About Us

Kala Darpan is an art organization in Austin, Texas founded on March 22, 2012. We are a tax-exempt 501 (c)(3) non-profit organization.

Our Mission and Vision

Mission of Kala Darpan is to provide a platform for emerging Indian and Indian American artists, as well as established professional artists, with an aim to preserve and promote all forms of fine arts from India, reflecting its rich history and multifaceted nature. Kala Darpan also provides a platform for the local community by hosting annual music and dance festivals.

Panch-Tatva of Kala Darpan : The Five Principles

Meet Our 2022 Team

Pallavi Koratkar Saraf


Pallavi Koratkar Saraf comes from a music loving family from Maharashtra, India. An engineer by education, she has been working for various nonprofit organizations and schools as a volunteer for more than 10 years. With her interest and passion in Indian classical music and dance and her experience in organizing events, Pallavi is bringing a fresh perspective and new initiatives to Kala Darpan, thus serving the community. 

Amol Patki


Amol Patki has 20 years of experience in Engineering, Accounting and Finance fields. Before joining Kala Darpan, Amol has worked as the Vice-President and committee member for other non-profit organizations.  He strives to bring his professional leadership skills and work experience with other non-profit organizations to drive the goals and mission of Kala Darpan. He looks forward to establishing a long term, sustainable platform for live music, dance, and theater.

Manali Matkar


Manali Matkar is a IT consultant by profession and avid music lover, She is currently learning Hindustani Classical Music with her Guru Smt. Meenal Datar. She also has served the other non-profit organizations in the Austin area. Manali brings passion for music, her expertise in promotion and her calm smile to the Kala Darpan Team. 

Mohit Karandikar

Proposal Coordinator 

Mohit Karandikar is an Hindustani Classical Vocalist and Instrumentalist. He is classically trained under the tutelage of Dr. Meenal Deshpande and Shri. Vikas Bhatawadekar. He has learnt harmonium from Shri. Niranjan Lele. With that able background, he serves Kala Darpan as a proposal coordinator and enables seamless discussion between the performing artists and the board members while fairly representing various proposals from local and international talent. Mohit professionally works as a Hardware Design Verification engineer.

Ravi Shirtekar

Media Coordinator

Ravi Shirtekar  has 22 years of IT industrial experience and works as a manager in Applied Materials Inc.  An active volunteer with other non-profit and music organizations such as SIPM, he always enjoys assisting social events and helping wherever possible. Ravi believes the best way to connect with Indian culture is through music and dance.