About Us

Founded in Nov 2020, we are the first of its kind venture in the world, that works on early music exposure amongst children and Indian classical music literacy for all. We explore Indian classical music for and with children, starting very young, in the process tapping the right talents.

We build an enthusiastic and knowledgeable audience base for Indian classical music, as we believe audiences are an important part of our performing arts ecosystem. We also focus on personal development through music, at an individual level.


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Team

We are a team of passionate, motivated individuals comprising of musicians, artists, educators and students, committed to taking every child and every one of you to the beautiful world of Indian classical music. Meet few of our team members!


Team

Madhumita Bhaskar

Madhumita is a senior software professional turned entrepreneur. A multi-faceted artist, a Hindustani classical music student, singer, composer and is currently a senior disciple of Prof. Milind Malshe of Mumbai, an exponent of Jaipur-Atrauli gharana of Hindustani khayal music. With over 2 decades of musical training, she has imbibed core elements of Jaipur gayaki in her singing. As a child artist she has sung for the popular children’s audio book series Karadi Tales and a children’s Hindi film Jajantaram Mamantaram released in 2003. She has worked as a senior software engineer & project manager in India & USA and has now quit her corporate career to focus on arts. Founder and owner of ShrotaHouse, Madhumita is affiliated to NSRCEL, IIM Bangalore where her startup was chosen among Top 50 ideas across India in 2021. She owns and manages her YouTube channel msilentmusic where she publishes her musical experiments. She is a trained Bharatnatyam dancer and an active painter and poet, with many works in her collection.

Dr. Karthik Ramachandra

Karthik is a scientist and plays the Tabla. He started learning Tabla at the age of 7 from Pandit N S GundaShastry in Bangalore, India. He has received advanced training from the illustrious Pandit Nayan Ghosh since 2009 at Mumbai. He has given various performances both as an accompanying artist as well as a solo artist over the years, and has performed classical, semi classical and devotional styles of Indian music in India and abroad. Karthik is also well versed in devotional songs of India and Vedic chanting. Karthik holds a Ph.D in Computer Science from IIT Bombay, and is currently a Principal Engineering Manager at Microsoft.

Dr. Kaustuv Kanti Ganguli

Kaustuv is a professional vocalist, an engineer and a budding musicologist, trained in Hindustani music tradition. He has continued his musical training since the age of 7 with vocal maestro Pt. Ajoy Chakrabarty and presently is a scholar at ITC Sangeet Research Academy, Kolkata. He is a recipient of the President’s Award for winning the All India Radio National Competition (2011), ‘Scholarship to Young Artiste’ from the Ministry of Culture, Govt. of India (2010) and scholarships from the National Center for the Performing Arts, Mumbai, India (2012). Presently, Kaustuv is pursuing his PhD in Electronic Systems (Dept. of Electrical Engg.) at the Indian Institute of Technology Bombay, Mumbai, India under Prof. Preeti Rao. Kaustuv has bagged many technical and musicological publications and has been in Conference peer review committee as well.

Abolee Gatne

Abolee is an engineer and a classical music student always aiming to work in collaboration with music and technology. She recently completed masters in modeling & simulation with main areas of interest in audio processing and CFD. Learning classical music since childhood and currently getting trained under Smt. Manjiri Asnare-Kelkar. Also received training in the field of sound engineering for a couple of months. Works as a music director for Natyahotra, which promotes Sanskrit theatre. Composed, arranged, and sung a couple of songs as well as arranged music for several Sanskrit projects. 

Rakhi Sundar

One of the pioneers in language industry from India, Rakhi is a rare combination of Talent with expertise in Sales, Operations, Human Resources and CSR. She has advised startups as well as organizations. Her rich work profile, includes co-founding a Language Services company, where her skills in resource management combined with understanding of the nuances of foreign languages helped in the growth and recognition of the company. Her in-depth knowledge of the industry has enabled her to customize solutions for many clients.

Vanitha Suresh

Vanitha is a Carnatic Vocalist and Arts educator and a disciple of Sangeet Samrat Chitravina N Ravikiran.  She commenced her musical journey at age nine on Veena under Shri G Rengarajan & R Srinivasan and has also trained under Shri Srirangam Kannan, Smt Akila Siva, Shri T N Bala, Shri Lalgudi G J R Krishnan & Smt Lalgudi Vijayalakshmi, Smt Sankari Krishnan and Acharya Ratnakara Shri Chitravina Narasimhan. She has presented a number of concerts in cities in the US such as New York, Dallas, Chicago, San Jose, Chennai, Bangalore for various organizations. She regularly sings and sets music for Indian Classical dance and presents musical discourses. A Master Artiste with the WI Arts Board, she is the founder of Arohana Arts Academy (an affiliate of IFCM) and has not only mentored a number of artists across the USA but also directed a number of large ensemble shows in major festivals.

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