Archives: Podcast

Sandeep Virdee OBE – Founder & Artistic Director of Darbar festival

On the 7th episode of Season 2, “The resilient Entrepreneurs” on Indian Artpreneur Podcast, we speak to Sandeep Virdee OBE, the founder and artistic director of Darbar Festival, UK. Abandoning a successful career in accountancy, Sandeep curated his first Indian classical musical festival in honour of his late father, Gurmit Singh Virdee, in 2006 and…

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Shreya Nagarajan Singh – Founder of SNS Arts Development consultancy

On the 6th episode of Season 2, “The Resilient Enterpreneurs” on Indian Artpreneur Podcast, we speak to Shreya Nagarajan Singh, the founder of SNS Arts Development Cosultancy based in Chennai. Shreya studied arts management at the DakshinaChitra Heritage Museum and completed the Asia Pacific Leadership Program at the East West Centre in Hawaii, before spending a…

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Balakrishnan Venkataraman – Founder and Artistic Director of Theatre Nisha

On the 5th episode of Season 2, “The Resilient Enterpreneurs” on Indian Artpreneur Podcast, we speak to Balakrishnan Venkataraman, The Founder and Artistic Director of Theatre Nisha(Chennai) that has staged over 120 plays in the past 20 years under its banner in over 15 international, national and regional theatre festivals. Balakrishnan V is an alumnus…

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Dr. Anita Ratnam – Founder of Narthaki.com

On the fourth episode of “The resilient Entrepreneurs” we speak to Dr. Anita Ratnam, the founder of Narthaki. Dr. Ratnam is highly respected as a performer, writer, speaker and arts entrepreneur and culture mentor.  She has been described as an “Intersectionist”, whose work weaves the many disciplines of dance, theater, spoken word, ritual, archaeology, dramaturgy…

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Skanda Anantha Murthy – Founder of Shaale

On the third episode of “The resilient Entrepreneurs” we speak to Skanda Anantha Murthy, the founder of Shaale. Skanda launched Shaale as an online platform to make Indian arts and culture more accessible to people all over the world. Encouraged by his mother, musician and Sanskrit professor, Dr. T S Satyavathi, Skanda launched Shaale in 2012,…

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Sruti Harihara Subramanian – Film maker and Entrepreneur

On the second episode of Season 2, “The resilient Entrepreneurs”, we have Sruti Harihara Subramanian, who has conceived and directed the Amazon Exclusive musical docu-series “Harmony with A. R. Rahman.” Sruti is a National award winning film maker and a theater actor with a deep love for animals and the environment. Her debut feature documentary…

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Akhila Krishnamurthy – Founder of Aalaap

On our first episode of season 2, “The resilient Entrepreneurs” we speak to Akhila Krishnamurthy, the founder of Aalaap. Akhila is a freelance journalist and the founder of Aalaap, a boutique arts management company based in Chennai. Akhila founded Aalaap after a 15-year career in journalism where she worked across leading publications in India, including The Times…

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Sudeshna Bhattacharya – on her journey as a female Sarod player

On our final episode of Season 1 ‘Victory against the odds‘ on Indian Artpreneur Podcast, we speak to Music Maestro Smt. Sudeshna Bhattacharya, residing in Oslo, Norway. Smt. Sudeshna began to learn at the age of four from her father Pandit Shri Krishnamohan Bhattacharya and later at the age of eight she began to learn…

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Avijit Das – Finding the inner self through Kuchipudi dance

On our 11th episode of Indian Artpreneur, Season 1, Victory against the odds, we speak to Kuchipudi dancer Avijit Das. Born in a small village in West Bengal, Avijit moves to Chennai and eventually to Bengaluru for his passion towards dance. Despite many challenges Avijit navigates his way in mastering the art form from various…

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Surabhi Bharadwaj- Creativity as a language of expression

On the 10th episode of Indian Artpreneur, season 1 Victory against the odds, we speak to Surabhi Bharadwaj, a protean Bharatanatyam dancer, who is also adept in Yoga, Kalaripayattu and light design. Surabhi is currently based in San Francsico, USA. On this episode Surabhi shares her journey as a dancer. Surabhi is a Founder and…

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