Moved and inspired by the people’s resistance campaigns across India, this highly qualified couple began to write, compose and sing as Loknaad [People’s Voice].

Professionals by qualification; researchers and musicians by choice and passion.

Vinay is an Agricultural Engineer and a management post-graduate from IIM, Ahmedabad.   Charul is an Architect and a post-graduate from School of Planning, CEPT, Ahmedabad.

Born and brought up in Punjab and Mumbai respectively, they are settled in Ahmedabad. Communal violence and the hate campaigns in Gujarat inspired some moving songs on peace and borders which led to Loknaad’s first audio album ‘Insaan Hain Hum’.  Their songs are born when the heart bleeds, the hope brightens and the dreams want to speak. They are also born out of their humbling field experiences during research studies. These songs have inspired many people to look around, to reflect and to continue the struggle for a just world.  Loknaad’s simple lyrics and minimalist music with a dafli and a ghunghroo lend their presentation a unique earthly feel.