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A Guide to the Stock Market Basics.

If the stock market basics confuse you, you are not the only one.

Most people are either scared or don’t know how to start investing in the stock market.

Yes, the risk may be high but the reward can be pretty great.

Individuals with very little experience in investing are scared off by stories of investors losing 50% or more of what they put in.

But with the right tips and skills on your side, you may just reap the reward you sow.

What is the stock market?

The stock market lets buyers and sellers negotiate prices and make trades.

A stock market is a place for investors to connect with each other and buy and sell shares of ownership in a company.

It works through a network of exchanges such as the New York Stock Exchange or Bombay Stock Exchange, where companies can list shares of their stock on an exchange through a process called an initial public offering or IPO.

What are shares? 

In simple terms, a share indicates a percentage of ownership in a company or a financial asset.

Investors who hold shares are known as shareholders.

They stand to benefit in the event of a company’s profits and also take their share in the company’s losses.

Why companies need shares.

Companies issue shares to raise money from investors who invest their money.

When a company is starting, scaling up or expanding its business, it will require more capital.

During such times, a company can offer a certain number of shares based on its market value that investors can buy.

Since investors will be paying the company money, in return, they will be part owners.

These are just some of the stock market basics for beginners to understand because it is important to know why companies need shares at all.

What is a stock?

A stock is a financial instrument that represents ownership in a company or corporation and a proportionate claim on what it owns and generates.

Stock ownership means that the shareholder that owns 100,000 shares of a company with a million outstanding shares would have a 10% ownership stake in it.

Most companies have outstanding shares in the millions or billions.

Types of stock.

There are two main types of stocks: common stock and preferred stock.

While there are two main types of stock,

  • Common shares.
  • Preferred shares.

the term equities are synonymous with common shares, as their market value and trading volumes are larger than that of preferred shares.

What is the difference between stock and share? 

‘Stocks’ and ‘shares’ are terms that every investor must understand before starting their investing journey.

The terms are often interchangeably used, but many people don’t realise that there is a slight difference between stock and share.

It is true that they denote the same thing, that is an individual’s ownership in a public company.

However, while the term ‘stock’ refers to part-ownership in one or more companies, the term ‘share’ has a more specific meaning.

‘Share’ refers to the unit of ownership in a single company.

What is a stock exchange?

A stock exchange is a marketplace, where financial securities issued by companies are bought and sold.

Stock exchanges are secondary markets where existing shareholders transact with potential buyers.

It is important to understand that corporations listed on stock markets don’t buy and sell their own shares on a regular basis.

They might engage in stock buybacks or issue new shares but they are not day-to-day operations and often occur outside of the exchange.

So when you buy a share of stock on the stock market, you are not buying it from the company, but from some other existing shareholder.

Likewise, when you sell your shares, you don’t sell them back to the company rather you sell them to some other investor.

Pros and cons of investing in the stock market 

Studies have shown that, over long periods of time, stocks can generate investment returns that are higher than those from other asset classes.

Stock returns arise from capital gains and dividends.

Capital gains happen when you sell a stock at a higher price than the price at which you purchased it.

A dividend is the share of profit that a company distributes to its shareholders.

Dividends have contributed to nearly one-third of total equity return since 1956, while capital gains have contributed two-thirds.

What are stock market courses?

The courses are a detailed overview of investing.

Stock market courses will not only give you insight into the stock market but can also help you start exploring investing by mock trading.

There are many institutions offering stock market courses in India. Some even provide a comprehensive learning experience for investors with not much prior knowledge.

Those who want to learn more about stock market trading or wish to upgrade skills should always look out for good share trading classes.

Platforms like MyCaptain provide the people interested with easy to understand and well-taught courses that can help them achieve the goals they want.

The main significance is to choose the best course depending on what you’re expecting.

How to start investing in stocks? 

Once you’ve learnt the stock market basics, try online demo or mock trading websites or apps.

