‘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…

Stargaze ft. Artist Elisa Sheehan

In the quest of searching for my life’s purpose, I met Artist Elisa Sheehan. Walking down the alley, we talked about ‘purpose’, ‘nature’s influence’, ‘balancing life’ and ‘IKIGAI’. She re-affirmed my faith in how we never meet anyone without a reason.   Manvi. Manvi: ‘Some impulses cannot be denied’ why do you feel so? Tell us…

Stargaze ft. Artist Jill McLean

Who am I? What defines and excites me? What is it that I have given meaning to in this world? What is the most personal, close and dear to me story that I have ever shared? There are some people who spend their entire life seeking meaningful answers to these questions, and when they do…

Stargaze ft. Artist, Playwright & Sculptress of Marble Jyl Bonaguro

Art grounds me in life. It gives me goals and a purpose. My Art practice is inherent to my evolution as a person making her way thru life on this planet. –  Jyl Bonaguro  PC: Motion Filmworks (@motionfilmworks) What introduced you to the world of Art, and why you chose to stay with it? I have always been…

Stargaze ft. Artist and Architectural Model-maker Martin Chadwick

I often dream of flying; it’s the greatest feeling to defy gravity, to literally fly above the roof tops and into outer space. I think that is why most of my paintings depict people or cities floating. I am fascinated by dreams, and I am constantly looking up their meanings – Martin Chadwick You were raised…

Stargaze ft. Award Winning Chicago Photographer Gail Mancuso

My focus with photography is more artistic expression than narrative. My images are meant to reflect the world as I perceive it, rather than making intentional metaphorical representations. While I recognize the complexities in the environments I photograph, I allow my creative energy to direct my eye, resulting in the purity of a moment captured…

Stargaze ft. Artist Eve Ozer

Whenever artists show their work, they are really allowing the rest of us to see their soul. It takes an enormous amount of bravery to remove your emotional clothes and let people see you naked – Eve Ozer What is ART according to you? Every expression of life is art. I believe we are all…

Stargaze ft. Artist Cynthia J. Lee

An artist is essentially a medium, a conduit to express the underlying dynamics of a culture – Cynthia J. Lee Do you define ART or does art defines You? Both seem true to me. I know—deep in my core— that I am an artist.  All my senses, thoughts and experiences go through this creative filter. I…

Stargaze ft. Artist Catherine Schwalbe

“Art can be liberating, a vent for those who wish to let out the inert. Art can be salubrious for those looking for rebound. Art can sew lives back together in one piece as though nothing was ever torn. Art can purposefully be cynical just as how a desire can be. Art can be forbidden love, an act of…