"Scientific enquiry starts with asking seemingly absurd questions. Mine was 'why can't travelling by bus be cooler?' I’m the daughter of an Indian Railways employee. But I found my calling, not in the dedicated freight corridor, but in urban mobility solutions. I’ve always had to do long commutes to college and work on public transport. And like many others, I feel that this choice should not come at the cost of longer wait times, patchy connectivity, and discomfort. I deliberately ticked the wrong multiple choice answers in the railway recruitment exams, much to my parents’ dismay. I am here, where I want to be, making public transport the commute of choice and convenience for all."