects.
Studying at Hansraj, gave me a flexible schedule to explore other avenues along with opening several doors for me.
When I first joined, like any fresher does, I became a part of several societies. Started working for a lot of things, only to find my true calling in my second year. I came across friends who wanted to start a Girl Up Club in college and that marked the beginning of a new chapter in my life at Hansraj, named Girl Up Bhumi, now expanded to Girl Up Delhi University (@girlupdelhiuniversity), which is under the worldwide chain of Girl Up, funded by the United Nations Foundation, wherein I came on board as the Director of PR & Communication.
We organise several activities, including self-defence sessions, menstrual hygiene campaigns, mental health workshops, fundraisers, workplace harassment talks, etc. We cater to the underprivileged and the privileged parts of the society and have collaborated with several NGO’s, Schools, Professionals, and Organisations.
I also started modelling alongside, as it was something I have always been interested in, being in front of the camera and everyone’s centre of attention, I love it! It’s been one of my passions since childhood. I also want to break the stigma attached to it.
Talking about passions, I have always had an undying love for dancing. I have been professionally trained in Jazz, Contemporary, Ballet and Hip-Hop for 8 years.
I love to bake, and probably eat all of it myself too!
Fast-forwarding to the present, I’m writing this article, whilst in quarantine. Something that brought all of us to a standstill, yet I’m trying to make the most of it by deciding I wanted to swim, and not sink.
I recently started an online magazine portal with my best friend. It’s called Mysa World (@mysaworld_), and it ventures into several topics; from catering to any self-care needs to doing-it-yourself, answering educational questions to addressing mental health, caving the path to a healthy lifestyle to equipping the right work from home ethics, world affairs to art and design – there is no stone left unturned.
The aim behind Mysa World was to be a go-to platform by addressing a dynamic variety of topics, while also maximizing user-friendliness, and we are more than happy to include people who are interested in the same; to write, speak and get a platform to publish their work and passion.
All along my journey, my mother has been my biggest strength and a constant source of motivation. I’m thankful to the very few friends and relationships I could carry with myself right from high school.
All in all, I’m still figuring out what I want to do exactly, which road to take, what decisions to make, but one thing that I have learnt in the past 20 years is that nothing goes according to our so-called “plan.” I trust the process and believe in myself and my confidence, to be able to face everything with a smile.
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- I am a Rainbow with so many shades of happiness to spread!” – Twinkle Makol – Bharati College, DU
- FAILURE, BETRAYAL, GETTING MISLED and anything that has to do with giving up has never stopped me from putting my foot into things that fascinate me – Ayushi Baaliyan , College of Vocational Studies, DU
- When times are low, you can lead life two ways; you either become your biggest motivator or the destructor – Niharika Singh Ahlawat , Maitreyi College , DU & OP Jindal University
- I had my share of ups and downs in college but at the end, good people were the ones who stayed by my side. – Manvi Anand , Maitreyi College , DU