Name: Nandini Varshneya
Birth Place: Uttar Pradesh
Academic Qualification: BTech Biotechnology (2019-2023), Amity University, Noida, Uttar Pradesh
Languages you speak/write: I speak/write English and Hindi. I am also moderately fluent in Spanish and German written proficiency.
MedBound Handle: @Nandini12
What do you do?
I am an undergraduate student from Amity University, Noida in the field of Biotechnological Engineering.
What’s the best part of your profession? What made you choose this profession?
The best part of my profession is the everyday inventions and innovations that keep happening around the world. One gets to learn more and more about humans, the earth, and science. This is what keeps the innate curiosity of a homo sapien alive and fresh. Biotechnology helps one to devote one's life to infinite wisdom and gems of knowledge which hide behind the walls of nature.
Do you like reading? What was the last thing you read?
Yes, I do like reading. The last thing I read was the latest release by Amish - War of Lanka. I have always been inquisitive about mythology and ancient history. This book by Amish tells unearthed tales about Ramayana. It is more of a book on morals, ethics, and values portrayed by each of the characters. Amish beautifully depicts the story in a very humane manner and you can see the lines between mythology and reality fading.
What is your favorite dish?
My favorite dish is definitely momos, which is every Delhiite's pet meal.
How would your friend describe you?
I think my friends would describe me as fun-loving, adventurous, a bit mysterious for sure, and always ready to help and serve others.
I think my friends would describe me as fun-loving, adventurous, a bit mysterious for sure and always ready to help and serve others.
Who would you like to travel with?
Friend(s) and Solo trip
What are your least favorite subjects?
I think my least favorite subject has to be bioprocess engineering or anything related to downstream processes. I don't really like to study bioreactors or fermentors in depth.
Your favourite subject(s)
My favorite subjects would be enzymology, cancer biology, genetics, astronomy, and mythology.
What’s something you wish to change about the world?
With increasing advancements in technology, social media platforms have definitely caught the eye and are always in use by teenagers. One of the major disadvantages of such platforms is cyberbullying. People share ruthlessly insensitive thoughts and comments under the photos of celebrities and politicians without even thinking twice. They misuse anonymity. Moreover, this has aggravated violence, cruelty, and animosity in the real world. People have become more agitated, irritated, and aggressive than before. So, if I wanted to change something, it would be to make people realize their actions, words, and thoughts. To not be selfish and conceited, but also to think about others when needed.
If your journey was/were a movie, what would it be called?
I think it would have been called - Unexpected Expectations
What are you passionate about?
I am passionate about music, dance, and animals. These 3 things make me love my life and I feel grateful to live in an era where the essence of creativity in different art fields is present and where all the species can co-exist with each other and respect each other.
I don't think I have had a best/memorable moment as of yet. There have been many cherishable moments but the best is yet to come.
What do you love to do in your leisure time?
I play guitar or read or watch documentaries on wildlife.
What do you hate the most?
I hate when people act selfish and do not think about others even for a moment. This tells how self-centered and self-obsessed people have now become. Moreover, I hate how our generation has accustomed to this quote so passionately - Be yourself. One should always try to better themselves and not act complacent.
If given a choice, what alternate career would you have opted for?
I think I would be a music director or composer. I have a sense of music-making and direction. Over the years, I have developed it and my Indian classical training is also an asset to the same.
What is your dream travel destination?
My dream destination is Maasai Mara National Reserve, Kenya. I really want to envision in person the formidable quintet - Tano Bora, which is a coalition of 5 Fast Male Cheetahs. They have been known for the incredible take-downs of huge prey and are a natural favorite of many international photographers.
Where would you like to work in future?
I think I am too naive and young to decide that so early. Definitely, a place of peace, content, and tranquility would be a choice.
Finally, a Quote you relate to.
“We live as we dream - alone. While the dream disappears, the life continues painfully.” - By Joseph Conrad