Sometimes it’s the situations in life that mould our paths!
This podcast talks about; when there was no ray of hope left in this world, how calligraphy served as a medium of expression for the artist Nidhi. Nidhi underwent a serious accident, where she broke both her legs and was bedridden for 9 months. This is an inspirational story, where Nidhi didn’t lose hope and brought her words onto paper with brush. She also talks about the support of her husband and his presence that constantly motivated her to do calligraphy. And now it has turned into her passion.
For Nidhi, it’s a joy that fosters inspiration through the art of pointed-pen, calligraphy.
NITIN – Walt disney ka ek quote hai – ‘Around year however we don’t look backward for very long, we keep moving forward opening up new doors and doing new things, because we are curious, because curiosity keeps leading us down new paths.” Indibaat ke is adhyaya ke andar, jismein hum Jaipur Creative commune creators ke saath mein unki junoon aur unke passion aur unki pehchan ke baare mein baat kar rahe hain. Kaise jo log hain unki zindagi ke andar ek wo cheez jisne unki zindagi ko badal diya, unko pehchaan di, unko naya aayam diya. Isi kadi mein humare saath hain Nidhi Joshi, jo ek calligrapher artiat hain, aaj unse unki zindagi ke kuch lamhein hum sajha kartein hain. Toh Nidhi, tell us something about yourself, tell us about your upbringing, your family and what leads you to where you are right now.
NIDHI – Hi Nitin, thank you for this opportunity, this is a very beautiful platform where artists get to tell their stories, there is nothing beautiful like that! So, thank you so much for that. Meri upbringing hui Alleppy mein, wo ek chota sa district hai Kerala mein, South mein, aur hum wahi par hi pale bade hue. Ghar pe meri mummy,chote bhiya aur sister hain, mere papa ka naam Bharat Bhushan Joshi hai, aur meri mummy ka naam Saroj Joshi hai. Mere bade bhaiya hain Neerav Joshi aur meri choti sister hain, Mananika Joshi aur aap unko already jaante hain. Toh haan humari upbringing bahot hi artistic mahol mein hui, aur ,ere papa mummy kaafi hi creative the. Hum roz hi kuch na kuch naya likhte aur banate, bunte dekha hai. Toh mujhe lagta hai ki unke genes ke through hi humein mila, jo bhi hum aaj hain, aur hum mein artistic skills hain, chote-bade roop mein, aap jaisa bhi samjh lijiye. So i think ki unhonein hi humein ye talet diya hai aur aaj main jahan hoon main usi wajah se hi hoon. Toh aisa hi mera manna hai.
NITIN – Toh Nidhi ek cheez hi main aapse poochna chahunga ki humesha aisa hota hai ki zindagi ke andar ek moment aata hai, hum kehte haina ki zindagi mein do baar paida hote hain, pehli baar jab humara birth hota hai aur doosri baar jab humein apni life ka purpose pata chalta hai. Aur aam taur pe ye jo pirpose hota hai wo chota ya bada hota hai aur ek ghumaav aata hai aur kuch unexpected hota hai aur tab ye pata padta hai. Toh kya aapki zindagi mein bhi kuch aisa hua hai, jisne aapki zindagi ko ghumaav diya hai aur ek soch ko naya mukaam diya hai?
