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He strives to shape careers, and life, by chiselling your handwriting

He strives to shape careers, and life, by chiselling your handwriting
He strives to shape careers, and life, by chiselling your handwriting
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An assistant engineer with the Indore Municipal Corporation, Sharma is never tired of flaunting his theories. For almost a decade now, he has been on a self-styled crusade of sorts—persuading people to spend that extra little effort to improve their handwriting. And if Mamta Tiwari, who’s busy penning a thesis for her Ph.D in Economics from Indore University, is to be believed, a good handwriting has many other advantages too. Says she: "It is only because of Sharma sir that I am doing my doctorate today. I had worked myself to the bones for my MA (previous) but the result was much below my expectations." A friend thought her handwriting was the reason for her poor showing and suggested she meet the expert. "Sharma sir’s classes made all the difference—there was a dramatic jump in my marks in the MA finals," says she. Thanks to Sharma, Apurv Rajput, a fifth standard student, is today a "confident" young boy. "Before I learned the tricks of fine writing in Sharma sir’s classes, I used to be very scared of getting my homework checked by my teachers because it was very untidy. Now I don’t need to worry anymore. I even enjoy doing my homework," says he of his new-found achievement.

No one, Sharma says, is too old to improve their hand. In the last ten years since he taught his illiterate mother to read and write, the master-stylist claims to have helped more than five lakh people. Says he: "Most of them are students, but quite a few were also from the wrong side of fifty and even sixty."

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