It was a guest lecture with a difference. It was an absolutely absorbing session from the beginning to the end- none of us wanted to miss even a second! We had an interesting, eminent, multifaceted person address us. It was none other than Mr.TT.Srinath, a theatre person, an entrepreneur and a psychologist. Mr. Srinath is an expert in psychodrama, a technique used by psychologists to make their clients complete their actions using role-plays.
Again in contrast to the usual gyaan given on management topics , Mr.Srinath spoke on a light topic like “how to make life happier by falling in love with oneself” and “how to accept ourselves wholly and unconditionally”. He added that by doing this, one is at ease and therefore lives a life that brings the best out of him or her. He said “For one to accept and love others, he or she has to accept and love oneself”.
He also imparted various theatrical techniques to help put ourselves in the shoes of others, which brings in us the feeling of Empathy, an important requisite of a leader. He said “one who is empathetic always makes a good leader”. He also quoted several stories and experiences from his own life reinforcing the same.
On the whole, the afternoon hour after the lunch was exceptionally energizing, enriching and an exhilarating experience. It was like all wisdom transferred under one roof. We students are looking forward to meeting him again.
Contributed by Dwarakesh Srivatsan, HR Varsity (V Batch 2010-11)