Hyderabad: Old iron cupboard, rusted or damaged wheel discs, old cycle chains are the best raw materials for metal sculptures, says metal artist Saaduddin Syed alias Ironic. For the past five years, the artist has been using scrap metal to make magnificent metal sculptures.

A mechanical engineer by profession, Syed learnt to weld by himself and slowly progressed towards making metal sculptures. He works in between a heap of scrap metals that he has collected through the years. There are wheel discs, spanners, some spare parts of bikes, old cycle chains, a few metal sheets, and old spoons.

Aiswarya Sriram

Aiswarya Sriram is a budding multimedia journalist and is currently working for NewsMeter as a "Factcheck Freelancer". A graduate from Indian Institute of Journalism and New Media (IIJNM) Bangalore, Aiswarya has earlier worked with The Logical Indian and has interned with Republic TV. Aiswarya, a Tamilian who was born and brought up in Mumbai, loves to do rural reporting. She has visited Byadgi Taluk of Karnataka, to write about the issues faced by chilli factory workers there, earlier in 2019. A craft enthusiast, Aiswarya also does quilling, painting and glass work. On her off-days, she loves to read crime-thrillers and watch anime. She primarily reports on civic issues, GHMC, human-interesting features, and fact-checking video stories.

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