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Speakers

Racing Driver
Psychotherapist & Mental Health Counselor
Interlocutor

Date & Time

Saturday Sat, 14 Jan 2023

Categories

Location (for BIC Venue, BIC Hybrid and BIC Cafe)

Bangalore International Centre
7, 4th Main Road, Domlur II Stage
Bangalore, Karnataka 560071 India
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Contact

+91 98865 99675 bic@bangaloreinternationalcentre.org

In a society where most graduates embrace traditional career paths, what does it take to forge a unique path? How do you nurture passion and sharpen talent while you have hardly any examples of success in your rear-view mirror? What does it take to keep the engine revving through troughs and failures? Akhil Rabindra, 26 years old, is an Indian racing driver who has taken a path rarely traveled by most of his peers.

In this conversation, Akhil takes us through his journey into the world of motorsport starting from Bangalore to becoming one of the few Indians racing in different parts of the world in an Aston Martin Vantage GT4. He will talk about his experiences in the different aspects of the sport right from training to racing. We try and understand from the young sportsman about this highly skillful and expensive sport, and what it means to steer off the beaten track!

Speakers

Akhil Rabindra

Racing Driver

Akhil Rabindra is an Aston Martin Racing Academy Driver, who was also recently crowned the winner of the Indian Racing League in 2022 while racing for Hyderabad BlackBirds. Born and brought up in Bangalore, Akhil went to study in the UK to receive his Bachelors of Science Honours degree from the University of Edinburgh in Sport and Recreation Management. He is one of the few Indians racing in different parts of the world in an Aston Martin Vantage GT4.

Nikhil Vinodh

Psychotherapist & Mental Health Counselor

Nikhil Vinodh is a psychotherapist and mental health counselor, and runs a private practice based out of Bangalore. He completed his Masters degree in counseling psychology from Columbia University while simultaneously practicing as a psychotherapist at two private clinics in New York City.

By bringing a non-judgemental curiosity to his therapeutic conversations, Nikhil aims to understand and illuminate the narrative that underlies an individual’s motivations and desires; the story that gives meaning to the complicated and often life-changing decisions that they make for themselves. This process of illuminating an individual’s narrative, not only helps them see themselves more clearly, but also helps them to feel seen by others.