Hard times, but there is hope: Artist Shahabuddin Ahmed

Celebrated Bangladeshi artist Shahabuddin Ahmed, a 1971 Bangladeshi war commander, is in New Delhi as a resident-artist at Rashtrapati Bhawan, where he will also exhibit select works in a solo show titled Shanti, presented by Ganges Art Gallery. The 67-year-old artist, settled in Paris for over four decades, talks about his art and whether themes of war, peace and immigration influence his work.

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Bhavesh Bhatia, the blind founder of a multi-crore company

Paralympian, trekker and entrepreneur, visually-impaired Bhavesh Chandubhai Bhatia founded Sunrise Candles, which is run by over 2,280 blind individuals and enjoys a turnover over Rs. 25 crores. He was recently awarded by the Nipman Foundation. He spoke to Premjit Mohapatra about his journey.

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