ADVAITA Celebrated it's 8th Birthday on 23rd September 2012 at India Habitat Centre, Delhi, INDIA ; Along with some artists of MRIGYA & PARIKRAMA

 On 23rd September' 2012, ADVAITA was celebrating it's 8th Birthday ay India Habitat Centre in Lodhi Estate, Delhi. Since I was also in town, so thought of visiting the place to enjoy music with ADVAITA & some of the artists from MRIGYA & PARIKRAMA. This Photo Journey shares some of the musical moments of ADVIATA Performances at IHC, Delhi...Chayan Adhikari & Suhail Yusuf Khan talking to each other during the performance..Aman Singh Rathore on Drums !This musical event had to start at 6pm in open Amphitheater of IHC, but as per Delhi trends it started after 7pm. Since weather was good, it was fine with music lovers sitting there. Whole space was full and people were finding space on surrounding walls. For finding a place to sit, many of the IHC plants were destroyed. It was really sad to see people acting so cruelly with plants around AmphitheaterSuhail Yusuf Khan was playing Sarangi during most of the performances and sang some classical numbers in between. He was awesome at both the things.Then whole team of ADVAITA came on stage and thanked everyone to come & wait for them. It started with good mood and nice songs. ADVAITA is an eclectic music group from New Delhi, India. ADVAITA team borrowed their name from an ancient Indian philosophy, which translates to mean Non-Duality. Ujwal Nagar, The Classical Vocalist of ADVAITA was star of the evening for me. He was awesome and best at his role in the crew. Loved the way he sings and especially his performance in Ghir-Ghir... He looked like a shy personality, some of us were talking about the same :Surojeet Dev on Drums, while Prithveesh Dev was singing on the stage !Some guest performers were also invited during the evening. Nikhil Mawkin Nikhil Mawkin is a well known name in the music circuit in Delhi. He has made his mark in the music circuit with bands like Mawkin Revival and Cuenta Cuentos. Mawkin has a flair for bringing together different genres of music and blending them to create a sound that is unique. Last evening he performed one song with Prithveesh Dev & Chayan Adhikari Since ADVIATA Music  group was formed, it has steadily grown to become one of the most respected acts on the Indian music scene. Their sound is a melange of the styles, moods and textures they have taken in from different cultures and different music systems of the world. Their exploration of music is something that keep them going and it a very good way. Their fans across the country are loving the way they experiments with Musical fusion and the team is best at itPrithveesh Dev at IHC, Delhi (INDIA)Sharad Chandra Shrivastava of MRIGYA and Abhishek Mathur of ADVAITA on right Sharat is one of the founding members of MRIGYA Band and the driving force behind the band. Over the years, he has been instrumental in leading the direction of the music of Mrigya. As the violin maestro, he is considered to be one of the best young violinists in the country. Owing allegiance to the Senia Gharana, he has been extremely active on the performing circuit for over 2 decades. His nascent talent, nurtured since age 7 by the renowned violinist Late Pandit Joi Srivastava, his Guru and grandfather, has lent him rare understanding of the 'Dhrupad-Ang', a style unique to this Gharana under the Guru-Shishya parampara. This and such grooming has put him on stage with the likes of Ustad Amjad Ali Khan, Pt. Hari Prasad Chaurasia, Pt. Birju Maharaj. As an acclaimed soloist, he was selected for the Sahitya Kala Parishad's coveted 'Yuva Mahotsava'. Sharad has also performed with a certain Mr. Gordon Sumner aka 'Sting' apart from playing with the acclaimed Indian rock band Parikrama for over a decade Check out more about Mrigya Members at http://www.mrigya.com/members.htmSukriti Sen performing with Advaita at IHC, Delhi. She is an Indian classical vocalist who has over the years lent her voice to countless jingles and classical performances. Sukriti adds her own interpretations of vocal techniques which adds magic to any composition.  