I would like to start by asking the most fundamental question which you answered in one of your interviews online – “A banker must never be in a hurry” – Can you please explain this thought.
Is it possible in today’s time to play traditional Dhrupad and still make it appealing to attract more listeners? How do you ensure that the purity is maintained and yet it engages a new-age audience?
In one of the interviews you mentioned, “there are no elders left to criticize the nonsense we play” – How do you ensure the quality is maintained? In today’s noisy day and age, people really don’t have a reference point to understand what is good and what is great. How do you maintain integrity?
I would like to mention one quote from your interview published in Darbar.org – “Learning is not just the technique. It has to be a way of life” – Can you tell us what do you mean by this?
In one more reference to your interviews online, you said, “We cannot compromise with the instrument’s rituals even if we die of hunger” – Where does this passion come from?