20Degree and Institution:
Bachelor of Arts (Honours) in Political Science; Hindu College, Hindu
Curiosity has been Aadya's driving force from long before she knew the word. Growing up in a close knit family with a propensity to move every two years and a penchant for the most explosive dinner table 'discussions', she has accumulated a diverse range of experiences. While being a third culture kid has provided its own unique brand of growth, she credits her insatiable reading habits for majority of her character development (and social ineptitude).
After finishing her schooling in Delhi, she joined Hindu College to complete her graduation in Political Science. There, in her very first class on her very first day Aadya was introduced to Political Theory, and promptly fell in love. The freedom given by her college allowed her to explore not only the discipline but experience vicariously, how politics affected others. It also taught her the importance of listening and understanding another's perspective. She learnt an incredible amount from her college society, Caucus, with whom she conceptualized and organized 'Baithaks' as a part of their annual group discussion festival. In addition, she rediscovered the joys of writing through her work with youth portals, college journals and established names like Tehelka.
With all her inexhaustible optimism and idealism she hopes that a program like the Young India Fellowship will help expand her horizons and provide direction to her thoughts.
"If there's any kind of magic in this world, it must be in the attempt of understanding someone, sharing something. I know, it's almost impossible to succeed, but…who cares, really? The answer must be in the attempt"
― Before Sunrise (Movie)
“You seemed so far away," Miss Honey whispered, awestruck.
"Oh, I was. I was flying past the stars on silver wings," Matilda said. "It was wonderful.”
― Roald Dahl, Matilda