She has performed across the world and is now a seasoned vocalist to boot. She also toured with Pete Lockett (the renowned precussionist) in India along with Selvaganesh (Shakti & Mclaughlin).More at - http://www.mrigya.com/members.htmAlthough there were many technical and administrative glitches, but audience was really enjoying the performances. Administrative glitches can be because of the nature of program. Many guest performers were invited and each of them needed specialized setup & time as well. But all of that was very well handled. During one of the gaps Chayan asked a boy to come on stage, who had come with a cardboard saying 'Happy Birthday Advaita'. ADVAITA believes in oneness and spirituality of music. 8 member psychedelic fusion band combines human emotions with the context of the universe, the Brahman and the spiritual. They are Advaits as unlike bands which consist of 4 or at the max 5 members they are an EIGHT member band. And it was a great gesture of calling other band members and sharing same platform to perform in front of Music Lovers of Delhi !Since the inception of Delhi based eclectic fusion band, Advaita, it has gained lot of respect in the Indian music scenario. (For folks who are unfamiliar with this fusion genre – a fusion genre is a music genre which combines two or more genres. The main characteristics of fusion genres are variations in tempo, rhythm and sometimes the use of long musical 'journeys' that can be divided into smaller parts, each with their own dynamics, style and tempo. A word 'fusion' used alone often refers to jazz fusion.)ADVAITA Team is made up of following artists -  Chayan Adhikari – Vocals, Acoustic Guitars    Ujwal Nagar – Classical Vocals    Aman Singh Rathore – Drums    Anindo Bose – Keyboards & Electronics    Suhail Yusuf Khan – Sarangi & Classical Vocals    Abhishek Mathur – Electric Guitars, Electronics    Gaurav Chintamani – Bass Guitar    Mohit Lal – Tabla, Bols, PercussionSuchet Malhotra who was playing with different musical instruments to create different sounds..Tarun BalanAditya Balani  - Name ADVAITA is suggested by him onlyRajat Prasanna - Flute Ashhar Farooqui - Third Last SongArpan Guha Thakurta, who joined the stage with ADVAITA folks for few performances ! This frame was captured during the end of this show.. Event was concluded with a fantastic performances by ADVAITA at around 10:10 pm and everyone at IHC was standing and enjoying the music with some slaps  Advaita is an 8 member fusion band from New Delhi(INDIA), which was formed in 2004. The band features Abhishek Mathur (guitars), Aman Singh (drums), Anindo Bose (keyboards), Chayan Adhikari (vocals, guitars), Gaurav Chintamani (bass), Mohit Lal (tabla), Suhail Yusuf Khan (sarangi), and Ujwal Nagar (vocals). They bring together Indian classical sensibilities with orthodox rock arrangements. In March 2009, they released their debut album Grounded In Space with EMI Records. The band has also recorded two tracks for the India Soundpad compilation which was produced by top British producer John Leckie and released under Counter Culture Records. In 2012, they released their second album The Silent Sea, also on EMI Records.Whole event was quite engaging and next two photographs shows the way crowd is enjoying the music with full involvement. As mentioned by  Prithveesh Dev, towards the end Music was literally flowing in the bloodA view of ADVAITA performing in open Amphitheater of  India Habitat Centre, in front of energetic audience. This Photograph is showing the kind of musical energy, which was flowing during 23rd evening @ IHC, Delhi Big thanks for Ankur Prakash, for letting me know about this event and sharing appropriate details while writing this Blog-post

 On 23rd September' 2012, ADVAITA was celebrating it's 8th Birthday ay India Habitat Centre in Lodhi Estate, Delhi. Since I was also in town, so thought of visiting the place to enjoy music with ADVAITA & some of the artists from MRIGYA & PARIKRAMA. This Photo Journey shares some of the musical moments of ADVIATA Performances at IHC, Delhi...

Chayan Adhikari & Suhail Yusuf Khan talking to each other during the performance...

 On 23rd September' 2012, ADVAITA was celebrating it's 8th Birthday ay India Habitat Centre in Lodhi Estate, Delhi. Since I was also in town, so thought of visiting the place to enjoy music with ADVAITA & some of the artists from MRIGYA & PARIKRAMA. This Photo Journey shares some of the musical moments of ADVIATA Performances at IHC, Delhi...Chayan Adhikari & Suhail Yusuf Khan talking to each other during the performance..Aman Singh Rathore on Drums !This musical event had to start at 6pm in open Amphitheater of IHC, but as per Delhi trends it started after 7pm. Since weather was good, it was fine with music lovers sitting there. Whole space was full and people were finding space on surrounding walls. For finding a place to sit, many of the IHC plants were destroyed. It was really sad to see people acting so cruelly with plants around AmphitheaterSuhail Yusuf Khan was playing Sarangi during most of the performances and sang some classical numbers in between. He was awesome at both the things.Then whole team of ADVAITA came on stage and thanked everyone to come & wait for them. It started with good mood and nice songs. ADVAITA is an eclectic music group from New Delhi, India. ADVAITA team borrowed their name from an ancient Indian philosophy, which translates to mean Non-Duality. Ujwal Nagar, The Classical Vocalist of ADVAITA was star of the evening for me. He was awesome and best at his role in the crew. Loved the way he sings and especially his performance in Ghir-Ghir... He looked like a shy personality, some of us were talking about the same :Surojeet Dev on Drums, while Prithveesh Dev was singing on the stage !Some guest performers were also invited during the evening. Nikhil Mawkin Nikhil Mawkin is a well known name in the music circuit in Delhi. He has made his mark in the music circuit with bands like Mawkin Revival and Cuenta Cuentos. Mawkin has a flair for bringing together different genres of music and blending them to create a sound that is unique. Last evening he performed one song with Prithveesh Dev & Chayan Adhikari Since ADVIATA Music  group was formed, it has steadily grown to become one of the most respected acts on the Indian music scene. Their sound is a melange of the styles, moods and textures they have taken in from different cultures and different music systems of the world. Their exploration of music is something that keep them going and it a very good way. Their fans across the country are loving the way they experiments with Musical fusion and the team is best at itPrithveesh Dev at IHC, Delhi (INDIA)Sharad Chandra Shrivastava of MRIGYA and Abhishek Mathur of ADVAITA on right Sharat is one of the founding members of MRIGYA Band and the driving force behind the band. Over the years, he has been instrumental in leading the direction of the music of Mrigya. As the violin maestro, he is considered to be one of the best young violinists in the country. Owing allegiance to the Senia Gharana, he has been extremely active on the performing circuit for over 2 decades. His nascent talent, nurtured since age 7 by the renowned violinist Late Pandit Joi Srivastava, his Guru and grandfather, has lent him rare understanding of the 'Dhrupad-Ang', a style unique to this Gharana under the Guru-Shishya parampara. This and such grooming has put him on stage with the likes of Ustad Amjad Ali Khan, Pt. Hari Prasad Chaurasia, Pt. Birju Maharaj. As an acclaimed soloist, he was selected for the Sahitya Kala Parishad's coveted 'Yuva Mahotsava'. Sharad has also performed with a certain Mr. Gordon Sumner aka 'Sting' apart from playing with the acclaimed Indian rock band Parikrama for over a decade Check out more about Mrigya Members at http://www.mrigya.com/members.htmSukriti Sen performing with Advaita at IHC, Delhi. She is an Indian classical vocalist who has over the years lent her voice to countless jingles and classical performances. Sukriti adds her own interpretations of vocal techniques which adds magic to any composition.  She has performed across the world and is now a seasoned vocalist to boot. She also toured with Pete Lockett (the renowned precussionist) in India along with Selvaganesh (Shakti & Mclaughlin).More at - http://www.mrigya.com/members.htmAlthough there were many technical and administrative glitches, but audience was really enjoying the performances. Administrative glitches can be because of the nature of program. Many guest performers were invited and each of them needed specialized setup & time as well. But all of that was very well handled. During one of the gaps Chayan asked a boy to come on stage, who had come with a cardboard saying 'Happy Birthday Advaita'. ADVAITA believes in oneness and spirituality of music. 