VR Devika VR Devika is a well-known story teller, educationist and Gandhi scholar, with a PhD on MK Gandhis communication strategies. She is known as a cultural activist, having been associated with the inception of Chennais Dakshinachitra Heritage Museum and Tamil Nadu INTACH. Trained in Bharatanatyam, she lectures on dance and cultural heritage. Winner of several awards, Devika contributes frequently to leading publications in India and abroad. She is the founder trustee of The AseemaTrust linking traditional performing arts and education, to bring Mahatma Gandhis ideals of non-violence to children.