ANVI, MID LIGHT PRODUCTIONS

I am Bangalore born and bred, and now London based. Currently I am working on an exceptional talent endorsement by Arts Council England and I am represented by Nic Knight Management. I come from a family of artists, poets and scholars (Srinivasa Prabhu – veteran actor and director in Kannada theatre, T.V and film; and Ranjini Prabhu, renowned Kannada poetess. My younger brother is also now a vocalist and guitarist in two different rock bands and a DJ). Since I

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My journey from a designer to an artist entrepreneur

I always had an inherent interest and talent for art. Initially it was not easy to make art my profession . When I approached galleries , the first question would be “which art school are you from?” I did not have an answer as I am a trained designer and a self taught artist and had never taken a single art class. But I did not give up and worked very hard. I wanted my art to speak for itself.

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JOURNEY THROUGH THE URBAN JUNGLE

Bengaluru , a city with a cosmopolitan culture . Just when one steps into the city they can feel its pulse. You can get caught up in this metropolitan lifestyle. Humans are not the only habitants who have adopted to the metropolis. Bengaluru has a wealth of wildlife. Our city is home to many species of birds such as black kite, brahminy kite , purple sunbirds, red vented bulbul, white cheeked barbet, painted storks etc. Birds are not the only

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AAMCHI MUMBAI TO NAMMA BENGALURU

Being a hardcore Mumbaikar, Aamchi Mumbai always rocks. But now Bengaluru is home and it’s rocking! It’s been a little more then a decade in Bangalore . Though a typical Tam Bram..never lived in the south of India! 4 generations are settled in Maharashtra, so I was pretty excited to make Bangalore my home. I love Malleswaram so much cause it reminds me of the heart of Mumbai that is Dadar, the flower market, the temples, the music. I just

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BENGALURU WAS THEN CALLED ‘BANGALORE’

It was the day before Ganesha Chaturthi in 1972! I arrived in Bengaluru with my husband, married for all of two months. I was very emotional and excited. On one hand, missing my brothers, sister and my loving mother but happy to be with my life partner. We lived together in a small flat in Malleswaram. Bangalore was a beautiful city with temperatures never more than 60 degrees Fahrenheit, 15.5 degrees Celsius. We needed a thin sweater early in the

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THE DIVIDED HEART

An Artist, A Baker and most importantly, A Mother… Nothing illuminates the challenges of being a full time Mother coupled with being an Artist and a Baker… How much more can I divide my HEART…??? Can a woman have it all….?? Creativity has been the driving force in my life since childhood. Who and how I was, as a child, has shaped who I am, as an artist today. Born and brought up in Bangalore, I graduated with a Master’s

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That paradox called Bengaluru

One rainy evening at one of the flashy Gastro Pubs in namma Bengaluru, I was enjoying the peppy music and the company of great friends when my eyes lazily panned the entire breadth of what lay in front of me; multitude of people, some staring into each other’s eyes, a few mindlessly looking into their phones with their thumbs relaying messages back and forth, young waiter boys balancing large black round trays with different shapes of glasses holding amazing shades

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Falling In Love With Bengaluru, Like Never Before

You can fall in love with anyone at any point of time in your entire life. There are people who come and go and there are few who are always make a way into your heart. There is always something special which connects, attracts and you feel the difference. The difference which lies with peace, comfort, pleasure, and contentedness. These words are not imaginary, but the semblance is incessant! During my lifetime I fell in love with many, the city

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GAYATRI ABRAHAM, PADME

Our children brought a lot of joy and happiness into our lives and I have always thought that it was important for me to share our journey, hoping that it would inspire other parents to not think of adoption as a fall-back option but to view it as an alternate way to start a family. I have always wanted to contribute towards adoption at some point in my life but had no idea where and how to begin. I would

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STAND UP FOR YOURSELF

Pregnancy cannot be described, it’s but an experience! Ours was an arranged marriage. Horoscopes matched and we were married with blessings of parents, uncles and aunts, families and friends! Soon after the marriage, I realized that there was a world of difference between the two families. I struggled to know him. He’s from a very conservative family. His family continued to live in a village named Thiruvanaikaval in Tamil Nadu, while we both lived in Kolkata due to his work

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