8 member psychedelic fusion band combines human emotions with the context of the universe, the Brahman and the spiritual. They are Advaits as unlike bands which consist of 4 or at the max 5 members they are an EIGHT member band. And it was a great gesture of calling other band members and sharing same platform to perform in front of Music Lovers of Delhi !Since the inception of Delhi based eclectic fusion band, Advaita, it has gained lot of respect in the Indian music scenario. (For folks who are unfamiliar with this fusion genre – a fusion genre is a music genre which combines two or more genres. The main characteristics of fusion genres are variations in tempo, rhythm and sometimes the use of long musical 'journeys' that can be divided into smaller parts, each with their own dynamics, style and tempo. A word 'fusion' used alone often refers to jazz fusion.)ADVAITA Team is made up of following artists -  Chayan Adhikari – Vocals, Acoustic Guitars    Ujwal Nagar – Classical Vocals    Aman Singh Rathore – Drums    Anindo Bose – Keyboards & Electronics    Suhail Yusuf Khan – Sarangi & Classical Vocals    Abhishek Mathur – Electric Guitars, Electronics    Gaurav Chintamani – Bass Guitar    Mohit Lal – Tabla, Bols, PercussionSuchet Malhotra who was playing with different musical instruments to create different sounds..Tarun BalanAditya Balani  - Name ADVAITA is suggested by him onlyRajat Prasanna - Flute Ashhar Farooqui - Third Last SongArpan Guha Thakurta, who joined the stage with ADVAITA folks for few performances ! This frame was captured during the end of this show.. Event was concluded with a fantastic performances by ADVAITA at around 10:10 pm and everyone at IHC was standing and enjoying the music with some slaps  Advaita is an 8 member fusion band from New Delhi(INDIA), which was formed in 2004. The band features Abhishek Mathur (guitars), Aman Singh (drums), Anindo Bose (keyboards), Chayan Adhikari (vocals, guitars), Gaurav Chintamani (bass), Mohit Lal (tabla), Suhail Yusuf Khan (sarangi), and Ujwal Nagar (vocals). They bring together Indian classical sensibilities with orthodox rock arrangements. In March 2009, they released their debut album Grounded In Space with EMI Records. The band has also recorded two tracks for the India Soundpad compilation which was produced by top British producer John Leckie and released under Counter Culture Records. In 2012, they released their second album The Silent Sea, also on EMI Records.Whole event was quite engaging and next two photographs shows the way crowd is enjoying the music with full involvement. As mentioned by  Prithveesh Dev, towards the end Music was literally flowing in the bloodA view of ADVAITA performing in open Amphitheater of  India Habitat Centre, in front of energetic audience. This Photograph is showing the kind of musical energy, which was flowing during 23rd evening @ IHC, Delhi Big thanks for Ankur Prakash, for letting me know about this event and sharing appropriate details while writing this Blog-post

Aman Singh Rathore on Drums ! 

This musical event had to start at 6pm in open Amphitheater of IHC, but as per Delhi trends it started after 7pm. Since weather was good, it was fine with music lovers sitting there. Whole space was full and people were finding space on surrounding walls. For finding a place to sit, many of the IHC plants were destroyed. It was really sad to see people acting so cruelly with plants around Amphitheater.

 On 23rd September' 2012, ADVAITA was celebrating it's 8th Birthday ay India Habitat Centre in Lodhi Estate, Delhi. Since I was also in town, so thought of visiting the place to enjoy music with ADVAITA & some of the artists from MRIGYA & PARIKRAMA. This Photo Journey shares some of the musical moments of ADVIATA Performances at IHC, Delhi...Chayan Adhikari & Suhail Yusuf Khan talking to each other during the performance..Aman Singh Rathore on Drums !This musical event had to start at 6pm in open Amphitheater of IHC, but as per Delhi trends it started after 7pm. Since weather was good, it was fine with music lovers sitting there. Whole space was full and people were finding space on surrounding walls. For finding a place to sit, many of the IHC plants were destroyed. It was really sad to see people acting so cruelly with plants around AmphitheaterSuhail Yusuf Khan was playing Sarangi during most of the performances and sang some classical numbers in between. He was awesome at both the things.Then whole team of ADVAITA came on stage and thanked everyone to come & wait for them. It started with good mood and nice songs. ADVAITA is an eclectic music group from New Delhi, India. ADVAITA team borrowed their name from an ancient Indian philosophy, which translates to mean Non-Duality. Ujwal Nagar, The Classical Vocalist of ADVAITA was star of the evening for me. He was awesome and best at his role in the crew. Loved the way he sings and especially his performance in Ghir-Ghir... He looked like a shy personality, some of us were talking about the same :Surojeet Dev on Drums, while Prithveesh Dev was singing on the stage !Some guest performers were also invited during the evening. Nikhil Mawkin Nikhil Mawkin is a well known name in the music circuit in Delhi. He has made his mark in the music circuit with bands like Mawkin Revival and Cuenta Cuentos. Mawkin has a flair for bringing together different genres of music and blending them to create a sound that is unique. Last evening he performed one song with Prithveesh Dev & Chayan Adhikari Since ADVIATA Music  group was formed, it has steadily grown to become one of the most respected acts on the Indian music scene. Their sound is a melange of the styles, moods and textures they have taken in from different cultures and different music systems of the world. Their exploration of music is something that keep them going and it a very good way. Their fans across the country are loving the way they experiments with Musical fusion and the team is best at