THE YOUNG AND THE RESTLESS WHO DARED TO DREAM
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.