Chintan Out Now

New Album ‘Chintan’ Out Now!   On this joyful day, I’m pleased to announce the release of my third album, a jugalbandi with Delhi-based Bansuri artist Amit Singhal : CHINTAN – included on the album is my new original song, ‘Jai Love’ – livicated to my music-loving and incredibly supportive wife. You can listen to Chintan now on BandCamp, hope […]

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Raga Blues – Raga Jog from House Concerts Mumbai (Video)

Raga Jog from House Concert Mumbai with Rakshanand Panchal, tabla; two original compositions in Teental (16 beats). This concert was quite the experience! After traveling for over two hours in traffic to south Mumbai, miraculously finding the only parking space for miles (that also happened to be directly opposite the venue), I performed in a small living room to an enthusiastic […]

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Performing in Deeg, Rajasthan (Video)

On my first real concert tour of India in 2016, my great friend and mentor, Suraj Nirwan, invited me to accompany him to a performance at a Gaushala in remote Deeg, Rajasthan, a few hours south of Delhi. This was an amazing experience as I was allowed to ‘open’ for the main act at the festival, a great sitarist by […]

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My Story Part 2

At the conclusion of Hindi intensive course, us students returned to Delhi to begin our formal coursework and move into our respective flats. I shared a large flat on the first floor in north Delhi’s Model Town with five other students. Since I was attending one of the largest universities I personally had ever seen, I figured that the logical […]

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My Story

Not having much of a plan or a clear direction for my academic life attending the University of California at Santa Cruz, I signed up for a 6-month study abroad program in Delhi, India in 2007 during my junior year. I was a musician at the time, having played the guitar from about age 11, but I was at school […]

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