“Creativity helped me escape severe depression” – Anne Leuck

Chicago-based artist Anne Leuck calls herself a child of the ’70s, an era known for its bold sense of color and graphics. Grew up in Sparta, a small, idyllic, midwestern town in Wisconsin, Anne got intimately attached to the delights of color at home, where creativity spurred in little things since both her parents had…

I like to feel free and just enjoy the given moment on stage as much as I can because a dancer’s career is short – Sayaka Wakita

Narratives are changing. The fearless and confident women of today are transcending all boundaries and creating new ones. They are writing stories beyond the margins of the text, stories of hope, courage, persistence, and unwavering dedication. One such story that offers an inspiring testament is of Sayaka Wakita – A Ballerina, An Entrepreneur, A Speaker…

‘Don’t give up when the going gets tough, feelings never produce outcomes. Actions do!’ – Priya Gour & Sumedha Mahajan

Artists, Social Entrepreneurs and Founders of a sustainability start-up, PaperBaag, Priya Gour and Sumedha Mahajan may share their love for economics, art, books and coffee, but they come from somewhat different backgrounds. Sumedha spent her childhood in the terrains of Jammu and Kashmir. Both her parents are doctors and a huge supporter of art. They sensed her inclination…

‘I would rather release 10 flop albums than buy a car’ – Shriram Alluri

In an exclusive interview, Real Life Heroes – By Manvi speaks to indie rock sensation and internationally acclaimed songwriter Shriram Alluri about his musical journey, work collaborations and his love for Telugu. Telugu Artist Shriram Alluri was introduced to music at the age of four by his father who encouraged him and his sister to…

26 days on an oil tanker, and other experiments in Art

Rohini Devasher has had an intriguing journey into art. Ten years ago, the painter and printmaker collaborated on a project with amateur astronomers in Delhi. What began as joint investigations, stories and conversations culminated into a chronicle of this almost obsessive group of people whose lives have been transformed by the night sky. A matter…