Sono-what?


/sono/ – be heard (Lat.: make a sound;  Esperanto: sound)
/logue/ – word (Greek -logos, from legein, to speak)

Sonologue is an end-to-end podcast and audio production house uniquely poised to deliver world class quality audio content for your ears (and clients) in India. If you’ve got a story, opinion, knowledge or even an opinion, we can amplify your voice. 

At Sonologue, we can help you with everything editorial — conceptualizing a podcast, choosing a format, figuring out the right tone and host — to recording and production, as well as post production with sound editing and mixing, as well as all the painful logistics of creating meta data and uploading it to a dedicated host to distribute your podcast and maximize its reach. 

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Started by an Indian multimedia journalist who moved back to India after more than a decade in the US, Sonologue aims to provide clear, entertaining, evocative, and balanced multimedia content for a variety of outlets — national and international media houses, corporates, journalists, communications professionals, not-for-profits, and cultural organizations. 

As insiders with an outsider’s perspective, our vantage point finds us evaluating so much around us as a story waiting to be told. We’d like to tap these stories — of economy, culture, trends, and people — stories that reveal our shared humanity, not only crossing boundaries but bridging, transcending, and transforming them.

Contact us by emailing info@sonologue dot com. You can also reach us at +91 nine eight three three six four six seven one seven.

Founder bio: Chhavi Sachdev

Chhavi Sachdev is a podcast producer, consultant, and coach. She is also the most experienced podcaster in India; she has been making podcasts since 2008 (there was, to be honest, someone who started before her, but last we heard, he had moved to Japan.) 

For years, Chhavi has been trying to convince people that there is an intelligent, engaging alternative to radio and video for your brain and I’m delighted it’s finally picking up in India. She’s happy to see media organizations and journalism schools start to make forays. But, there’s a huge learning curve for many of them and it shows in their podcasts.

Chhavi started Sonologue to meet this need in the market. Sonologue is a full-service boutique podcast production house – able to take a podcast idea from concept and scripting to recording and sound design as well as publishing and distribution.

Since 2011, Chhavi has been conducting regular workshops for individuals, colleges, corporates, as well as NGO’s. She also runs a popular 4-hour crash course in a different city every month

For organizations and journalists, she has sessions that go from two hours to two weeks. Over the years, she has done hands-on workshops for media organizations like The Quint, specialized day-long workshops on making audio features and narrative podcasts for cultural organization like the Goethe Zentrum, full day workshops on writing for the ear (since podcast scripting is vastly different from web or video copy) as well as the basics of editing for working journalists. For grad students at the Sarojini Naidu School of Arts and Communication at the University of, she has done two-week long intensive workshops where she mentored them through the process of making broadcast-ready features.

These classes can be for four individuals or 25 and can be customized to focus on any or every aspect of production — from concept, conducting interviews, writing and scripting, to technical issues like field or lond distance recording, editing, and mixing as well as logistics and distribution.

Chhavi has a master’s degree in journalism from Northeastern University, is a lifetime member of the South Asian Journalists Association and has worked with the BBC World Service, National Public Radio, Deutsche Welle, Radio Netherlands, and Public Radio International. She has produced podcasts for Sonologue, Tall Tales, Bound, The Canadian Consulate General and others.