Kartikay started out as a corporate lawyer, and later, pulled by his love of Urdu poetry, turned to studying literature. He completed his Masters at Ashoka University in 2019 where his topic of research was the Krishna poetry of Muslim Urdu poets and what it teaches us about their religiosity. He was Research Associate for the project to map Bhakti and Sufi traditions in India.
An interview with the late Dare Khan, a Manganiyar musician who served in a Natha matha in Myajlar in western Rajasthan. Shot in September 2019, this was produced with the support of Bajaj Autos Pvt. Ltd.