Art is therapy for HSR layout resident

Shail Pandey (59), a resident of HSR Layout is a dedicated artist. She uses various mediums like charcoal, acrylic, water colour, beads, etc to create paintings, sketches, collages, and even cushion covers and throws. New to Bangalore (she moved here last year after having spent 35 years in Mumbai), she finds the city laid back, and the people friendly and easy going. The only thing that puts her off are the auto rickshaws , who she finds rude and uninterested in work.

One of Shail Pandey’s creations (pic: Meera)

Diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease a decade back, she finds a creative outlet in painting. She has also been involved with the Parkinson’s Disease Society of Karnataka. Part of the proceeds from her art goes to this advocacy and support group for people with Parkinson’s disease, a degenerative disorder of the nervous system. Inspite of the disease affecting motor skills, Shail keeps herself active and busy with her art and the many new friends she has made here!


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Meera K is the co-founder of Citizen Matters, the award-winning civic media platform. She also helped initiate Open City, an urban data platform ( Meera is an Ashoka Fellow, recognised for her work building open knowledge platforms that allow citizens to collaborate and improve their cities. She is Founder-trustee at Oorvani Foundation.

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  1. Really appreciate people like Ms.Pandey. They give other people the motivation and inspiration in life. Would like to see her paintings.Does she hold any exhibitions? How to get in touch with Ms Pandey.

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