“I was diagnosed with a rare form of auto immune disease named ‘Crohns’ sometime between my early teens. So far there has been no cure for this but that has never stopped me from following my heart. I am a dentist by profession and a bharatanatyam dancer by passion! I am currently completing my MS in Dentistry and I have a clinic I practice at with a senior dentist, at Valasaravakkam.
I started dancing at the age of 4 and my love for this wonderful art form is still intact, since the past 20 years. I run my own dance school in two different places and through this, I teach kids from marginalized communities at nominal rates or free of cost.
In the midst of this over growing pandemic, I have been doing my part by testing people for symptoms and alerting the officials. My diagnosis doesn’t allow me the privilege like other doctors as I am more prone to catching the virus but, with some precautions, I am continuing to do my part for the society.
As a simple gesture of showing our gratitude to the first responders, I choreographed a natyam dance where I portray the actions of each and every one of them. Being a witness to how my uncle, who had recently landed from Australia, got traced by the police for the symptoms, I was in awe of the services these people have been rendering so selflessly to keep our society safe and secure!
I am not sure how long this is going to prolong but I will continue doing my part for the society! Together, we will come out of this pandemic real soon and we will live to tell the tale of how we braved this one big storm together.”
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