Maneesha Doshi studied Painting at the Faculty of
Fine Arts, Baroda (Diploma: 1990;PG Diploma in
Painting: 1994). She attended a Workshop in Painting
at Ecole des Beaux-Arts, Fontainebleau, France, 1989.
She has had Solo Shows in Ahmedabad, Mumbai, New
Delhi and Baroda. Her works have been in selected
for participation in several group shows in New Delhi,
Kolkata, Chennai, Mumbai, Ahmedabad and Baroda.
She has shown in the ‘Games People Play’ exhibition at
Artcore, UK in 2011.
Our cities and towns always had many natural ponds.
In one such town in my story, these ponds started
drying up as no one cared for them. During one very hot
summer, water became so scarce that the people began
to remember the time they enjoyed water bodies all
around in their environs. ‘’We need to give our ponds a
new lease of life,” someone proclaimed. “It is our water
and life”. Gradually a large number of people came
forward to support that idea. They contributed stones,
bricks, wood, glass and labour. It was like a festival. A
pond was dug up, steps were made. Water filled up in it
like in a dream, from nowhere and everywhere! What a
wonderful sight it was! The whole city was reflected in
it. There was no other place like this in the city.