The GenZ Mantra: Amogh Gharat

A 3D-printing enthusiast; and a projects engineer at Imaginarium, Amogh Gharat also owns a startup, Createch 3D, which specialises in prototyping and product designing. In this context, Gharat discusses print and packaging with Aditya Ghosalkar

14 Jun 2023 | By Aditya Ghosalkar

Gharat: Digital screens cannot replace the value of touch

One way print can change the world?
While we are heavily shifting to digital media, one value that digital screens cannot replace is the value of touch. Print has always played a vital role in shaping our histories, and it will continue to do so in the future.

Which is your favourite book?
Unfortunately I am not a reader. But out of the handful of books I have read, Zero to One by Peter Thiel makes the cut.

If you could time travel, where would you go and why?
I would rather stay in the present because, as Master Oogway said, “Yesterday is history, tomorrow is a mystery, but today is a gift. That is why it is called the present.”

Are millennials loyal to brands or do they prefer exploring other alternatives?
Millennials prefer exploring alternatives rather than blindly sticking to a specific brand. They value authenticity, sustainability, and convenience and are more likely to switch brands if they find a better option that aligns with their values.

Which is better— a novel or a movie?
Both. As the choice differs from person to person. I prefer movies as they engage more senses.

What accomplishment are you most proud of?
I had a small startup briefly when I was in college, and we hired interns. The proudest moment for me was when one of the interns mentioned that the learnings from the internship helped them create a good impact during the interview.

Describe your dream setup of a factory.
My dream factory is something called a black factory, which is located at a remote location. It is built in a large area with minimal lighting and zero human labourers. All the physical and operational tasks would be automated with the help of robots, and humans will only engage in creative work back at the office.

Social media has become the newest way of promoting packaging innovations or learning about the newest trends in packaging. Why?
Social media provides packaging engineers, designers, and brands with a platform to showcase their innovations, share knowledge, and engage with a global audience. It enables rapid dissemination of information and facilitates collaboration, allowing professionals to stay updated on the latest trends and inspire each other.

Would you rather be like Einstein, who is good with numbers, or Shakespeare, who is good with words? Why?
I am ambidextrous, hence the best of both worlds. I am of the opinion that every human has their strengths and should only be themselves, rather than be like Einstein or Shakespeare.

What’s your best childhood memory?
Summer vacations have the top spot.

What would be your dream job?
My dream job would be a position where I am responsible for technically and commercially managing the entire product or department and looking after its growth. I have been lucky that my first job has been my dream job.

One thing that is on your bucket list?
Opening up an ‘access to all work-shop’ with all necessary tools for creation and innovation.

Which scientist or technologist would you want to travel with on a long flight?
One who does not snore while sleeping.n