An indie software development house, Punchdialog Studios Pvt Ltd is based in the 375 year old city of Madras, officially known as Chennai, in India. We focus on creating software applications that allow people to use technology as a lever for their artistic pursuits.

punchdialog studios is ably staffed by a team of two people who share a liking for Madras and Colorado, classic rock and Carnatic music.

Sashi Vadakkepat

Sashi is an alumnus of Sri Venkateswara College of Engineering and Arizona State University. He has wide experience in computer graphics, having worked in areas as diverse as entertainment, CAD, weather visualization & mobile applications. Sashi has held software development roles at Paraform Inc, Spatial Corp, Weather Services Inc, Metris International & Samsung R&D.

After living and working in the US for 15 years, he felt the need to build a link between his creative and professional pursuits. So he quit his job on the sunny shores of California and moved back to the sunnier shores of Madras, the place of his birth, the city of temples and music, punch dialogues and cutouts, and founded punchdialog studios. Sashi is also an avid guitarist and has been part of many jam bands. He currently plays electric guitar and lapsteel for High Horse, a rock/blues/funk band based in Madras.

Sashi is responsible for the company’s overall strategy and the design and development of our offerings.

Muthu Thirunavukkarasu
Head, Business Development

Muthu is an alumnus of the College of Engineering, Guindy and Thunderbird School of Global Management. He has been a technology marketing professional since his first job at HCL in 1997. Since then, he has held a wide range of business and marketing responsibilities across many technology companies, especially in the data storage sector with StorageTek, Sun Microsystems, and Pillar Data Systems.

Not too long ago, Muthu left his job in the US to travel around India. He bought a used Maruti Alto with an 800 cc engine (a bit more capacity than his Yamaha YZF 600R!) and drove from Kanyakumari to Kargil and back, and even covered three of the four highest motorable spots in the world in that car. While he was traveling and generally thumbing his nose at the establishment, Sashi invited him to join punchdialog studios. Given that the projects were all centered around fun and making people happy and not monotonous readings of a sixty page spreadsheet from an analyst, he joined Sashi in this venture.

Muthu’s role is to ensure that more people are aware of our products and that the product and interaction experience of our partners, collaborators, and users is seamless and enjoyable.