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Happy Birthday, Google!

Dear Google,

Happy Birthday, Girlfriend!

Like any regular woman, you won't let anyone complete a sentence,
you guess what they are trying to say, you correct them ....
AND you are always right!!!

PS: If you are lucky & if she is done wishing Narendra Modi Ji, Mallika Sherawat may pop by, to wish you too:-)

Bombay Jayashri is divine!

Getting my Kanjeevaram's out to wear at the Carnegie Hall concert.....Who else is going???


Singing Kajra Re with Shankar!

For those of you who read my piece on meeting Shankar Mahadevan, here's the link to my performance of Kajra Re with Shankar Ehsaan and Loy at the Patriot Center on June 28, 2013 :) Thanks to everyone who supported me!


If you haven't done so and are interested, please do check out my piece on meeting Shankar!

Meeting Shankar Mahadevan

Most people, when they hear that I sang with Shankar Mahadevan, ask me “how was it? Were you nervous? What was the singing like?” Although I am more than happy to talk about what it was like on stage, I have to say, the memories I made backstage are much more poignant.

an anonymous art

A little while ago, in the coverts of hounds
An anonymous art has been found
Scholars from over the globe are coming to claim
To put it in the books by their name

It has some ancient form making the allegers skeptic
The form is just too cryptic
The madmen are already unraveling the vault
Putting their lives at halt

The press has covered the news well
Spicing it up enough to sell
Uncovering every single veil
Someone is even going to put it on the reel

Songs of the Caravan & why you should care about them

Songs of the Caravan is India’s first collection of songs sung by transgender women. The album contains 13 songs in 9 different languages: a collection of folk, traditional, devotional, pop and blues music.

Where Temples & Trees peacefully co-exist, creating atmospheric magic ...

The "Tomb Raider tree" in the central sanctuary, of Ta Prohm, a 12th century Hindu temple, in Cambodia, where Angelina Jolie picked a jasmine flower and was sucked beneath the earth.

You can't help but feel a little like Indiana Jones, or Lara Croft,(which was filmed here) as you pick through the rubble at Ta Prohm!

Ta Prohm (Khmer: ប្រាសាទតាព្រហ្ម)

Ta Prohm is a temple at Angkor, Cambodia, built in the late 12th and early 13th centuries.

Ta Prohm has been left in much the same condition in which it was found. Huge trees, blended into the walls & rocks, hugging the giant roots, give the temple a surreal appearance.

To witness dignified, large trees, grow out of the stone temple structure, with the large, snake like branches, wrapped around & intertwined through the stone temple walls - an awe inspiring sight!

Siem Reap, Cambodia, where we connected with our Hindu roots ....

Hindu mythology also contains a story about the churning of the Cosmic Ocean in order to obtain Amrita - the nectar of immortal life. At the suggestion of Vishnu the gods, (devas) and demons (asuras) churn the primeval ocean in order to obtain Amrita which will guarantee them immortality. To churn the ocean they used the Serpent King, Vasuki, for their churning-string. For a churning pole they use Mount Mandara placed on the back of a Great Tortoise - the Kurma Avatar of Vishnu. As the gods and demons churned the sea, a terrible poison issued out of its depths which enveloped the universe.