Aghilesh Haridass is an Indian student, currently pursuing EDHEC's Master in Management in Business Management course. He has a penchant for giving words to emotions and daily lives. This article is another feature of our series EDHEC’s Got Talent.
Written on 30 Mar 2020.
“I find writing novels a challenge, writing stories a joy. If writing novels is like planting a forest, then writing short stories is more like planting a garden.”
- Haruki Murakami
There's a little spark to every fire, the spark that lit my journey of writing short stories was set off by my 8th-grade English teacher who lauded me with 100% marks in a series of 3 essays. The surprising element is that I was awarded the perfect scores for weaving an intricate mystery and suspense about 3 daily-life topics which would generally have had a standard answer. Coming from a family of avid readers, I credit my parents for bringing me up with exposure to great writers such as one of my favourite authors, Ruskin Bond, helping me in transition from his childhood tales to the more mature ones. The foundation was set for a drive of inquisition to observe keenly, only for it to materialize with my age and experiences in stories and poems.
The progression from penning down emotions to going digital
I published my first story on my blog in 2015 it was a retelling of the first essay that I wrote for my school book club. I remain perplexed as to how well received it was amongst my friend circle and family. But then I also realized that “how important was the analysis of how far the reach of that blog post went”. Thanks to Wordpress’s inhouse analytics and reach recognition tools, I gained my first experience in the power and use of data analytics that unknowingly inspired me to explore the world of data content tracking and Google AdWords extensively.
My journey in the world of words continues at EDHEC’s fostering environment of creativity and innovation, which echoes my drive of inquisition, which further inspires me to explore more about the culture, the history, the values and the general outlook of the people and the surroundings. I now articulate my thoughts in the form of poems and write-ups that I post on my Instagram page in my free time as I observe life and times in a new country and a new city.