I was not afraid to stand out, says Vogue featured artist Olga Kamenetskaya

When she said ‘Yes’ for an interview, it was nothing short of a splendid opportunity for me to dwell into the world of this Kiev-based artist, Olga Kamenetskaya, who gets unapologetically real and exceptionally intricate in every piece of art she creates. Her collection of one-of-a-kind (OOAK) dolls redefines beauty and represents a rare combination…

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…

I was afraid imagining what would people think if they knew I had a bipolar disorder – Diana Chao

Meet Diana Chao, Unilever’s 2018 Young Entrepreneurs Awards Winner, TEDx Speaker, conceptual photographer, award-winning artist and founder of Letters to Strangers (L2S) – an organization working to de-stigmatize mental illness through letter writing, peer education and policy-based advocacy. For Girls to Watch Spotlight, I caught up with Diana to experience her journey, to understand her…

Facebook Live with Jenny Choken!

This Sunday,  I was FB live with Sunita Singh Choken aka Jenny Choken. Jenny is a mountaineer, 2016 Nari Shakti award winner, 2018 Kalpana Chawla award winner, 2018 Adarsh Mahila award winner and ‘Beti Bachao, Beti Padhao’ ambassador. It was an absolute honor to interview Jenny and learn so much from her. After watching the interview…

It’s true that when you talk to people who have been hurt and people who hurt, you open yourself up to receive some of that pain – Whitney S. Iles

My constructive perception towards ‘Violence’ came to an interesting slant as I tried to dwell into a concept like ‘Prison Psychiatry’. In the words of renowned Harvard psychiatrist and violence expert James Gilligan whose career spans across 25 years of hard work in the American prison system to describe the motivation and causes behind violent behavior –…

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…

The Story Of A Sound Healer, Muna Light

One of the major reasons I wanted to visit Bhutan was to see Buddhist monasteries, particularly for the inexplicable peace, the healing they offer. The experience was profound, it was magical. The sound of constant chanting when reaches you, you feel a sense of liberation. The chants help you connect with your remotest self, you…