Dive into the melodious world of Karadi Rhymes and discover a treasure trove of cultural stories that have danced through the decades. These beloved rhymes, cherished by children across India and the world, paint a vivid picture of Indian life, making learning fun, intimate and meaningful.
Karadi Rhymes began their journey on video cassettes, capturing the hearts of a nation with their enchanting tunes and relatable themes. From the rhythmic clatter of trains to the lively chaos of weddings, each rhyme is a celebration of Indian culture, designed to educate and entertain. As technology evolved, so did Karadi Rhymes, transitioning from cassettes to CDs and finally to USBs, ensuring they remain a vibrant part of children's lives today.
Voiced by the iconic Usha Uthup, whose rich vocals bring an unmatched vibrancy to the rhymes and penned by Shobha Viswanath with music composed by the band 3 Brothers and a Violin, these rhymes are set to simple yet captivating ragas. This makes them easy for young minds to learn and enjoy, promoting a rhythmic learning experience that sticks.
Now available in a convenient USB pack, the Karadi Rhymes Volumes 1, 2, and 3 offer a digital embrace to traditional learning. Whether it's the playful tunes about everyday sights or the deeper cultural narratives, these rhymes promise a rich auditory and visual experience that will keep the tradition of Indian storytelling alive and kicking in the modern era.
Join us on this musical journey with Karadi Rhymes, where every rhyme is a step back in time and a leap into fun learning. Let's keep the legacy of Indian rhymes vibrant and evolving, one tune at a time!

Karadi Rhymes 1
Karadi Rhymes Volume 1 - Children Audio Book

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India’s diversity and the continuing vibrant march of culture are cause for pride and celebration. Even after 5000 years, she has remained as diverse, reflecting a kaleidoscope of colours and culture, with each diversity being part of a fantastic whole. In celebration of this uniquely distinct civilization, Karadi dances into your homes and schools with rhymes that ring out the essence of an Indian childhood.
Usha Uthup’s glorious voice celebrates mangoes and monsoons, festivals and families, colours and cricket, and much more.

Sample Audio
Product Details

Age Group: 1 to 3
Lyricist: Shobha Viswanath
Singer: Usha Uthup
Illustrator: Dileep Joshi
Music: 3 Brothers & A Violin
No. of Pages: 24
Run Time: 36 mins
Items Included: Book & CD
Type: Audio book

Karadi Rhymes 2

Usha Uthup enthralls the young and the old again with more rhymes to celebrate the Indian childhood. Trains, rains, kites and colours leap and dance to music and draw you into the mood along with Usha.

Karadi Rhymes Volume 1 - Children Audio Book

250.00 180.00Add to cart

Sample Audio
Product Details

Age Group: 1 to 3
Lyricist: Shobha Viswanath
Singer: Usha Uthup
Illustrator: Lalitha Thyagarajan
Music: 3 Brothers & A Violin
No. of Pages: 24
Run Time: 37 mins
Items Included: Book & CD
Type: Audio book

Karadi Rhymes 3

Auto-rickshaws raring to go, tailors and cobblers who work magic every day, wedding feasts that celebrate new beginnings – the third volume of the bestselling Karadi Rhymes series is a roundup of some of our most memorable Indian experiences. Get ready for the legendary Usha Uthup to lead you, once again, through songs about greedy goats, tiny seeds, gulab jamuns, and breathless games of Kabaddi. Set to music by 3 Brothers and a Violin, Karadi Rhymes 3 is all set to become your new favourite listen.

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Sample Audio
Product Details

Age Group: 1 to 3 Years
Sung by: Usha Uthup
Illustrator: Rayika Sen
Music: 3 Brothers & A Violin

Know Your Rhymes

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Karadi Rhymes 1

India’s diversity and the continuing vibrant march of culture are cause for pride and celebration. Even after 5000 years, she has remained as diverse, reflecting a kaleidoscope of colours and culture, with each diversity being part of a fantastic whole.

