My name is Deepa Vaitheeswaran. After completing my post graduate degree in Computer Science, I
worked in Citibank, Chennai for a decade. I relocated to Pondicherry for personal reasons and set up
my own software firm after taking a break of 3 years.
In Pondicherry, I discovered Kalarigram, which is a school of Kalaripayattu and Ayurveda. I started
learning Kalarpayattu there around five years back. Being a gurukulam, Kalarigram has provided me
the space and opportunity to volunteer for them as part of my training.
Our focus at Kalarigram is to revive our cultural practices related to the art of Kalaripayattu and
Ayurveda. It is our endeavour to make it a center of learning where people come to share their
knowledge in our culture and traditions. It is with that intent that we seek to start the Pondicherry
chapter of the Indic Book Academy.