Enjoy some of the music I've recorded over time on this page.
After about 3 years of musical adventures, Nikhil and I finally decided to convert our dream into a reality and in September of 2009, Iktara was born. After we noticed how our music and lyrics were reaching and touching the hearts of many across the world through the wonderful channel of social-websites, we realized that the time had come to officially launch ourselves in whatever humble way we can to spread the music around. In February 2011, we finally launched our first digital release Skyas - which is our first step towards taking our music and words to the people. A preview of some of our songs may be seen at Iktara's website.
I was trying to learn this Ghazal by Late Kashmiri Singer, Vijay Malla today and tried to record a first attempt on my phone (bear with quality) on a lazy Sunday here in Sitla village in Himalayas so you may be able to hear some birds in the background. In a function once, Malla, known [...]
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While sitting around after Office yesterday evening in my balcony overlooking the Himalayas, I was playing this song and decided to capture it using my Phone recorder. One of the most haunted melodies by Gordon Lightfoot.. this was probably the first time in I tried to really sing it on the Guitar. Quality is not [...]
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My acoustic attempt on Guitar of one of the most haunting songs ever done by Michael Jackson. Dedicated to all the children of this world who live in fear and tears. May this world find a resting place where peaceful waters flow.. Lyrics: Somebody killed little Susie the girl with the tune Who sings in [...]
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My own rendition of the song “Jiyein Kyun” from the Hindi movie “Dum Maro Dum”. I re-wrote the lyrics of this song while I was working/teaching in Delhi to sing it at a special occasion and removed the original lyrics. Music is the same as in the original song. My humble dedication to an extra [...]
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Changed strings on my beat up Steel Guitar today and went on a long long Journey while trying to sing this song. My final recording for a while before my next project. An old buddy Justin introduced this song (by Bob Schneider) to me back in 2006, and the song hit me today and I [...]
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Live rendition of Iktara’s Original Composition “Chalte hi Chalte” performed by me on Guitar with a friend Devesh at a musical night at Sri Aurobindo Ashram. This was part of a musical evening organized by the Ashram. Please excuse the Airplane disturbance during the video.
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I dedicate this song as a tribute to the 23 yr old girl we all came to know as Amanat, Nirabhya (Nirbhaya), Damini, Indian Braveheart who left this earth today on 29th Dec, 2012 after staging a brave 13 day fight against all odds. Sadly, in the end the beastly Injuries her tormentors unleashed on [...]
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My rendition of an original song written and composed by Steve Hunter from UK. He was kind enough to send me the lyrics and permission to do a cover of this song. I dedicate this song to the 23 yr old Girl from Dehra Dun who’s fighting to survive in Safdarjung Hospital, Delhi right now.. [...]
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