Zain: "Despite the odds, we need to face our reflection. For just a moment's thought, is enough to best our darkest loss."
Issue X Emerging Empowerer Interview Empower
Interviewed by Dhanvi Nirmal
Edited by Hrudhai Chand
15th September, 2021
Zain, an Ashoka Young Change-Maker & a Global Teen Leader is a robotics enthusiast and expressive artist, making fiction, a reality and aiding humanity. He's most notably known for his work, ExoHeal, a project that combines robotics and neuroscience to help paralysed patients recover 30% faster. For this, he won 1st place in Social Innovation category at Diamond challenge and was previously selected amongst 20 Global Finalists at the Google Science Fair (2016 & 2019). Zain is an advocate for mental health and is now working towards developing a platform for teenagers to cope with their mental health.
Being able to dwell on many fields at the tender age of nineteen, does it feel pressurizing or independent?
Zain: Everything I do stems from a place of passion or innate curiosity. Hence, keeping my hands on multiple things has become quite natural and fulfilling for me. It makes me feel in control and independent!