itPrithveesh Dev at IHC, Delhi (INDIA)Sharad Chandra Shrivastava of MRIGYA and Abhishek Mathur of ADVAITA on right Sharat is one of the founding members of MRIGYA Band and the driving force behind the band. Over the years, he has been instrumental in leading the direction of the music of Mrigya. As the violin maestro, he is considered to be one of the best young violinists in the country. Owing allegiance to the Senia Gharana, he has been extremely active on the performing circuit for over 2 decades. His nascent talent, nurtured since age 7 by the renowned violinist Late Pandit Joi Srivastava, his Guru and grandfather, has lent him rare understanding of the 'Dhrupad-Ang', a style unique to this Gharana under the Guru-Shishya parampara. This and such grooming has put him on stage with the likes of Ustad Amjad Ali Khan, Pt. Hari Prasad Chaurasia, Pt. Birju Maharaj. As an acclaimed soloist, he was selected for the Sahitya Kala Parishad's coveted 'Yuva Mahotsava'. Sharad has also performed with a certain Mr. Gordon Sumner aka 'Sting' apart from playing with the acclaimed Indian rock band Parikrama for over a decade Check out more about Mrigya Members at http://www.mrigya.com/members.htmSukriti Sen performing with Advaita at IHC, Delhi. She is an Indian classical vocalist who has over the years lent her voice to countless jingles and classical performances. Sukriti adds her own interpretations of vocal techniques which adds magic to any composition.  She has performed across the world and is now a seasoned vocalist to boot. She also toured with Pete Lockett (the renowned precussionist) in India along with Selvaganesh (Shakti & Mclaughlin).More at - http://www.mrigya.com/members.htmAlthough there were many technical and administrative glitches, but audience was really enjoying the performances. Administrative glitches can be because of the nature of program. Many guest performers were invited and each of them needed specialized setup & time as well. But all of that was very well handled. During one of the gaps Chayan asked a boy to come on stage, who had come with a cardboard saying 'Happy Birthday Advaita'. ADVAITA believes in oneness and spirituality of music. 8 member psychedelic fusion band combines human emotions with the context of the universe, the Brahman and the spiritual. They are Advaits as unlike bands which consist of 4 or at the max 5 members they are an EIGHT member band. And it was a great gesture of calling other band members and sharing same platform to perform in front of Music Lovers of Delhi !Since the inception of Delhi based eclectic fusion band, Advaita, it has gained lot of respect in the Indian music scenario. (For folks who are unfamiliar with this fusion genre – a fusion genre is a music genre which combines two or more genres. The main characteristics of fusion genres are variations in tempo, rhythm and sometimes the use of long musical 'journeys' that can be divided into smaller parts, each with their own dynamics, style and tempo. A word 'fusion' used alone often refers to jazz fusion.)ADVAITA Team is made up of following artists -  Chayan Adhikari – Vocals, Acoustic Guitars    Ujwal Nagar – Classical Vocals    Aman Singh Rathore – Drums    Anindo Bose – Keyboards & Electronics    Suhail Yusuf Khan – Sarangi & Classical Vocals    Abhishek Mathur – Electric Guitars, Electronics    Gaurav Chintamani – Bass Guitar    Mohit Lal – Tabla, Bols, PercussionSuchet Malhotra who was playing with different musical instruments to create different sounds..Tarun BalanAditya Balani  - Name ADVAITA is suggested by him onlyRajat Prasanna - Flute Ashhar Farooqui - Third Last SongArpan Guha Thakurta, who joined the stage with ADVAITA folks for few performances ! This frame was captured during the end of this show.. Event was concluded with a fantastic performances by ADVAITA at around 10:10 pm and everyone at IHC was standing and enjoying the music with some slaps  Advaita is an 8 member fusion band from New Delhi(INDIA), which was formed in 2004. The band features Abhishek Mathur (guitars), Aman Singh (drums), Anindo Bose (keyboards), Chayan Adhikari (vocals, guitars), Gaurav Chintamani (bass), Mohit Lal (tabla), Suhail Yusuf Khan (sarangi), and Ujwal Nagar (vocals). They bring together Indian classical sensibilities with orthodox rock arrangements. In March 2009, they released their debut album Grounded In Space with EMI Records. The band has also recorded two tracks for the India Soundpad compilation which was produced by top British producer John Leckie and released under Counter Culture Records. In 2012, they released their second album The Silent Sea, also on EMI Records.Whole event was quite engaging and next two photographs shows the way crowd is enjoying the music with full involvement. As mentioned by  Prithveesh Dev, towards the end Music was literally flowing in the bloodA view of ADVAITA performing in open Amphitheater of  India Habitat Centre, in front of energetic audience. This Photograph is showing the kind of musical energy, which was flowing during 23rd evening @ IHC, Delhi Big thanks for Ankur Prakash, for letting me know about this event and sharing appropriate details while writing this Blog-post

Suhail Yusuf Khan was playing Sarangi during most of the performances and sang some classical numbers in between. He was awesome at both the things.

