After spending over 20 years in the Corporate world as Media Planner, Buyer and Communication & Brand Consultant, annu is devoting most of her time and energy to facilitating transformation in people and their lives. Having dealt with innumerable emotional, financial and physical challenges in her own life, annu made sharing her learnings with people to support them as a way of life. She found that her spiritual journey within, through meditation and understanding of the Scriptures, has enabled her to be in the position of not only living a happy and peaceful life but also being able to guide people to deal with their own issues.
She conducts Workshops, holds Musings & Mystical Art Sessions, gives personal counseling sessions, does guided meditations as well as writes extensively on the subject of spirituality and interpretations of traditional wisdom in the modern context. She is invited to speak at forums such as YPO, Interfaith gatherings, Zorba the Buddha and also as a Visiting Master at Ananda in the Himalayas. She is a Coach and Counselor to many people including successful corporate people and some celebrities from the performing arts and Cinema. Read the FAQs section to learn more about her approach towards adding value to peoples’ lives.
Constantly looking for opportunities to touch and impact more lives through her writing and events, Annu launched her first book ‘Aavirbhhav’ – Hindu Deities Guidance & Meditation Cards. She spent over two years developing & completing this system of Guidance based entirely on traditional Hindu wisdom. The book was launched at the Constitutional Club of India on 25th August 2017. TOI reported –
“The star-studded event was graced by the presence of several eminent personalities from various fields with the Chiefguest of the evening being the Padma Vibhushan awardee, veteran educationalist Dr. Karan Singh.
Cricketer Gautam Gambhir, Shooter and Olympic Gold winner Abhinav Bindra, Harbeen Arora, Global Chairperson of All Ladies League and Women Economic Forum, artist Arpana Caur, were also present among others.”
Aavirbhaav is a synthesis of Annu’s journey of self-exploration and meditation that amalgamates concepts and beliefs from the numerous systems that exist in the rich Indian culture and presents it in a self-help format of guidance cards. Each card is a representation of deities from various traditions including Vedas, Puranas, Tantra, etc.
She was awarded for being an ‘Iconic woman making the world a better place for All’ at the Women Economic Forum 2017 in New Delhi.
Though she is a post-graduate in Economics and has received no formal training in Art, she participates in Art shows with her mystical art paintings, which have been very well received. She was awarded for ‘Excellence in Art’ by the Bharat Nirman Foundation in 2016 and Tathastu Award 2017 for her outstanding contribution to Art. She was nominated for the HT Woman Award : Culture Master in 2018. Images of her paintings can be seen in the Mystical Art Gallery and her writings can be read on her blog Musings.
Her message to people is – “To experience peace and beauty and joy is everyone’s right. If it currently eludes you, to search for it far and wide is your right and you should make it a priority.”
As part of her attempt at making traditional wisdom relevant to modern times, annu runs a Café Spirituality group. An open freewheeling discussion at a pre determined time in a coffee shop over a cup of coffee and muffins- a modern version of Satsang. The idea is gaining traction and is allowing people of all ages and mindsets to meet in a friendly environment and have meaningful conversations, enhancing their own and others’ understanding and hence imbibing a more collaborative approach. For eg. in one of the sessions she encouraged a discussion on the efficacy of mantras. The people attending have been as varied as House Wives, Vedantin Sadhu, officials from MNCs, Fashion Designers, Entrepreneurs, Doctor, Students and Civil Servants.
There is a deep, inner joy that Annu is connected with, which reflects in everything she does and which automatically fills the spaces she meanders through. Her art, writing, and the insights she brings into seemingly clichéd religious icons constantly remind me of this rare element of connectedness she has.
A beautiful instance of the external world mirroring the inner. It reflects in the empathetic intuitiveness of her interactions with people, and the profound shifts she effortlessly ushers in for them. If you haven’t in some way got a taste of her honest, happy mien, do it soon, since you are still sharing the same time-space dimension with her… who knows what giddy adventure she has created for herself next…
– Chandrika RK,(Film Maker, Meta-physician)