‘Immersed’, by Aditi Mangaldas, the celebrated Kathak dancer/choreographer, who was initiated into learning Kathak under Kumi Ben at the tender age of five, came as a tribute to her Guru. Centered around the multi-hued names and attributes of Krishna, the presentation incorporated all the intra-forms of Kathak technique and Abhinaya on the melodious music composed by Shubha Mudgal, Anish Pradhan and Aditi herself, based on raga Jhinjhoti and Abhinaya on the poem of Bhartendu Harischanra. This emotionally-charged tribute of the chiseled dancer concluded with a meditative and aesthetic ecstasy of bliss. Manjari Sinha, The Statesman 2020

Aditi Mangaldas, one of Kumiben's earliest disciples at Kadamb emerged as one who with the Kathak vocabulary she has learnt takes her thematic expression to the level of poetry with an appeal to the aesthetic sense of the modern viewer. Combining reason and emotion as also technique and skill in Immersed she has her physical existence melt into the portrayal of a human being gifted with a rare sensibility to see herself as part of the universe in which Krishna permeates as a fragrance. She demonstrated the peak it is possible to scale through the medium. Dr. S.D. Desai, Narthaki.com, 2020