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We LOVE the ARTS! Do you too?

We LOVE the ARTS! Do you too?

Let your answer be yes or no, but be sure to visit www.dhonuk.com, an online ecosystem for art lovers. (Pronounce dhownook – Shamit Bagchi, founder of the site insists)

What is Dhonuk all about?
As our punch line states: ‘We LOVE the ARTS! Do you too?’, www.dhonuk.com is an online ecosystem for art lovers and artists with a built-in online social network. People can interact, explore the space for free!

How was it formed?
It started with my need as an artist to showcase my work. I had this idea of bringing the creative traditional Indian art forms to
larger masses!

What is the aim of this website?
We help connect the artist and the artsumer (art consumer – organisational or individual); allowing artists to showcase and sell their artworks. Customised or premium content is paid for! We facilitate this selling of the content.

What forms of art are welcome here?
Visual, literary, musical and all other forms of arts are welcome. Events regarding performing arts are also put up. We were the online media partners for Bengaluru Habba 2010 – the week long performing arts extravaganza and also for the BIAF – Bangalore International Arts Festival 2009.

What should members look forward to on this website?
Fresh baked and extremely creative content! Those interested in the site can contact us on feedback@dhonuk.com.

Tell us about team Dhonuk?
Although it is more in a proprietorship mode – it originally
consisted of a set of IIM Bangalore students and an artist from Karnataka Chitrakala Parishat – Anshuman Majumdar. He created the brand logo for Dhonuk, while I am the founder of this site.

Have members bagged any projects through this site?
Raghupathi Sringeri recently did the cover illustration JAM Mag! Another artist recently did designs for a textiles firm based out of US. Anshuman has designed the PGSEM Brochure for IIM Bangalore PGSEM brochure.

What are your future plans?
Dhonuk started as a beta site on in September 1, 2009. We plan to make this a hub of activity involving an online social network of artists in India and generate collaborative content, and sell the content with copyrights.
Several projects have actually been done on this idea and its aspects such as marketing, new venture courses within the IIMB PGSEM programme.
It was also showcased as one of the entrepreneurial ventures coming out of the IIMB PGSEM stable and was recently presented to NASSCOM chairperson Harsh Manglik in an interaction session.

– Phorum Pandya

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