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courageously stepped out of my comfort zones and took the risk of listening to my heart. That was when I made a promise to myself - never ever to do anything in life I did not enjoy, no matter how hard things seemed. This is because I was miserable in my chosen career - Computing, but forced myself to stick with it. So when I graduated, instead of doing the expected corporate job, I wanted to travel and see the world. I could only dream as I had no resources or opportunity to realize my dreams.
My first trip outside of Asia then was a prize won! It was a sign! Miracles were happening... I felt encouraged to pursue my dreams with more ardour. I joined a student exchange organisation that allowed me to travel and work. From Asia to Europe to Africa to North-South-Central America, over the next eight years I traversed the globe, learning the language of life from diverse perspectives, looking for love, meaning and magic everywhere I went. During this time I was also unconsciously developing my intuitions; a deeper desire was born within me, a profound yearning to have an experience of myself. That longing materialized when I began writing; I felt so alive and in touch with my spirit as I wrote day and night! My first book 'magicNine' recounts my inner adventures to consciousness, written over a period of three years. And 'abunDance', my lust for dance was born out of the process of writing it, the kind of dance life is made of! What started out as a mere hobby turned into a real passion that I was willing to do for nothing... I became an artist!
I love expressing myself in myriad ways, through dancing, designing, writing, painting, choreographing, composing, creating... I tell the story of my heart, of suffering and love, of pain and loss, of triumph and tragedy, of wisdom and foolhardiness. In today's
Costa Rica, Central America
Choreographer, Dancer, Designer, Painter, Writer
world of separation and indifference I like to spread the joy of true expression, the beauty of living from the heart and honoring our desires, the glory of trusting in the unknown and playing our biggest games in life!
I was born in Kolkata and grew up in different states of India. At the tender age of 17, I left home, having won a prestigious scholarship to pursue higher studies abroad. At university a spinal injury nearly immobilized me; the trauma, throbbing pain and depression that followed, for almost three years, made me suicidal, devoid even of hope. Then one night I got mysteriously healed as I
magicNine - the book: