An Abstract on Passion, Productivity, and People with Shubham Gaur
In an exclusive interview with The Societal, Shubham explained how growing up, his personality transgressed from an extrovert to an ambivert. Although, his relation with one of his best friend Rajesh Yadav remains unchanged irrespective of anything. Shubham speaks highly of him as he tells us about how supportive he has been at all times. As opposed to the loud rendition of him we see on camera, he describes himself as a composed but clumsy procrastinator who loves having fun and would practically live on sweet dishes forever, in other words, our ideal version from an alternate reality. Springing between Delhi and Bombay, a routine day in Shubham’s life tilts more towards leniency. Content prep for him goes on from noon to night, and after garnering a significant amount of productivity, a little chunk of his time is spared for his favourite mobile game called “real cricket”. His ideas for both short-form and long-form content originate from the things and people he observes around himself and improvises them into humorous stories. V
Unlike the typical sibling relationships that involve endless leg-pulling and banter, Shubham’s equation with his sister Saloni Gaur, who’s also a renowned content creator, is very sorted. To back this, Shubham shared a personal story describing his fondness for sweet dishes and how he gets defensive on sharing any sugary delicacy with anyone. Yet, he said he wouldn’t think twice about giving the last piece of his favourite sweet — chena toast to his sister. That’s the amount of love and understanding that persists between them. Now, what is a better proof for demonstrating your love for your sister? Being in a similar line of work, they mutually complement each other’s growth at every step, from the ideation stage to when it takes rounds on Instagram. Another anecdote he shared with us revolved around his love for his family, how he ensures his presence at every festival, and his attachment to his traditional values. “Despite shifting to a more urban location, I made sure to celebrate the Gobardhan festival with my family. My grandmother was worried about finding the cow dung cakes for the ritual and insisted on skipping the celebration. But we went around the outskirts and got them. I believe one should always stay connected to your roots and culture.”
One message that he wants the people starting out to know is to not go after a dream that a thousand people are already chasing. If you must, make sure you’re taking a different and promising route. “Do a SWOT analysis and always ask yourself what the next best alternative is. If you want to be a cricketer but that somehow doesn’t happen, what’s the next best thing you can be? being a sports journalist or a commentator. You fly in the same planes as they do, stay at the same hotels, be on the same grounds, and watch the match as closely as anyone can. Now that’s a strategic implementation of passion. Don’t do something for the cool quotient, do it if you’re good at it.” Shubham’s contemplative approach and enthusiastic spirit have made him stand on the top today. The Societal wishes him a hefty amount of luck for all his future endeavours.