Preunion Meet-up! YIC 2017 #DoWhatYouLove


An effort was recently made on February 11, 2017 to interact with the delegates of the upcoming YIC, which was innovatively known as ‘Preunion’. The motive behind the Preunion was basically to convey the idea and agenda of YIC, to meet and interact with the new members, and to build a momentum of excitement with just few days left for the big day. The YIC Preunion Delhi 2017 at Awfis (a coworking space), started with Happiness Team members – Sadnyesh and Tushar, having a light-hearted interaction with the newbie members, which was then followed by some quirky ice-breaking games.

4Once the ice was broken, and the members were at ease and talked with grease, the Creator of YIC, Mr. Kamal Seth, along with the his lady luck, and Co-creator, Wioleta Burdzy Seth, took his audience to the journey of formation of YIC. While listing out his ideas and reasons of starting Human Circle and Young India Challenge, he stressed on the need and importance of #DoWhatYouLove movement in our society, and its direct relation with success and happiness. He also gave a brief idea about the agenda of the two days at the upcoming impact edition of the 8th YIC, and how previous YICs have a positive change in so many individuals. 1

The last segment of the Preunion saw short and crisp interviews with the members, asking them about their reasons for applying for the next YIC, how was their experience at this first interaction with the YIC family, and how excited they are to come for the much anticipated event. Giving a smiling and positive response to all the questions, everyone moved to the networking and photo sessions, trying to get the perfect ‘dabbing’ pose. Everyone there had their own different stories, but all shared one common wish. And that was if anyone asked them in the future whether they do what they love, they could be able to scream at the top of their voices saying, “Hell Yeah!”

http://www.youngindiachallenge.com #DoWhatYouLove



Why AIESEC in Delhi IIT is fully Sponsoring the Winners of YIC 2017?


Youth led organisations are needed to empower the efforts and missions of platforms like Young India Challenge. Having said that, what could be better than AIESEC DI, which is a leading local committee of the world’s largest youth-run organisation? Focused on providing a platform for youth leadership development, AIESEC believes in making strong, young leaders, in order to make a radical change in the society. It offers young people the opportunity to participate in international internships, experience leadership roles and participate in a global learning environment.

A key player in the success of AIESEC in India, AIESEC DI has shared a harmonious relation with Young India Challenge over the years. At Every YIC, there are some delegates and mentors who have been the members of AIESEC, and extend their experience and support to YIC. Thus, AIESEC recognises the movement of #DoWhatYouLove and youth empowerment and believes in encouraging it. The values that AIESEC shares with its fellow members to carry throughout their lives in making more responsible decisions that will positively impact the world are also acknowledged by YIC. They are as follows:

  • Striving for Excellence
  • Demonstrating integrity
  • Activating Leadership
  • Acting Sustainably
  • Enjoying Participation
  • Living Diversity


This common aim to empower young leaders and shared values for the future gives AIESEC DI a worthy reason to sponsor the winners of YIC. All winning team members will be offered a full scholarship for the ‘Global Volunteer Exchange Program’ and all the participants will be given a partial scholarship. The top talented youth will have an international teamwork experience, to engage with the largest student network in the world, and become prospective responsible leaders of tomorrow. AIESEC DI extends its full support to this initiative by Human Circle, and hopes to make a positive impact through this collaboration, on the society. You can find more about AIESEC on www.aiesec.in. Also apply for the limited spots at the upcoming Young India Challenge at: www.youngindiachallenge.com #DoWhatYouLove #BeAGlobalCitizen






Why Human Circle is collaborating with Enactus, SRCC?


Human Circle, which is on a mission to spread the #DoWhatYouLove Movement has collaborated with Enactus, SRCC. The objective of both the organisations is to transform lives of people in need and shape a better world, using the power of entrepreneurial thinking and action. Enactus, as many of us know, is an international non-profit organization of students present in over 1600 universities spread across 39 Countries and has over 67,000 students as active members. Guided by academic advisors and business experts, the student leaders of Enactus create and implement community empowerment projects through the positive power of business.

Following this mission, Sri Ram College of Commerce incepted Enactus in 2007. Till date, it has taken up 12 community outreach projects, of which 10 have been completed and 2 are in progress. The two running projects are Project Sattva and Project Asbah.


The idea behind Human Circle’s collaboration with Enactus, is to provide opportunity for Enactus members and other like-minded young people to apply for the upcoming YIC at IITD on 4th-5th March, 2017, and explore new chances and work opportunities to take their community development works forward. That said, the delegates of YIC will also get to know Enactus and its commendable work in the youth society, and get a chance to join hands to contribute for the same.

