Kasha Vande

Franco-American Kasha Vande studied classical violin at the Eastman School of Music before earning her Masters in Architecture from Tulane University. She left the USA in 1994 for sojourns in Hong Kong, Paris, and Abu Dhabi as a Project Manager for such companies as HSBC and Lucent Technologies. Kasha arrived in Pondicherry, India in 2001, and still can’t imagine leaving!

A concept designer, project coordinator, and social entrepreneur at heart, she initiated PondyART in 2012 and the PondyPHOTO festival in 2014 as a passion project, alongside her other businesses.