Sadhana Rao - Bangalore Literature Festival (BLF)


Day 2
5:30 pm

Art and Soul of the City

Jagdish Raja, Kamini Sawhney, Lucy Nelson, Namita Devidayal with Sadhana Rao


Sadhana is a research-led writer and curator in the Arts & Culture area. She has written on Travel, Socio-Economics, Literature, Film festivals & Music for leading newspapers and Journals such as The Hindu, The Economic Times, Deccan Chronicle, Tehelka, Housecalls, Shruti etc.

As a curator of Music & Arts Intelligence segments at conferences, Sadhana has worked with artists across music genres from Western Classical ensembles to Hindustani & Carnatic Classical performers to weave narrative backed lecture demonstrations that break down fundamental elements of music. She has curated Music & Arts segments at Think Fest, EO Summits, Corporate Annual Offsites etc.

She built a three-day Academic conclave “Universe of Sound” covering Melody, Rhythm & Harmony where music pedagogy was shared in performances featuring India’s most followed artists in Music & Dance.

Continuing her volunteering at SPIC MACAY (Society for the Promotion of Indian Classical Music and Culture Amongst Youth), since her days at Miranda House and Delhi School of Social Work she has participated in a number of programs that have taken Gurus and Masters in the Arts to intersect with students in schools and colleges.

As a passionate believer in the concept that art knows no hierarchies, Sadhana Rao, a Music & Arts Education entrepreneur, co-Founded Art Links Learning, which over seven years had developed its own pedagogy and delivery methodology leveraging the alchemy of Teachers and Technology to drive specific Learning Outcomes through a combination of teacher training systems and teaching aids, learning delivery plans, assessment processes, and an evolving curriculum that suits age and context appropriate Music & Arts intelligence.

A Masters in Social Work from Delhi University she honed her research, consulting and execution skills at the Administrative Staff College of India. Living in Bangalore she continues to be a student of the Arts.