April 2nd 2013
The Master wasn’t teaching,
But the student was learning,
I was the observer I am told,
My confusion increased multifold.
There were patterns of organic energy,
Of quantum theory, particle physics, and relativity,
They danced in unison is the thought I hold,
But why is there no particular form for it to mould.
The Master walked in circles of four,
The student concentrated more than before,
It seemed like there wasn’t anything,
But he went straight to the core.
Knowledge is passé,
Imagination keeps the flow,
Can I influence my reality?
Or create it based on my ability ?
The master took a deep breath,
the student completes her quest,
The words stuck without any glue,
Reality is what we take to be true.
Ms Anu Acharya is the co-founder and CEO of Mapmygenome, a company that pioneered the field of personalised, preventive healthcare by making personal genomics tools available to the masses. With a vision to “Touch 100 million lives”, Mapmygenome was established in 2013, heralding the advent of improved healthcare through genomics-based personalised, precision medicine starting with India and other neglected populations.
Under her leadership, the company has been achieving several milestones, awards and honours. From the ET startup Awards to NASSCOM Emerge 50, WSJ’s Top global startups’ award, Red Herring Asia and Global to the recently conferred Pride of Telangana award; Mapmygenome has certainly become a force to be reckoned with.
A fiercely respected entrepreneur, she also serves as a governing board member and/or mentor for various high profile institutions such as the NIBMG, NIAB, IIITHyderabad, IvyCap Ventures, CSIR and ABLE. She is also a distinguished alumna from IIT Kharagpur.
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