The team behind Baalgtha Podcast
Our team at Kamakshi Media LLP consists of Amar, Sheerali, Buddy and Minu. Amar is the creator, Sheerali the narrator. Buddy is our mascot. Minu is our sanity keeper.
Kamakshi Media LLP is a Bangalore based startup in the digital media space. We incorporated in January 2016, launched our first podcast (audio show) MyKitaab: THE podcast on Book Publishing in India, in the same month. At this time, our shows include MyKitaab; Digital PowWow, Baalgatha and NRI:Now, Returned to India. We also work with corporate clients and individuals to produce high quality audio shows as well as coffee table books. The production team consists of Co-Founders Amar and Minu; they are occasionally accompanied by Buddy.
Amar is the chief conspirator. He has worked with Amazon and Schneider Electric in the past, but now is on what he calls as a podcasting sabbatical. He does not know that that term means. In Amar’s own words,
“I have lived in fifteen cities over the past twenty years, . This includes the the two years I spent at the University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign as a graduate student, and spent an year at the Indian Institute of Management, Ahmedabad for my MBA. These days I live in Bengaluru (Bangalore) in India.In my spare time, I like exploring offbeat places, learning Gujarati from my wife,and spending time with Buddy.”
Buddy is an occasional participant in the podcast, though we do not particularly encourage him to do so. We have decided to make him the official mascot.
Narrator: Sheerali Biju
Sheerali is an elementary school teacher at Mallya Aditi International School, Bengaluru. She has a Masters in Psychology from Maharaja Sayajirao University, Vadodara. Sheerali was always fascinated since childhood by music and dance. She is an accomplished Bharatnatyam dancer trained at Darpana Academy, Ahmedabad under Mrinalini and Mallika Sarabhai. Sheerali has performed at various stage concerts doling out Bollywood numbers in Ahmedabad. She has in the past done voice overs for educational CDs.
Sheerali was associated with children in various schools in Chennai and Gurugram for about a decade before her current teaching role. She always wanted to contribute to storytelling in a fun way. So she is doing what she does best: enthralling kids with stories filled with exciting voice overs and wonderful expressions. Sheerali lives in Bengaluru with her husband Biju, a software consultant, and their two sons.
Extended Team: Music and the Images
Music for the podcast episodes is from either Bensound (Hindi) or Kevin Macleod (English). We obtain the images from Wikimedia commons, Pixabay, Openclipart.org or other sources. Finally, we source our stories from Jataka Tales, Panchatantra and other public domain sources.
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