Amber Shukla

As I write these lines, there is a smile on my face. This smile reminds me of the beautiful memories which I may connect with Backspace and its members. A journey so complete in itself, it promises a positive transformation within oneself, rather breaks the chains with which we’ve held ourselves over times and brings out the best in us. PPD plays the role of a great leader Jambavant who motivates Hanuman to realize his true potential and continues to push him towards his goals. I still remember my first day at Backspace where the warm gestures of the family would make me feel it a home. Sometimes I’d find myself lonely traveling 5 hrs from Durgapur to attend the sessions but down the line I knew it was all worth it! My first mock interview had really been an eye-opener and a reality slap and PPD was quick to make me realize my under preparedness. His personal attention, his ability to understand me, his flexibility and determination would sometimes give me goose bumps and inspire me to work harder; I now understand it wasn’t an overnight transformation. PPD was my mentor who held my hands at every hurdle, provided me answers to the faintest of my doubts and at times also scolded me. The times when I felt low and doubted my capability to convert the much-coveted call, he was there to assure that I am awesome! It was his continuous motivation that instilled in me the confidence to face the interview panel at XLRI and the convert couldn’t have been achieved without his guidance. Today, I have but love, admiration and respect for the man who single-handedly molds dreams into realities year after year, yet shies away from taking any credit. Supported by genuine hardworking talents, this living legend is undoubtedly idol for many. The connection with Backspace is more bounded by hearts than on a professional level, which makes it a family pledging to stay connected throughout life. – Backspacian for life