For Abhik, writing is a medium of expressing himself and his thought processes on a particular topic which has deeply impacted him at some point in his life. Abhik writes for those who love to read and be informed about something new. Wordsworth's idea of Romanticism has always fascinated him and encouraged him to appreciate the beauty which heals the soul. Abhik is also a die-hard cricket fan who cannot miss out on watching Ashes and seeing Dale Steyn in action.
Abhik completed his schooling at Army Public School Shankar Vihar, New Delhi in the year 2012. He completed his +2 studies in the Science stream where his major subjects were Physics, Chemistry, Biology and English with Informatics Practices as the 5th subject. He participated in various intra-school and inter-school debate competitions, extempore competitions, quiz competitions and sports competitions such as cricket, football, volleyball and basketball. He also served as the APS SV Head Council Boy between 2011 and 2012.
He opted for BA English (Hons) at the University of Delhi after completing his +2 studies as he wanted to dive deep into the thought processes of various renowned authors, playwrights and poets. It is during his undergrad days he fell in love with Wordsworth’s “Love for the Beauteous Forms of the Natural World”. Wordsworth’s “Tintern Abbey” remains his favourite piece to date.
Abhik never shied away from participating in various extracurricular activities during his college years. He was an integral part of his college cricket team. He went on to represent his institution at various inter-college cricket tournaments between 2013 and 2015. He was also a part of the National Cadet Corps (NCC) representing the 7 Delhi Battalion between 2012 and 2014. He has attended many training camps conducted by & DBN during these years and has a “B” certificate to his name. He was awarded his BA (Hons) degree in 2015.
Abhik opted for a postgraduate diploma programme in Radio and Television Journalism at Apeejay Institute of Mass Communication (AIMC New Delhi) to help those who are on the lookout for authentic and factual information. He came in contact with reputed Television News Anchors, Radio Journalists, Media Production Professionals, Digital Editors and Cinematographers during this time who helped him understand the functioning of the industry. He received his PGDM in TV and Radio Journalism in 2019.
Currently, Abhik is a digital content executive at an Indian EdTech startup CollegeDekho.com. He started as an observant individual but was always zealous about learning the tricks of the trade. He is currently an expert in the field of Architecture, Arts and Science. His career-related pieces, articles and exam pages are written in such a manner that helps the information seekers arrive at a particular decision. He does not believe in exaggeration and delivers the content in a very unbiased manner. It is his philosophy that if a student has landed on a page containing his written piece, he/she must have all the necessary information in front of him to arrive at a wise and career-lifting decision. As he says - “If a student seeking meaningful information has landed on my page and has not left disappointed, my job is done”.
Apart from playing cricket and binge-listening to “Unconventional Ghalib” on Spotify, Abhik loves spending time with his bike, friends and capturing the mesmerizing natural beauty at the display (remember Wordsworth’s “Love for the Beauteous Forms of the Natural World”?). Currently, he is hooked on “The World as Will and Representation” by a renowned German Philosopher Arthur Schopenhauer.
Writing comes naturally to him. He has his own Shayari (a form of poetry prevalent in the Indian subcontinent in which poems are written in Urdu-Hindi languages) page on Instagram where he jots down his personal experiences and those of his friends and close ones. Kaifi Azmi, Mir Taqi Mir, Sahir Ludhianvi, Allama Iqbal and Ghalib comprise his list of favourite shayars.
Mottos seem like an exaggeration to Abhik and he personally believes that mottos are created by successful self-centred people who exploit the adulation of the mass. For him, life is somewhat like the fountain described by James Russell Lowell in his poem “The Fountain” -
Darkness or Sunshine