I am a multidisciplinary artist, storyteller and a maker, balancing my career as an artist in traditional and fine arts alongside my corporate and entrepreneurial endeavours.
 

Inspired by my mother and many mothers who craft beautiful products to pursue their dreams, I set up 'My Mother Made This’ - an ecosystem for mother entrepreneurs in the MSME sector to scale their business operations, a marketplace to sell their products and a platform to be recognized.

 

With my mother’s endless passion towards hand knits and crafts, I founded auvegava.com, a company for hand knit products.

My heart has always been with the arts & culture. With an accidental initiation into Bharatanatyam at an early age of 6, my love for dance blossomed into many forms of folk, traditional and western styles. I performed professionally with Latin Dance India in Latin styles and with Nritarutya as a Indian Contemporary dancer. To this day I continue to learn Bharatanatyam with Rasika Academy in Bangalore. With keen interest in martial arts I have been practicing Kalaripayatu with Kalari Academy of Performing Arts (KAPA) and KalariYogi in Bangalore and am preparing to join the CVN school in Trivandrum, Kerala. I have also devised a fitness workout called the Yogic Warrior which is a combination of Yoga, martial arts, dance and functional workout and have conducted classes at the Fit District and Tribe (now Cult) in Bangalore.


I love to paint, sketch and am specialized in the art of Ambigrams and have been recognized in this art field. I have also created a comic series ‘Oddly Tods’, expressing the oddities of life/ people. I am presently working on a fantasy/ fiction book titled ‘The Journal of Falfore’ (secretly inspired from my native home town Nilgiris) and non-fiction inspiration book titled Sunside Discovery.

With two masters in MSc in Advance Marketing Management from Lancaster University (UK) and MBA from the Sri Sathya Sai University (India), I worked with Microsoft (Lancaster & Reading, UK), Oracle (Bangalore, India) and Fidelity Investments (Bangalore, India and Smithfield, Boston, North Carolina, USA) as a Digital Media Analyst, Interactive, Social & Mobile Media Marketing, Business Development, Market & Product strategy in the technology industry. With my expertise in design and technology, I set up a couple of start-ups in software & social networking domains.

Technology keeps me busy.
Design keeps me thinking.
Art keeps me alive.

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