I am an engineering researcher by profession, and equally passionate about art and science. I hold a joint PhD degree in mechanical engineering from IIT Bombay and Monash University, Melbourne. I am a self-taught artist. I love to work with portraits, mostly using soft pastels and charcoal. The attraction towards portraits began during my PhD period (2014) and I started to learn this art. Working with portraits makes me feel the richness and beauty of life.