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WHEN PASSION BECOME WILDLIFE STORY – Rathika Ramasamy: First Indian woman to strike an international reputation as a wildlife photographer.

Every time yoy press the shutter, it takes youone step closer to Mother Nature. She received her first camera from her uncle, beganning-shooting pictures of trees and flowers. She has lived in New Delhi since 1999, has a degree in computer engineering and worked as a software for several years before becoming a full-time photographer. RETHIKA RAMASAMY https://www.rathikaramasamy.com/ is based …

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A UNIQUE INDIANNESS, IN A VERY MODERN CONTEXT – Masaba Gupta, a blend of contemporary and traditional.

Unconventional prints, feminine drapes and silhouettes. In 2018, she launched a hijab-saree line targeting Muslim women who want to wear Indian high fashion. MASABA GUPTA married film producer, but they are now separated. She claims that 60% of her sales happen through WhatsApp and is credited to be the first Indian designer, to do an Instagram show. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Idrm5SetS6E She found …

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SHADOWS OF WORDS – Amrita Pritam, a writing equally loved by the people of India and Pakistan.

Inspiring people through literary works. Later in her career, she started writing on dreams and spiritual themes. She was born in Gujranwala (Punjabon), into an August day, 1919. She is considered the first eminent female Punjabi writer of the 20th century. Pinjar, one of her most famous novels, was made into a movie of the same name. Honoured with prestigious …

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A MESSAGE FOR WOMEN, TO RECLAIM THEIR FREEDOM – Shakthisree Gopalan: Singer songwriter, but architect by profession.

Performing and releasing music independently, in multiple languages. At the age of 13, she was trained in the field of Carnatic music and rock. Aside from the film music, she has been making a substantial impact in the independent music scene, performing with various bands over the years. She is a part of the band “Off the Record”, which got …

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TO BECOME A CULTURAL HERO – Tyeb Mehta, one of the priciest Indian artists ever.

Art of hope and despair. During Indian-Pakistan partition of 1947, he witnessed a mob stoning a man to death. This left an indelible impression he would later portray on his canvases. He was born on a July day, 1925 in Kapadvanj (Gujarat), but his family moved to Bombay while he was still young. TYEB METHA developed a liking towards art, …

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WHERE TIME, SPACE AND CHANGE CONVERGE – Listen to afro soul music, wearing a Basotho blanket, from Pretoria to KwaZakhele.

Five creative people give you what they have, with open hands and open hearts. The South African way to creativity it is characterised by perceive the world in new ways, through hidden patterns. This way, the act of turning new and imaginative ideas into reality come to special people it is the work of painters and songwriters, fashion designers, writers …

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VISUAL SEXUALITY, ONLY HALF THE PICTURE – Zanele Muholi

A visual activist, with a precise goal. Her work is informed by a history of colonization, the foundation of how we imagine the female body and sexuality. ZANELE MUHOLI http://zanelemuholi.com/ draws inspiration from herself, her friends and local South African black queer communities. Her work has attracted attention from feminists and the international art world alike. Born in 1972, he …

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WHEN FASHION COLLECTIONS ARE A BASOTHO HERITAGE – Thabo Makhetha, one of the Top 200 young South Africans.

Praised for the quality and creativity. Her work has been featured in publications across the globe. In 2014, THABO MAKHETHA https://fashionsofsouthernafrica.com/about/south-african-designers/thabo-makhetha/ made her runway debut at Vancouver Fashion Week in Canada. In South Africa, she was listed inside Top 40 business leaders. Her Thabo’s starburst coat it is the Most Beautiful Object in South Africa 2016 and in 2017. THABO …

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DRAMATIZING THE UNCERTAIN FUTURE OF A CULTURE – Zakes Mda, from banking to writing.

Continually shifts back and forth between the present days. The publication of two novels have shown him to be as deft at novel writing. He began writing short stories when he was in high school. His father, exiled in the early 1960s, because he was a part of a plan to fight against apartheid, was a lawyer. ZAKES MDA was …

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A MINIMALIST SOUND, LEAVING THINGS OUT – Zonke Dikana: Moving around afrosoul and neo soul.

I am strong, but I am not that strong. Her genre of music was majorly house music, before she switched to afrosoul and neo soul. During early years as a singer, she worked with Joe Nina and Deborah Fraser. She had her big break when she wrote a song for Germany-based band Jazzkantine. Born in KwaZakhele (Eastern Cape, South Africa), …

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