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Pursuing passion, discovering the artist within

Tejashree Creations Exhibition Student Artist

Tejashree Creations, the art venture of Pune based artist Tejashree Khanvilkar, is coming up with its fifth exhibition to celebrate the creative achievements of her talented students. An engineering teacher turned full-time artist, Tejashree believes that when students exhibit their own art, they learn concepts and skills that are important for a comprehensive understanding of art and aesthetics. All her students showcasing their work in this exhibition come from non-artistic background and are homemakers, college going students, entrepreneurs or professionals working in education, healthcare and IT sectors. Meet Nikita Fadia, Pradnya Jadhav, Roopali Sonawane, Kshitija Gandhi and Shreya Chordia, the talented artists and students of Tejashree Creations who will be showcasing their fabulous artwork.

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She quit teaching engineering to become artist, is more alive doing painting than anything else

Tejashree Khanvilkar - Tejashree Creations - Cover 3

She can see her finished painting before she starts the first stroke. Being self-taught gives her no boundaries on what is right or wrong. Infact, she thinks there isn't any right or wrong in art. Using her personal experiences and surroundings as inspirations and with her strong creative instincts, she paints for the challenge and sheer joy of being able to express herself in a visual form. A young Engineering Professor who left her career to follow her passion, she challenged the stereotypical mind-set of her peers by organizing her own exhibitions to establish herself in the industry. Meet Pune based Tejashree Khanvilkar, founder of Tejashree Creations, a well known artist and a respected art teacher, who takes her students on a tour of self realization to find the artist in themselves.

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From Humble Origins to Winning International Gold, A Gardener’s Son Shines Big

Mahesh Lonkar Photo

As a photographer gets to know his subject's environment better, the photographer often sees the subjects in a different way and would photograph them looking quite differently. The people connection is what makes the photos stand out. This seems to be the philosophy of Pune based Mahesh Lonkar who loves to photograph people in their natural settings. For somebody who didn't have money to enroll for a foundation course in art, winning PSI GPU Gold in the 15th PSI International Salon is indeed a true reflection of his indomitable spirit. We celebrate his success story.

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A crew of misfits who create magic in unison

The Knights Crew

Conventional social norms say perform well in education, get a job, settle down. Safe is easy, and it's something everyone will suggest. Safe is understandable, but sometimes being a misfit, following your passion and doing something risky will have the best payoff. Meet Pune based dance group The Knights Crew, formed by students of B.M.C.C., who have challenged the social stereotypes and stood up for thei­r passion of dancing. With sheer dedication and commitment, they have won almost all the college dance competitions of Pune they have participated in the current academic year.

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His short films have earned him international repute

Makarant Sawant Short Films

Mumbai based Makarand Sawant is a well known personality in the world of Theatre, Film and Television. With his unique approach of presenting the story, his short films, documentaries, advertisements and corporate videos always leave an everlasting impression. His sensitivity, social awareness, humorous nature, madness are always reflected in his short films. 2017 has started with a bang for him as his short film Antyesthi has won many awards in a short timespan and has charmed audiences.He has recently finished directing his first music video and dreams of making a feature film in future.

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His mastery is in making Trivial look Exceptional

Mohammed Ibrahim Photography

The visual drama and artistry of his photographs are born out of a keen eye of the surroundings. Selecting, isolating, and enhancing a subject by finding that favourable light and then using techniques to enhance the most striking elements is something he has mastered over the years. His passion shines throughout his work and has attracted a wide audience around the world. Meet Mohammed Ibrahim from Mumbai, who recently won a Global Photographic Union Honourable Mention in Monochrome photography at the prestigious 15th PSI International Salon Competition held in Mumbai.

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His Short Film on Female Infanticide has won International Acclaim

Rahul Khandalkar - Award Winning Short Film - Born to Die

Ignited by artistic creativity and constrained only by their duration, short films have transformed traditional storytelling. With the growing influence of the Internet, short films are increasingly attracting more viewers and have become a popular medium for story-tellers today. Born To Die, a touching tale on female infanticide by Rahul Khandalkar's Confluence India Films, has made headlines as it has been honoured with four awards in international short film festivals and has also bagged nine nominations and seven official selections in various short film festivals.

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This Orthondotist won PSI Gold in Nature photography at the 15th PSI International Salon

Matrishva Vyas

His initial compulsion of maintaining the clinical photography records to practice as an Orthodontist ultimately turned into a hobby and passion for nature and wildlife photography. Meet Nagpur based Dr. Matrishva B Vyas who recently won the Photography Society of India Gold prize in Nature photography at the prestigious 15th PSI International Salon Competition held in Mumbai. His shot Lethal Grip was selected amongst nearly 2000 entries with participants from over 40 countries.

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He built his Stature in Caricature

Prashant Arts

Caricatures have our childhood associations with humour, happiness and fun. The images, and your messages, will stay with people much longer than they might otherwise, simply because you have tapped into the human desire to listen to narratives and to laugh. With the motto, "Give us your pictures, we give you smiles", Pune based master caricature artist Prashant Sinha has given everlasting memories to over 5 lakh people since he started his venture Prashant Arts in 2006. With a team of creative artists, Prashant receives domestic as well as international orders and his work has won him numerous followers.

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Daughter on a mission to grow her father’s legacy in creating talents

Universal Rhythm and Dance Academy

Strong-willed children become adults who change the world as long as we can hang on for the ride and resist the temptation to "tame" the spirit out of them - Sarah Stogryn. Such is the indomitable spirit of Shweta Pardeshi who is on a mission to grow the legacy of her father Rajendra (Raju) Pardeshi in creating talents in dancing in Pune through their Universal Rhythm Dance Academy (URDA). We celebrate the success story of this father-daughter duo.

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