Women’s Day

आदिशक्ती तू, आदिमाया तू तू जगत्जननी, तू मनःस्वामिनी । तू प्रियांजली, तू कृपांजली, प्रणम्य शिरसा देवी, तू माता वरदायिनी । – Milind Date 8th March 2017 – Women’s Day

Goa Gallery

Ramkrishna – The Flute Seller

Kunga Guest House is on the road which goes to Bhagsu Nag temple. By all means it’s actually a small alley. On one side of the road there are buildings with shops and on the other side of the road there are many roadside stalls selling various things like T-shirts with exotic prints, some brass […]

Kunga Guest House

One thing you want really good in your travels is the accommodation; Especially if you are planning to stay in a place for more than 2-3 days. I follow a simple idea to find the right place. First I look up on Lonely Planet and then Traveladvisor. Usually till now except for one I have […]

McLeodgunj Market

As the tourists from all over the world started to pour in McLeodgunj, many things unusual to a small, quiet, laid back Himalayan town happened there. Hundreds of small, big hotels, hundreds or restaurants, dozens of Yoga and Music classes and so on. Also bloomed was a big market. There are literally hundreds of road […]

Janmashtami At Gurukul

One of the most interesting festivals I look forward to is the Jansmashtami celebrations at the place of living legend of Indian Flute – Bansuri – Pandit Hariprasad Chaurasia. On the day of auspicious Krishna Janmashtami, Guruji holds this festival at his place. Guruji started the festival in 1985 at his home. I joined in […]

McLeod Gunj

Whenever most people say that they are going to Dharamshala, they actually mean McLeodgunj. That’s where the Dalai Lama and most Tibetan population is based at. Dharamshala – also spelt as ‘Dharamsala’, is the town almost at the foothills of the McLeodguj mountain. ‘Gunj’ means market or neighbourhood in Hindi, so you would find several […]

Dharamshala

Many years ago, in 1998, I was approached by a friend for composing music for a film on His Holy Highness The Dalai Lama. I agreed. Vinita said that I ought to go to Dharamshala as that culture is so different, you won’t understand anything sitting in here Pune. She has travelled a lot since […]

Manual Mode and Super Chips

A friend said she won’t consider herself a photographer till she understands the Manual Mode. I don’t agree. In simplest words I can say that clicking on the Manual Mode is like driving the car on the manual gears when it also has automatic transmission. Manual mode allows you set Aperture and Shutter Speed manually. […]

Korea – Arts and Culture

As I started performing more and more in Korea, I started realising the depth and popularity of Arts and Culture in the Korean society. Although on surface one would see a totally westernised society, but deep inside the people are really bound to their roots. Korean culture is quite old and after the modernisation, since […]

Maa Ganga

In my college years I was surrounded be many Bangla guys and girls. Lots of fantastic musicians I grew up with were Bangla. usually very intelligent and very intense people! Girls were very beautiful, intelligent but I found them quite hot tempered.  But necessarily all of them by default used to miss ‘Cal’ a lot. […]

Geoge Island

To the south edge of South Korea there are over a thousand of small and big islands. Some of them have volcanoes on them too. Jeju island being the most famous, there are several others which are big enough for habitation. Geoge island is the second biggest island from the south sea. Two years ago […]

Korea Gallery

My First Encounter with Korea

I clearly remember my first encounter with Korean musicians. In February of 2002 I got a call asking if I would be interested in recording a fusion project with some Korean musicians. And that the budget isn’t much but I might like it. The budget was never used to be good then anyway, so I […]

Korea And I

For my performances I have visited South Korea 12 times since 2002. I love the country and it would be like my second home. Seoul is like one mega hill station and the weather, people, customs, cleanliness, things you see, things you get, markets, rivers, roads, houses, monasteries, buildings and architecture, handicrafts and electronics everything […]