Kanakavalli’s November Vignette Shanno Ravi spent the first eighteen years of her life living across the African continent, before moving to India which is now her home. In this delightful conversation, Shanno reminisces about her childhood, from being waylaid by wild elephants on a safari, to learning to tell which wild berries were edible, as well as about her journey to India as a young adult. Coming back to the present, Shanno tells us about discovering a love for running, and about the unique experience of running half marathons with millions of people, and yet feeling entirely and powerfully alone. Shanno finds her work with the Rotary immensely rewarding, while travel is integral to who she is. Taking a moment to browse through the Kanakavalli repertoire, Shanno curates a selection of fine kanjivarams that speak to her sense of understated elegance. Read the entire conversation on our blog and shop the collective right here.