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A Story of Resilience: Why Assam's Pooja Ditched Bharatanatyam For Breaking

A trained Bharatanatyam dancer, Pooja Kumari took to breaking only after she turned 20.

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(This is the third part of The Quint's video series Gully Gully Mein Shor Hai. You can watch the first and the second parts here.)

"For me, breaking is more than an art form. It is a lifestyle. The way I talk, the way I am around people, and how I socialise these days – all the credit goes to breaking."
Pooja Kumari aka B-Girl Smiley, Dancer

A trained Bharatanatyam dancer, Pooja Kumari took to breaking only after she turned 20. The art from that she embraced out of sheer curiosity, has rechristened her as B-Girl Smiley and helped her cope with loss, fight, abuse, and resolve to work towards a better future of her family.

This is the story of Pooja's evolution into B-Girl Smiley. This is the story of a young 26-year-old artist – and how she went from Assam's Guwahati to stormed into Namma Bengaluru's hip-hop culture.

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