New year, new skills

As we move through the first month of the New Year, NT KURIOCITY asks a few youngsters if there is something specific they wish to learn more about or a skill they would love to develop this year.

In today’s fast-paced work environment, the one skill I would love to work on is active listening and management, as it is key to paying attention to details and simultaneously managing everything around you. In my recent months of work, I have understood the challenges and responsibilities one faces as part of a corporate team. These months have been no less than a roller coaster ride for me. However, every day brings new learnings. I am trying to inculcate and grow in this journey.”

Shimona Gracias,
commercial executive, Ribandar

I want to enjoy every moment of my life. I want to interact with everyone and build up my relationships with them, but at the same time, I’ll be cautious about trusting everyone. This year, I wish to learn different types of art, like resin art, and create home decor. I enjoy88888888888888888888888888 watching the processes people share on social media. I plan to learn from YouTube videos, Instagram reels, or Pinterest and then create something of my own.”

Mithika Karapurkar, Agnel Institute of Technology and Design, Assagao

There are so many things I want to do this year, but the most important is to explore new places as this is the best way to learn about a destination, its different cultures, try local cuisines, and gain a good experience. The plan is to go out with people who love to travel and explore.”

Marushka Raina Pereira,
Fr Agnel College of Arts & Commerce, Pillar

One aspect I wish to delve deeper into this year is honing my skills in car restoration. I’ve always had a passion for building cars from the ground up. It’s not just a hobby for me; it’s a way to escape and create something unique, it’s a form of art. Building a project car allows me to focus my mind and energy on a creative endeavour. The process involves not only getting the car to work but also maintaining it for the long run. It’s not just about the end result; it’s about the whole reviving process. There’s a sense of accomplishment in bringing a neglected vehicle back to life and making it roadworthy again.

Lenny Noronha, mechanical engineering student, Aldona

I’ve been spending most of my leisure time exploring new paintings, usually focusing on landscapes or mandalas. However, this year, I’ve chosen to try my hand at portrait art. Also, I have a keen interest in learning a new language and addressing my shortcomings to become a better individual. Most importantly, my primary wish is to experience more joy this year and live with new hopes and aspirations.”

Tanisha Samant, lawyer, Mapusa

This year, I will focus on learning cooking. I will begin by mastering the basic essential cooking techniques like chopping, sautéing, boiling, and baking as they will serve as a strong foundation. Then, I will seek help from YouTube videos and my mom who is my personal professional guide, to start with simple new recipes. As I gain confidence, I will expand my cooking boundaries to explore different cuisines and cooking styles to keep things interesting. Cooking is a skill that improves with practice, so I’ll try new recipes and techniques.”

Shreyas Sudin Ambe,
mechanical engineer, Margao