Aratrika Dey is a senior at The College of New Jersey, studying as an English major with Creative Writing and Technical Writing minors. Her formal training began at the age of seven from Smt. Sukla Nag in Hindustani Classical vocal music. She is now under the tutelage of Smt. Mitali Banerjee Bhawmik in New Jersey, whom she has been learning Hindustani Classical from for the past eight years. Aratrika has participated and won several music contests, including receiving first place in the prestigious vocal competition, “SaReGaMaPa Li’l Champs, NA, 2015” by Zee TV. Aratrika has also recently released two original songs, “Durer Mathe” and “Phagun Dhele,” which can be found on streaming platforms such as Spotify, YouTube, Amazon Music and more.