Padma Shri Laila Tyabji is a renowned revivalist and founding member of DASTKAR. This event is a part of the series, Up Close and Personal with Padma Legends.
Laila Tyabji will be in conversation with Anju Maudgal Kadam, that will conclude with an interactive session with the audience.
This event is at the ITC Windsor as part of the ArtMantram Festival of Art Craft and Design Bangalore.
About Laila Tyabji
Laila Tyabji is Chairperson and founder member of DASTKAR, an NGO working with Crafts & Craftspeople in 25 states all over India. Laila's work with artisans over the last 45 years includes the chikan workers of SEWA Lucknow, Lambani tribals in Karnataka, and ari, sozni, mirror-work, and Kantha craftswomen in Kashmir, Kutch, Bihar and Bengal.
Previous to Dastkar, Laila studied art in Baroda and Japan, and worked as a freelance designer in textiles, graphics, interiors and the theatre.
She writes and speaks regularly on craft, design and social issues, and is part of numerous Government and non-government Committees and Boards on crafts, culture, education, and development.
She was awarded the Padma Shri in 2012. Other awards include the AID TO ARTISANS award in New York in 2002, the Kamaladevi Puraskar and the NIFT Lifetime Achievement Award.
Anju Maudgal Kadam is Founder and Chief Nurturer of the powerful internationally acclaimed movement, the #100sareepact, a platform for voices of women to build the narrative of their lives through the medium of the saree. She is also the Founder and Director of Webtv.in, a company that works to build effective communication for it’s clients.
She is an Ambassador for Pinkathon, India’s first Women’s Only Run. A firm believer in a fit mind and body leading to the unlocking of potential, she champions the cause for women’s health and fitness because a healthy woman can change and impact so many more lives. A mentor on the Sheroes platform, Anju urges women to be counted in the workforce too.