Maulik Padh-Monsanto

Consultadd Voices of Consultadd

I have never really understood the phrase “Curiosity killed the cat”.

By the time I was 16, I had already lived in multiple cities, which played a significant role in adapting to the changing environment and making an effort to learn a new culture. As a result, I had subconsciously found the excitement of any sort of change. That structured my personality as an extrovert. And so, moving to the US was just another excuse to explore.

A journey, from ‘not even knowing how to boil potatoes’ to preparing an entire feast, is something that, I believe, most of the F-1s/H-1s are aware of. Although, I did not stop there. I took a giant leap from being just a coffee lover to a coffee enthusiast. Eventually, I ended up brewing up my own coffee from different regions and making my own recipes. Growing up in India, you always have a love for music and festivals. It would be a crime, being a Gujarati, not mention your love for Garba. I took up the hobby of understanding different genres of music and exposed myself to anything and everything that I could listen to (or attend to!), ranging from EDM festivals to Mozart's famous opera.

I love the adrenaline rush of any sport, volleyball being my favorite one. Lionel Messi and Rafael Nadal are my idols and have traveled across the continent to watch them play. From the stands or the sofa, my past time is sports. Not restricting myself just to the outdoors, I spend a lot of time playing chess. Competitiveness has always helped me push my limits. It demands constant physical and mental fitness and as a result, I am constantly on the move (be it the gym or a trail or a road or the skies). Owing to my parents' love for traveling, I cannot stay put without visiting a new place for more than a couple of months. Being a software developer, I have the leisure to pick my own time and place to work, not stopping me to keep wandering.

Why am I sharing all of this?

‘A day without learning is a day wasted' is the motto I live by. Wherever you are, whatever life throws at you, there is always something that you could keep for yourself. The world is a big place and there is so much to know with very little time. Keep looking because CURIOSITY NEVER KILLED THE CAT.

"Curiosity never killed the cat!" We love that, and this is what you get with Maulik- a look at the world and common things with uncommon spectacles. He is unconventional and will challenge the status quo without creating a storm, and will end up adding something novel to his method. That is precisely why Monsanto constantly appreciates Maulik as a software developer. His cheerful personality always in the display, Maulik strongly advocates that each new day should bring in something new and joyous to your life.

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