With the growing significance of the UN Sustainable Development Goals, we look forward to such collaborations, which are not only life transforming experiences, but which also, help students to develop the kind of talent and perspective that are essential for leadership development in an ever-more complicated and challenging world. Find more about Enactus, SRCC on http://enactussrcc.org/. You can apply here for the upcoming Young India Challenge www.youngindiachallenge.com #DoWhatYouLove




The selection and of course the *Telephonic Interview*


The future of United Nations Sustainable Development Goals – A focus on creating Development Management Professionals


In 2015, spearheaded by United Nations, 194 countries adopted a set of seventeen goals to end povertyprotect the planet, and ensure prosperity for all as part of a new sustainable development agenda. Officially titled as ‘Transforming our world: the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development’, it demands a boost in the development sector of every nation to meet the set ‘Global Goals’ with 169 targets between them.

In the ecologically imbalanced and impoverished world, an agenda like this is an urgent need of the world that needs appropriate and collective efforts. Such a massive development agenda requires everyone to do their part: governments, the private sector, civil society and people like us. In such a context, Human Circle has extended full support to Indian School of Development Management (ISDM), a pioneering institution established to develop the discipline of Development Management that aims to facilitate the creation of a cadre of professional leaders and managers for the development sector. ISDM is a partner for the 8th Young India Challenge (YIC) at IIT Delhi on 4-5 March 2017. The focus of YIC is to engage and empower young people to find innovative and sustainable solutions for the UN SDGs.


This post is for everyone out there who envisions making significant difference to the impact, scale and sustainability of organisations working for the betterment of society and especially improving the quality of life of the underserved. Development Work and Development Management requires a fundamentally different outlook and approach from the Corporate or Business world because the basic aspirations and objectives are significantly different.

ISDM will produce the next generation of CEOs, leaders for the social development sector through grounded education and professional development offerings. It aim to be a world class educational institution that builds an entire ecosystem for Development Management. ISDM is now accepting applications for its 1 Year Post Graduate Programme in Development Leadership. They also curate Professional Development Programmes for working professionals and ensure placements with leading organisations.

Apply before 19th February, 2017, and you can even get a chance to earn 100% scholarship. Check out: http://www.isdm.org.in. The future lies in your hands! Do it for yourself. Do it to create a better, balanced and more sustainable world. #DoWhatYouLove




From learning to write the first alphabets,

To learning H2SO4, kinetics and sets;

From being restless, naughty and reckless,

To sit still, poise and studying sleepless;

I started my journey to be educated.


The competition was set.

It was decided that we could all get,

An iphone, X-box or even lip balm!

If only we could top the exam.


The questions were learnt, the answers were crammed,

Anyone who tried the other way was altogether damned.

The information was stored, revised and processed,

Our skill of reproducing the same now was accessed.


The results were out, the streams were decided,

I resented the X-Box girl, who nearby resided.

I challenged her in my hearts of heart,

I’ll show you my successful education’s part.


And so I continued my journey.

In the hope of making success and money,

And battling cut-offs, and system of Reservation,

I wondered what to earn in the name of education?


Then I read in a book that night,

Education is the movement from darkness to light.

It expands your mental horizons and liberates you,

It turns windows from mirrors to see the world view.


Education is not only in degrees and paper,

But it’s like Adventure Books and roses bunched in a wrapper.

If you can learn anew and change, your education is a success;

If not, you better try ‘Ignorance is bliss’.


I wondered then again,

Our education system should use some brain.

It drives an aimless herd of youth,

Far from life, far from truth.


So I started a chain of change.

With colorful hopes- red and orange,

To ensure that people are on the right expedition,

And not wonder at a crossroad: what is education?


Wait till this journey is complete,

The roots were bitter, the fruit will be sweet.

You’ll realize that education wasn’t just a preparation for life,

But it was the life itself; full of passion, full of strife.


So, are you EDUCATED?



Being a Global Indian!


Nelson Mandela said, “Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world.” Education is the key to eliminating gender inequality, to reducing poverty, to creating a sustainable planet, to preventing needless deaths and illness, and to fostering peace. Many of us are aware about the confusion and rumours surrounding the US these days, especially related to studying and working there. This post is for those who want to explore higher studies opportunities in the US and want to know more about the financial support and application process. Sign up here.

Human Circle has extended its support to some US universities, which are coming to India to clarify doubts and answer queries related to higher studies. The first education fair is tomorrow in Delhi (Shangri-la Hotel, Janpath, near CP) and then in Jaipur, Mumbai and Bangalore. Entry is free. The Founder of Human Circle (Mr. Kamal Seth) will be a part of a panel with admission directors and university representatives to talk about ‘Being a Global Indian’. You can register online here or simply walk in and register at the hotel.

