Chitra Srikrishna, carnatic musician and writer, is a graded artist of All India Radio. As a vocalist for over three decades, she’s performed live, on the radio, and television, across India, the USA, Canada, Malaysia, and Singapore. Her classical albums include devotional poetry of the Tamil Alwars & Dasa mystics and thematic compositions on Rama and Hanuman. Chitra writes a music column for Citizen Matters blogs for Sruti magazine runs the podcast Raga Ruminations and was the producer of RaagTime, a radio program on Indian music in Columbus, Ohio. Being a musician, writer, and speaker, Chitra has used her talents to collaborate across many types of artistic ventures such as Antah Prerna, Bhakthi and HumRaag. Carnatic in Corona Times is a video series around music for pandemic times.
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Chitra is an avid writer, whose work has appeared in Deccan Herald, The Hindu, Mint, San Jose Mercury News, Sruti magazine, Explocity, India Currents and other publications. Between music, her children and a husband who is an entrepreneur, she has a never-ending source of inspiration for her first-person essays, middles, and articles on culture and travel. Her stories have featured in the Chicken Soup for the Soul series. She also writes a music column for Citizen Matters and has published her first romance novella under a pseudonym. Early in her career, she worked as a technical writer for a software company in the San Francisco Bay area and has been the editor of an online music portal.