Then whole team of ADVAITA came on stage and thanked everyone to come & wait for them. It started with good mood and nice songs. ADVAITA is an eclectic music group from New Delhi, India. ADVAITA team borrowed their name from an ancient Indian philosophy, which translates to mean Non-Duality.  

 On 23rd September' 2012, ADVAITA was celebrating it's 8th Birthday ay India Habitat Centre in Lodhi Estate, Delhi. Since I was also in town, so thought of visiting the place to enjoy music with ADVAITA & some of the artists from MRIGYA & PARIKRAMA. This Photo Journey shares some of the musical moments of ADVIATA Performances at IHC, Delhi...Chayan Adhikari & Suhail Yusuf Khan talking to each other during the performance..Aman Singh Rathore on Drums !This musical event had to start at 6pm in open Amphitheater of IHC, but as per Delhi trends it started after 7pm. Since weather was good, it was fine with music lovers sitting there. Whole space was full and people were finding space on surrounding walls. For finding a place to sit, many of the IHC plants were destroyed. It was really sad to see people acting so cruelly with plants around AmphitheaterSuhail Yusuf Khan was playing Sarangi during most of the performances and sang some classical numbers in between. He was awesome at both the things.Then whole team of ADVAITA came on stage and thanked everyone to come & wait for them. It started with good mood and nice songs. ADVAITA is an eclectic music group from New Delhi, India. ADVAITA team borrowed their name from an ancient Indian philosophy, which translates to mean Non-Duality. Ujwal Nagar, The Classical Vocalist of ADVAITA was star of the evening for me. He was awesome and best at his role in the crew. Loved the way he sings and especially his performance in Ghir-Ghir... He looked like a shy personality, some of us were talking about the same :Surojeet Dev on Drums, while Prithveesh Dev was singing on the stage !Some guest performers were also invited during the evening. Nikhil Mawkin Nikhil Mawkin is a well known name in the music circuit in Delhi. He has made his mark in the music circuit with bands like Mawkin Revival and Cuenta Cuentos. Mawkin has a flair for bringing together different genres of music and blending them to create a sound that is unique. Last evening he performed one song with Prithveesh Dev & Chayan Adhikari Since ADVIATA Music  group was formed, it has steadily grown to become one of the most respected acts on the Indian music scene. Their sound is a melange of the styles, moods and textures they have taken in from different cultures and different music systems of the world. Their exploration of music is something that keep them going and it a very good way. Their fans across the country are loving the way they experiments with Musical fusion and the team is best at itPrithveesh Dev at IHC, Delhi (INDIA)Sharad Chandra Shrivastava of MRIGYA and Abhishek Mathur of ADVAITA on right Sharat is one of the founding members of MRIGYA Band and the driving force behind the band. Over the years, he has been instrumental in leading the direction of the music of Mrigya. As the violin maestro, he is considered to be one of the best young violinists in the country. Owing allegiance to the Senia Gharana, he has been extremely active on the performing circuit for over 2 decades. His nascent talent, nurtured since age 7 by the renowned violinist Late Pandit Joi Srivastava, his Guru and grandfather, has lent him rare understanding of the 'Dhrupad-Ang', a style unique to this Gharana under the Guru-Shishya parampara. This and such grooming has put him on stage with the likes of Ustad Amjad Ali Khan, Pt. Hari Prasad Chaurasia, Pt. Birju Maharaj. As an acclaimed soloist, he was selected for the Sahitya Kala Parishad's coveted 'Yuva Mahotsava'. Sharad has also performed with a certain Mr. Gordon Sumner aka 'Sting' apart from playing with the acclaimed Indian rock band Parikrama for over a decade Check out more about Mrigya Members at http://www.mrigya.com/members.htmSukriti Sen performing with Advaita at IHC, Delhi. She is an Indian classical vocalist who has over the years lent her voice to countless jingles and classical performances. Sukriti adds her own interpretations of vocal techniques which adds magic to any composition.  She has performed across the world and is now a seasoned vocalist to boot. She also toured with Pete Lockett (the renowned precussionist) in India along with Selvaganesh (Shakti & Mclaughlin).More at - http://www.mrigya.com/members.htmAlthough there were many technical and administrative glitches, but audience was really enjoying the performances. Administrative glitches can be because of the nature of program. Many guest performers were invited and each of them needed specialized setup & time as well. But all of that was very well handled. During one of the gaps Chayan asked a boy to come on stage, who had come with a cardboard saying 'Happy Birthday Advaita'. ADVAITA believes in oneness and spirituality of music. 