“WOMEN TODAY ARE CAPABLE OF DOING EVERYTHING-AND-ANYTHING; APPRECIATION FROM OUTER WORLD SHOULD NOT HOLD THE UTMOST IMPORTANCE, BUT RATHER YOUR INNER SATISFACTION SHOULD TAKE PRECEDENCE,” -Chunchun Devani

Chunchun’s love for Sanskrit and Devanagari calligraphy has stemmed from the thought that we as Indians, need to portray our culture in every possible way, and keep it alive not only traditionally but in a contemporary manner too, one can choose any art form. Being a creative person, Chunchun constantly portrays Sanskrit shlokas and Devanagari scripts in beautiful and vibrant art works / wall art.

An architect by profession – a passionate, very creative calligrapher – pursuer of photography and a great cook, Chunchun Devani is a perfect example of today’s liberal modern woman, but still deeply connected and great promoter of Indian Culture. Chunchun’s passion and zest towards her craft are blatantly evident – be it an architectural drawing or any of her calligraphy art works especially the ones in Sanskrit and Devanagari.

At the tender age of Eight, Chunchun realised her professional calling is ‘architecture’. Daughter to a Military Engineering Serviceman, once while accompanying her father onto a tour of a submarine at Vishakhpatnam she noticed two men working over a drafting board. For a young girl it was quite fascinating to watch them working on something complicated. On asking her father who they were, her father informed her that they were architects. Young Chunchun then thought that if she were an architect she too could be on a submarine. And so her journey began in pursuit of her architecture degree.

After attaining her degree and a few years of practice she got married and had two lovely daughters. In order to give her daughters and family her undivided attention she discontinued her practice but then took up calligraphy. At the age of forty she once again began her practice as an architect, and today she continues to work and has completed many noted projects in a work-from-home environment.

Throughout her journey it has been her husband who has always encouraged and supported her every endeavour. Even though Chunchun did have it tough at the start of her career being a woman, she still moved ahead. Many a times in order to convince her male associates she had to do the job herself and make them realise that she knew her craft, better.

Chunchun believes that one should face up to their problems or troubles in life and still move ahead both with enthusiasm and dignity. Her ‘never say die’ attitude’ is her major strength. She has a remarkable drive to learn something new constantly everyday – taking one day at a time head on -this is Chunchun Devani: architect, calligrapher, passionate photographer, cook -and last but not the least, a marvellous mother.