A collection of anecdotes by individuals, just like us, doing what they love
Bahaar Dhawan Rohtagi was often recognized as a ‘Lawyer by day, artist by night’. For five years, she juggled both professions until one day she decided to merge both her passions into one career. Recognized as one of Delhi NCR’s top 10 artists and awarded by ASSOCHAM at the SAARC Women Economic Forum, Bahaar talks to us about her love for art and law.
What led you down the road of becoming a lawyer and then an artist?
I was always good at academics and what was predominantly my family's choice became my own career choice. By my second year at law school, I realised that I loved the idea of being a lawyer. I thoroughly enjoyed drafting, mooting, researching and analysing. I admired the courage of all the advocates in the Court of law and fancied that soon, I would be the one on top of things. That sense of control and ability to display presence of mind was very fascinating. Art had however, always remained an alter-ego.
At 22, Pavithra Chari is the co-creator of the contemporary classical duo Shadow and Light, a student of Hindustani Classical Music under Smt. Shubha Mudgal, a music educator at Music Basti, a Bharatanatyam dancer trained under Ms. Kanaka Srinivasan and a UNESCO-certified expressive arts therapist. Inspired by the art she creates and children she teaches, Pavithra decided to pursue the performing arts full-time after her undergraduate studies in Psychology from Lady Shri Ram College.
Despite the numerous challenges faced in the competitive music industry, Pavithra has held her own.