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 which 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!
Host: Shailaja Chandra
Producers: Disoriented Penguin & Shorbori Purkayastha
Editor: Shelly Walia
Music: Big Bang Fuzz