Eccentricity has its queer merits sometimes and Dillai believes that her unorthodox habit of painting at 3am when the world is dreaming, gives life to her own dreams of making it in the art world. Artist, Singer, Musician,Creative Director, Mum-of-two and co-founder of creative think tank ‘the next big think’. Doing the orthodox thing of finishing school and arming herself with a Bachelor's Degree in Communication Design from Curtin University (ACBT), followed by a CIM UK certification, getting married and settling down easily into the advertising industry, Dillai is anything but. She finds inspiration in the mundane and sometimes the morbid, and displays a selective fondness for painting feminine nudes. You can find her work on www.dillai.com.
Zahra is a writer, urban farmer and sustainability educator. She is a Sustainability Fellow, Water Sustainability and K-12 Sustainability Education Strategies Specialist, from the Greener Education Foundation (USA).
She is a founder of Crops in Pots, Green Schools Pakistan and Organic City Pakistan. Crops in Pots connect and share local knowledge of heirloom seeds and farming with urban growers. Organic City is an organization that promotes green living through sustainable living, culture, media and arts. Green Schools Pakistan, on the other hand, encourages every school to have a ‘Learning Garden’ that connects children with food and inspire them to know their impact on this planet as a global citizen.
Zahra also writes for newspapers, including Dawn, express tribune, Newsline besides others, on environmental issues and DIY gardening. She blogs on www.cropsinpots.pk. She worked as horticulture therapist for The Recovery House.
Zahra is also Jamie Oliver’s Food Revolution Ambassador for Karachi.