8 member psychedelic fusion band combines human emotions with the context of the universe, the Brahman and the spiritual. They are Advaits as unlike bands which consist of 4 or at the max 5 members they are an EIGHT member band. And it was a great gesture of calling other band members and sharing same platform to perform in front of Music Lovers of Delhi !Since the inception of Delhi based eclectic fusion band, Advaita, it has gained lot of respect in the Indian music scenario. (For folks who are unfamiliar with this fusion genre – a fusion genre is a music genre which combines two or more genres. The main characteristics of fusion genres are variations in tempo, rhythm and sometimes the use of long musical 'journeys' that can be divided into smaller parts, each with their own dynamics, style and tempo. A word 'fusion' used alone often refers to jazz fusion.)ADVAITA Team is made up of following artists -  Chayan Adhikari – Vocals, Acoustic Guitars    Ujwal Nagar – Classical Vocals    Aman Singh Rathore – Drums    Anindo Bose – Keyboards & Electronics    Suhail Yusuf Khan – Sarangi & Classical Vocals    Abhishek Mathur – Electric Guitars, Electronics    Gaurav Chintamani – Bass Guitar    Mohit Lal – Tabla, Bols, PercussionSuchet Malhotra who was playing with different musical instruments to create different sounds..Tarun BalanAditya Balani  - Name ADVAITA is suggested by him onlyRajat Prasanna - Flute Ashhar Farooqui - Third Last SongArpan Guha Thakurta, who joined the stage with ADVAITA folks for few performances ! This frame was captured during the end of this show.. Event was concluded with a fantastic performances by ADVAITA at around 10:10 pm and everyone at IHC was standing and enjoying the music with some slaps  Advaita is an 8 member fusion band from New Delhi(INDIA), which was formed in 2004. The band features Abhishek Mathur (guitars), Aman Singh (drums), Anindo Bose (keyboards), Chayan Adhikari (vocals, guitars), Gaurav Chintamani (bass), Mohit Lal (tabla), Suhail Yusuf Khan (sarangi), and Ujwal Nagar (vocals). They bring together Indian classical sensibilities with orthodox rock arrangements. In March 2009, they released their debut album Grounded In Space with EMI Records. The band has also recorded two tracks for the India Soundpad compilation which was produced by top British producer John Leckie and released under Counter Culture Records. In 2012, they released their second album The Silent Sea, also on EMI Records.Whole event was quite engaging and next two photographs shows the way crowd is enjoying the music with full involvement. As mentioned by  Prithveesh Dev, towards the end Music was literally flowing in the bloodA view of ADVAITA performing in open Amphitheater of  India Habitat Centre, in front of energetic audience. This Photograph is showing the kind of musical energy, which was flowing during 23rd evening @ IHC, Delhi Big thanks for Ankur Prakash, for letting me know about this event and sharing appropriate details while writing this Blog-post

Ujwal Nagar, The Classical Vocalist of ADVAITA was star of the evening for me. He was awesome and best at his role in the crew. Loved the way he sings and especially his performance in Ghir-Ghir... He looked like a shy personality, some of us were talking about the same :)

 On 23rd September' 2012, ADVAITA was celebrating it's 8th Birthday ay India Habitat Centre in Lodhi Estate, Delhi. Since I was also in town, so thought of visiting the place to enjoy music with ADVAITA & some of the artists from MRIGYA & PARIKRAMA. This Photo Journey shares some of the musical moments of ADVIATA Performances at IHC, Delhi...Chayan Adhikari & Suhail Yusuf Khan talking to each other during the performance..Aman Singh Rathore on Drums !This musical event had to start at 6pm in open Amphitheater of IHC, but as per Delhi trends it started after 7pm. Since weather was good, it was fine with music lovers sitting there. Whole space was full and people were finding space on surrounding walls. For finding a place to sit, many of the IHC plants were destroyed. It was really sad to see people acting so cruelly with plants around AmphitheaterSuhail Yusuf Khan was playing Sarangi during most of the performances and sang some classical numbers in between. He was awesome at both the things.Then whole team of ADVAITA came on stage and thanked everyone to come & wait for them. It started with good mood and nice songs. ADVAITA is an eclectic music group from New Delhi, India. ADVAITA team borrowed their name from an ancient Indian philosophy, which translates to mean Non-Duality. Ujwal Nagar, The Classical Vocalist of ADVAITA was star of the evening for me. He was awesome and best at his role in the crew. Loved the way he sings and especially his performance in Ghir-Ghir... He looked like a shy