Vanita Thakkar is an Entrepreneur - an Engineer-Researcher-Consultant and an Artist - Singer-Composer-Poetess-Writer from Vadodara, Gujarat (India). Vanita is endowed with an analytical mind and a brain which is vibrant in original scientific research. Her research works on Mechanical Engineering have been published in numerous Indian & international conference proceedings / journals. Vanita is blessed with a rare combination of the best of qualities of head and heart. Vanita is an All India Radio artist and has the rare distinction of singing in more than ten Indian languages. She has enthralled the heart of thousands of music lovers by her melodious voice.
Vanita, a poetess par excellence, is a very sensitive artist with an intense poetic sensibility and composes poems in English, Gujarati and Hindi. Her poetry is characterized by emotional outpourings of a sensitive heart which registers diverse impressions of different phases of her life, an insight into human psyche and her interaction with places and people ....
(Biography of Vanita Thakkar - as presented by a renowned English poet from India)
Vanita Thakkar, Vadodara
M.E. (Mech. - Thermal Sc.), M. A. (Music - Vocal)
Proprietor, Omkaar Energy and Engineering Solutions, Vadodara - Valuation, Chartered Engineer Certifications, Research and Consultancy - Renewable Energy, Energy Management (established in 2015).
IBBI approved Registered Valuer for Plant & Machinery (third lady in India to have become RV for P&M), MNRE approved Solar Chartered Engineer (1st lady from Gujarat to have become Solar CE).
Publications in National and International Journals.
Expert and Reviewer in Technical Magazines, journals, etc.
Several papers presented and invited Expert at International, National and State level Seminars / Conferences / Workshops / Training Programmes.
Talks broadcast from All India Radio in programmes for Youth and Science (focus on Renewable Energy, Appropriate Technologies, Sustainability, etc.), as also, special programmes on Music on occasions like Navaratri, Republic / Independence Day, etc. and Recital of English and Gujarati poems.
Founder - Director : Omkaar Swar Vihar - Music Education / Training, Concerts and Recordings - Classical, Light and Folk, TV and Radio programmes (established in 1995).
All India Radio approved Singer, Composer - for more than 25 years, since 1997. Much before that, her first AIR programme was at the age of eleven at AIR Vishakhapatnam Radio Station.
YouTube channel (Around 100 videos / songs in Albums uploaded / available - varieties of them including Classical, Light, Devotional, Folk Music in various languages such as Hindi, Gujarati, Sanskrit, Bengali, Assamese, English, Telugu, Marathi, etc. .... Many more to come ....). Songs available on all online platforms - Spotify, Amazan, iTunes, Apple Music, iHeartRadio, Tidal, Napster, Medianet, Deezer, Pandora, Saavn and so on .... Search by : Vanita Thakkar.
Writes in English, Hindi and Gujarati : poems, stories and articles published in Anthologies, magazines, e-journals, etc. One collection each of English poems - Wings of Silence - and Hindi poems - उस पार (awarded grant for publication by the Hindi Section of Gujarat Rajya Sahitya Academy) - published.
Translations among Gujarati, Hindi and English for Prasar Bharati (Government of India).
Recital of English and Gujarati poems broadcast from All India Radio
Actively involved with Literary organizations in Vadodara (Gujarat - India) and around.
Awarded / Felicitated for contributions in the field of Renewable Energy, Music, Literature and Education