“When I was younger, my brother used to make Vinayakas out of clay and paper that were over 10 feet tall. I thought to myself- ‘Making artwork so large seems doable, what if I try making extremely tiny artwork?’ I attempted to draw a Ganesha on a grain of rice with just a black pen. I then moved onto the alphabet, the Indian flag, the map- it was addictive. I started pushing myself. I timed myself to do them in less than 15 minutes, and in 2017, I won an international record for being one of the first young female micro artists.
I’ve always been passionate about the legal representation of women in our country. I’m in my final year of LLB right now, and hoping to be a judge someday. In a strange way, my artwork and education have crossed paths. I’m fortunate enough to have had encouraging parents that pushed me to achieve everything I have, but a lot of young women are made to get married or stay home. With the platform I hope to achieve, I want to be that voice of encouragement for girls everywhere that don’t have that motivation coming from their homes.
I’ve done many interesting projects so far, from presenting my work on hair strands at the Raj Bhavan to having my work on seeds presented to Narendra Modi. It’s been humbling, but there’s absolutely nothing in my way to achieve greatness. Now, I spend 6 hours a day studying, 2 hours a day on my artwork, and 3 hours on tutoring children. My latest achievement was writing out all 700 slokas of the Bhagavad Gita on rice grains. It took me 6 hours a day for 25 days, with my fingers cracking- even bleeding, and my eyes watering, but when you feel a real drive for something, nothing can stop you. You won’t believe the exhilaration you feel on hearing a compliment from someone that doubted you, and even more than that, is the satisfaction you gain from completing something you set your own mind to!”