On a quest to find myself, I balance my corporate and entrepreneurial endeavours alongside as an artist in traditional, contemporary, fine arts and literature.
I have over 14 years of experience working in the technology industry in research, strategic marketing, business development and digital media strategist roles with Microsoft (UK), Oracle (India) and Fidelity Investments (India & US). I graduated in MSc.Advance Marketing Management from Lancaster University, UK and MBA from Sri Sathya Say University, India.
Over the last six years I have been working with various clients to build tech, global and local start-ups with my skills in creative foresight, strategic consulting, research, analytics, design thinking, product-market fit, branding, user experience, interface design and endless curiosity for all things new, thereby establishing an intelligence collective thought lab, Node & Kite.
Inspired by my mothers work, I set up Auve Gava, a bespoke hand knitwear company based in the Nilgiris to help her establish a business, which subsequently was an inspiration to create an e-commerce platform ‘My Mother Made This’ to assist more mother entrepreneurs grow their business. I am now actively working to establish an Ed-tech platform to assist and build resources for teachers.
With time, all my ventures are now under Nanda & Karma.
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 specialised in the art of Ambigrams. I created a comic series namely ‘Oddly Tods’, expressing the oddities of life. I have written stories and illustrated books for Grammy award winning artists & Macmillan Education on environment protection based on UN Sustainable Development Goals published for children from Class 1 to Class 8, distributed to over 50 countries. My artwork has also been featured on nature.com and other websites. I am now working to release my book, “A tryst with words”, a word-play of poetry, prose and fables for everyday living and life.
Technology keeps me busy.
Design keeps me thinking.
Movement keeps me alive.
Art keeps me.
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