Welcome to Baithak Foundation!

Baithak Foundation is a not for profit charitable organisation based in India working with individuals, low income schools, community centres and corporates to create deep engagement with the magical art form – Indian Classical Music.

Check out our Annual Reports here!


What’s New?

A workshop curated by Sushruti Santhanam happening on 27-28-29 May. Follow this link to read about the concept and register yourself.

Our latest book speaks about the life of a disciple with his master. To book a copy click here.

An illustrated book on Pt. Firoz Dastur. To book a copy click here.


Anubhav & Parichay – Our Flagship Initiatives

Partnering with Government and low income private schools; we curate concerts, workshops and appreciation sessions for children. Presently, we work with 25 schools and centres in Pune, 5 schools in Solapur.

Would you like to have a Baithak (concert) in your school? Just write us an email.

Baithak Musium – Sharing Archival Music

This is an attempt to curate archival material through stories. One can browse the audio recordings Raga-wise and Artist-wise. We also host curated exhibitions which thematically present archived music.

Go to Musium

Would you like to curate an exhibition? Just write us an email.

Other Baithak Initiatives

Music Classes

Our weekly Hindustani Vocal classes which focus on developing practitioners of ICM, have more than 20 students. Our youngest student is 8 years old, while the oldest being above 60. Know the details here.

Baithak Fellowship

A year long art-teaching fellowship for young Indian Classical musicians and dancers. Fellows are selected through a rigorous application process.

Project Taalim

An after school art teaching-learning program that is executed through Baithak Fellows. Currently we teach Bharatnatyam, Kathak and Hindustani Vocals.

Curated Concerts

We tastefully and thoughtfully curate house concerts, special ICM events and public concerts. Every Baithak event creates a lasting memory of bonding over great music.

Tune IN

A series of highly interactive sessions curated for a wide range of audience, focussed on art appreciation.

  1. Tune IN – The Carnatic Sound
  2. Tune IN – Hindustani Music

Books

Our first book on Pt.Firoz Dastur is a beautifully illustrated and insightfully organised. Several similar books are being created.

Bandish Bank Project

We are creating a bank of Classical Vocal compositions, which is tagged and searchable. A project that began in May 2020 to support artists during the global pandemic.

Click here to check out the collection of more than 500 bandishes contributed by young artists.


Would you like to bring ICM to masses?

We need your generous support in doing our best.

Join the revolution!