27th March, 2018 | Growing up, Smarita Sengupta was a shy kid. By her own admission, she wasn’t particularly brilliant and had self-esteem issues. So much so that her parents were concerned about how she would get on in life. She was also a very sensitive child. Seeing a child work in a tea shop or a security guard standing for hours on duty would make her sad. It wasn’t until much later that she realised she didn’t have to look away from such injustices—she could make a difference by getting closer to the problem.