Belonging to DehraDun and having had her entire education
from the best convent schools in Nainital and DehraDun,
her areas of interest are a unique mix of arts, crafts and
IP (Intellectual Property) issues.
Being the daughter of an IFS forest officer, she should
have ideally got into IPR issues related to Bio Diversity,
but her being of a creative and innovative bent of mind,
she became deeply involved with IPR issues pertaining to
Cultural Diversity and protection of Cultural Knowledge,
which was something very novel at the time she began
researching and working in the area.
in and toured all over Uttaranchal, UP, Bihar , Delhi and
now Rajasthan, with spending more than a decade in Mumbai
and a year in Sapporo- Hokkaido, the northern most island
of Japan- she has been exposed a vast variety and range of
art & culture. She began with some research on Garhwal
Paintings and went on to work a lot on the “Kota Doria”
fabric of Rajasthan. Her passion is to get the deserving
creative communities their rights and commercial benefits
for use of their creative genius and knowledge base.
Moreover she wants to spread IPR awareness in India.
on the urgent need for an ‘IPR Infrastrucutre’ for India
and would very much like everybody, from individuals to
businesses, to improve their ‘Patent Potential’ or
‘Patential’ as she calls it.”
interview, taken by Times of India, published in Bangalore