So who's wearing 'Suman Mishra Jewelry'?
Madhu Malhotra: My super-senior from the Tata Institute of Social Sciences and a leading figure in Amnesty International. Although she lives in London and we've only ever met once through a common friend, Madhu feels like a kindred spirit in that I share many of her political views and feelings and it makes following her insightful posts on Face Book very engaging. Seen here with her dog, keeping it casual with a pair or 'Suman Mishra Jewelry' earrings (above).
Rakhi Sahay : One of the most fun-loving people I know, with a devil-may-care attitude that is envigourating. We were together for 5 years through college and have kept in touch since. Rakhi has worked extensively with organisations working to provide better access to finance and technology to ensure financial inclusion. Spent good number of years developing training material on process efficiency and social communication. Her core work mainly revolves around knowledge management and strategic communication. Loves travelling and is a big foodie. I know that the one things she misses desperately in Indonesia is 'Indian Chinese' (food).
Sumana Mukherjee : A friend from my journalism days, Sumana is one of the first who encouraged my jewelry-making whole-heartedly. Sumana is a consulting editor with Forbes India. Avid Traveller and Foodie.
Seen here wearing 'The Orange Explosion Necklace' from the Bohovillea Collection, shortened to suit her style. She cleverly wears the same piece around her wrist to create a jangle-y charm bracelet (with her husband Jayaditya in the picture below).
Madhavi Sharma: Madhavi and I crossed paths at TISS, where we both pursued our Masters degrees in Social Work. Madhavi is a Lifestyle Counselor and Diabetes Educator and has been involved in Health related Research in Africa through the University of Botswana and UNICEF. She effortlessly combines a contemporary Suman Mishra ear piece with a traditional saree on the occassion of Durga Puja. Seen here with her husband Vivek Karmokar who is a modern visual artist.
Monika Mathur: I met Monika in TISS, Mumbai, where Monika pursued her Masters degree in Social Work and I kept trying to run away from it. Of the latter she is one of the closest witnesses since we happened to share a room for a year. She currently lives in Bhutan, is an avid 'Kindle'-r, a creative mother and an inspired photographer of nature. We are back in touch after many years, thanks to Facebook, Skype and telepathy.
Sarah Kitchener: Younger sister to one of my closest friends KImberly (after whom the collection 'Kimberlite' is named). An intrepid traveller, a compassionate and concerned conservationist and a keen cook. Her chicken schnitzels are to die for and her Hindi is getting quite effective after 3 long stays in India. Her deep respect for 'the other' is something I am inspired by. I look forward to her insightful work on creative waste management.