Rachel Eapen – Tickled by Inspiration

I am Rachel Eapen, based in Oman… I am a décor enthusiast and influencer who loves everything that is creative and beautiful. I am a management professional who used to work in a leading MNC in Bangalore for a couple of years. I am a stay-at-home mom now, a self-taught budding artist and an occasional [...]

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Do what you LOVE

"Ugh I hate my freaking job", i have heard many of my friends rant about this endlessly and tirelessly. I was known to not work in a typical conventional job, and as someone who ran her own show, I never could fathom the feeling of hating one's job. Until one time, when I came across [...]

Kshama Adka – Shmoozie’s Hand-Crafted Ice Cream

    Hello my name is Kshama Adka. Born in Mangalore, brought up in Chennai, Studied in Goa and worked in Hyderabad, I have now moved back to the place I love the most. I am an ice cream lover who took her love for the dessert a bit too seriously 🙂 I run a [...]

Mona Biswarupa Mohanty — An Artistic Introvert, living in a dream and reaching souls

  I am Mona Biswarupa Mohanty. An introvert, small town girl who dares to dream. My dream has taken me out of my comfort zone many times. But still I dream . My dream is finding the state of true happiness and spreading that happiness to million others through my creative expressions. Be it on [...]

Anupama Bharadwaj – Unfactory

Hi, I am Anupama and in my current role, I am the Co-founder of Unfactory. Unfactory is a marketplace for independent artists who make handcrafted & handmade products. As the name suggests, we are everything that’s not mass produced. We launched Unfactory (the beta version) in June, 2016.   Q  - Who or what inspired [...]

Molly – Design5 Studio

I am Molly, a designer by profession and a self taught decouper artist. After a university diploma in Fine Art & Design and a long stint in the design industry, I decided to chase my own dreams rather than somebody else’s. Out of this dream was born –Design5 Studio. Paints & design were the base but Upcycling and Decoupage became my medium of expression. It was [...]

SAHIL GANDHI – Story of a Businessman!

Hello, I am Sahil Gandhi, A businessman and entrepreneur. I am a self made businessman, who learned things the hard way. Dreams are over rated according to be, however achievable with a lot of hard work!  TDS - DID YOU ALWAYS DREAM OF BECOMING A BUSINESSMAN?  SG- Dream is something I do not believe in.. [...]

Anita Singh – Snaap Photograpy

My name is Anita Singh and I am a freelance photographer based in Mumbai. I have been working as one since 2015. I started my company "Snaap Photography" that provides candid photography services to its customers. I specialize in Pre-Wedding, Wedding, Birthday parties and lots more. Photography for me started as a hobby back when I [...]

Deeba Rajpal – Passionate About Baking

"I am Deeba Rajpal, a Food Stylist, food blogger and a hobby baker at Passionate About Baking. Fascination with food and baking came after I got married, and got into the kitchen. A few hits and misses later, I found my feet! There was no looking back... It never crossed my mind of dreaming to [...]

Manasi Deshpande – The Comical Cyanide

My name is Manasi. I am an artist. My brand "The Comical Cyanide" is all about cute comics and doodles and happy merchandise like cards, bookmarks, mugs, notebooks etc. I draw/doodle everyday life scenarios and take inspiration from daily happenings around me.  It has always, always my dream to be an artist! I took inspiration from [...]

Akshaya Vaidyanathan — Girl on the move

I am Akshaya Vaidyanathan 23 year old based out of Chennai. I am a full time professional photographer. I specialize in documenting weddings, portraiture, fashion, architecture and food Photography. I finished my schooling from PSBB Chennai, Finished my B. Sc Electronic Media from MOP Vaishnav, went to Ooty and did my PG in Professional Photography [...]

Dipa Desai – On Home and Designing

Being a lifestyle therapist I have the luxury to discuss about things that are important for one's life. We have timelessly heard the saying, 'Charity begins at home!'. But, how many of us have truly understood Home? Or the importance of having a home? I had recently been to a wedding at Surat. We resided [...]

Vidya Kamalesh – An Artistic Daydreamer

I am Vidya, a perpetual daydreamer from Bangalore, India. I enjoy dabbling with art, photography and writing apart from my daily dose of graphic design work and hankering after my cats. I have been drawing (at least somewhat recognizable forms!) from the age of 2 and have been keen on exploring various artistic visualizations from [...]

