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The incandescent nature of confidence and success booming up the presence of a girl who twirls at the dance of life- very closely defining The Vanca Girl!
Pallavi Rebbapragada is a leading journalist and an author by choice. She is drawn to her profession in the media and says that it is the best decision she has made. To give truth the limelight that it deserves and flash a rainbow of perspectives into the sky is her vision for change.
The book of Pallavi’s beloved observations on life
Her book Upon a Bright Red Bench is the bittersweet telling of relationships, the charisma, the nostalgia, the sense of longing that lingers on even after they end. The relationships in life that make us what we are and define us in a certain way are detailed graphically in her book. There’s a subtle shock value in these stories narrated by a bench.
Just like her book, Pallavi seeks to define life by stepping outside the frame and re-looking at experiences like a writer, and a journalist; intrigued yet detached. Her confidence is derived from the sights and scenes her journalism has taken her to – from dark alleys in India’s urban villages, to the luxury properties in the Middle East, to Europe’s valleys and watchmaking hubs to the homes of artists in the Far EastHer pen has seen the blinding colours of fashion and luxury and dived through the dark alleys of crude realities of life like death, drugs and homelessness. Ask her what keeps her on the go and she says, “Home is, where the printing press is.”
The Vanca Girl according to Pallavi is fearless and does not deter from making tough choices, she gives colours a chance…The Vanca Girl unknowingly sets trends! We can see the bright hues of summer covering her immense persona and shimmering accessories of the season defining her sleek statement.
A Fashionista with a streak of Confidence
According to her, women can fight their own battles. The talent of sustenance is inherent in them. When asked about the challenges faced by women of the generations gone by – she replied very confidently that any challenge lies only in the mind, it is imagined, it is hype. She feels women before her have done great things, and women after her will do great things and everyday in India, a lot of women win discreet fights that nobody knows of and that is what we need to remember. She says, “My only advice is that women should not victimise themselves. We don’t require any sympathy or empathy. Be proud of your struggle for it will turn into your story one day.”
What pushes to do what she does is injustice and denial. She rebels at the sight of it, fighting big wars with nothing but a pen. Is there any poison deadlier than ink, she asks? Her style is momentary, it alters with her mood and with the seasons. From Spring Summer to Autumn Winter, from the ramp to the street, the only thing that remains constant in life is change.
The Vanca Girl of this month lives by the famous quote from Allama Iqbal- “Sitaron ke aage jahaan aur bhi hai.”