in session with art.

This post is a little too late, I apologize.

Being a small town boy I have come quite far from where I started as a student and professional; key to that is nothing but constant learning, open minded approach and go getter nature. Not everything I know is taught in art schools. I can say that because i studied in three of them.

What one may learn in the art school and what needs to survive as an artist are two different learnings. Realisation of that after ending formal studies can be nerve-wracking. Remedy for this is to fill in the gaps by providing an interaction platform for students and professionals. S.M.R.K Women’s Collage of Fine Arts, Gokhale Education Society understands and invests conscious efforts toward it.

I was asked to volunteer and conduct a session with students to discuss ‘Tools to Promote Themselves Online and the Mindset to Survive in the Arena of Creativity’. This session was featured by a newspaper in India. The brilliant ideas and the passion to perceive those is remarkable in students today, all they need is a finger to hold on to until they discover their own strength.

I sincerely thank the correspondent (Saee Kawale), the paper (Divya Marathi) for the coverage. I Also would like to express my gratitude to Prof. Bharati Hingne and HOD Sandhya Kelkar for the honour.

Unfortunately, the news is in my native language (Marathi) and probably only a few can read/understand.


S.M.R.K Women’s collage of Fine arts, Gokhale Education Society is one of the pioneering institution in the North Maharashtra for women education with the mission “Empowerment of Women Through Quality Education.” Our institute imparts Quality Education & Training in Arts, Fine Arts, Commerce, Home Science, Science, Management & Vocational under One Roof.

indian embassy event

It was a pleasure meeting H.E Shri Malay Mishra, Indian ambassador to the Republic of Hungary in the Indian Embassy, Budapest along with Mr. Snehangshu Roy – President of the Bharatiya Samaj of Hungary (BSH).

It was very kind that they invited me for a casual dinner party that was organised by BSH to honour and celebrate His Excellency’s achievements and to bid him farewell.

The event was held at the Indian Embassy in Budapest on 24th July 2015.

H.E Shri Mishra has extensively worked in the areas of culture and information and dealt with the Indian community in many countries, actively networking and supporting their activities. It was my privilege that I could interact with such a personality, discussing on the art and artists’ community in the region and Europe, a topic close to my heart.

I would also like to thank Mr. Roy for his encouraging words and guidance.

Attending this event was one of the highlights of my stay in Hungary and I take away much learning and experience from this.

Watch this space for more updates soon, from Hungary.

Click here for complete set of pictures of the event on BSH’s Facebook page.


Bharatiya Samaj of Hungary (BSH) was established as a non-profit organization with the objective to serve as a cultural, educational, recreational and social forum for the Indian Community and friends of India, in Hungary.


artist residency, hungary

HungaryJust a quick update folks! I’m happy to share that I will be attending an artist residency program in Budapest, Hungary, for a month starting July 09th 2015 – hosted by Hungarian Multicultural Centre.

This is an amazing opportunity for artists from across the globe to mingle and share ideas, techniques and thoughts. I’m hoping to take away a lot of learning and experience from this program. Wish me luck!

Watch this space for more updates from the program and from Hungary 🙂

Click here for more details about the program.

HMC International Artist Residency Program is a not-for-profit arts organization based in Dallas, TX and Budapest, Hungary.