Having moved across Chhattisgarh, Ankit derives his learnings from both rural and urban living experiences. As a civil engineer, he is sensitized by the subjects of traffic, urban planning and environmental engineering. In his free time, Ankit likes to paint and often engages in street-photography. He loves to watch all forms of folk performances of Chhattisgarh and wishes to contribute to it in some way. He has had a brief experience as a nukkad-natak artist. Ankit shares a strong bond with his Nani (maternal grandmother). They spend long hours talking about Chhattisgarhi-culture, discussing forgotten traditions and lost recipes.