Name: Dr. Ruchi Rathi Gupta
Birth Place: Maharashtra, India
Academic Qualification: BDS from Datta Meghe Institute of Medical Sciences - Deemed University, Sawangi (Meghe), Wardha, India (2011-2016)
MDS from Maharashtra University of Health Sciences, Nashik, India (2018-2021)
Languages you speak/write: English, Hindi, Gujarati and Marathi
MedBound handle: @ruchirathi1994
What do you do?
I am a writer. I change the world, one word at a time.
What’s the best part of your profession? What made you choose this profession?
As a writer, one of the most exciting aspects of my profession is the constant need to upgrade my knowledge. Through extensive reading across a wide range of topics, I am able to stay up-to-date and relevant in my field, while also adding variety to my work. I am constantly exposed to new and diverse perspectives; and as a result, I find my work consistently refreshing and challenging at the same time!
Do you like reading? What was the last thing you read?
Yes, Atomic Habits – I would say a must-read!!!
What is your favorite dish?
Pani-Puri and Moong dal halwa
How would your friend describe you?
I have literally asked my friend to describe me for this.. and she said
“Confident, hard-working, intellectual, family-oriented, beautiful, and kind”
Who would you like to travel with?
What is your least favourite subject?
PHYSICS. OMG! Trauma!
What triggers You?
Practices such as unpaid internships and the use of free labor in the name of assignments exploit people and force them to overwork. Unfortunately, overworking is often celebrated as a sign of dedication and sincerity. This needs to change.
Describe yourself using 3 words
Brave, Persistent, and Resilient
What’s something you wish to change about the world?
I wish to reduce the use of plastic and discourage the use of disposable single-use products. We need to inculcate sustainable practices by encouraging responsible consumption and promoting eco-friendly alternatives.
What aspect of your personality would you change if you could?
I want to loosen up and stop obsessing over every little detail in my life. It gets too overwhelming and stressful at times.
If your journey was a movie, what would it be called?
Which pill would you take? Red or blue Pill?
Red Pill: You can go to the past with all of your present knowledge.
Blue Pill: You will skip 20 years of your life with billions of dollars in your bank account
I would simply take a sip of water, and prepare to deal with the present.
What are you passionate about?
I'm really passionate about sustainable living and finding ways to reduce waste. I try to live a zero-waste lifestyle myself and I'm always looking for new ways to make a positive impact on the environment.
Paragliding in Manali
What do you love to do in your leisure time?
What do you hate the most?
I don't hate exactly but I very much dislike when people interfere with my life by giving unsolicited advice and trying to make decisions for me.
How do you keep yourself calm before an exam or any event?
I remind myself that this exam/event is a small part of my life and it does not define me. God will take care of things and everything will work out for the best.
If given a choice, what alternate career would you have opted for?
What is your dream travel destination?
I don't have one. I just want to keep exploring different places with my family and friends.
Where would you like to work in the future?
An organization that prioritizes growth and fosters a culture of encouragement and mentorship. A workplace that values ethics, pays well for quality work, and avoids dirty politics would be ideal.
Finally, a Quote you relate to.
My Favourite is a shlok in Sanskrit -
यदा यदा हि धर्मस्य ग्लानिर्भवति भारत । अभ्युत्थानमधर्मस्य तदात्मानं सृजाम्यहम् ॥
परित्राणाय साधूनां विनाशाय च दुष्कृताम् । धर्मसंस्थापनार्थाय सम्भवामि युगे युगे ॥
and in English -
"You never realize how strong you are, until being strong is the only choice you have." -Bob Marley.