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Aparna Vinod Menon

Aparna is a post graduate in business management. She is under the tutelage of Guru B.Bhanumathi and Smt. Sheela Chandrashekar of Nritya Kalamandiram. She is ‘A’ graded artist of Doordarshan and empanelled artist in Festival Of India Cell Abroad. She has participated in several performances of Nritya Kalamandiram which includes Brahmotsava at ISKON temple, Friday programme in ICCR, etc. She has also done several solo Bharatanatyam performances which include Every Friday programme ICCR, Chidambaram Natyan- jali, Sai Nrityotsava in Bangalore and Chennai Music Academy, Onam Utsav organized by Government of Kerala, Soorya Parampara to name a few. Aparna also has been learning Hindustani music under the tutelage of Smt. Rina Basu. Aparna is a gifted writer in Malayalam and many songs written by her has been broadcasted in All India Radio. Her journey as a writer has taken a turn into screen writing. She has penned dialogues of two Malayalam movies ‘Kalyani’ and ‘Manjadikuru’.She is Director of Tharang Academy of Arts. More details regarding Aparna is available here

Vinod Menon

Vinod is a post graduate in engineering from Indian Institute of Technlogy, Madras, graduate in engineering from Calicut University,  Post Graduate in Software Systems from BITS, Pilani and has done Advanced Management Programme from IIM, Bangalore. He is an ardent classic music and dance enthusiast. He is learning Hindustani vocal music for last 15 years. Currently he is under the tutelage of Smt. Rina Basu. He started learning Hindustani music under the tutelage of Shri. Keerti Kumar Badsheshi. He is an IT professional. Vinod’s passion does not limit to just promoting of arts, but also found inroads into innovative teaching methodologies leading to creation of Navayug study channel which helps in giving free education to high school students of India. He blogs on diaryofcosmictraveller.

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