Book chronicles 40 youth icons’ journey

New Delhi, May 3: From olympians and academicians to musicians and environmentalists, a new book chronicles the inspiring journeys of 40 Indian youth icons who overcame their struggles to create something of value.
Unstoppable: How Youth Icons Achieve Extraordinary Things, written by debutant author-podcaster Manthan Shah, will hit the stands on May 9. It is published by Penguin Random House India (PRHI).
“At 17 years of age, I was exploring various career avenues, and searching for inspiration on becoming a successful young adult. But the books on this were few and far in between. Most books were written by elderly folks who stated vague things like ‘dream big’ and ‘believe in yourself’,” said the 22-year-old author.
“So, I decided to fill this gap, and write a book for the young people, especially from developing economies, who want to do something extraordinary,” he added.
It features stories of olympians Dutee Chand and Deepa Karmakar, rapper Kaam Bhaari, track and field para athlete Sandeep Chaudhary, astrophysicist Karan Jani, acid Attack survivor Reshma Qureshi and Sanket Deshpande, the youngest Indian to send satellite in space, among others.
With in-depth interviews and analysis of what makes champions tick, Shah identifies the attributes that make these achievers who they are — grit, courage, determination, creativity and empathy. (PTI)

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