10th Aaina: Meet Our Lovely YKB Directors!

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Meet Our Fabulous YKB Directors!


Even though my family hails from the Fiji Islands, I am a native to the Pacific Northwest. My childhood memories included American horror movies, rock music and, the now infamous, deer curry. These things set me apart and often left me feeling more American than Indian. 
In 2011, my childhood friend Sangeeta Naidu offered to direct the 2012 Yoni Ki Baat. She asked me to perform. Little did I know that performing in YKB would be the change that I had yearned for in my life. The doors to my ancestral side swung open and I felt the hole inside of me start to fill. The experience filled me with so much love and joy! Without a second thought, I performed again in the 2013. My journey through another year of YKB was again life changing. This time I would like to give back to the community and platform that gifted me with a new home and family.
Ashika Chand has helped organize several award winning teams for the 48 Hour Film Project. In her down time she enjoys spending time with family, friends and her best buddy, Aruna, her dog.

I have always believed in the transformative power of storytelling, especially through art forms. I’ve explored my own stories through experimentation with various forms of art for most of my life, dabbling in theater, diving deep with ceramics and glass art, and playing with textures through visual art and with metaphors in the poems that reveal themselves to me from time to time. 

Through my work, I work closely with nonprofits to help them write new chapters in their own stories by helping them adopt and adapt to advances in technology. Whether it is creating a new dashboard with charts, or an improved online experience, this ‘art’ of a different kind energizes me immensely. I can see how this kind of creative expression leads to transformation on many levels.
I know for a fact that there is a One-Part-Artist in residence within each of us. I can see how getting in touch with this wonderful space brings a new layer of meaning and purpose to our lives. And this is the work I want to continue to build upon. 

Pallavi Garg works at 501 Commons as Senior Strategist & Database Services Manager.

AAINA: Gupshup


Gupshup features visual art by local South Asian women. If you are a local South Asian woman and would like to participate in displaying your artwork, please fill out the application by March 20, 2015. 
Here is the link to the application
10th Aaina – Call for Volunteers 
South Asian Women’s Focus @ Seattle Asian Art Museum 
April 24th-26th, 2015
Interested in having fun, meeting new people and helping Tasveer? Sign up to volunteer for the 10th Aaina. Please email Aaina Co-Director Rituja Korde: rituja@tasveer.org
India’s Daughter: A Community Forum 

We have created a forum to come share your thoughts on this film and its affect on you. We want to know what you are thinking and what we can do as a community. Please join Tasveer and India Association of Western Washington (IAWW) on

What: Film Screening and Discussion of India’s Daughter
When: Thursday, March 19th, 7.00 p.m.
Cost: FREE
Where: North Bellevue Community Center, 4063 148th Ave NE, Bellevue WA


More Updates Coming Soon
  • New office space for Tasveer
  • Save the dates for 10th SSAFF: October 16th – 25th, 2015 If you want to be part of the planning team of SSAFF this year, please drop a line to rita@tasveer.org

Tasveer is a 501c3 non-profit organization. Its mission is to curate thought-provoking artistic work of South Asians through films, forums, visual art, and performances that engage and empower the community.  www.tasveer.org
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