Charu Srinivasan, Kanakavalli’s February Vignette, is Partner Director of Engineering at Microsoft where she has worked for over two decades, and she is also so much more. She is a woman from a family of strong, independent women, a beginner bonsai gardener, and an amateur Carnatic singer. Charu seeks balance in everything she does, exploring the many facets of her personality, from the analytical to the creative. Charu is committed to inclusivity at the workplace through mentoring, while her own mentor and role model is her mother, whose grace still inspires her. For Charu, the value of being a lifelong learner lies in being vulnerable about what you don’t know, while beauty, she says, is a willingness to examine one’s own imperfections. Taking a moment out of a busy schedule to browse through the Kanakavalli repertoire, Charu curates a collection of kanjivarams as vibrant as she is. Read the entire conversation on our journal, and shop the curation right here.