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Good Grape's Grove

Greetings! Welcome to my grove of creations

of photographs, films,

& some writings.

My name is Vanshika

and this is how I see the world.....

Milestone Projects

a labour of love

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MIDNIGHT MIRAGE
(Short Film with Auroville Film Institute and HIAL)

2021 - Ladakh

A monastery atop a mountain.
The sublime night sky.
Monks of a different kind.
When they all come together, they create a poetic ode to childhood, freedom and dreams.
They create a mirage at midnight.

THE TRIBAL TASTE
(Coffee-Table Book + Film Series with TATA-CSR)

2022 - Assam, Jharkhand, Telengana

A three-month project with TATA- CSR along the eastern Adivasi coast of India. We explored and documented tribal culture and cuisine, one village and one tribe at a time. The end result was a book titled Re-Orthodoxed, on which I worked as a Chief Writer, and Photographer as well as a series of short films, for which I co-wrote the script.

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THE KONKAN COAST LIGHTHOUSE PROJECT 
(Coffee-Table Book with Govt. of India)

Gujarat and Maharashtra - 2024

A project undertaken by the Government of India (the Directorate General of Lighthouses and Lightships) and executed by Cosmos Creative Events to document 75 lighthouses all across the country. I worked as a Writer and Photographer on the project. The book was unveiled by Prime Minister Narendra Modi on 28th February 2024.

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About Me

Namaste. My name is Vanshika Bhatnagar and I am a 23-year-old filmmaker, photographer, writer, poet, and
story-listener.

 

I have traversed the length and breadth of India - from the Himalayas of Ladakh and Sikkim to the tribal villages of Telangana and the fertile flatlands of Assam to the deserts of Rajasthan and Gujarat. An ardent observer of life, each journey is as much inward as is outward. Each place, each face is a mirror, a map to reach Truth. 

 

Buddhism, indigenous communities, ecology, and education are some areas of my interest. Currently, I am learning how to ride a motorbike and write songs. I dream of visiting Tibet someday and mastering the art of meditation.

Withins and Withouts

A published collection of poetry

"And medicine, law, business, engineering - these are noble pursuits and necessary to sustain life.

But poetry, beauty, romance, love, these are what we stay alive for!"

-Prof. John Keating, Dead Poets Society (1989)

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Nominated for the 21st Century Emily Dickinson Award by Bookleaf Publishing

Filmography