Abhijit Bansod, Studio ABD
As a young NID graduate, Abhijit Bansod wondered why desi designers were always inspired by the West. He went on to pioneer the uniquely Indian ‘Heritage’ and ‘Raga’ collections at Titan, and now runs his own product design company.
TRUTH SHALL PREVAIL
Paresh Mokashi, ‘Harishchandrachi Factory’
Paresh Mokashi wanted to be an actor, but found his niche as a playwright and director on the Marathi stage. A chance reading of Dadasaheb Phalke’s biography led him to on a new adventure – a widely acclaimed feature film which was India’s official entry at the Oscars in 2009 .
Krishna Reddy, Prince Dance Group
In a small town in Orissa, Krishna Reddy assembled a group of daily wage labourers and formed ‘Prince Dance Group’. This troupe won the hotly competed ‘India’s Got Talent’ show, enthralling the audience with its unique brand of mythology-inspired choreography.
CALL OF THE WILD
Kalyan Varma, Wildlife Photographer
At 22, Kalyan Varma had a ‘dream job’ with Yahoo. But one fine day he quit and pursue his passion – wildlife photography. Today, he is a living example of an ‘idiot’ who’s living his dream and making a living, out of something he truly loves.