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Game for a change!

The road less taken is for them a path to stardom. AVINASH KALLA meets some folks who chart their own path.



ENTREPRENEURSHIP STRUCK: Marya Gaurav in New Delhi.

WHAT WOULD you do if you were in your early twenties with a first division engineering degree in Electronics to your credit? Chances are, those who had not opted for further studies would be busy browsing the various job sites or scanning the classifieds in the dailies. This is how things are, but not everywhere.

Today the concept of choosing your career has undergone a sea change. The notion of attaining numero uno position in the field you are academically trained in is losing the ground it once held. Taking on new frontiers is something the young Turks are enthused about. Isn't that a risk? Venturing into something that one has no clue about could be a bit too adventurous for many.

Says Anant, an electronics engineer who is a radio jockey with Radio Mirchi, "I would not say so. For me career is doing something that one is passionate about. For me it's not a job, but a hobby that I am extremely passionate about. I simply enjoy myself at the radio station."

While Anant followed his passion, Marya Gaurav, President, Franchise India Holding Limited, was so fascinated with the idea of working for himself that he started off with his own company. Also an electronics engineer by education, Gaurav has built up within six years, 40 offices across the country as well as three overseas.

"Entrepreneurship struck me before any thing else. At a very early age I realised business is all aboutbuying or producing for less and selling for more.I believed that I had the skills for doing that," shares Gaurav.

Their own script

Fuelled by the will to excel, these people though outsiders to their respective fields believe they scripted their own success!

"You write your own destiny. It's just the sheer hard work and perseverance that pays in the long run. I believe that everyone writes his own destiny," maintains Nandita Singa, Managing Director, Tez Entertainment. Nandita is a former member of the national volleyball team. She started with two clients. Today, eight years down the line, she has top companies in her clientele with 10 offices across the country.

Confident of their abilities, these spirited people believe they have a definite edge over the regulars at the job. "As we don't have any preconceived notions, nor do we follow any set rules. We give the job the best we can without being biased. This not only brings life to the work we are involved in, but also makes it stand apart from the rest," remarks Anant.

Gaurav echoes similar views. "It's in your genes. What you can do is improvise and further groom it by education and experience, but the reverse in not true. The edge is the urge to take risk and capitalise on the same. This makes the difference."

It's this fearless attitude, the ability to make mistakes and learn from them that seems to score above the rest. "In the last 11 years there have been various incidences of success and failure. I see them as part of my training, I am still learning and equally excited about the successes and failures the future has in store," laughs Gaurav.

Even though they are all in professions that are poles apart, there is a common thread that ties them all. For them winning is the only way of life. Challenges at the workplace are meant to be conquered. However different be their terrain, the route to success is the same: Follow your dreams, work hard and stay focused.

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