You start by opening an account that is linked with a pre-existing bank account to carry out transactions smoothly.

Sign in and pick a stock that you want to invest in. 

Purchase the stock at its listed price and specify the number of units.

Once a seller reciprocates, your purchase order will get executed. Post completion of the transaction, your bank account will get debited with the required amount.

Key Takeaways 

Investing is a risky business.
  • Share prices get set by supply and demand when buyers and sellers place orders.
  • Both individual and institutional investors can come together on stock exchanges to buy and sell shares in public venues.
  • Listing on exchanges provide companies with liquidity as well as the ability to raise capital.
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12 Steps to Start Writing

So you want to get into writing..

Maybe you have journals full of scribbled poems, or people have told you you have a way with words. 

And so you want to try. See if you can be a writer. Express emotions you’re feeling or experiences and anecdotes with just words.

But where do you start? 

Nobody is born a writer. You become one, much like the oft-quoted rough diamonds that undergo a brutal polishing process to result in bright jewels. 

So this is where you can begin.

1. Read.

To express that reading is important to write.
Reading can help improve your vocabulary.

It is an almost unspoken rule that to write well, you must read well.

This is something very important, and the reason is simple. Reading helps you find inspiration, increase your vocabulary, understand grammar rules– the list is endless.

It doesn’t matter what you read– fiction or nonfiction, blogs or newspaper articles. This is where you start.

Read everything you can get your hands on because that will subconsciously become a part of you. You’re only the sum of everything you’ve seen, heard and read.

So read, and then read some more.

2. Start Writing.

Now, you actually start.

Write a sentence every day.

If you don’t know where to begin, use a prompt list. They are a great place to start, if you need inspiration or want to challenge yourself.

All you have to do is to get up and write every day.

Set a target for yourself, whether it is a word limit or a time duration.

And write, write, write.

3. Keep going (Discipline).

If writing is your priority, as it must be if you’re reading this, you need to set goals for yourself.

You need to stick to those goals. And they need not be big things. Even writing for 30 minutes daily is a good goal.

Motivation is one thing, but you can’t always be motivated- so you have to learn to be disciplined. You need to hold yourself accountable for those goals.

Catch yourself slacking off, and reward yourself if you’ve done well. But keep going.

“If you’re not moving forward, you’re moving backwards.”

4. Learn (Take classes).

To learn more to write.
Take classes and improve the way you write.

There’s no limit to how much one can learn. Choose your means of learning, and dive right in.

There are thousands, if not more, of YouTube videos on any given particular topic that you can watch and understand.

Alternatively, there are courses that you can take, both online and offline, that can help give you an overview of all things writing. 

5. Create a swipe file.

This may include your favourite blog posts, stories, poems, articles, headlines and emails.

Every writer, marketer and designer has one- it mainly serves as inspiration for you to go through on a certain rainy day, where you can’t seem to come up with anything to write. 

6. Don’t edit (yet).

Austin Leon, author of Steal Like an Artist, mentions, “The computer is really good for editing your ideas, and it’s really good for getting your ideas ready for publishing out into the world, but it’s not really good for generating ideas. There are too many opportunities to hit the delete key. The computer brings out the uptight perfectionist in us–we start editing ideas before we have them.” 

Writing and editing are two different steps in the writing process; do not mix up their order.

I have caught myself doing this as well, and the only solution I’ve found to it is to actively stop myself from using the backspace key before I’m actually done with a piece. 

7. Explore.

Explore different types of writing.
Explore the different writing styles to find your niche.

Now that you’re in the flow, try out different things.

Maybe you like to write poems. Still, push yourself to write things you may not like, like longer articles.

Understand what you like and why you like it, and also what you don’t like and why. You might realise things about your writing that you haven’t noticed before like maybe you prefer poems without a rhyme scheme, or opinionated pieces do not resonate with you.

This helps you understand your work as a writer, and what you can do best.

