A lot of Sohamm’s research went behind creating one of the top most essays on the topic- “The greatest enemy of knowledge is not ignorance, it is the illusion of knowledge.” He burnt the midnight oil, delved into the depth of things, spent hours brainstorming ideas and trying to bring coherence within them. Finally, when the result for the competition organized by United Nations Information Centre for India and Bhutan, Shri Ram Chandra Mission and The Heartfulness Institute was released, Sohamm’s essay was picked to be among the top ten entries of the event. A national level achievement indeed!
Sohamm Ghoshal of Jaipuria Institute of Management, Lucknow has always been in tremendous awe of meaningful words. His essay reflected just that!
Sohamm cannot even begin to remember since when he fell in love with writing. It seems like almost forever in his head but it’s primarily his love for knowledge that motivates him to go into the depth of things. “I love writing about myriads of topics but a formal management education is making me understand the essence of good research while formulating conclusions”, mentions Sohamm when asked about his inclination towards scientific-subjective topics such as the one he recently penned his thoughts around.
Stephen Hawking, the English theoretical physicist and cosmologist has been an inspiration for Sohamm who comes from a Science academic background himself. Naturally, to weave around the quote of this great man- “The greatest enemy of knowledge is not ignorance, it is the illusion of knowledge,” has been an absolute pleasure for Sohamm. However it wasn’t all a cake walk. “It required a rigorous effort on my part to pen down the thoughts in black and white, as you know, coherence is the utmost ingredient for a good essay. As the topic was a quote of an eminent personality, it needed an additional endeavor to proliferate such an intellectual Apo-phrase into a thousand word essay,” explains the recent winner.
When he received the mail from Shri Ram Chandra Mission and United Nations Information Centre for India and Bhutan that declared him as the7th rank holder amongst the top ten winners nationwide, Sohamm was surprised however, one of his friends’ words came gushing forth in his mind. “In zest, my friend had already predicted I was winning for sure,” says Sohamm with a broad smile on his face. “It was as if his prediction came true! I forwarded the email to my father and then rang him up to inform about the win. After all, he has been the mitochondria behind all my successes in life.”
So what is he thinking to do with this essay now that had him beat a lot of IIM and IIT students’ entries as well? “If given an opportunity I would like to publish my piece of hard work in any reputed journal or magazine,” concludes Sohamm happily.