In India, there is a shortage of progressiveness in the education space and this has become a roadblock for Indian students to become global citizens. The loopholes (and even potholes!) in the work and education structure in India cannot be neglected. Therefore it becomes a dire necessity to merge the western progressive culture in education, with Indian values and empower more and more people to become ‘Global Indians’.


Being a Global Indian is important today because he/she analyses a plethora of experiences in India as well as abroad, and then could bring his/her third person’s perspective to the plaguing problems of today’s India. The influx of attitudes is what will help a new and better India emerge. At Human Circle, we recognize this need and the difficulty of aspiring students to look for the right colleges and institutions abroad. Linden Educational Services caters to the needs of future Global Indians. They have a rich experience of 37+ years in providing educational management services, dedicated to helping students from all over the world to discover the numerous educational opportunities available in the United States.

Through a series of carefully planned events such as college fairs and presentations on U.S. Education, Linden connects students with representatives from accredited US institutions so that they can explore possibilities and pursue their goals in higher education. They are gearing up for their Spring Fairs in India. Meet them in Delhi, Jaipur, Mumbai and Bangalore between Feb 12 and Feb 19, 2017. Entry is free. Register here to book your seat: http://bit.do/studyusa #DoWhatYouLove  #GlobalIndian



Be Selfish!


It has been used as a negative word since forever but the problem with such words is that they there is no set boundary for such words!

Consent on the other hand is the word most misinterpreted by human beings. Sometimes you just want to be with yourself and you don’t go out with your friends but then you get the tag of ‘selfish’. It doesn’t matter if you are going through some emotional dis-balance or your consent doesn’t allow you to go outside, at last you have to feel guilty in case you don’t conform to the society.

Going through this moral dilemma, I sought philosophical advice through watching some of the lectures of Harvard University’s Justice with Michael Sandel. He talked about different school of thoughts like utilitarian view about overall utility i.e. accept things which are making more people happy. Although I appreciated the series but I couldn’t find my answer.I was the opposite of selfish. My own personal happiness came last every time. I thought if I could make everyone else happy it would make me happy.

But, that’s not how it works. I tried.

Why we feel awkward when we ask some friend for help but were not in touch with them from long? Is it possible to be in touch with every person you know? No, right! Again in Indian society we learn to share food but what if I don’t want to. Joey (from F.R.I.E.N.D.S.)doesn’t share food then he is cute but if I don’t share food, I am ‘Selfish’.

What I’ve come to learn is this — In order to be the best version of myself. I HAVE to come first. If you’re not selfish, you’re selfish. Selfish in that you’ve chosen to not fully show up in the world.Be more selfish. Selfish because you’ve actively chosen to not choose yourself. Selfish because the people around you never actually get to see the real you.

One can’t possibly make everyone happy and hence I choose to be selfish rather than being unhappy all the time. I don’t want to feel guilty all the time and for my own peace of mind, I will consider selfish as ‘Self-loving’ which is a good thing!


Someone please change the definition of ‘Being Selfish’!


Do What You Love!

One of the most debatable and motivational four word statement: Do What You Love!  Our society always preaches this saying that one should follow his/her dreams and stay happy. But STOP and THINK! How many of us actually do that? Society never understood the real essence of this statement. Do you want to learn more about it? Keep reading 🙂


First: The wrong interpretation. I remember I once said this line to my friend to motivate her and she replied that she loves sleeping! Is that how we actually understand it? I know each one of us loves to sleep. But how about a peaceful sleep after a day full of hard work and happiness?


Do What You Love is something with a deeper meaning. When you love something and want to achieve it, it won’t let you sleep. It will fill you with enthusiasm and excitement. You will work hard to fulfill you dream, not under any pressure but with confidence and happiness.

If I talk about my personal experience,  I always followed the path i wanted to. I was a science student till 10th standard, was planning to opt humanities, studied commerce for 3 days, took my 12th boards from science and I am a student of History now! You must be thinking that I was confused about what I wanted to do. I won’t deny this fact but no one imposed this path on me. I always did what I wanted to do. Fortunately, my family and teachers always allowed me and motivated me to decide for myself. I always knew what my dream was, but was never confident enough to accept it. I had it in my mind and heart, but never said it out loud.


I always wanted to be a teacher. I was always scared of seeing that as my first priority because I had that air of UPSC around me. I have always had this in my mind that becoming a civil servant will help me earn respect and position in my family and society. I never saw that as MY dream. I was looking for that one motivation and then happened YIC!