8. Edit.

Now is when you use the backspace key.

In fact, editing is like rewriting your piece. And rewriting might sound like a terrible thing, but it doesn’t need to be so.

You now know the thoughts that were running through your head when you were writing, and you get to rethink the way the sentence is written. And so you have a better chance to shape these words the way you actually want. 

9. Put it out there.

There are multiple benefits to putting out your work online– whether you start a blog, website or even an account on social media. 

-Your account essentially becomes an online portfolio, and everyone can see the work you do. This is especially beneficial if you’re interested in freelancing or getting commissioned work and earning a little, on the side.

-It could help with consistency. Obviously, there’s a fine line between posting regularly and obsessing over your content. But in a sense, it keeps you accountable for your writing, especially if you need an external push sometimes. 

-You could join related communities online. They have competitions, e-meets, and you could connect with people in your field and increase your network as well. In fact, you could also ask for feedback regarding your work. But tread cautiously, the internet is a crazy place.

-Your stuff could go viral! It’s not something you can aim for–but again, the internet is a crazy place, who knows what could happen!

10. Focus.

Focus on improving your writing.
Focus is key to being a good writer.

You’ve probably written a bunch of stuff by now, experimented with things you know you don’t like or think are tedious.

Now, it’s time to choose a niche.

Becoming a writer doesn’t just include writing books or blogging. In fact, there is a wide variety of types and styles of writing that you could explore–copywriting, social media content creation, journalism, content writing, microblogging, scriptwriting, novel writing, creative writing and humour writing are just some of them.

11. Try (freelance writing).

Now that you know your niche, and you have at least a few people in your network that you have had conversations with, it is time to step out and look around for gigs you might be able to help with.

Consider your existing skills as you talk to potential clients, and, especially as you are just starting out, prioritize experience over a paycheck. Gradually, your portfolio will develop, and you can dive head-first into the world of freelancing.

12. Continue to keep writing.

Consistency is key, and that’s all there is to it. Follow steps 1- 12, and repeat, in any order.

Keep writing, keep your social media account/blog/website active, and you will definitely start to get various opportunities to write.

And voila, somewhere between the editing and re-editing of your two-page document, and a few (hundred) cups of coffee, you are now a writer. Not to say you always weren’t– you just had to hone your skills, as any craftsperson does.

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How to start up while in college with Ruhan Naqash

Ruhan Naqash is one of the Co-Founders of MyCaptain. He is also the Head of Customer Acquisition as well as a Captain for our Digital Marketing and our Advertising and Marketing course. He has mentored 1000+ students.

He was featured in Forbes 30 under 30 Special Mention. In his free time, he is a trilingual poet and shares his amazing poems with all his followers on social media.

A glimpse into the session.

Captain Ruhan started the session by letting the attendees drop in their questions and promised that he would answer them all by the end of the session. The attendees then heard about how he and our other Co-Founders, Captain Zeeshan and Captain Sameer, started MyCaptain as a way to help other students like them to pursue their passion

After that, we dove right into the questions that the attendees had asked, the questions ranged from how to come up with an idea for your own start-up to how to build a team while being a student to how to secure investments for your own start-up.

How to come up with an idea for a startup?

The best way to come up with an idea for your startup is by finding a problem that people face and then find out if you can come up with a solution. That solution could be your way of coming up with your own start-up.

Captain Ruhan gave a brilliant example by using something we could all relate to. He used Swiggy and Zomato’s packaging issues, mainly the drink packaging issues we’ve all faced.

When you order a drink on either platform, it normally arrives and you have to struggle trying to get all the cellotape off it. That is an issue that most of us face every other day or so, but what if you could use that to create a business to help improve the packaging and make it more convenient for the customers?

How to build a team?

While you’re in school or college, you can build a team by asking your friends and family to help you out. This could help solve the issue most young people face while trying to start their own business, it eradicates the financial pressure as well as the workload.