Karadi Rhymes Volume 1 - Children Audio Book

250.00 180.00Add to cart

Sample Videos
Product Details

Age Group: 1 to 3
Lyricist: Shobha Viswanath
Singer: Usha Uthup
Illustrator: Dileep Joshi
Music: 3 Brothers & A Violin
No. of Pages: 24
Run Time: 36 mins
Items Included: Book & CD
Type: Audio book

Karadi Rhymes 2

Usha Uthup enthralls the young and the old again with more rhymes to celebrate the Indian childhood. Trains, rains, kites and colours leap and dance to music and draw you into the mood along with Usha.

Karadi Rhymes 2
Karadi Rhymes Volume 2 - Children Audio Book

250.00 180.00Add to cart

Sample Videos
Product Details

Age Group: 1 to 3
Lyricist: Shobha Viswanath
Singer: Usha Uthup
Illustrator: Lalitha Thyagarajan
Music: 3 Brothers & A Violin
No. of Pages: 24
Run Time: 37 mins
Items Included: Book & CD
Type: Audio book

Karadi Rhymes 3

Auto-rickshaws raring to go, tailors and cobblers who work magic every day, wedding feasts that celebrate new beginnings – the third volume of the bestselling Karadi Rhymes series is a roundup of some of our most memorable Indian experiences.

180.00Out of stock

Sample Videos
Product Details

Age Group: 1 to 3 Years
Sung by: Usha Uthup
Illustrator: Rayika Sen
Music: 3 Brothers & A Violin

Usha Uthup, born on November 8, 1947, is a revered Indian singer celebrated for her versatile voice and bold persona. With a career spanning decades, she has left an indelible mark on the music industry, excelling in genres ranging from pop and filmi to jazz and playback singing. Her breakthrough came with hits like "Darling" and "Hari Om Hari," showcasing her multilingual prowess in Hindi, English, Bengali, Tamil, and Malayalam. Collaborating with eminent music directors including R.D. Burman and A.R. Rahman, she solidified her status as a musical powerhouse. Uthup's unique style, characterized by vibrant sarees and bold accessories, has made her a fashion icon. Alongside her musical journey, she ventured into acting, further diversifying her artistic portfolio. Recognized for her contributions, she was honored with the Padma Shri in 2011, India's fourth-highest civilian award. Beyond accolades, her advocacy for social causes and fearless demeanor have inspired generations. Usha Uthup continues to enchant audiences worldwide with her soulful voice and infectious energy, cementing her legacy as an icon of Indian music and culture.

Behind the scenes of recording the Rhymes
The Story of the Bak-Bak Tree

The grand tour of our very first theatrical production – Karadi Rhymes – Once Upon A Bak-Bak Tree – came to an end on January 14 and oh, what a ride it was! Four months of conceptualisation and production. Three months of touring. Four cities. And seven houseful shows. We could not have asked for a better response from our fans in Chennai, Coimbatore, Cochin and Bangalore!

In July 2013, when we approached Evam Entertainment with the idea of a play based on our much-loved Karadi Rhymes, they lapped it up straight away. In order to build a narrative around the rhymes, they read all our picturebooks and listened to all our audiobooks and a month later, we had a team of four playwrights – internet celebrity The Local Tea Party, stand-up comic Balakumaran, Jagadeesh Kanna and Cinthoorika Dinesh – working on the script of Once Upon A Bak-Bak Tree. Once the scripting was complete, the actor hunt began. Five actors and two musicians were shortlisted, and the rehearsals commenced in September.

