Living the life

Photos: Pornprom Satrabhaya

It's typical nowadays to hear about an up and coming young artist, and if you think Ananya Birla is just another one of those, then you are sorely mistaken. True, the 22-year-old from India released her single, Livin' the Life back in November. But that's not all there is to Ananya. At 17, she founded Svatantra Microfinance, all the while studying at the University of Oxford and playing gigs. She also co-founded two other companies. The artist/entrepreneur was recently in Bangkok working on the remix of her single which is now out on iTunes and Spotify. Guru sat down with her to ask her some questions, while simultaneously feeling guilty that we haven't done half as much with our lives.

How've you found Bangkok so far?

I love it. It's really nice. I've actually been to Bangkok about two or three times before. I was here for the water festival with my friend and we had no idea what was going on. We were completely drenched. The entire street was just going crazy. Someone just came and poured a huge bucket of cold water over my head. It was insane.

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