I was born to draw and create. Art is a way of carrying on a tradition and knowledge. It involves creativity, which grows from human experience, thoughts and communication. Hyderabad, my hometown, is a small city near the river Indus, the source of the ancient Indus civilization of Pakistan. Despite such a strong connection to art, culture, and heritage, the city is a barren land for contemporary art. In 1995, after a long debate with my family, I moved to Lahore and got admission at the National Collage of Arts (NCA) in Lahore.