Ten years ago, Mandakini Mathur, her family, Suresh Pungati, and five skilled tribal craftsmen, started a non-profit initiative that involved a traditional method of creating beautiful pieces of art through rock-metal casting. Mandakini and her family started Devrai Art Village at their home in Panchgani.
She loves playing with colours and other stuff people use to bring life to a blank canvas. She says, “I started drawing at a very early age. As early as 2 I think. I started drawing random stuff and my mom kept them all in a file.” Unfortunately, she doesn’t know where that file is.
Someone recently asked how my life would differ had I not had a child with a disability. I can tell you honestly, undoubtedly and genuinely, it would be way less exciting, less interesting, and less fulfilling.
If you want to know how to treat a child with autism…look to their sibling, they will show you.
“Our son, Ayush, was diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorder 18 years ago. Pervasive developmental disorder not otherwise specified was the clinical diagnosis.” says Preeti Savur, the supermom who found inspiration in her children.