Change Mak­ers

THE YOUNG AND THE REST­LESS WHO DARED TO DREAM

India Today - - SIMPLY KOLKATA - BY TITHI SARKAR

The young and the rest­less who dared to dream

Rar­ing to go, yet very much in touch with their roots, this new gen­er­a­tion in Kolkata is break­ing bar­ri­ers, ex­plor­ing new ter­ri­to­ries, win­ning ac­co­lades and hav­ing fun all the way. From sports to fash­ion and art to busi­ness, each feat of the young and the ad­ven­tur­ous in the city has been pre­ceded by years of strug­gle, de­ter­mi­na­tion and ded­i­ca­tion to their re­spec­tive fields of ac­tiv­ity. Archer Rahul Ban­er­jee, who struck gold at the Com­mon­wealth Games 2010, fought te­dium for years be­fore his win­ning streak changed the course of his life. Film­maker Sri­jit Mukherji’s films have pulled ur­ban au­di­ences back to the the­atres and Maya Mcmanus has rekin­dled the joy of read­ing among school­child­ren. At the helm of the city’s only con­tem­po­rary art gallery is Pra­teek Raja while Ang­shu­jy­oti Das is mak­ing a liv­ing out of sell­ing weather fore­casts. Chef Su­nayan Pra­manik is pro­mot­ing the lo­ca­vore move­ment through his culi­nary ex­per­i­ments. SIM­PLY KOLKATA meets sev­eral tal­ented young­sters who show what it takes to surge ahead.

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