Music is a higher revelation than all wisdom and philosophy. Ludwig von Beethoven
Chitra Srikrishna, carnatic musician and writer, is a graded artist of All India Radio. As a vocalist for over two 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 Tamil alwars & Dasa kritis, & thematic compositions on Rama and Hanuman. She’s the co-creator and musical force behind HumRaag which explores the classical roots of Indian popular music. Chitra writes a column on music for Citizen Matters blogs for Sruti magazine and runs the podcast Raga Ruminations. She produces RaagTime, a radio program on Indian music in Columbus, Ohio. Her new project Bhakthi traces the musical journey of the mystics of India.
Writing means sharing. It’s part of the human condition to want to share things – thoughts, ideas, opinions….Paulo Coelho
Chitra is an avid writer, whose work has appeared in Deccan Herald, The Hindu, San Jose Mercury News, Medium, Explocity 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 the occasional travel article. Her stories have featured in the Chicken Soup for the Soul series. She also writes a music column for Citizen Matters and blogs for Sruti magazine and has recently 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 for an online music portal.