Aaina, which in Urdu means mirror,  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 Alpa Dave and Rumela Ganguly.

The Aaina festival is produced by Tasveer registered 501c3 non profit organization

Aaina 2014 Team

Aaina Festival Director:

Tasveer Executive Director:

Yoni Ki Baat Co-Directors:

Gardner Center & SAAM Liaison:

Rituja Indapure (rituja@tasveer.org)

Rita Meher (rita@tasveer.org)

Alpa Dave & Rumela Ganguly 

Sarah Loudon 

Youth Voices:

Artist Showcase: 

Community Speaks: 

Meenakshi Rishi

Shelly Krishnamurty

Neena Makhija & Kiran Dhillon



Volunteer Coordinator:

Alka Kurian & Rita Meher

Sushma Thomas & Rita Meher

Tameem Ansari & Madhuri Kudaravalli



Graphic Design:


Rajesh Korde & Dinesh Korde

Gauri Kulkarni

Brandon McIntosh (Kali Productions)

Marketing & Media:




Anusha Gosh Roy & Madhuri Kudaravalli

Dinesh Korde (StudioDisha)

Doug Auerbach


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Executive Director: Rita Meher rita@tasveer.org