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“Find Your Own Calling. Don't Just Follow Others.“- How Shilpa Became A Popular Mangaluru Entrepreneur | Home | On Purpose
Shilpa quietly walks up to the lectern, her eyes shyly scanning the applauding crowd in the room. She wrings her hands for a few seconds before leaning in and speaking. Her soft-spoken style and calm demeanour stand in contrast to the steely determination she has shown in her life and for which on this day she is at the St. Agnes College (Autonomous), Mangaluru, to collect the first-ever ‘Woman Entrepreneur Award’ by the Ethel Prabhu Foundation.
It is Tuesday afternoon and the hall is packed. Volunteers mill about as mixed whispers of Hindi and English words fly about in the air. Anshu Gupta, his name now synonymous with the NGO Goonj, which he helped found and won the Ramon Magsaysay Award in 2015 for, is flitting about from group to group smiling and chatting.
Surat-based Design Work Group likes to keep its designs approachable, low on frills, and reflective of their clients’ most sensitive demands.
The Design Work Group (DWG) team always works with a sharp-eyed focus on its agreed-upon scheme. The firm deals in ideas, which means it is unafraid of mixing the old with the new, not feeling the need to sacrifice one for the other.
Founded in 2006, the team states that, “We pride ourselves in our diligence and our humility.” These facets are indeed ha...
What’s the best way to spend a Sunday morning? Relaxing on the bed with a good book for company is a great idea. But, a better idea is to spend it with a group of young, enthusiastic readers at a beloved library!
This Diwali, with a ban on firecrackers firmly in place, we were inspired to look beyond clicktivism and to find out what people were actually doing to make the festival season easier on the environment.
The design ethos of Mumbai-based Parallax Design Studio cannot be forced inside a box. The team loves ‘design’ in all its manifestations and constantly strives to push its boundaries in both its projects and products.
Mumbai-based Parallax Design Studio harbours a keen interest in exhibitions, teaching and competitions, a fact that encourages the team to constantly innovate and remain keyed into the latest in design.
#ActiveWomen with RJ Shruti Sharada – #Theatre Artist Deepika Arwind’s #Comic Take on Everyday #Sexism
Mid-way into this interview, Deepika Arwind remarks that imagine, imagine in a time far away from today, when all these (sexist) things have been sorted out, how absurd it would feel that we used to say such things at some point! Imagine trying to think about a strange man on the street saying to a woman that he wants to touch her. Imagine a time when it was common to ask a woman who complains of a sexual attack if she had been drunk!
#GenderBender with RJ Shruti Sharada – Himani Pant’s Devised Theatre Piece ‘Hysterical Hysteria’ Questions #MentalIllness
“What if I told you that mental illness does not exist? What if we as people are just extremely sensitive beings?” This was the proposition that Delhi-based theatre-maker, theatre performer, and facilitator Himani Pant brought to the Gender Bender 2017 event, organised by Sandbox Collective and Goethe-Institut/ Max Mueller Bhavan Bangalore, and supported by The Ladies Finger.
‘Amma Is In Town’ is spare, conversational, and intuitive – a lyrical essay that invokes humour and a bubbling sense of desperation while discussing the relationship dynamics between a mother and a daughter. Aarthi’s piece is low on frills, and aptly, she presented it while sitting on a chair on the stage, with absolutely no embellishment around.
#GenderBender with RJ Shruti Sharada – Arunima Bose’s Tactile #Installation About Rethinking #Pleasure
The Gender Bender 2017 transpired over the weekend of September 9th and 10th at the Goethe-Institut Bangalore/ Max Mueller Bhavan. Co-organised by Sandbox Collective and supported by The Ladies Finger, the event featured the works-in-progress of 10 artists selected from a pool of 120 applicants. One of them was Arunima Bose.
The research for Shilpa Kothakota’s project took over a year, but its inspirations will last a lifetime. At the ‘Gender Bender 2017’, she will present a contemporary take on the ‘Yellammanaata’, a traditional performance style that originates primarily from North Karnataka. The original form is ritualistic and long, running the length of 10 or more hours of darkness some times, but this version will be much shorter and much more modern in its references.
In this interview with RJ Shruti Shara...