Graduated from St. Bede's
college, Shimla and born in Pune, our artist of the month Ms. Rashmi Singhal comes from a
family that believes in national integration. Her father is a Punjabi, her mother a
Maharashtrian and she is married into a family from Uttar Pradesh. Her husband, Lt. Cdr.
S. Singhal is an officer of the Indian Navy and is now posted in Visakhapatnam for the
last 4 and 1/2 years. She has two lovely children and a beautiful Cocker-Spaniel. She has
been doing freelance writing for the last couple of years with middles in newspapers and
articles in Army and Navy magazines and has also taught French for a while. She devotes
time to oil-painting, sketching, calligraphy, ceramics and copper-enamelling. She has
written a story book for children called "My Friends at Sonnenshine" which has
recently been published and has also done the art sketching and calligraphy of a colouring
book for children in the U.S.A.
Being the daughter of an army officer, she
has travelled widely all over India and also spent a few years in Malaysia and the U.S.A.