2018 Co-anchor, Uru Boats of Beypore, webseries Secret Ingredient by BBC TopGear India, in asso
ciation with Michelin Tyres
TEDxMumbai Talk “The Secret Ingredient of Creativity” Mumbai
Awarded citation at Woman of Worth, by Rotary Club of Madras Midtown Chennai
2017 Featured at “Poetry with Prakriti Festival”;Read poetry alongside Jayanta Mahapatra Chennai
Speaker,”Environmental Consciousness in Current Indian Art”, international seminar Chennai
Moderator at literary festival “Lit for Life” Chennai
Speaker,‘Mapping’ A Creative, Justice Basheer Ahmed Sayeed College for Women Chennai
Panelist, Seminar on ‘Regional Modernity’, National Gallery of Modern Art Bengaluru
Good Girl Art Project Workshop on art, technology&gender with Deepti Zachariah at the Govt
School Trustpuram, for Women’s Day, supported by the US Consulate, Chennai
Interviewed for V-IDEO:Ideas Worth Sharing by Mohile Parikh Centre Mumbai
“Travel Like an Artist”, featured in National Geographic Traveller India
Panelist, “AK Ramanujam:Found in Translation” moderated by Sadanand Menon Chennai
Delivered Endowment Lecture at Stella Maris College titled “Athena’s Tree” Chennai
“Whispering Pictures, Drawing Words”,talk for Madras Day, Madras Literary Society Chennai
2016 TEDxChennai, Speaker, “The World Through Different Lenses” Chennai
Speaker, “Artistic Collaboration” with French-Cuban artist Cristina Escobar as part of
residency, Alliance Francaise, India
Speaker, Chennai Water Forum Oct 6-8, by the Goethe Institut, at Kalakshetra Chennai
Mentor, Art; Vital Voices Global Mentoring Walk supported by the US ConsulGeneral Chennai
Speaker on Contemporary Art, Indian Youth Conclave Chennai
Member, Visitor Programme organised by Goethe Institute on water & public art Germany
Speaker, Forum on Art & Entrepreneurship organised by British High Commission Chennai
Speaker, “Spatial Enquiries of Drawing” at Chennai Architecture Foundation Chennai
Interviewed as one of the “Champions of Champions” in the Radio One show Chennai
2015 Fluid Conversations; with Prajakta Potnis; talk at the Mohile Parikh Centre Mumbai
In Conversation with Eleanor Catton, Lit For Life Literary Festival Chennai
In Conversation with David Davidar, Lit For Life Literary Festival Chennai
Art of the Biennale, Illustrated talk for IWA(International Women’s Association) Chennai
Speaker at BNP Paribas’ L Quest The Learning Festival Chennai
Speaker along with celebrity photographer G Venket Ram,The Bliss Catchers talks Chennai
Invited to write a guest column “Art of the Now”, India Today magazine Chennai
Featured in Luxe Royale by designer Vivek Karunakaran and Mercedes Benz Chennai
Interviewed on Radio One, Chennai Chennai
Guest speaker, Urban Art in Chennai, by Georg Zolchow and Goethe Institut Chennai
Speaker, Voices of Change: Women, Art and Understanding, Lalit Kala Akademi, organised by the US Consulate General Chennai
2014 Speaker, BMW art talk “Contemporary Indian Art at Home and Abroad: Making a Difference”, opening panel of Kochi Muziris Biennale Kochi
In Conversation with Parvathi Nayar, Institute of South Asian Studies, National University of Singapore Singapore
Moderator session with Taiye Selasi and Xiaolu Guo, Lit For Life Literary Festival Chennai
Nominee, L’Oreal Paris Femina Women Award, Design and Arts Mumbai
Recipient of Inspiring Change Award in connection with Women’s Day Chennai
Winner, Penn Shakti Award, Femina Chennai
2013 Taught course in Film Appreciation, Chennai Mathematical Institute Chennai
In Conversation with author Krishna Shastri at his book launch Chennai
Presenter Granta Best of British authors at the British Council Chennai
Panelist on Gender violence with Eve Ensler, Asian College of Journalism Chennai
2012 Guest of Honour, Canadian Film Festival, Alliance Francaise Chennai
Video interview of Timeri Murari for Aleph Book Company New Delhi
In Conversation with Manu Joseph at his book launch Chennai
2011 Moderator, authors conversation Lit for Life Literary Festival Chennai
Moderator, Seminar on artists’ art practices, ArtChennai Chennai
2010 Judge, The Hindu Literary Prize Chennai
2009 Arts Interlocuter appointed by the India Foundation for the Arts, for Beautiful Things I by Padmini Chettur Pondicherry/Chennai
2007 Jury, Singapore International Film Festival Singapore
2006 UOB Painting of the year competition 2006, Distinguished Mention category Singapore
Guest of Honour, Magnolia milk + words art competition Singapore
Presenter, “An Evening of Indian Poetry”, Asian Civilisations Museum Singapore
Essayist, Vision-Path-Destiny brochure, Spanish art exhibition Singapore
2005 Judge, UOB Painting competition, the premier art competition Singapore
Member, the 2-year grants committee, the National Arts Council Singapore
2004 Winner, Bi-Annual Cecile Collins Drawing Award London
Editor, The Daily Martin, Graduate Show newspaper, Central Saint Martins London
2003 Speaker at forum on Identity, Singapore Art Museum Singapore
Profiled as artist on ArtNation, Arts Central TV Singapore
Guest of Honour, the Month of Photography Exhibition, Alliance Francaise Singapore
Short story published in creative anthology Don’t Judge a Book by Its Cover Singapore
2002 Moderator, author readings “Other Journeys” at library@esplanade, India Fest Singapore
2001 Speaker, “Asian art”, International Women Federation Singapore
Chaired Arts Debate on Arts Central TV Singapore
Guest of Honour, art exhibition, The Substation Singapore
2000 Only Singapore-based journalist sent to the Olympics Arts Festival Sydney
Singapore Press Holdings newscom award, for work on Singapore Arts Fest Singapore
Participated in Arts Debate on Arts Central TV Singapore
1998 Speaker, “Indian Art—A Historical Perspective”, Rotary Club Jakarta
1997 Speaker, “The Art Process”, Jakarta International School Jakarta
1996 Award from Jakarta Media Communications for Journalism Jakarta
1995 Grant from Action Theatre, Singapore, to write a full length Singaporean play Singapore
Speaker, National Museum of Singapore, on Asian/Indian arts Singapore
Member, The Writers’ Lab, TheatreWorks Singapore
1994 Authored the plays “Cards” performed at The Black Box (1995) & as part of Lab Report 6 (1994)
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