Name: Vinni Gurudas Pednekar
Academic Qualification: B.Pharma, Manipal College of Pharmaceutical Sciences, Karnataka, India (2022 Graduate)
Languages you speak/write: English, Hindi, Konkani
MedBound Handle: @vinnipednekar22
Tell us something about yourself, what do you do?
I am an aspiring Health Professional. I recently completed my B.Pharma, and I am currently pursuing an Apprenticeship in the Pharmaceutical sector.
Where were you born and where are you residing now?
I am an Indian, was born in Kuwait as my parents work there, and so I did my schooling there. Came back to India for further studies, and am currently here itself, working in Goa, India.
What’s the best part of your profession? What made you choose this profession?
I'd say the best part about my profession is that I am able to help people and bring about, at least, a little difference in society.
I love Chemistry! and I think I wanted to keep my science roots, being one of the reasons I chose this profession.
3. Do you like reading? What was the last thing you read?
I am not that into reading, I am more of an outdoorsy kind of a person, but lately, I have sparked an interest in reading to reduce screentime and I guess I am going to continue with this! The book that I read recently was 'Good Vibes Good Life" by Vex King and this book literally radiates positivity, a book I recommend people to read.
What is your favorite dish?
Well, this is tough.
I guess I'd go with Dal-Chawal and anything fried to go along with it, and of course, pickles.
How would your friend describe you?
Otherwise, a happy-go-lucky person who can be short-tempered.. hehe.
Who would you like to travel with?
What is your least favourite subject?
Physics! Yes, I know we wouldn't have known lots of theories without physics. The fact that they are 'theories' and can be proven wrong just makes it look like, well, the exact same spot in the universe. ahaha... No offense to physics lovers, these theories are interesting but not something I would prefer studying.
What’s something you wish to change about the world?
The judgemental view of people. Everyone has their own life and is doing the best they can. Give advice, but only when asked for it. Live and let live!
If your journey was a movie, what would it be called?
Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind.. hehe.
What are you passionate about?
There is nothing specific, I like to go with the flow. Though I would say I love teaching and helping others if that counts.
Okay, I can't think of a moment, but my 4 years of college; were a rollercoaster ride, with great and not-so-great moments. I would cherish each moment though!
What do you love to do in your leisure time?
Well, if this option was very much possible, I'd hang out with friends. Otherwise, yeah watch something on Netflix, YouTube, etc., and yes, special mention to the K-pop band Seventeen and their web series 'Going Seventeen' which is always a part of my leisure time.
What do you hate the most?
I feel like I have answered similar ones already. ahaha....
My answers are the same, judgemental people, deceptiveness, yeah.
If given a choice, what alternate career would you have opted for?
Statistician. Developing mathematical or statistical models to analyze and interpret data is something I have been interested in, since, forever. Chandler's job was and is fun!
What is your dream travel destination?
I really would love a Europe trip, because of the variety of cultures there to experience, the same as it is here in India. Obviously first I want to and will travel to every state in India and the Europe trip is a dream travel destination.
Where would you like to work in the future?
Well, I haven't thought that far ahead. I am still in the exploration phase. I will hopefully find the right path for me soon.
Describe yourself using 3 words:
Kind-hearted, energetic, explorer
What aspect of your personality would you change if you could?
Maybe Impatience or the need to have things done my way.
What triggers You?
Lies or deceptiveness
How do you keep yourself calm before an exam or any event?
Haha! surprisingly I'm the calmest before exams or any event. They say right "calm before the storm", I guess I can say that describes me. But otherwise, I'd say - deep breaths, stay silent, or talk to people, whichever you prefer, I prefer talking.. hehe.
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
Is there a no-pill option? I like it presently where I am.
But I do know that I would not like to skip like 20 years of my life so probably the red pill. Maybe with this knowledge back then I'd have billions of dollars in my account now.. hehe.
Finally, a Quote you relate to.
"Enjoy the little things, for once you will look back and see that they were actually big."
Every moment is a blessing and one should learn to embrace it, focusing on the negative and being stuck will put you in a loop and you will actually miss out on the best that is in store for you.