The Millennial Mantra: Taraquee Nalawade

Taraquee Nalawade is a final year BE student at PVG’s COET in Pune. She tells Charmiane Alexander what she likes about print

17 May 2021 | By Charmiane Alexander

Which is your favorite book?
The Secret by Rhonda Byrne. It is a very powerful book that holds the capacity to change one’s outlook towards life. Ever since I first read it and made changes to my thought process, I have noticed that positivity can help manifest good changes in our lives.

What is your best childhood memory about reading in a library?
Picking the same book as my friend, occupying the corner table at the library and then spending the entire hour matching our reading speeds and sharing our opinions, spiced with the occasional stern glances of the librarian has got to be my best childhood memory at the library.

One way print can change the world?
Earlier, print was only a way of communication of limited information. Over the years, print has expanded into every aspect of our lives. It now dominates our lives in a way, which can facilitate the operations of the various industries in the world and can help improve their reach, too.

If you could time travel, where would you go and why?
In an era where women were denied education due to the belief that their brains don’t have the capacity to process and retain information, a woman such as Bertha Benz proved this belief wrong and became one of the most famous female pioneers the world has seen. I would love to travel back to the late 1800s and be associated with this incredible woman.

Some people say print is dead. Your take on it?
Although the digital revolution has definitely affected the print industry, I disagree that print is dead. Print media is still a very effective way of communication, which gives respite in this cluttered, fast-moving and non-sensory digital era. Most importantly, it is an extremely trusted medium, which the digital revolution has still to establish among its users.

Would you rather be like Einstein who is good with numbers, or Shakespeare who is good with words? Why?
I would rather be Shakespeare with an affinity for words. I believe communication does wonders. Be it to resolve problems or to convey your thoughts and words and the ability to communicate is something which is a strong requirement in today’s world.

What smartphone feature would you actually be excited for a company to implement?
I am looking forward for a company to come up with the concept of solar charging.