About

World's First Ever E-Magazine That Celebrates Indian Classical Music & Dance

Inside Stories. Artist Experiences. Upcoming Events. Past Performances. Tips for Young Dancers. Profound Critiques. Industry Trends. And above all, a stronger bond with the Audience.

For Artists

A Platform to showcase their talents

Classical Claps is an effort to connect and update the connoisseurs of the Indian Classical Music & Dance Industry with fans across the Globe.

Artists can gain critical feedback from Fans. Learn from other performers. Share their Views through Interviews & Videos.

Cherish Appreciation the digital way… in form of Likes and Comments!!!

 

For Fans

 An Interactive Entertainment Arena

With Classical Claps, Indian Classical enthusiasts will stay updated with concert dates, tutorials, performances and interviews of Ustaads 24 X 7. The aim is to cover all the happenings from the World of classical dance & music at the power of a click.

It’s fine if the commercial Media doesn’t cover Indian Classical as much as it deserves; here’s Classical Claps that’s professionally managed, written by excellent writers and critiques from the industry and getting better by every Viewer’s suggestions.

For Creators

A Dream comes True

As true Fans ourselves; Having family & friends as Classical Artists; watching Classical Claps getting the praise and attention in just a few months since it has begun is a true blessing.

When renowned Artists send their inspiring feedbacks and fans show curiosity about what’s coming next… Classical Claps is poised to get better in every sense.

An enthusiastic team of Artists, Writers, Columnists, Critiques, Photographers and Passionate Fans coming together for the pure love for the Art!

For Industry

A Better Growth

Classical Claps speaks the language youth can connect to.
Because the core agenda is to educate the upcoming generations about the vast richness!

May the Glitter of Indian Classical Dance and Music shine further and so do the hearts attached to it.

Our Contributors

Aishwarya Subramanian

San Francisco

A multidisciplinary artist-scholar-practitioner and trained in Bharatanatyam and Carnatic Vocal Music. Curated the Indian Dance Series, written film and performance reviews, an avid blogger, Aishwarya is pursuing her Master's in Counseling Psychology and Expressive Arts Therapy.

Amber Glow

Kolkata

An ardent reader, story-teller and a part-time writer. Former Editor of Rave Magazine and worked as a journalist for many leading dailies. Amber also worked as an artist manager for Indian Classical Musicians.

 

Anilkumar Singh

Mumbai

An Indian classical Bharatnatyam/ Rabindrik nritya/Indian Folk Dance performer, An Actor, Choreographer, Industrialist & Social welfare visionary.

Anurag Tagde

Indore

An artist by heart and a Journalist by profession, Anurag is an MBA and earned many accolades in the field of Music as well as journalism. With 18 years in the journalism, he is also a voice-over artist and translator in Hindi, English and Marathi.

Charanya Gurusathya

Pune

An avid writer contributed to several dance portals and cultural magazines. Charanya keeps herself abreast with the latest developments in dance and related art forms through research. She is Artistic Director of Natyashala - School of Bharatanatyam at Pune, Maharashtra having close to two decades of professional teaching, performing and choreography experience both in India and abroad.

Chitra Sampada Ramesh

Mumbai

Chitra has varied experience in journalism as a feature writer, producer for print, television and web. As a photographer, she likes to share emotions and feelings in her images. Presently, she is working with Tata Institute of Social Sciences (TISS).

Kumud Diwan

New Delhi

Well-known Banaras Thumri singer. Sangeet Prabhakar, and Ph.D in Business Studies. An A grade artist of AIR and an Outstanding Category artist of Ministry of Culture and ICCR. A Research Scholar of SNA and IGNCA Delhi. Guest Anchor of Lok Sabha TV for Kala Samvad program. She was a senior fellowship holder of the Ministry of Culture and a selection committee member of ICCR as well as Ministry of Culture.

Mridula Anand

Hyderabad

A performing artist and a teacher for over 15 years, Mridula has been extensively performing the traditional Tanjore baani of Bharatanatyam. A trained Molecular Biologist and a Lawyer, she was the Cultural Chairperson of the Sri Venkateswara Temple Pittsburgh. She has also released an explanatory CD on the theory of Bharatanatyam. She now conducts the RMT Samskruti Music and Dance Festival every year. Her school Natya Silambam has a presence in Pittsburgh, USA as well as Hyderabad.