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Karadi Rhymes Pack

Karadi Rhymes Vol. 1, 2 & 3

1,499.00 1,079.28Add to cart

Age Group: 1 to 3, 4 to 6
Lyricist: Shobha Viswanath
Sung by: Usha Uthup
Music: 3 Brothers and A Violin
Illustrator: Various artists

Karadi Rhymes 1

Karadi Rhymes Volume 1 - Children Audio Book

250.00 180.00Add to cart

Age Group: 1 to 3 years
Lyricist: Shobha Viswanath
Singer: Usha Uthup
Illustrator: Dileep Joshi
Music: 3 Brothers & A Violin

Karadi Rhymes 2

Karadi Rhymes Volume 2 - Children Audio Book

250.00 180.00Add to cart

Age Group: 1 to 3 Years
Lyricist: Shobha Viswanath
Singer: Usha Uthup
Illustrator: Lalitha Thyagarajan
Music: 3 Brothers & A Violin

Karadi Rhymes 3

180.00Out of stock

Age Group: 1 to 3 Years
Lyricist: Shobha Viswanath
Singer: Usha Uthup
Illustrator: Rayika Sen
Music: 3 Brothers & A Violin
Karadi Rhymes event at Goethe, Chennai

The grand tour of our very first theatrical production – Karadi Rhymes – Once Upon A Bak-Bak Tree – came to an end on January 14 and oh, what a ride it was! Four months of conceptualisation and production. Three months of touring. Four cities. And seven houseful shows. We could not have asked for a better response from our fans in Chennai, Coimbatore, Cochin and Bangalore!

In July 2013, when we approached Evam Entertainment with the idea of a play based on our much-loved Karadi Rhymes, they lapped it up straight away. In order to build a narrative around the rhymes, they read all our picturebooks and listened to all our audiobooks and a month later, we had a team of four playwrights – internet celebrity The Local Tea Party, stand-up comic Balakumaran, Jagadeesh Kanna and Cinthoorika Dinesh – working on the script of Once Upon A Bak-Bak Tree. Once the scripting was complete, the actor hunt began. Five actors and two musicians were shortlisted, and the rehearsals commenced in September.

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Photos:
The Story of the Bak-Bak Tree

The grand tour of our very first theatrical production – Karadi Rhymes – Once Upon A Bak-Bak Tree – came to an end on January 14 and oh, what a ride it was! Four months of conceptualisation and production. Three months of touring. Four cities. And seven houseful shows. We could not have asked for a better response from our fans in Chennai, Coimbatore, Cochin and Bangalore!

In July 2013, when we approached Evam Entertainment with the idea of a play based on our much-loved Karadi Rhymes, they lapped it up straight away. In order to build a narrative around the rhymes, they read all our picturebooks and listened to all our audiobooks and a month later, we had a team of four playwrights – internet celebrity The Local Tea Party, stand-up comic Balakumaran, Jagadeesh Kanna and Cinthoorika Dinesh – working on the script of Once Upon A Bak-Bak Tree. Once the scripting was complete, the actor hunt began. Five actors and two musicians were shortlisted, and the rehearsals commenced in September.

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Karadi birthday ‘Just Like You’

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Janaki Sabesh’s narration on International Mother Language Day

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Karadi Rhymes Pack

Karadi Rhymes Vol. 1, 2 & 3

1,499.00 1,079.28Add to cart

Age Group: 1 to 3, 4 to 6
Lyricist: Shobha Viswanath
Sung by: Usha Uthup
Music: 3 Brothers and A Violin
Illustrator: Various artists

Karadi Rhymes 1

Karadi Rhymes Volume 1 - Children Audio Book

250.00 180.00Add to cart

Age Group: 1 to 3 years
Lyricist: Shobha Viswanath
Singer: Usha Uthup
Illustrator: Dileep Joshi
Music: 3 Brothers & A Violin

Karadi Rhymes 2

Karadi Rhymes Volume 2 - Children Audio Book

250.00 180.00Add to cart

Age Group: 1 to 3 Years
Lyricist: Shobha Viswanath
Singer: Usha Uthup
Illustrator: Lalitha Thyagarajan
Music: 3 Brothers & A Violin

