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Through my art, I wanted to appeal to the terrorists to shun violence and work towards global peace. Mahatma Gandhi was the epitome of peace.

Sudarsan Pattnaik (Sand Artist)

I underwent a lot of harship when I started making sand art on the Puri beach at the tender age of eight. 

Sudarsan Pattnaik (Sand Artist)

The beach was my canvas and my fingers, the brush. Water gave shape to my sculpture and the only color needed was that of sand.

Sudarsan Pattnaik (Sand Artist)

Fortune smiled on me when I was 22 years. The Indian tourism department was impressed with my sand art and gave me a chance to show my skills on foreign shore.

Sudarsan Pattnaik (Sand Artist)

Unless you struggle, you do not know what life is.

Sudarsan Pattnaik (Sand Artist)

You have to keep trying to taste victory. You will reach a level for sure and there will be no looking back.

Sudarsan Pattnaik (Sand Artist)

It was more of a passion than inspiration. However, every passion should also have a motivation and an inspiration.

Sudarsan Pattnaik (Sand Artist)

Sometimes I feel disappointed that despite all the feats over the years, the government has never even sent a note of appreciation to me

Sudarsan Pattnaik (Sand Artist)

It is sometimes disappointing when you receive no recognition

Sudarsan Pattnaik (Sand Artist)

It was a very conscious effort at making design the most important aspect of the business and trying to take it to a level where each piece was being created, we were doing one piece of a kind-very bespoke jewelry-and and also, in a sense, extremely avantgarde, but also very traditional.

Raj Mahtani

Well, the thing is, I am known for sort-of twisting things a little bit, and changing things around.

Raj Mahtani

Being overdone is not the same as being over-the-top. I love being over-the-top, because I think its' almost like wearing a lot more than one can handle, but that's not the case.

Raj Mahtani

The government has not been an active participant in promoting jewellery or textile trade in eastern India

Raj Mahtani

I lived in Europe for nine years, and moved to Kolkata to start my label. I felt there was no soul in the diamond business. I started my creations in 2000. 

Raj Mahtani

Like a musician, an artist, you basically have to be a good visualizer. You have to be able to stretch your mind, and the visualization gives you the confidence to take your designs further.

Raj Mahtani

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