Ms. Kompal Kapoor and Mr Sulkh delivered a very eloquent and wonderful talk at IGNITE- the Speaker Session organised by the Entrepreneurship Cell of Miranda House. The former is a National Reebok Training Expert, while the latter is the founder and director of Sulkh Photography and has worked with National Geographic, WWF, Fab India and many more. He also works on the Incredible India project of the Ministry of Tourism.
Ms. Kompal talked about the dreary status of women in 20’s-30’s and the dire need to know the strength and weakness of the body before making an informed decision. It is only after you come in terms with the lairs of the body that you can think about the fitness and recognise tje various changes ensuing it. Her work in the field of fitness had been commendable and her digital campaign towards fitness has been lauded by many. She envisaged the importance of yoga and meditation for apt energy and stillness in the body. She has been a marathon trainer for Reebok and hence emanated women out of their anxieties and misconceptions about fitness.
Mr. Sulkh¬†spoke about his experiences in the field of photography and gave us an insight on the life of a photographer, which is mainly driven by passion and freedom. He always loved photography as a hobby, but growing up in an Indian society, he wasn’t sure about pursuing it as a career. It was only after he started his undergraduate studies in engineering that he decided to do something for himself; something that made him, rather than society, happy. He knew he could give his best only if he loved what he did. Thus, began his journey with travel and wildlife photography. The freedom and the mental simulation from the job is comparable to none.¬† It drives your creativity and pushes you to look at things from different angles. Being an independent photographer, you don’t have to worry about the brand or company you work for; you do it for your own satisfaction.
The two-hour talk was an endeavour to explore the secrets of the mind and soul that nobody tells you, but can help us lead a sound life. ‚ÄúThe talk was simple, but it spoke directly to our hearts. It made us want to break free from the shackles of society and to do something for our self, and our self alone‚Äù, said Rituparna Sanyal, a second year Economics student at Miranda House.
The talk left us wanting more and looking forward to our own futures, to doing what we enjoy and making the most of this small life.