Karadi Rhymes 3

180.00Out of stock

Age Group: 1 to 3 Years
Lyricist: Shobha Viswanath
Singer: Usha Uthup
Illustrator: Rayika Sen
Music: 3 Brothers & A Violin
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Karadi Rhymes Pack

Karadi Rhymes Vol. 1, 2 & 3

1,499.00 1,079.28Add to cart

Age Group: 1 to 3, 4 to 6
Lyricist: Shobha Viswanath
Sung by: Usha Uthup
Music: 3 Brothers and A Violin
Illustrator: Various artists

Karadi Rhymes 1

Karadi Rhymes Volume 1 - Children Audio Book

250.00 180.00Add to cart

Age Group: 1 to 3 years
Lyricist: Shobha Viswanath
Singer: Usha Uthup
Illustrator: Dileep Joshi
Music: 3 Brothers & A Violin

Karadi Rhymes 2

Karadi Rhymes Volume 2 - Children Audio Book

250.00 180.00Add to cart

Age Group: 1 to 3 Years
Lyricist: Shobha Viswanath
Singer: Usha Uthup
Illustrator: Lalitha Thyagarajan
Music: 3 Brothers & A Violin

Karadi Rhymes 3

180.00Out of stock

Age Group: 1 to 3 Years
Lyricist: Shobha Viswanath
Singer: Usha Uthup
Illustrator: Rayika Sen
Music: 3 Brothers & A Violin

Growing Up with Karadi

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Karadi Rhymes Pack

Karadi Rhymes Vol. 1, 2 & 3

1,499.00 1,079.28Add to cart

Age Group: 1 to 3, 4 to 6
Lyricist: Shobha Viswanath
Sung by: Usha Uthup
Music: 3 Brothers and A Violin
Illustrator: Various artists

Karadi Rhymes 1

Karadi Rhymes Volume 1 - Children Audio Book

250.00 180.00Add to cart

Age Group: 1 to 3 years
Lyricist: Shobha Viswanath
Singer: Usha Uthup
Illustrator: Dileep Joshi
Music: 3 Brothers & A Violin

Karadi Rhymes 2

Karadi Rhymes Volume 2 - Children Audio Book

250.00 180.00Add to cart

Age Group: 1 to 3 Years
Lyricist: Shobha Viswanath
Singer: Usha Uthup
Illustrator: Lalitha Thyagarajan
Music: 3 Brothers & A Violin

Karadi Rhymes 3

180.00Out of stock

Age Group: 1 to 3 Years
Lyricist: Shobha Viswanath
Singer: Usha Uthup
Illustrator: Rayika Sen
Music: 3 Brothers & A Violin

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Karaoke track audio
Auto Rickshaw
Mangoes
Just Like You
Train




Karadi Rhymes Pack

Karadi Rhymes Vol. 1, 2 & 3

1,499.00 1,079.28Add to cart

Age Group: 1 to 3, 4 to 6
Lyricist: Shobha Viswanath
Sung by: Usha Uthup
Music: 3 Brothers and A Violin
Illustrator: Various artists

Karadi Rhymes 1

Karadi Rhymes Volume 1 - Children Audio Book

250.00 180.00Add to cart

Age Group: 1 to 3 years
Lyricist: Shobha Viswanath
Singer: Usha Uthup
Illustrator: Dileep Joshi
Music: 3 Brothers & A Violin

Karadi Rhymes 2

Karadi Rhymes Volume 2 - Children Audio Book

250.00 180.00Add to cart

Age Group: 1 to 3 Years
Lyricist: Shobha Viswanath
Singer: Usha Uthup
Illustrator: Lalitha Thyagarajan
Music: 3 Brothers & A Violin

Karadi Rhymes 3

180.00Out of stock

Age Group: 1 to 3 Years
Lyricist: Shobha Viswanath
Singer: Usha Uthup
Illustrator: Rayika Sen
Music: 3 Brothers & A Violin