NIDHI – haan ye baat apne bahot shai boli ki hum sabki life mein ek turning point toh zaroor aata hai, aap kabhio usko notice karlete ho aur kabhi use notice nhn kar paate ho aur kabhi kabhi wo apne aap, khud ko zaahir kar deta hai. Toh wo notice mein aa hi jata hai. Toh aisa incident mere saath ek baar hua tha, mere job ke first day pe. Main join karne jaa rahi thi tabhi mera waapas aate time, main apna orientation day finish karke waapas aarahi thi toh train se aana padta hai humein, toh return ke time main train se gir gayi thi. Ruki hui train thi, but accident itni buri tarah se hua tha ki pair mud gaya tha ankle ki taraf se. Aur mere pair ki dono haddiyan toot gayi thi, aur mujhe agle din surgurey karke ek rod, aur chaar screws dalwaane pade the pair ke andar and I was bed wridden for a lot many days, for about 8 months or so. Main apne dno pairon pe nahi chal paati thi aur job nahi karti thi, toh aisa haal tha. Aur usi time pe I got an opportunity to learn calligraphy aur mere friends ne mujhe kafi gifts wagehra diye the, wo art relate dhi the, pen, paper, canvas and paper. Toh maine socha ki chalo baithe hi hain, let’s do something aur wahin se meri calligraphy ki journey shuru hui and I thought ki chalo lets do it! And now I am doing calligraphy full-time. Aur main ek turning point maanti hoon apni life ka aur isne mera poora route hi change kar diya, main jahan jaa rahi thi, aur main aaj jahan hoon , wo dono bahut hi differnet hain aaj ki date mein.
NITIN – Main kaafi had tak aapki story ke saath kaafi relevant feel kar sakta hoon Nidhi, kyunki maine bhi apni life mein ek near death experience dekha hai aur us near death experience ke baad mein maine jis tareeke se cheezon ko dekha aur samjha wo kaafi badal gaya hai. Ek last question hai aapke saath ki jo aapka ye passion hai, kitna important role hai aapke better half ka us idea aur thought ko nurture karne ke andar.
NIDHI – I am so sorry nitin ki aapko is tareeke se ek life changing incident tak jaana pada, but main glad bhi hoon ki it turned into a positive skill and that’s your skill and I congratulate you for that. Toh haan mere husband ka kaafi role hai in what I am today. Spouse ka support ka hona bahut zaroori hota hai, not physically or monetarily but morally. But jab aapko koi trust karta hai aapki activities pe, tab aapka confidence do rahe ho jaata hai, ismein koi doubt nhn hai. Meri poori family mere saath shuru se hi thi, but mere husband ko mere saath warm up hone mein bahut time laga because mere shauk bahot jaldi change hote hain, mujhe aaj kuch pasand hotsa hai aur kal kuch aur. Maine photography try kiya hai, kabhi main bolti thi mujhe singing karna hai, kabhi mujhe lagta tha ki mujhe art shop kholna hai. Main aisi hi hoon, toh he was unsure ki ye calligraphy aaj kar rahi hai, kal karegi ya nhn, iska koi bharosa nhn hai. But then he saw me doing calligraphy everyday with so much passion, jab main tired hoti thi tab bhi main raat ko uthke, jag ke karti thi calligraphy. So he realised that main bahut interested hoon calligraphy mein, and that i have found my passion in. and he has told me ki Nidhi this is the first time you have stuck with something for so long and that hit me hard. He was there with me while i was recovering and he sat with me and he also did the art ki hum dono ka man bana rahe, bure time ko main ache se nikaal paaun. He was the first investor in my business. Toh unhonein monetarily bhi mujhe support kiya aur aaj bhi mujhe kisi events mein jaana hota hai toh agar ho paata hai toh wo defdinitely mere saath aatein hain aur support kartein hain. Toh support full hai, koi kami nhn hai family aur husband ki taraf se. 100 percent support hai, aur har insaan ko validation zaroori hoti hai, toh ye mere liye bahut zaroori hai. I am happy that main ye continue kar paa rahi hoon and I thank that I am driven by my family for that.
NITIN – Bahut bahut badhai ho Nidhi, jo kaam aap kar rahi hain Nidhi. Kaafi log last tak isi cheez ko figure out kartye rehtein hain ki unhein sukoon kis cheez ka milta hai, main umeed karta hoon ki aapki jo ye kahaani hai wo aur bhi kaafi log ko inspire karegi, ye nhn ki kya unka passion hai, but unko identify karne ke saath mein us pledge ko lene ke liye, us initiative kop lene ke liye aur usko jeene ke liye. Thank you so much for being with us ! thank you!
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