Venkataraman Balakrishnan – The Artistic Director

I am V. Balakrishnan, an alumnus of Sri Ram Centre for Performing Arts and the prestigious National School of Drama, New Delhi (1998). I was later awarded the Charles Wallace Scholarship to attend the International Residency for Young Directors hosted by the Royal Court Theatre, London.  I have taught over two thousand students in the [...]

Half Baked Beans — Brewing their Story

My name is Chetan Soni and the name of publishing house is Half Baked Beans. I am an MBA by education but always had interest in storytelling. My other interests are sports and experimenting with food. HBB is primarily a publishing house where we publish books but along with that it is a reading and [...]

Word of the Month — January = Patience

As the dawn is about to break I realize I haven't slept all night. It has been an overwhelming month. Honestly, it has been one of the best months I have had in a really long time! Every month has a word. I guess it differs from person to person. Depending on their experiences and [...]

Divya — Curating urban lifestyle with “TAMARA”

My name is Divya Ganesh. I am the owner of Tamara, a curated lifestyle boutique newly launched in T. Nagar behind Natesan Park. Tamara, attempts to solve a particular problem – a dearth of boutiques in Chennai offering chic designer products at an affordable price point. I spent the last half year scouting around the [...]

Niloufer Wadia — Illustrating her passion for fine-arts

"My name is Niloufer Wadia. I am an artist and illustrator. I was formally educated in Applied Arts at Sophia Polytechnic, Mumbai. I have spent over 20 years in advertising, and now pursuing my first love - the fine arts and illustration. I was always good at drawing, a lot more than painting. However, I [...]

Acceptance..In you towards YOU!

“Everything comes to us, that belongs to us, if we create the capacity to receive it!” Rabindranath Tagore You come across some words, that inspire you and then you come across some words that change the way you think. This simple but wise quote, by the poetic, Rabindranath Tagore, teaches us something we often fail [...]

Prathik Panchamia — In a Candid Moment

  "Prathik Panchamia here! I am from Tamil Nadu, a professional freelance photographer based in Bombay. I live by one quote -- “It is better to travel well than to arrive.” - Buddha. I specialize in Travel and Wedding Photography and Black and White Landscapes. I also own a company that I started with the [...]

Comes to an End…..

"Endings appear harsh, Endings sadden, Endings are inevitable, Endings are important, Endings are a luxury, Endings teach us a lot, Endings, like dry leaves, have to one day fall, As night falls there is day, After Autumn there's the Spring fields, After death is a new life, After each ending, there's a new story to [...]

GAURAV PURAV -To fly is to live!

"As a kid I was always fascinated by machines be it a car or a ship or an Aeroplane ! But, I wasn’t really sure on what I wanted to do.  During my junior college days I started contemplating about what what my career would be. I pinned it down to either Merchant Navy or [...]

All those bottled up emotions! 

​It is natural for many of us, to keep our emotions and feelings locked up inside us. We're afraid to express them, due to many reasons, we don't wanna hurt others, we certainly don't wanna hurt ourselves. The pain and trauma is way too much to even express it, sometimes.  But once the intensity of [...]

Wanderlust..

​The problem with us humans, is that we are get comfortable very easily.  We are comfortable with all the luxuries we have. We are comfortable with the people we love. We are also comfortable being miserable in our lives. The reason we get so comfortable is because we are afraid of change! Comfort creates an [...]

ROHITA – Engineered her way to becoming a Designer/metal Smith

I am an engineer turned jewellery artist. I started my career as a jewellery artist a bit later in life and it was quiet a journey. I did my engineering in electronics and communication. During my course of engineering I got into jewellery making as a hobby. I was self taught and made a lot [...]

NEHA – The Journey of a Designer!

I was born and brought up in a family where a woman is either a Professor,Doctor or a Teacher. But I had other plans and dreams. I found my passion in designing. I was encouraged a lot by my father who has always advised and supported me in my every single decision,no matter what people [...]

BHAVYA KOTIAN – The Photographer in making

"Growing up I was constantly told to be like someone, to become like someone. But that's the problem, I don't want to be someone else, I have never wanted to be anyone else but me. Carve my own path, irrespective of whether the path was already walked on or was the one less chosen.  It [...]