It also can give experience to the people who come on to help you, which is a win-win situation for everyone.

How to secure investments for a startup?

As a student, the finance of it all can be daunting, to say the least. But while you starting your own business, getting people to invest in your company should come second or even third. This is your time to build, build your social profile, promote your business and get your name out there.

Once you’ve built your brand, you can then start looking for investors to further your business. You can look for businesses in your field with investors and find out which investors are looking to invest in companies like your own.

Once all the questions were answered. The audience seemed to love that they could ask questions about their own experience and were given answers that could help them with the struggles they faced while trying to start their own start-ups.

Overall, it was an amazing session that taught all of us in attendance that no idea is too small and that you can find ideas for your startup all around you.

Reach out to publishers and make time for writing while working with Madhura Banerjee.

Madhura Banerjee is a published writer that has 2 books of poetry to her name and has contributed to Scholastic India’s books. She has also written freelance articles and children’s fiction for The Telegraph and has had her thoughts preserved in a few other portals as well. 

She is 25 years old and is also a TEDx speaker and has conducted numerous events across India. She was born in Kolkata and currently works in Bangalore while pursuing her passion for music. Apart from being trained in Hindustani classical vocals, she plays the piano as well.

Madura Banerjee is also a Captain for our very own Creative Writing course. 

A glimpse into the session.

After a brief introduction and a lot of love from the attendees, Captain Madhura took over to talk about her life.

From writing her first poem at 7 years old to becoming a published author, we heard about how she wanted people to know about places like Kashung and Kalipur and how she could enlighten people about these places through her poems.

By the age of 21, she knew she wanted to be published so she compiled a bunch of her poems and met with various publishers. As she was a first-timer, she faced rejection but turned it into a positive by self-publishing her first book.

How to get published?

There is a lot that goes into becoming a professional writer, from coming up with ideas for your book to building a writing habit to finding agents and getting published by a publishing company.

Trying to figure out all of this at once could overwhelm anybody, even the best aspiring writers. But if you properly plan out your steps, it could make getting published a lot easier. Whatever your aspiration, the key is to come up with a plan and stick to it.

A few things to keep in mind while trying to get published.

While getting published can be a hard task, here are a few things all writers should do before trying to get published;

  1. Talk to other authors:

Getting to know your fellow writers and making connections can help you understand the industry better. It can also help you meet the right publisher for you.

  1. Put your work up on social media:

Getting your work out there before getting published could give you the much-needed headstart that you require. It can also help you make a name for yourself and you might even end up having some fans out there.

  1. Prepare yourself for rejection: 

While no one likes to be rejected, it can be inevitable in the world of writing. All you can do is brace yourself and handle it well. One rejection isn’t the end of the world, you just have to make sure to not give up on your dream.

  1. Don’t give up:

There are always going to be people that tell you that you’re not going to make it, but what do they know? The only person in charge of your life is you, so keep the hope alive and never give up.

How to get published?

The best way to get published is to network. You can make connections with people that are already in the industry and can help you take your first few steps.

  1. Expand your network:

Meeting and connecting with people in the field can help you understand what the right steps to take are.

  1. Identify your target audience:

Find out what group of readers that you want to read your work, they are the people you are designing your work to intrigue. A target audience should understand everything you write.

  1. Look for potential agents:

Find the right literary agent, take note of some books that are similar to your own and shortlist the ones you think would be the best fit for you.

4. Submit a book proposal:

A proposal helps you summarise your book, its aims, goals, main features and an explanation of the market that it’s meant to intrigue.

How to make time for writing while working a full-time job?

Making time for writing comes from a place of being meticulous and compartmentalising different parts of your life. Balancing your time also heavily influences your ability for finding time to write 

There are multiple ways to make sure you don’t miss out on ideas or forget them, one way is to jot down an idea or a plot or even a prompt the moment it comes to you.

Tips for balancing writing and a full-time job.

