WELLESLEY, MA—Mona Kumar, an art, film and fashion enthusiast who has been involved with Boston's Museum of Fine Arts for many years, now has her own art gallery. In February this year, she purchased J. Todd Gallery in Wellesley, MA. It is one of the largest arts galleries in New England.
Located at 572 Washington Street in Wellesley, J. Todd Gallery has been serving New Englanders for about three decades. In an exclusive interview with INDIA New England News, Kumar talks about her art journey and the world of arts.
Kumar, a resident of Boston who also works as a real estate agent with Coldwell Banker in the city, says what motivates her in life is her passion for art, film and fashion. Here are the excerpts from the interview:
INDIA New England News: What type of art you yourself like? Are you a collector, too?
MONA KUMAR: I have been passionate about art almost all my life and being Bengali, it comes with my heritage.
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A resident of Oklahoma state, Boominathan has recently earned his graduation from Oklahoma School of Science and Mathematics.
By Amit Kapoor
India, since Independence, has achieved modest success when it comes to some aspects of public health, but much remains to be done for the future.
At the time of Independence, the life expectancy at birth for an individual in India was 32 years, it has more than doubled to 66 years in 2013. Similarly, the infant mortality rate (IMR or the number of babies who die before their first birthday in a given year per 1,000 live births in that year) has gone down from 164 in early 1950s to 40 in 2013.