The Kathak Dancer Who Dons Many Hats — Meet the Multifaceted Shovana Narayan

Tune in to the second episode of The Quint's new podcast series, Over2Shailaja, with your host Shailaja Chandra!

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It’s not easy to combine different aspects of one's personality seamlessly but Shovana Narayan does exactly that and more. Not only is she a Padma Shri Award-winning Kathak dancer but also a member of the civil accounts service of the Government of India and a European diplomat’s wife.

I got the chance to narrate the anecdotes of her life that led her to where she is now — a stellar Kathak performer and a vivacious storyteller.

In the second episode of the Over2Shailaja, I chat with Shovana Narayan about her life's journey. From the ordinary to the fascinating — she tells us about how she learnt to conduct classes over Zoom in the pandemic and her quest to uncover old Kathak villages across India. Tune in!

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