Young, hip and aspiring

Determined minds

Young, hip and aspiring

The city is brimming with talent and accomplishments. Meet these youngsters who are carving a niche in their fields. They carry themselves with spirited assurance in their skills and display a maturity that is well beyond their years. 

A basketball enthusiast since primary school, Chahana Suresh is pursuing BCom at St Joseph’s College. She says, “The Basketball Federation of India has adopted various methods to advance the sport. The yearly national level basketball tournament brings under its purview a majority of states in India with talent and is substantially improving every year.” She strongly believes that coaching must be emphasised upon in order to hone the best talent. In addition to serving as the captain at the 37th Sub-junior Basketball Championship, the hoopster has represented Karnataka at the 36th Sub-junior Basketball Championship in Rajasthan, the 30th Youth Championship in Kolkata and the 65th Junior Championship in Kerala. While Chahana aims to pursue her passion for the game seriously, she aspires to become an Indian Foreign Services officer.

Meanwhile, Nidhhi Agerwal, a model, is chasing her dream of becoming a actor. Adjudged as the ‘Rumors Femina Style Diva South 2013’, she says, “Acting has always been within me and I feel modelling would pave the way for acting.” The 22-year-old beauty classifies her dressing sense as comfortable and elegant. “My parents are supportive and have a lot of faith in me,” she says with a smile.

She constantly keeps herself hydrated and ensures that she eats 3 healthy meals everyday. She also believes in a vigorous workout comprising weight training and dance. Her fashion tip is to be happy, comfortable and glowing. And in the midst of pursuing her ambition, Nidhhi’s mantra is to strive for happiness.

In the theatre arena, Baked Potato Productions endeavours to create entertaining performances that are thought-provoking as well. The driven and undaunted Bengaluru based theatre group was conceptualised by Prarthana Gupta, an arts graduate from Christ University and Bhargav D Sanketi, a Biotechnology student of RVCE. Two productions in, they have already created a niche for themselves. They aim to ‘Break Every Stereotype’, or as they happily call it ‘BEST’. ‘Shards of a Life’, their first play, dealt with people and the human psyche. Their second production ‘Leviathan’ delved into the mind of a psychopath, his inner conflicts, feelings and actions. “We hope to take characters that are neglected or shunned and make the audience fall in love with them in our future plays,” says the relentless duo. They seek to present topics that society fears to address and strive to acquaint their audiences with unexplored forms of theatre and art. 

Looks like these youngsters are all set to fulfill their dreams and make a mark with a bright future!                                                                                                                                                                                                   

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