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HT Youth Forum 2017: Manjot Kaur among Top 30 Under 30

In the run-up to its sixth edition of Top 30 under 30, Hindustan Times profiles 30 young achievers who will be felicitated at its flagship event on May 26. They are from fields ranging from the forces, academics and art to entertainment and sports. Among them is Manjot Kaur.

ht youth forum 2017 Updated: May 25, 2017 17:54 IST
HT Correspondent
HT Correspondent
Hindustan Times
Manjot Kaur,HT Youth Forum 2017,Top 30 Under 30
Manjot Kaur(HT Photo)

In a bold frame: Manjot Kaur, 26, Ludhiana

A visual artist of repute, she started making waves with video art while she was studying at the Govt College of Arts, Chandigarh. A gold medalist in MFA, her works are now on display at the Government Museum in Chandigarh. She also bagged the Lalit Kala Akademi scholarship in 2011, and has numerous inter-disciplinary art exhibitions and residencies to her name. Art for her is a way of life.

Secret sauce: “Keep walking the road. Life is too short. Use each and every second available.”

Inspiration: “I am greatly inspired by the bounteous nature and humanity.”

Challenges faced by India: “Unequal distribution of wealth and the increasing gap between the rich and the poor is a very big challenge facing India. I am also dismayed at the falling value of rupee. It lowers the worth of the Indian passport. And I am appalled at the use of religion for business.”

Uplifting feature: Our rich history and culture.

The road ahead: “I don’t know what the future has in store, life is all about living in the present for me. Right now, I am busy documenting the dying cultures and submerging geographies for the coming generations.”

As an agent of change: “Through my work, I talk about concepts that connect humanity and make us humane. I hope my works make people better human beings.”

By the way: Manjot Kaur enjoys travelling, reading and watching movies.

To know about the other achievers Click here

First Published: May 23, 2017 19:51 IST