Past Events


Nad Sadhna – Institute for Indian Music & Research Centre in collaboration with the Jaipur Maharashtra Mandal, Jaipur organised Classical music concert under Baithak series on 17th February 2020, 6:30 pm at Krishnayan auditorium, Jawahar Kala Kendra, Jaipur. Baithak began with the Sitar recital by Mrs Amruta Kulkarni where she played Rag Jog and started with Alap, Jod and Jhala. She also played Madhya Laya composition in Jhaptaal, followed by 2 compositions in Teentaal. It was then continued by her presentation on “Bandish on instruments with special focus on Sitar” where she spoke about different kinds of instrumental compositions with special reference to Sitar Bandish. Trained in Sitar under the guidance of Sitar Maestro, Padma Bhushan Pt. Arvind Parikh, Amruta Kulkarni is a talented Sitar Player from Itawah Imdadkhani Gharana. Professionally, she is a civil engineer.

The next artist, President awardee, Pt. Shashikant Tambe from Indore performed Classical Vocal recital. He played Bilawal Thaat’s Raag Bihag and Khamaj Thaat’s Raag Ashraya. He also performed Natya Sangeet and Marathi bhaav geet. From the Ustad Rajab Ali Khan’s lineage, Pt. Shashikant Tambe, “A” grade artist by All India Radio (AIR) and Doordarshan (TV), has performed in various national programmes as well as in Abroad.

Both the artists were accompanied by Ustad Nissar Husain ji on Tabla who convoyed the artists with his fascinating performance whereas Giriraj Balodiya ji on Harmonium gave remarkable performance. Their extraordinary execution made the lead artists to perform gracefully.


On Saturday, 25th January, at Kalaneri art gallery Jaipur, Nad Sadhna Institute for Indian music & research centre, Jaipur in collaboration with National Centre for Performing Arts, Mumbai organised second listening session based on rarely heard recordings of eminent Indian classical sitar Maestro, Ustad Vilayat Khan (1927-2004), which were specially recorded for NCPA’s archives during 1976-79.

Before the session, audience gathered for high tea. The Session began at 05:40 pm by Ustd. Sujat Khan’s message to Jaipurites and acknowledging Shri Padam Sacheti’s contributions. The session concluded with Ustad Vilayat Khan’s performance in raga Puriya.

Amongst the audience of about 65-70, the chairman of the Lalit Kala Academy, Bhopal, Mr. Akhilesh attended the session and also participated in the open discussion which happened at the end of the session. Shri Ashok Vajpeyi also made his presence felt in the event. One of the discussions related to the session was “how kachua is different from Surbahar”. Everyone praised the effort taken to make this session possible.

Lastly, Ashwin Dalvi duly expressed acknowledgements on behalf of Nad Sadhna and NCPA. The event definitely became special for music lovers.

Pdt. Uday Bhawalkar

Pdt. Kaivalya Kumar

Musical instruments exhibition at Zorba, New Delhi

Jaipur gharana Mahotsav

2011 Guru Tarpan

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NAD-SADHNA INSTITUTE FOR INDIAN MUSIC AND RESEARCH CENTRE is a place where researchers in music education, professionals in related fields, as well as undergraduate, post graduate and PhD scholars, students and enthusiasts, can get together in a virtual exchange of information and knowledge in the field of Music Education and Musical Performance. Besides, our purpose is to work in areas as diverse as academic research, music and sound production, exhibition services, and the delivery of cinematic, music, and arts events. Nad Sadhna was founded in 2010 and is based in Jaipur, the city better described as the cultural capital of the Country. Having dedicated study facilities, extensive holdings of published and unpublished materials (books, journal and newspaper articles, scores and recordings), collections of recorded music and an audio visual laboratory.