Millennial Mantra: Sreeragh Iyer
In conversation with Charmiane Alexander, Sreeragh Iyer of Miraclon talks about what fascinates him in the print and packaging industry.
08 Jun 2020 | By Charmiane Alexander
Q. One way print can change the world?
The print has been changing the world since its evolution, and it has given people access to information and knowledge through newspapers, books and packaging. It is the best way to reach the masses.
Q. What’s your favourite book?
I am not an avid reader. But I recently read a book called One Life to Ride, which is about the author and his bike ride to the Himalayas.
Q. What's your best childhood memory about reading in a library?
I started reading in the Kindle era. My library is primarily digital.
Q. If you could time travel, where would you go and why?
Being in the flexography field for some time now, I would want to time travel to the future where flexo is the process of choice across the world and surpasses all competing technologies in quality.
Q. What is that one packaging trend that you hate that everyone else loves?
Q. What accomplishment in print college are you most proud of?
Back in our college, we had many internship opportunities but apart from those, I would say, working with
Q. One chemical compound whose formula you know by heart?
I remember most of the basic chemical compounds, but Benzene (C6H6) was my favourite because of its structural formula. It
Q. Describe your dream visit to a factory?
I've got many opportunities of visiting various print factories at my current job, but I still recollect visiting Times of India from my college for an industrial visit and I was awestruck by the level of organisation and automation used there.
Q. What do you love most about the faculty you study under and why?
I can answer this by quoting a professor from my second year of engineering. "If we close our eyes and think of the world without print; it would perplex us. Everything that we have around us has some connect with print." This example made me realise how important this field is to society and the world as.
Q. Coolest new software you have discovered recently?
Q. Which is the best film about the print you have ever seen?
I haven’t seen a film about print yet. But I recently saw a movie named Spotlight, which outlines the role of journalism and newspapers in a specific case, leading us to understand how important investigate journalism and free press is to communities.
Q. Would you rather be like Einstein who is good with numbers, or Shakespeare who is good with words? Why?
I am a very talkative person, so I would like to be like Shakespeare who is good with words.
Q. Where do you see yourself in five years?
When I graduated three years ago, the answer to this question was I wanted to know people in the industry and help them
Q. What's your best childhood memory?
My dad used to take my sister and I for a walk on the weekends, and we would force him to take us to the photography studio and get clicked. When we look at those pictures now, it brings a smile on our faces.
Q. What would be your dream job?
Being a talkative person, I would prefer a job that involves me communicating with people and sharing my knowledge and experience with them.
Q. One thing on your bucket list
Getting a tattoo is one thing that has been on my list for some time now. 1:1 dot reproduction from design to the substrate (skin).
Elon Musk. I would love to travel with him and talk to him. Perhaps that flight could be a SpaceX ride to Mars?
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