Shivani Pednekar is a 22-year-old, native Goan resident. She pursued a Bachelor of Engineering in Information technology from Shree Rayeshwar Institute of Engineering and Information Technology in 2020. She is deeply interested in SEO and is currently working at a Technical Company in Panjim. In conversation with Ila Dhond, Content Editor at GoaChronicle.com.
GoaChronicle.com: What according to you is what India must have but lacks in reality?
Shivani: Concern and care towards the environment along with some basic manners. I am not pointing at each and every individual but in most of the cases, it is seen that few Indians lack manners. They litter beaches, do not behave well, and sometimes even break the rules that are meant for safety. This should change and change starts at home.
GoaChronicle.com: Do you think our education system is synched with the industry?
Shivani: Being in the information technology field, I can say that a college education is not completely useless. It provides you with basics. To build an application, your basic concepts should be clear. The world of technology is changing, and it is our duty to keep ourselves updated with the latest happenings.
GoaChronicle.com: Do you think Goa is safe for women?
Shivani: I think and feel Goa is safe for women compared to other states. Most of the Goans are educated and have a sense of respect and basic moral values that are required. Moreover, rapid development, awareness programs have led Goans to be more open-minded and generous.
GoaChronicle.com: Do you think India is heading in the right direction?
Shivani: It is difficult to say as of now. It also depends on what is the definition of right. I do not want to make any comments here.
GoaChronicle.com: Did you ever face gender discrimination in society?
Shivani: Sadly yes. This goes back to my school days when I was interested in outdoor games and people close to me pointed out, it’s not fit for my gender.