The whole basis of conserving is not about nature - it is about people. If we don't look after the people surrounding the place, and if they don't have the value of preserving it in their pockets, then they are not going to preserve it.
I had a lot of Bengali friends in Delhi. The bands there had Bengali musicians: for example, Indian Ocean. We use to have a good amount of adda and sing songs through the night.
Being in a band is like a small family. You travel together, make music, and share time with each other.
Since I am an avid singer and a lot of my fans want to hear me sing, I thought it will be really nice to sing my songs online so that more people could watch me, and I thought digital is the best way to connect with everyone.
I am really thankful to the audiences that they have appreciated all my songs and I have managed to touch their soul.
Though I did M.Sc. from Dharamshala, I was always attracted towards music.
I am completely attached to my roots, and therefore you will see a Pahadi touch in all my albums.
Be it a musician or an artiste, everybody likes to be in their comfort zone because that's where you are most happy.
For an artiste like me, it was very difficult to focus on studies with a beautiful campus around me.
It's a great feeling to be appreciated by music lovers.
One has to create music with mass appeal and not something which is niche. With niche music, you will only go a small distance.
My cousin lives in Delhi, so I kept visiting the city and got really fascinated with DU. Apart from studies, one also gets good exposure to music here. For an artist, there are a lot of opportunities in the city.
As I was born and brought up in Himachal Pradesh, I used to listen to a lot of Hindi songs over radio apart from ghazals, western music, and 'Himachali' folk songs.
You should create music which comes from within and not bother about anything else.
Classroom singing is common in India, but no one gives you marks for that. My idea is to introduce music and singing as full-fledged subject so that talent can be polished at an early stage. Also, it will help alleviate stage fear.
My personal favourites include J. J. Cale, R. D. Burman, Mehdi Hassan, and Ghulam Ali.
I not only composed music for my albums but also for the film 'Main, Meri Patni Aur Woh.'
For Silk Route, my album 'Dooba Dooba' was a resounding success.
After Silk Route disbanded I came on my own, and through the years, I have sung a few film songs while writing songs for my album.
In terms of creativity, both are equally satisfying. Music album is for yourself, where you compose songs and stuff like that, and in films, you have a story, characters, and songs penned by someone else.
I do agree that when a singer sings all the songs for one actor in a film, the impact is much better.
I want to visit Moscow again and again in my life.
My wedding was a very private affair for close family and friends, so I had decided to hold a reception in my native town.