Manjri’s vibrant Instagram account gives us all an insight into what a lively, warm and vibrant person she is and she’s not afraid to try new things in life. In fact she embraces everything life has to offer. At her insta account @manjrivarde you can view her stunning artwork, some full of life video’s giving us all motivation to enjoy our life and be passionate in everything we do.
Q1. Tell us about yourself, your family.
I am a single grandmother of three! Mother of two happily married kids. And mother-in-law of two wonderful people!
Q2. Has art, painting always attracted you? Did you gain any kind of formal training?
Yes. Art was always on my mind. I studied Applied Art for 5 years.
Q3. What has been your proudest moment?
When I stood in the beautiful house I built from scratch in Alibaug.
Q4. As a homemaker, did you plan for your retirement?
A homemaker, especially a woman,never retires and neither does an artist!
Q5. A whole lot of us accept age as a challenge and compromise on our dreams. What were some of the challenges you faced and how did you overcome them?
I never thought of age as a challenge. It is a biological certainty and going gracefully with it is the only option.
Q6. What part of your life experience would you alter if you had the chance to do so?
I don’t think I would alter any experience as I have learned from all my mistakes. I may choose to be less passionate.
Q7. If you have to give one piece of advice to someone who’s looking to reinvent themselves, what will that be?
Open yourself. To all possibilities. Start saying ‘Yes’ to life’s adventures. You will surely get hurt but that is learning too. Stay open!