Ananya Patel is a pre-university student at Mallya Aditi International School, Bangalore.
Her independent research explores why, despite responsible behaviour, hard work and enterprise, many households in India continue to experience scarcity in resources and opportunities. She is unafraid to ask strangers personal questions about their family, finances, and fears. She is a cooking enthusiast and her prized possession is a curated collection of tough-to-find spices and baking ingredients. She retails her homemade six-layer dip at a local eatery.