Some of our best experiences can often be accidental. Once such a happy accident led me and two of my German musical friends to come up with a collaborative piece that went on to become a favourite among our European audiences.
A little while ago, I went live on Instagram and on Facebook for an episode of “Utsaah” by Durga Jasraj. Durga Jasraj is the daughter of Sangeetha Marthand, Padma Vibhushan Pandit Jasraj. She is an acknowledged singer of Hindustani Classical and Devotional Music, has contributed greatly to reaching the appreciation of our classical arts to […]
Namaskaram Rasikas, There was a time when I was extremely unhappy with the way I sang. I felt like there was so much I had to offer but my voice wouldn’t allow me to. To remedy this I met many a great trainer. In today’s video let me tell you the story of how I […]
A few days ago I had a conversation with Bhai Baldeep Singh, live on Facebook. It was for an episode of YaarAnād Virtual Baithak Series which is an extension of the World Music Heritage Series of his. The aim of this series is to celebrate excellence in the field of music, arts, dance, theatre, and […]
Today as I was fondly remembering the time I spent mentoring Hari Sivanesan, a brilliant veena player from London, I thought of writing about my experience. In 2011 when the BBC approached me for their mentorship program by ‘Radio 3’s World Routes Academy’, I was very excited to be a part of this unique experience. […]
A few months ago (before the coronavirus confined us within the walls of our homes), a very touching incident took place – the chances of that happening were so slim that I believe it was indeed a divine coincidence.
When I was an adolescent, I was not very happy with the way I sang. I would complain to my mother time and again and tell her that this isn’t a path for me. Concerned by my growing anxiety, she decided to take me to a very special place.