Navina Jafa

New Delhi

A unique performer-scholar and an advocate on Culture. A trained Kathak Dancer, a Fullbright Scholar and Ph.D. Presently working as a performer on Abhinaya and concept of Buddhist Mandala. She writes features on Dance, and Cultural Heritage in leading print and web publications. Associated with a not for profit organization Centre for New Perspectives to create sustainable livelihoods for Marginalized Street-folk performers of India.

Patruni C. Sastry

Hyderabad, IN

A Classical Dancer, Entrepreneur and Customer Service Expert. He tells awareness stories to the society through his new and unique style "Expressionism". Patruni contributes his attribute of dance with many organization like Mist, Namma Pride, Human Library and the Humsafar trust.

Rahul Aijaz

Karachi, Pakistan

A film graduate and currently a lifestyle/culture journalist and film critic at The Express Tribune, Karachi, Pakistan. He has previously served as the deputy editor at Asia Journalists Association (AJA) in Seoul, South Korea.

Rajashree Oak

Rajashree Oak

Mumbai

An avid researcher, blogger and a trained classical dancer. She writes on various aspects of dance through various platforms.

Ranjana Mishra

Pune

Graduated in Music and Commerce, unbreakable relationship with music and poetry. Associated with Akashvani, Pune. Awarded with “Pratilipi Kavita Samman – Critiques’choice-2017”. Published essays and articles in IndiaMag, Bindi Bottom, kathadesh and Samalochan.

Shailaja Khanna

New Delhi

A 4th generation amateur musician of the Senia tradition; Shailaja writes on music, musicians and matters of music. She also archives the music collections of Prasar Bharati and Sangeet Natak Akademi. Shailaja is an Adviser to Himachal Pradesh Govt. on Culture and helps organize their annual Classical Music and Dance festivals. She is also a Member of the Programmes Committee of NZCC (North Zone Cultural Centre).

Silky Sharma

Mumbai

A former journalist with mid-day newspaper and a freelance content writer, Silky is a trained Bharatnatyam dancer and currently working as a PR professional.

Sunil Sunkara

Mumbai

A nerd in the disguise of an artist Sunil Sunkara brings together science and dance in his work. A Chemical Engineer who has pursued biofuel research started a journey in Kathak in 2006. He holds a masters degree in Kathak and has been regularly giving Solo kathak performances as well as pursuing research in kathak apart from curating dance events and regularly writing on various facets of dance through various print and online medium.

Swati Daithankar

Pune

Dr. Swati Daithankar is a renowned Bharatnatyam exponent and a double graduate in English Literature and Bharatnatyam from Mumbai University and has topped the University with a gold medal and National Scholarship. Also, a recipient of many awards including National Fellowship and prestigious Sangeetacharya. Performed in major Dance Festivals throughout India and almost around the globe.

Swaraangi Sane

Pune

Born in Gwalior, grown in Indore and working in Pune in the field of Kathak dance, poetry, journalism, comparing, acting, literature-culture-art review, talk and poem recitation on Akashvani and Doordarshan.

Tapati Chowdhurie

Kolkata

A trained classical dancer, Dance Critic and a regular contributor for leading publications and web portals. Presently, she is writing a book on “VarshaMangal” by Rabindranath Tagore and working on a research paper on Manipuri Dance.

Tejali Kunte

Mumbai

A trained Kathak and Bharatanatyam dancer, Tejali had been freelance journalist and feature writer with Loksatta (Express India group) and wrote weekly column on Dance and Psychology for Lokprabha magazine. Tejali is also a practicing Clinical Psychologist and a Creative Movement Therapy Facilitator.

Usha Rk

New Delhi

Conceptualising and creating some of the pathbreaking art, dance and music festivals, Usha Rk has worked with many of the legends in the music, dance, visual arts and film worlds. Former Member Secretary- Intangible Cultural Heritage, Ministry of Culture Usha Rk was responsible in the Unesco nominations of Varanasi, Yoga and Kumbh Mela.

Vijay Shanker

Mumbai

A professional Kuchipudi and Kathakali exponent, Vijay Shanker is also a well known music and dance critic, bilingual journalist, actor, singer, choreographer, dance teacher and model.

Zofeen Maqsood

Chicago

A senior journalist, who has worked with some of most widely read newspapers and websites in India and in the US. She writes on culture and lifestyle, and loves to explore the conflicts and confluence between the classical and the contemporary world.

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