  1. Set a schedule for your writing:

             Find a time in your daily routine where you have the freedom to spend time on your 

             writing, make it a habit and do your best to stick to it.

  1. Prioritise your writing:

              It might seem as though there’s always something more important that you should be    

              doing, setting time aside to work on your book or on your poems should be prioritised  

              over things that can be saved for later.

  1. Keep yourself motivated:

Motivation is a huge factor in whether or not you really stick to a new way of doing things. So keeping yourself motivated to write and to find time for it, can help you go a long way in finishing whatever goals you’ve set for yourself.

  1. Set reasonable targets:

             Don’t set your expectations too high, start by setting small reasonable goals that are feasible. Writing one page or one mini poem a day can be a good way to start small and then expand your expectations.

  1. Create the perfect environment:

             Find a spot where you can focus and be left alone, make sure you have all your necessities around and easily accessible for you when you need them, this can help make sure that your mind doesn’t wander while you are focusing on your writing.

Once we heard about ways to get published and how to make time for writing while working a full-time job, it was time for the Q&A session.

All the questions were answered. The audience seemed to love that they could ask questions about their own experience and were given answers that could help them with the struggles they faced while trying to get into the industry.

Overall, it was an amazing session that taught all of us in attendance that no matter what the obstacles in front of you are, if you have a plan and if you stick to it you can achieve anything you set your mind to.

How to control anxiety with Hema Mutreja.

Hema Mutreja is a very well-experienced counselling psychologist with 15 years of experience in the field of guidance and counselling. She has done her M.A in Psychology and MSc in Family Therapy, with a specialization in Marital Counselling.

Her educational qualification also includes the highly esteemed Diploma in Guidance and Counselling from NCERT, Delhi along with a Diploma in Community Mental Health from NIMHANS, Bangalore.

She is a certified NCERT counsellor who has also had the privilege of being on the panel of NCERT for their exam helpline as well as a TV Program called Sahyog, a live interaction on mental health and well-being. 

The MHRD, Govt of India selected her to be a part of Manodarpan, a helpline for psychosocial support for citizens of India during the corona pandemic.

We were very glad that she agreed to host a live session for our amazing mentees.

The session was extremely insightful and she made sure to answer every question that we received. To say that it was an overwhelming response, would not do the session justice.

What does a counselling psychologist do?

A counselling psychologist helps people deal with emotional, physical or mental health issues. Through the course of the direct sessions, they can provide assessments, diagnoses and treatments for severe psychological problems.

A glimpse into the session.

Our wonderful guest, Hema Mutreja, started the session with a 3 min meditation video while asking all the attendees to close their eyes and to focus on their breathing. We can’t explain how the entire vibe in the room changed after that short video, it was like a feeling of calmness had swept over all of us in attendance.

It was an excellent way to calm our bodies and minds down after a day of hard work or school. Can’t help but wonder how many of us are using that video after realising how the video helped soothe our nerves.

After a brief meditation session, we were taken on a journey of understanding and learning to cope with anxiety.

What is anxiety?

Anxiety is your body’s natural response to stress. It’s a feeling of fear about what’s going to happen or the future. Getting ready for the first day of school, going to a job interview, or giving a speech can bring about feelings of anxiousness.

But if feelings of anxiety are extreme and are interfering with daily life, it may be an anxiety disorder.

How to cope with anxiety?

There are many ways to calm anxiety, some of the ways we were taught are by following the 3 A’s.

The 3 A’s are:

  1. Adjust:

Learn to adjust your standards. You don’t have to be perfect and it’s normal for people to have bad days. Focus on yourself and take care of what you think is important.

  1. Avoid:

             Avoid situations that are going to cause you stress. If being late to an event causes your anxiety to flare, you can leave earlier than you had planned to make sure you’re either ahead of schedule or on time.

