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 core team members!


Madhumita Bhaskar

Madhumita is a senior software professional turned entrepreneur. A multi-faceted artist, a Hindustani classical music student, singer, performer, 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.

Reshma Binu

Reshma is a self-driven and enthusiastic individual who holds a Bachelor’s degree from Kristu Jayanti College in Bangalore. Being born and brought up in the UAE, classical music and dance have always been a gateway for her to connect with her culture and heritage. Her prime interests lie in the field of events and marketing. However, she is an art fanatic and loves to learn and explore different forms of art.

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.

Abolee Gatne

Engineer and a classical music student always aiming to work in collaboration with music and technology. 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. 

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.

Mahi Sastry

Mahi Sastry is pursuing her undergraduate studies. She has a deep interest in different forms of writing, be it prose or poetry. Her inspiration to write has developed over the years after reading the works of Rumi and Roopa Pai. A book lover, her choice of reading is non-fiction and soul poetry. Her observations of her mind and of the external activities serve as a source of inspiration to her writing. Apart from reading and writing, she has varied interests which includes athletics, adventure sport, and singing. She pens her work at her personal blog

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