This week I will like to introduce you to one of the brightest minds in the MAcc programme. He is Shalabh Gupta. He has an undergraduate degree in accounting from Illinois State University. He is an amazing cook and loves dancing to bollywood movie songs.
Over to you, Shalabh.
Enjoying the Indian Culture in Uncle Sam’s land
Most of the students at Fisher say that almost all of their time is spent studying. While this is true, there are a lot of other things to explore in the city of Columbus, the only thing required is time management and a will to experience new things. I have been fortunate enough to get a few opportunities already in the short span of a month to enjoy the amazing Indian culture.
There are a lot of things you can do. There are plenty of Indian temples in the area that one can drive too. I have personally been able to go to a Gurudwara (a Sikh Temple) and a Jain Temple. Besides that, I was also able to celebrate Navratri (a festival where you dance the two beautiful dance forms of ‘Dandiya’ and ‘Garba’) with some friends in Dublin. I had no idea before coming to OSU that this area would be so diverse with so many opportunities providing variety of experiences.
I am trying to get out once in a while exploring other opportunities that Columbus has to provide. MAcc is a nine-month program which does not give me a lot of time. However, I am trying to make the most of it. Within a month I have done quite a bit, so I am sure that if I organize myself and try to make some time for such things I can get a lot out of this city.
It is turning out to be a great experience and I advice everyone to comes to Fisher to take some time to get out and get to know the city you are in. If anyone needs more information about some of the things mentioned above, get in touch with the Indian Students Association at OSU (http://isa.org.ohio-state.edu).