Malavika likes to describe herself as an aspirational renaissance woman. Someone like Leonardo da Vinci, who can draw upon various distinct domains of knowledge with ease. Someone like Brian May, who can lay claim to the most golden of by-lines: “astrophysicist and rock-and-roll legend”. At fourteen, she was ready to launch herself into space exploration à la Elon Musk; at eighteen, she was picturing herself as a pantsuit wearing diplomat. At twenty, she thinks – why not both?
This ‘little-bit-of-this-and-that’ approach to life led to a background in business management, with leadership experience as a magazine/journal editor and internships at a public policy think-tank as well as a multinational tech company. Studying the breadth and range of the courses at the Young India Fellowship (YIF) post her undergraduate studies seemed only a natural progression.
Malavika spends her time journaling and reading fiction, watching vintage Hollywood movies, and fiddling around with whatever tech she can get her hands on. She is currently trying to learn to write code as well as novels and hopes that YIF will help her discover other fields of knowledge to jump into while developing a deeper appreciation for the ones which she already calls home.