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Shefali Vaidya

Shefali Vaidya

Shefali Vaidya is an award-winning multi-lingual author, newspaper columnist, motivational speaker and textile enthusiast. She writes and speaks regularly on art and craft, handlooms weaving, temple architecture as well as on social and political issues.


She is working closely with several think-tanks and trusts working to preserve Indic arts, crafts culture and thought. She has successfully curated and moderated conferences on Indian textiles and temple architecture for Indic Academy. 

Some of Shefali’s most rewarding and exciting projects involved running successful social media campaigns to open new income avenues for handloom weavers based in Bihar, Assam, Karnataka and Odisha. 

Shefali holds a Masters degree in Mass Communications from the University of  Pune, an advanced post-graduate diploma in Spanish language and a post-graduate diploma in Indology. Shefali is an Ananta Leadership Fellow.

Currently, Shefali is busy working on her books in English, Marathi and Konkani, raising three opinionated teenagers and one unruly dog and growing her own vegetables. She lives in Pune, India with her family.

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