The Gen Z Mantra: Revati Milind Hardikar

Revati Milind Hardikar, a BTech from PVG’s COET in Pune, tells Charmiane Alexander what she likes about print and packaging

20 Dec 2021 | By Charmiane Alexander

Hardikar: I believe social media can change perceptions

Which is your favourite book?
The Fountainhead. It is about a talented architect who faces many challenges but still stands up and refuses to go with the flow. Apart from this, Who Moved My Cheese by Spencer Johnson is an interesting read.

What accomplishment are you most proud of?
My grip on the German language.

Best way of promoting packaging innovations or learning about the newest trends in packaging. Why?
I believe social media can change perceptions. It is a place where things are discussed, appreciated and criticised. New trends about innovative packaging tend to draw attention and when the usability of that particular packaging is understood, it becomes famous.

Would you rather be like Einstein who is good with numbers, or Shakespeare who is good with words? Why?
I’m not much of a talker. I would prefer to be like Einstein who is good with numbers. For once, I would like to see myself drowned willingly in numbers.

One thing that is on your bucket list...
To travel across India. Once that is done, I want to see the pyramids in Egypt and visit Petra in Jordan.

What would be your dream job?
My dream job would be one which lets me explore myself and enhance my skill sets. Apart from that, I believe my dream job must let me have time for my hobbies, family and friends.

Which scientist or technologist would you want to travel with on a long flight?
Achyut Godbole, who is an Indian writer, polymath, humanitarian and socialist. I would love to have a conversation with him.

If you could time travel, where would you go and why?
I would like to go back in time and visit my native place Pune, the home of many intellectuals. I would like to meet them.