I love the performing arts. Yet, being neither actor, singer, dancer or playwright, I see the only way to participate is to ensure the garments I create, contributes to the narrative of the performance or perfectly portrays the character of a performer. My explorations in costume creation found heartening validation, when I won the best costume design award at the META 2017 (Mahindra Excellence in Theater Awards), for the play Elephant in the Room by actor/director Yuki Elias.