  1. Accept:

You must learn to accept the things you cannot change. There’s no point in sitting and thinking about the future if all you think about are problems you might face. Instead, try to change what can be changed and learn to accept that some things are just inevitable.

Some other coping mechanisms that you can use are, 

Breathing exercises

Breathing exercises like the butterfly hug can help calm you down during an anxious episode. All you need to do is cross your hands across your chest while resting your middle fingers on your collarbones. Raise your elbows to create your butterfly wings and slowly tap hands on your chest, alternating between left and right. While tapping, breathe in through your nose and exhale through your nose until you start to feel some relief.

Journal writing

Journaling can help reduce anxiety, lessen feelings of distress, and increase well-being. It’s not just a simple technique; it’s an enjoyable one as well. Writing down your feelings or emotions at the end of the day can help clear those thoughts from your mind.

Self-awareness while coping with anxiety.

Self-awareness is a form of stepping back and observing your thoughts and feelings as they come forward. It is simple as noticing what emotions you feel when you’re around certain people or the thoughts that run through your head when you feel scared about something.

3 Ps of self-awareness:

  1. Purpose : Set clear goals for yourself to define your purpose of being self aware. What do you want to gain from it?
  1. Practice : Keep practicing the goals and routines you’ve set. Practice makes perfect so, keep your hopes up and keep trying.
  1. Patience : A change can’t be made overnight, so have patience and you will start to see the progress you’ve made.                    

Once we heard about ways to cope with stress and anxiety, it was time for the Q&A session.

All the questions were answered. The audience seemed to love that they could ask questions about their own state of mind and were given answers that could help them cope with the stress and struggles they faced.

Overall, it was an amazing session that helped all of us in attendance understand ways to control anxiety as well as taught us ways to cope with obstacles that we face in our everyday lives.

Go-karting his way towards his passion — Know how Captain Abdul does it !

Would you believe it, if we told you that our Race Car Tech Captain found out his passion at the age of 12, while watching television? You probably won’t. Read ahead, to know about Captain Abdul’s journey.

Captain Abdul

Discovering My Passion

I still remember that afternoon, when I was sitting in front of the tv in my house, and I couldn’t get my eyes off from the cars racing past each other. From there onwards I was hooked and used to constantly watch channels about cars and motorsports.

A couple of years down the line I got my first phone. When I was able to access the internet, I searched more around this I found out about Formula 1 and it caught my interest. Soon I had started documentaries like Mega Factories and Shell Eco-Marathon so I could learn more about the cars and how they functioned.

When I found out in college about the event where engineering students had to design and race fuel efficient cars, I was stoked. This gave me the reassurance that I could pursue my passion.

My Journey

I enrolled in JNTU Hyderabad for pursue Automobile Engineering. Along with this, I joined the SAE (Society of Automobile Engineering) Club, which conducted various design and engineering events for students. This kept me on track with exploring my passion and understanding hands on how to design and build cars.

At this stage I had started building concept vehicles and taking them races. One of the biggest milestones was when my team was selected for the Shell Eco Marathon. A lot has happened since then. I co-founded Carjoz, which a door to door car maintenance service. We are a group of automobile engineers to make car maintenance a transparent, affordable and convenient for car owners.

Along with this, I am also a technical judge for various motorsports across the country like go-kart racing, bike racing etc. At the same time, I am also the official promoter of FIA Formula E in India, which is an all-electric car racing series promoting sustainable motorsports.

Becoming A Captain

I became a mentor for Race Car Tech with MyCaptain where I am constantly sharing my knowledge. My personal belief that practical knowledge is quite important to properly understand how things really work. I have mentored a lot of students in this field, and some of them have even interned with me to hands on practical experience of how things work.

Want to explore the world of automobile with Captain Abdul, then sign up for the MyCaptain Race Car Tech Workshop.

From Mere Coding To Creating Ten Apps! — Know How Captain Abhiprae Did It.

