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Theme: The Muse

This event occurred on
April 6, 2024
6:00pm - 8:00pm IST
(UTC +5.5hrs)
Bengaluru, Karnataka

Exploring Artistic Possibilities in avenues of Human Endeavour. Art is something evidently present in everything. The perfected art present in the creation life itself and the experienced hand of man-made beauty, all of which is Art. Exploring its presence in full is impossible, but knowing its impact is beyond enriching. Art is an expression, The MUSE is the source, from which all art flows. Every stroke of a brush, every imprint upon a stone, every moving part in an intricate machine, all of it is art. It is present in the most mundane as well as in the great complexities of our world. Written Literature, Spoken Truth, Painted Expressions, Coded Realities, Machined Excellence and the various other elements of Art in our day and age should be explored. Exploring this evolving entity is a demonstration of our appreciation of it. Art is ever evolving spanning across streams of cultures and rivers of civilization. This is the nature of Artistic Expression
Through our speakers for this event, we wish to create stories and informative experiences that delve into the divine presence of artistic semblance across various fields of human endeavour.

Vidyashilp Academy
Survey No. 1 & 31, Govindapura, behind Yelahanka Air Force Base, Yelahanka
Bengaluru, Karnataka, 560064
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Anup Sridhar

International badminton player
A former international badminton player, having represented the country for over 10 years in various competitions, Anup Sridhar is an Olympian (Beijing 2008) and has been presented the Arjuna Award for Badminton in 2008 by the President of India. Anup Sridhar was a medalist at the 2006 commonwealth games and has 5 international titles. He is now a coach on the Indian team, and has been for the last 7 years.

Ruby Naaz

Writer and poet
Ruby Naaz is a multipotentialite. Her driving force behind the creative bent of mind is LOVE, which she expresses in her writings. For a while, she dabbled in following a charted life by working in a spectrum of areas, like modelling, interior design, and marketing. After completing her MSc in Marketing from the University of Manchester, she worked with top brands via agencies to assist in brand management and creative content production. Even amidst her Ad-Agency footsteps, writing never left her side. She has been putting words on pages ever since she would hold a pencil. Finally, she picked 'the call' of her 'calling' to write every day. Today, she is famously known for writing at Cubbon Park for people on Saturdays. You can read some of her published works on her website ‘The Mumbling Joy’ and explore the world through her mind in her podcast 'Voicing My Voice' To quote Ruby Naaz, "I was a buddhu, who gained some buddhi, and now seeking the buddha in me."

Suraj Stephen D'souza

Suraj Stephen D'Souza, a multi-disciplinary artist from Karnataka, India, has become a leading figure in the arts and entertainment industry. Proficient in a multitude of disciplines such as visual arts, acting, and design, his achievements include a nomination for the 40th Karnataka Lalithakala Academy Art Exhibition in 2011 and a feature in India Today magazine in 2017. Stephen's college years were highlighted by memorable theatrical performances, including the lead character of a ship captain in "Naale Yarigu Illa" by Chi. Srinivas (Kannada) and the role of Capulet in "Romeo and Juliet" (English). His success on stage propelled him into television and film. Currently venturing into filmmaking and documentaries, Stephen's passion for storytelling solidifies his status as a luminary in the field.

Tejshvi Jain

Founder and director of the ReReeti Foundation
Tejshvi Jain leads ReReeti Foundation, making museums more engaging for everyone. With over fifteen years in the heritage field, she's a recipient of the prestigious ATSA, Nehru, and IFA fellowships and a top influencer in India's museum scene in 2022. At ReReeti, she focuses on visitor experiences, professional support for museum staff, and heritage awareness. Her significant project, Retihaas, makes history accessible and exciting for students through research and storytelling. Tejshvi's efforts aim to make cultural heritage meaningful and approachable for all.

Vasudha Bhogaraju

Vasudha Bhogaraju started her Entrepreneurial Journey in 2016 in Digital Marketing and Ecommerce. In 2018 she co-founded Bhogaraju's, which is an all women enterprise, along with her mother who was running a home industry. The company has a legacy of 38 years in Staple Food manufacturing and now has a presence across 12 countries catering to customers through the D2C Channel.

Organizing team


Bangalore, India
  • Arnav Mukherjee
  • Diksha Prasad
  • Leesha Joseph
  • Prakriti Gumma