Young India Challenge. A beautiful initiative by a lovely couple who welcomed me as a part of their tribe. Those two days have been the best two days of 2016! I made friends there that I know are going to be by my side till the very end. But the most important part is that  I realised how important it is to love your dream and work hard to achieve it.

Many people think that following your heart won’t fill your pockets. I know the importance of financial stability in today’s world but won’t it be fun if you earn your living following your passion?  I am not asking you to drop your  school or college. Education is important and will help you in every sphere of life. What matters is how do you use that earned knowledge in future to follow your heart.
Dear parents, don’t force your kids into professions they are not interested in. It won’t lead them anywhere in future. They might earn a handsome amount, but that money will never fill their heart with happiness and soul with peace. On the other hand, if the things didn’t turn up the way you wanted it to be, they might end up blaming you for everything. Why take that risk of losing your child’s happiness? Educate them and let them decide for themselves. Restrictions,  after a certain limit, start creating walls of misunderstanding. All what matters for your child is to see them by their side. If at this age and point of career you will go against them, how will they handle things?

Support them in their actions.  Guide them. Motivate them. Tell them that you trust them. Tell them that you have faith in them. Trust me no one cares about what those ” chaar log” of our society say about us. All what matters is what you think about us.

Dear reader, follow your heart but do carry your brain with you. Make the best use of your talent and make your contribution in making this world a happy and a better place. Stay happy. Choose your best five people who motivate you and are there for you. After all, as Barney says in HIMYM, “nothing is LEGENDARY if you don’t have friends to see that”. 🙂 🙂

Aur jaane se pehle:

As Piyush Mishra says,

“Insaan khud ki nazar mein sahi hona chahiye. Duniya toh bhagwaan se bhi dukhi hai.”

Work hard. Follow your dreams. Turn them into success and happiness. Keep doing what you love! 🙂

unnamed.pngContributed by:

Manasi Tripathi (YIC IIT Delhi,2016)

Manasi Tripathi is a final year student of History in  Daulat Ram College, University of Delhi. In the world where people are scared of pursuing their dreams, she believes in doing what she loves. She aspires to become a professor as she loves reading and writing on various subjects. A happy soul and a very friendly person, she believes in living life to the fullest.


‘You’ are Important



‘Do What You Love’.

We have heard this phrase often now. But what is it that strikes you the most on hearing/reading it?

Which is the single most word, amongst all the words that form this delightful phrase, that you feel is the most relevant?

I can hear the echoes of voices screaming, the words are ‘Do (Just Do it)’ or ‘Love’.

Certainly, these action words are important. For, these are the words that will eventually keep you going. But amidst all the action, the word that we miss out on most of the times from this adage is ‘You’.

Yes. You read it right. YOU are most important. Why? Because it is ‘You’ who chooses the path and the work you want to go for. The phrase ‘Do what you love’ might end with ‘You’, but in actuality it starts with ‘You’. You need to know the needs of this ‘You’ first, to know what you love.

Become aware, whether you love something only because you were asked to love it? Or whether because your dearest friend loves it? Or whether it is only to prove any kind of superiority? If the answer to any of these is a yes, then stop right away. Just stop!

The parameters of loving anything are the same everywhere. And this ‘love’ is never going to be identical to the love of anybody else. It’s much like how Caroline McHugh puts it (link- https://youtu.be/veEQQ-N9xWU). It says that the only thing that is common between every successful individual at the top is that nothing is common between them.

If you love to talk, go out and look out for the avenues to display the evidences of your burning desire. Do you love to entertain? Then stand up and never miss the opportunities of doing so. And if you love to fight, then learn the Martial Arts and be the best at it.

It only seems that simple but needs consistent hard work and a ‘never give up’ attitude. Know your heart’s yearning, know its burning desire, know in which direction does its pointer points.

There could be some steps to follow your ‘Love’. And they are:

  • Explore that are and get to know more about it through all possible sources and opportunities
  • Surround yourself with those kind of people who help and encourage you to be you
  • Straighten up your time table, be disciplined and train yourself
  • Do the best you can to master that area/skill/interest

Don’t look for jobs that will satisfy you. But just do what you love so well that you create your own job. #DoWhatYouLove


Contributed by:

Harshita Chavda (YIC 2016, Mumbai)

Harshita works for Community Relations at Ecomytra Organics. She is studying B.Com from Thakur College of Comm & Science and an alumna of R.A.Podar College. She is a member at YP IAA. Inspiring through a daily dose of Writing, Art – Designing is her core. She has also been trained in Classical Indian Music. She believes that the self help books are the best gift to humans. She is looking forward to go ahead with the whole initiative of inspiring, encouraging and ultimately connecting with the most amazing kind of people which HumanCircle as a whole has always helped in accomplishing.