Hailing from a defence background meant constant travelling, having to change schools, make new friends, learn new languages and having to indulge in a myriad of cultures from a very young age. This wide exposure to a culturally diverse India triggered Prahalad to explore the subject of history with unfounded passion. Within the first two years of college, he had become a theatre artist and director, a student body member, an ardent debater, among others. He also strongly felt the need to be part of the struggle to safeguard the norms of democracy in India and started writing academic papers and articles to voice his opinions. Simultaneously he developed an academic interest in subjects outside of his field of choice. This is when he decided to pursue a course with a multi-disciplinary approach and stumbled upon the Young India Fellowship (YIF). YIF presented itself as a space for the holistic development he had been hoping for. He firmly believes that the 21st century is the stage for global pluralism and it is up to us to equip ourselves with the right tools to tackle the issues of a secular society, which is what he hopes to achieve through the YIF.