“At SSMI, each role demands ‘a different me’ to show up!” – Gurdeep Kaur

Series: The unconventional Women of SSMI Delhi-based Gurdeep Kaur has worked across an array of disciplines at Swami Sivananda Memorial Institute. From acting as an intermediary between teachers, parents, and school management to coordinating projects for the Gender Resource Center (GRC) and more, she has never shied away from looking beyond the horizon, taking risks,…

“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…

‘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…