Shubhra Chowdhury has served for 25 years as the Vice Principal of Army Public School, Kirkee, having recently ‘retired’ in the June of 2013. Shubhra is a proud army wife of a Colonel, who also served the Indian army for 25 years.
Shubhra was brought up in a family intensely involved in music and drama. Expectedly, her college days were busy participating in almost all the dance-dramas of Tagore, inspite of being a science student. She rekindled her college romance with theatre in 2012, playing the main role of Valmiki in Tagore’s Nritya Natya and ‘Balmiki Pratibha’ staged in Pune.
How did you hear about this project?
I heard about this project from a dear family friend, Shaberi Ray.
What convinced you to participate?
From the very beginning, somewhere in the background of daily life, I’ve always nurtured an ambition of doing something big. Having retired, when I received this opportunity to do something I’ve wanted for as long as I can remember, I had to grab it with both hands!
What kind of woman are you?
I’m an extrovert, who believes in having fun. Sincerity and punctuality are a part of my very system. I’m always on the lookout for new places to visit and different things to do! My interest has pushed me to learn how to operate a computer, without any formal training.
Being an extrovert that I am, I relish working in teams. Thanks to that, I have come to welcome all sorts of suggestions.
How do you see the women in Pune?
The majority of women residents of Pune are extremely cultured, with their feet on the ground, never showing off more than who they are! They’re the ones I can enjoy decent conversations with!