A native of Bangalore, I completed my engineering degree and worked for a number of startups and corporates. That was before art took over, full-time. In my first public foray as an artist, I presented a series of paintings, which were transcreations of temple architecture and monuments. I wanted to celebrate the splendour of Hoysala sculptures by recreating them through the medium of paint. I discovered paper weaving purely by chance. Ever since I’ve been completely captivated by the potential of the craft, the surprising strength of the product and the pleasure it brings. I began to Up-cycled newspapers to create handwoven products in 2014. My plan is to introduce Aardra, which is the Sanskrit word for new, into everyday things, gifting ideas and as conversation starters using Up-cycled newspaper. Up-cycled Newspaper products! Handwoven pieces you’ll love to have around you and your home. Precious Idea, Great for Gifting. Perfect conversation starter!