Chai-Side Chats

Chai-Side Chats is an interdisciplinary talk show/podcast initiative that aims to bring artists together into dynamic discussions around creativity and creative process, the arts, healing, personal growth, identity, spirituality, mental/emotional well-being, and much more. In addition to deep, introspective conversations and reflections, each episode also features a special interactive experience where guest artists (and viewers/listeners) are guided through experiential expressive arts activities designed to awaken their creativity through collaboration and community.

Listen on:

  • Apple Podcasts
  • Podbean App
  • Spotify

Episodes

Friday Jul 15, 2022

This Chai-Side Chats episode features two talented visual artists - Shanthi Chandrasekar and Rupy C. Tut - in conversation about intuition, their influences and inspirations, and intermodal/interdisciplinary creative collaborations with artists from other art mediums and disciplines.
Originally premiered on YouTube on April 18, 2021
Watch and listen to full episode on YouTube here
About the guest artists
Shanthi ChandrasekarWebsite
Rupy TutWebsite

Friday Jul 15, 2022

Join our host Aishwarya Subramanian in conversation with dancers, dance therapists, and mental health professionals Nalini Prakash and Dr. Gayathri Ganapathy about the healing and the therapeutic aspects of dance, movement, and the arts.
Originally premiered on YouTube on April 4, 2021
Watch and listen to full episode on YouTube here
About the guest artists
Nalini PrakashWebsite
Dr. Gayathri GanapathyWebsite

Friday Jul 15, 2022

Podcast host Aishwarya Subramanian joins multidisciplinary theater artists and storytellers Anu Yadav and Divya Rajan-Sriram as they take a deep dive into the world of storytelling and its intersection with spirituality, social justice, and healing. Don't miss the exclusive storytelling experiential exercise in the second part of the episode!
Originally premiered on YouTube on March 21, 2021
Watch and listen to full episode on YouTube here
About the guest artists
Anu YadavWebsiteIG: @anuyadavishere
Divya Rajan-SriramIG: @roots_ecllctive

Friday Jul 15, 2022

Tune in for a dynamic discussion with Carnatic Vocalist Roopa Mahadevan and violinist/interdisciplinary artist Anjna Swaminathan about their friendship and musical collaborations, artist/stage personas, and using elements of humor and comedy in creative expression.
Originally premiered on YouTube on March 7, 2021
Watch and listen to full episode on YouTube here
About the guest artists
Roopa MahadevanWebsiteIG: @roopama
Anjna SwaminathanWebsiteIG: @anjnaswaminathanIG: @anjnajokes

Friday Jul 15, 2022

In this episode of Chai-Side Chats, our host Aishwarya Subramanian engages in reflective conversation with vocalist Ganavya Doraiswamy and Mridangam artist Rajna Swaminathan about creativity, flow, rituals, and transcending barriers in the world of music and the process of artmaking. A special experiential activity with the guest artists continues in the second half of the episode!
Originally premiered on YouTube on February 21, 2021
Watch and listen to full episode on YouTube here
About the guest artists
Rajna SwaminathanWebsiteTwitter
GanavyaWebsiteIG: @ganavya

Friday Jul 15, 2022

Tune into a dynamic discussion with Indian dancers and choreographers Brinda Guha and Daniel Phoenix Singh on the politics of cultural appropriation, "fusion", and social justice in the world of South Asian Dance in the diaspora.
Originally premiered on YouTube on February 7, 2021
Watch and listen full episode on YouTube here
About the guest artists
Brinda GuhaWebsite
Daniel Phoenix SinghWebsite

Friday Jul 15, 2022

This episode of Chai-Side Chats features our host Aishwarya Subramanian in conversation with Indian dancers and Indian dance educators Lori Clark and Shruthi Mukund about representation, culture, and the business side of propagating, performing, and presenting Indian dance in the diaspora.
Originally premiered on YouTube on January 24, 2021
Watch and listen on YouTube
About the guest artists:
          Lori Clark         FB: @yasminadooda
         Shruthi Mukund         Blog

Friday Jul 15, 2022

Join our host Aishwarya Subramanian as she talks with Indian classical artists Ramya S Kapadia and Kasi Aysola about their artistic practices, collaboration, self-growth, and the fun of art-making! They also engage in an expressive arts experiential activity at the end of the episode to awaken their creativity.
Originally premiered on YouTube on January 10, 2021
Watch and listen to full episode on YouTube
About the guest artists
          Ramya S Kapadia          https://ramyaskapadia.com          IG: @ramyakapadia
          Kasi Aysola          https://www.prakritidance.com          IG: @kasiaysola

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