Passion meets profession
After school, Shruti Chaturvedi took up engineering like many others, but realized it wasn’t her cup of tea. “I ended up charting a 16-18 month plan for myself, where I would intern in different companies in different roles in order to understand what I enjoy the most,” she says. A part of it was a limited-period blogging project and then there was no looking back. Now she is a full-time story-teller engaged in sharing happy stories. “The internet has been a savior. There is a lot of clutter that one has to cut through to be able to shine, but it’s a price worth paying,” she adds.
No job is easy
Personal shopper and stylist Shirali Shah echoes this sentiment. “From working for free for many clients when I started to now styling a movie – the recognition came with a lot of patience,” says Shirali, textile design graduate. Now she enjoys telling people about her work. “Most of the time the response is – ‘You shop for a living? Wow, this has to be a dream job!’ No job is easy and this one’s no exception. But the respect you get for starting something on your own is satisfying,” she says.
Smells like youth spirit