Not a lot of us can say that we decided our careers a decade before we absolutely had to, but Captain Abhiprae, however, knew his future lay in the world of coding from the very day that he was introduced to Java in his 8th std. Read on to know more about our Android App Development Captain !

Captain Abhiprae

Pursuing My Passion

I truly believe that the one thing which helped shape and pursue my dreams is the experience that I had during my college years. It was when I landed my first internship that I got introduced to Android App Development. It was then I found out that Java language can be used to develop apps.

I have been working on creating my apps ever since. I have developed and launched over 10 apps, which are already being used by various clients. It is an amazing feeling to see others use something that you have developed from scratch and put so much thought into it.

I ensured that all my apps were different and had their own set of unique features. This allowed to me to learn so much more during the entire development process. Even when certain errors occurred, I looked at it as an opportunity to learn something new.

 

Becoming A Captain

It was actually, through one of my juniors in SRM University that I found out about MyCaptain. He even suggested that I should become a mentor on this platform. In February 2018, I became the Captain for Android App Development Workshop.

My first batch of mentees were wonderful and I can never forget them and the conversations I shared with them. MyCaptain acted as a platform for me as well, to keep Android App Development close to me. Along this journey of mentoring students, even I have learnt a lot of things.

The Way Ahead

I am looking forward to mentor as many mentees as I possibly can with MyCaptain. Other than that, I am presently working as a Firmware Specialist in HP, and also pursue a masters degree in the future.

Do you also wish to explore the amazing world of Android App Development with Captain Abhiprae, then sign up here!

From tracing Car Drawings to designing his own — A sneak peak into Captain Azeem’s journey so far !

Some people have an innate calling for their passions. One such story is of Captain Azeem, who takes Race Car Tech Workshop with MyCaptain. Read through to know his journey.

Captain Azeem

Discovering My Passion

Growing up I was always fascinated by cars, and I even used to trace over the xeroxed images of cars from different magazines. My love for automobiles from a young age is what helped me get through all the school years, despite of the hurdles I faced. In 12th std and decided that I would work on pursuing something in automobiles.

One of the biggest challenges at this point was the fact that no one supported my idea. But I was quite sure that this is what I wanted to do and I persevered my way through college. And 4 years later, I graduated with distinction in Automative Engineering in my college.

 

The Journey

Even though I had the degree now, it didn’t mean that everything was sorted. The real ride of pursuing this field had just began. Me & my team were facing certain hurdles because we were lacking funds and sponsors which would help us turn our designs into working prototypes.

We still managed to participate and win several competitions and automobile building challenges across India and even in UK and Philippines. The Shell Eco Marathon in Manila, Philippines is where we presented the concept for a car with the mileage of 200-400 kms/litre.

I was constantly working in other engineering fields to be able to support my dream of designing cars. It was during this time, when I was travelling and my car broke down in the middle of the road. I took the car to the mechanic to get it fixed, but I was not satisfied with the service at all. As an automotive engineer I could identify that the service offered to me was highly over-charged.

It was after this incident, that I worked on the idea of providing efficient car maintenance solutions to people. My startup, Carjoz, which I co-founded works on providing efficient and cost effective car maintenance solutions. We are a team of automobile engineers and are focused on streamlining the various automobile services.

Becoming a Captain

I became a mentor for the Race Car Tech Workshop, back in 2016 when Zeeshan reached out to me. I will never forget my first workshop experience.  The kind of enthusiastic mentees I had made me realise how much I love sharing my journey and my learning with them. Even today, after having mentored so many students that zeal of taking a batch and helping students take their first step in this field is still there.

For anyone who is looking to venture into this field, or in any other field that they are interested in, I just want to say this

Success is a high unlike anything else that you will ever experience, and when you see something you build finally run successfully is an unmatched feeling.

Want to explore the world of Automobiles and be mentored by Captain Azeem ? Then sign up for the MyCaptain Race Car Tech Workshop.

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