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Heather Vince

Heather works in publishing and is an advocate for the Deaf community and a cheerleader to help others turn adversity into strength. In her spare time she can be found writing, reading Lonely Planet India, watching documentaries and indulging in dance classes and wine -- though not at the same time. Find her on Twitter: @HeatherVince.

Meet Shiamak Davar, the man behind the splendor of Times of India Film Awards

How does one create a spectacular show for the world to see when the performers aren't trained professionals? For Shiamak Davar, anything is possible.