Learnings of Art

  • - As a child, participated in numerous Shankar on-the-spot art competitions. Won prizes
  • - Took Painting as a main subject in school under known artists Kanwal Krishna & Devyani Krishna
  • - Graphic Art at College of Art, New Delhi
  • - Odissi Classical Dancing at Triveni Kala Sangam under Guru Surendranath Jena
  • - Mural Designing and Art at Triveni Kala Sangam under Rameshwar Broota
  • - Masters in Fine Art from SNDT, Pune
  • - Animation at C-DAC, Pune
  • - Chau Dance workshop at Kala Chaya with Ileana Citaristi
  • - Stained Glass at Massachusets College of Arts, Boston
  • - Pottery and Glazing under Nirmala Patwardhan
  • - Modern Dance workshop with Nisha Zaveri at Kala Chhaya
  • - Film Appreciation at Indira Institute, Pune
  • - Portrait workshop with Manjiri More
  • - Paper Mache workshop with Bharati Pitre
  • - Enamel workshop with Kana Lomror
  • - Photography workshop at One School Goa with Anne Fox of Creative School, UK
  • - Dance workshop with Anita Ratnam
  • - Pottery with Rashmi Bhadkamkar
  • - Siporex carving with Nilesh Pawar
  • - Mask-making workshop with Heart For Art

Experiments at Work

  • - Implemented the Digital Studio, and trained artists on digital platform at Pratibha Advertising
  • - Implemented Intranet and Database Management at Pratibha Advertising
  • - Conceptualised Touch-screen Kiosk and Database for Kirloskar Bearings
  • - Designed and implemented Intranet 'Yantra' for Kirloskar Oil Engines
  • - Facilitated use of digital platform and implementation of Oracle
  • - Implemented Web presence and Website for Kirloskar Group
  • - Convenor of Intach Pune Chapter for 18 years. Now a Patron
  • - Board Member and Chairperson of Plan India, an international Child centric NGO for 9 years. Retired in August 2016
  • - Convenor of Vasundhara Film Festival, conducted in Pune and 20 cities around India
  • - Trustee of Kirloskar Foundation for the past 5 years
  • - Have recently joined the Board of India Foundation for the Arts (IFA)
  • - Founded Parijat Foundation, an Art Foundation of my own
  • - Worked with painted pottery, painted fabrics, stained glass, painted glass and mosaic furniture
  • - Presently painting with acrylics on canvas at Imagination Roof with Nilesh Pawar and at my own studio

Self Exploration

  • - Studying Vedanta for the past 5 years with Riyaz Bharucha of Vedanta Academy founded by Swami Parthasarthy
  • - Completed a 3-year process work internship with Aastha Foundation
  • - Attended a meta-lab on male and female within oneself conducted by Aastha foundation
  • - Currently working on an installation for a collateral from Pune for the Kochi Biennale 2016 under the curation of Raju Sutar


  • - Fibre and traditional wooden Tiger Painting workshop with contemperory artists and craftsmen with Dastkari Haat Samiti
  • - Instrumental in starting art camps and sculpture camps at Kirloskar Ferrous Industry a foundry based near Hampi
  • - Will be launching a sculpture Biennale at Hampi in 2017
  • - New media and contemporary art workshop with TIFA and Khoj foundation
  • - Hosted a Christies event in Pune for an auction preview to raise money for Khoj foundation. This included a talk and discussion on Art and Raza by late Dileep Padgaonkar, an art collector and personal friend of S.H. Raza
  • - Organised an introduction evening for Kochi Muziris Biennale which was attended by Bose Krishnamachari, Riyas Komu and the Curater of the Kochi Muziris Biennale 2016, Sudarshan Shetty
  • - Organised three successful art auctions to raise money for Plan projects
  • - Collaborated jointly with artist Gurcharan Singh to create work which was auctioned to raise money for 'Khusshi' an NGO


  • - Married with two daughters, has two granddaughters and resides in Pune, India
  • - Loves wildlife, camping, walking, travel, culture, dance, reading, and yoga
  • - Completed a 3000 km motorbike trip with her spouse riding pillion across Argentina and Chile
  • - Attempted climbing Gokyo Ri
  • - Trekked in Kishtwar, Jammu; Badrinath and Kedarnath, Hemkund Sahib and Valley of Flowers
  • - Is a one star diver certified by CMAS, conducted by Lacadives, Lakshwadeep under Prahlad Kakkar
  • - Scuba dived in Lakshwadeep, Mauritius and Thailand