Abhilasha’s Letter to the Future
Meet Abhi, Engineer at Shell India, who feels empowered by the passionate people at Shell. Read about her ambition to help provide sustainable access to energy for those who do not have it today, and how that shaped her decision to work at Shell.
This is Abhilasha's story
Duration: 1:06 minutes
In this video, we meet Abhilasha, an engineer working at Shell in India, and she describes her background and how her job at Shell makes a difference.
60 SEC BIOG - Abhi V11 - 16x9 – MASTER Transcript
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Engineer – India
We open on a wide-angle still shot of a domed Indian temple seen below blue sky, seen from the point of view of a temple archway, where a dark interior surrounds the archway. Title displays over the this shot.
[Background music plays]
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Interview with Abhilasha
Engineer - India
I was born in India.
Close-up footage of Abhilasha speaking into the camera, seen against the background of an office interior.
Life decisions, the choices, everything is controlled by the family.
We see wide-angle footage, cutting to a close-up, of Abhilasha seated with a laptop on a window ledge in a modern office, looking out the window at the cityscape below. This cuts to a bird’s eye view of the view below, seen through the window, where we see people moving about a courtyard in the business complex. Next, we see wide-angle footage of multiple levels of glass-fronted offices in adjacent office towers.
My grandfather, grandmother, or my parents were not a part of this mindset. They never put any restrictions on my dressing, on my talking, on my education.
Panning aerial footage of city streets and buildings in India. A series of still shots of Abhilasha posing for the camera with various family members successively transition into and out of frame.
My family allowed me to dream, to make them proud. That’s a constant goal throughout whatever I do.
Close-up footage of Abhilasha speaking into the camera, as before. Extreme wide-angle footage of Abhilasha striding across a paved area in a busy business district towards a flight of stairs. We cut back to Abhilasha speaking into the camera, and then back to the footage of her walking in the business district, this time shown in close-up.
Electricity was the major issue in my childhood, and it is still an issue there.
Close-up of the flame burning on a tin-and-wick lamp; in the dim background, someone turns the pages of a book. Low-angle footage of a flickering lightbulb in a fitting fixed to a roughly-built wall in an otherwise dark room.
When I joined Shell, that’s when I realized, it is putting in so much effort to invest in new technologies.
High-angle still shot of a group of Shell employees smiling up at the camera, Abhilasha standing in the middle of the group. Close-up footage of Abhilasha speaking into the camera, as before. Low-angle footage of graphics and data displayed on a screen.
I think Shell is providing society the reliable and affordable access to energy, because its prime focus is people.
Slow-motion low-angle footage of an Indian woman walking past a bank of solar panels beneath a bright blue sky, moving in the direction of frame-left; the woman is wearing a sari and carrying a pot on her head. Low-angle footage of men erecting a solar panel on top of a wall in a rural setting where we see livestock grazing and a young boy standing at frame-right, looking on. Low-angle close-up footage of a young man screwing a lightbulb into an electrical fitting suspended from a tin roof. Tilting wide-angle view of two Shell workers wearing full safety gear standing together in front of a large industrial plant as they talk. Wide low-angle footage of a work team, wearing full safety gear, engaged in discussion on a work site; in the background, we see drilling equipment and green vegetation below a cloudy sky. Slow-motion footage of a group of Shell employees waving into the camera as it pans across the group, who are mostly wearing red coveralls and yellow Shell-branded safety helmets.
It’s a very people-centric company, and to be working in a company which genuinely cares for you is a big thing for me.
Close-up footage of Abhilasha speaking into the camera, as before. Medium footage of Abhilasha and colleagues seated together in reception-style chairs in an open office environment, engaged in discussion. Close-up footage of Abhilasha speaking into the camera, as before. We dissolve to a white background.
Transition to Shell Pecten centred on a white background with text displaying below.
Shell brand mnemonic, keys version.
The Future. Yours to Make.
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"When I was young, electricity was limited. I want a solution that’s available to all."
THIS IS ABHILASHA'S VISION
"To be working for a company that genuinely cares is a big thing for me."
LEARN ABOUT ABHILASHA'S LIFE AT SHELL