Aaina, which in Urdu means mirror, focuses on and celebrates the artistic work of and about South Asian women. This year's festival includes film, visual and performance art, speakers, and conversations aimed at highlighting issues relevant to South Asian women. The spotlight event of Aaina is Yoni Ki Baat, which will be directed by Sangeeta Naidu and Meenakshi Rishi.

The Aaina festival is produced by Tasveer, a Washington State registered non-profit organization. Tasveer is waiting for its 501c3 non-profit status

Aaina 2013 Team

Tasveer Executive Director:

Aaina Festival Director:

YKB Co-Directors:


Gardner Center & SAAM Liaison:


Rita Meher (rita@tasveer.org)

Rituja Indapure

Sangeeta Naidu

Meenakshi Rishi

Sarah Loudon


Festival Writer:


Gauri Shringarpure

Shelly Krishnamurty

Youth Voices:

Bipahsa Mukherjee

Nimisha Ghosh Roy

Community Speaks:



Bipasha Mukerjee

Uma Rao

Archana Verma

Prachi Vora

Marketing & Media:

Anusha Gosh Roy

Gauri Shringarpure

Dinesh Korde (Studio Disha)


Sushma Thomas


Aaron Williams (GiveCloud)

Volunteer Coordinator:

Kiran Dhillon

Graphic Design:

Rita Meher

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Executive Director: Rita Meher rita@tasveer.org