I Am

The email below led to this video of me here and pasted below.

She had me at Alarmel Valli!!

Dear Shoba

Hope all is well. Not sure you remember me but we met at the Festival of Sacred Music two/three years ago. I now have a performing arts’ company called Aalaap and under the banner of Aalaap, I edit and publish a performing arts magazine. Will send you a few copies if you give me your snail mail address.

I’m writing to you on behalf of Ahalya, an exclusive, high-end jewellery brand, whose creator is a very intelligent and insightful designer by the same name. Ahalya Bespoke is a sub-brand of Ahalya and to grow the bespoke brand and to create a community of sorts, who celebrate the idea of self and individuality, we have created and manage a social media platform called I Am that is a platform for conversations and thoughts, ideas and inspirations.

In it, we intend to – through stories and films – echo the philosophy of the brand – I Am – where the idea is to celebrate people the way they are; women and men who live life on their own terms and have a point of view that matters.

You can take a look at the page at Facebook.com/theiampage.

I’m writing to you to invite you to be a part of this page’s series of films wherein you share a particular idea/thought/expression/story, etc, that is integral to who you are. So far, we have had two films (Alarmel Valli, the dancer and Sharanya Manivannan poet)

Our camera team will be in Bangalore between October 24th and October 25th and if you are up for this, it’d be great if you could indicate the time and venue where we can shoot this film. The whole process including the shoot will not take more than 90 minutes.

I really look forward to your response…

Warm regards
Akhila