Indian-American spells out success sutras
A 20-year-old Indian-American's column on life and living in a weekly newspaper has proved to be a big hit with hundreds writing in to seek his advice.Updated: Jan 09, 2007 14:48 IST
A 20-year-old Indian-American's column on life and living in a weekly newspaper has proved to be a big hit with hundreds writing in to seek his advice.
Chandresh Bhardwaj, who studies accounting at the Baruch College, started off when the features' editor at The Ticker asked him to continue contributing after he liked his first article ‘Positive Thinking.
Beware of what you say in January 2006.’ Since then, Bhardwaj, called Brian by the staff at newspaper, has not looked back and written 20 columns based on motivation, positive thinking and new ways of living. "After my editor gave me the green signal, I didn't look back," he told Newsday. He is not paid for his columns but is happy at the feedback he receives. A resident of Hicksville, he lived in Flushing until two years ago and came from Punjab.
Bhardwaj, whose writings focus on the power of words, said he 'helps' people to be "more aware of themselves," adding that his columns grew out of a 'concern' for people. The only son of Sudesh and Nishikant, Bhardwaj came to the United States in 2004 and is very religious like his parents.
"I kept getting answers I was looking for," he said referring to his sessions of meditation. The youngster hopes that the road to journalistic greatness has only just begun for him.