personality, some of us were talking about the same :Surojeet Dev on Drums, while Prithveesh Dev was singing on the stage !Some guest performers were also invited during the evening. Nikhil Mawkin Nikhil Mawkin is a well known name in the music circuit in Delhi. He has made his mark in the music circuit with bands like Mawkin Revival and Cuenta Cuentos. Mawkin has a flair for bringing together different genres of music and blending them to create a sound that is unique. Last evening he performed one song with Prithveesh Dev & Chayan Adhikari Since ADVIATA Music  group was formed, it has steadily grown to become one of the most respected acts on the Indian music scene. Their sound is a melange of the styles, moods and textures they have taken in from different cultures and different music systems of the world. Their exploration of music is something that keep them going and it a very good way. Their fans across the country are loving the way they experiments with Musical fusion and the team is best at itPrithveesh Dev at IHC, Delhi (INDIA)Sharad Chandra Shrivastava of MRIGYA and Abhishek Mathur of ADVAITA on right Sharat is one of the founding members of MRIGYA Band and the driving force behind the band. Over the years, he has been instrumental in leading the direction of the music of Mrigya. As the violin maestro, he is considered to be one of the best young violinists in the country. Owing allegiance to the Senia Gharana, he has been extremely active on the performing circuit for over 2 decades. His nascent talent, nurtured since age 7 by the renowned violinist Late Pandit Joi Srivastava, his Guru and grandfather, has lent him rare understanding of the 'Dhrupad-Ang', a style unique to this Gharana under the Guru-Shishya parampara. This and such grooming has put him on stage with the likes of Ustad Amjad Ali Khan, Pt. Hari Prasad Chaurasia, Pt. Birju Maharaj. As an acclaimed soloist, he was selected for the Sahitya Kala Parishad's coveted 'Yuva Mahotsava'. Sharad has also performed with a certain Mr. Gordon Sumner aka 'Sting' apart from playing with the acclaimed Indian rock band Parikrama for over a decade Check out more about Mrigya Members at http://www.mrigya.com/members.htmSukriti Sen performing with Advaita at IHC, Delhi. She is an Indian classical vocalist who has over the years lent her voice to countless jingles and classical performances. Sukriti adds her own interpretations of vocal techniques which adds magic to any composition.  She has performed across the world and is now a seasoned vocalist to boot. She also toured with Pete Lockett (the renowned precussionist) in India along with Selvaganesh (Shakti & Mclaughlin).More at - http://www.mrigya.com/members.htmAlthough there were many technical and administrative glitches, but audience was really enjoying the performances. Administrative glitches can be because of the nature of program. Many guest performers were invited and each of them needed specialized setup & time as well. But all of that was very well handled. During one of the gaps Chayan asked a boy to come on stage, who had come with a cardboard saying 'Happy Birthday Advaita'. ADVAITA believes in oneness and spirituality of music. 8 member psychedelic fusion band combines human emotions with the context of the universe, the Brahman and the spiritual. They are Advaits as unlike bands which consist of 4 or at the max 5 members they are an EIGHT member band. And it was a great gesture of calling other band members and sharing same platform to perform in front of Music Lovers of Delhi !Since the inception of Delhi based eclectic fusion band, Advaita, it has gained lot of respect in the Indian music scenario. (For folks who are unfamiliar with this fusion genre – a fusion genre is a music genre which combines two or more genres. The main characteristics of fusion genres are variations in tempo, rhythm and sometimes the use of long musical 'journeys' that can be divided into smaller parts, each with their own dynamics, style and tempo. A word 'fusion' used alone often refers to jazz fusion.)ADVAITA Team is made up of following artists -  Chayan Adhikari – Vocals, Acoustic Guitars    Ujwal Nagar – Classical Vocals    Aman Singh Rathore – Drums    Anindo Bose – Keyboards & Electronics    Suhail Yusuf Khan – Sarangi & Classical Vocals    Abhishek Mathur – Electric Guitars, Electronics    Gaurav Chintamani – Bass Guitar    Mohit Lal – Tabla, Bols, PercussionSuchet Malhotra who was playing with different musical instruments to create different sounds..Tarun BalanAditya Balani  - Name ADVAITA is suggested by him onlyRajat Prasanna - Flute Ashhar Farooqui - Third Last SongArpan Guha Thakurta, who joined the stage with ADVAITA folks for few performances ! This frame was captured during the end of this show.. Event was concluded with a fantastic performances by ADVAITA at around 10:10 pm and everyone at IHC was standing and enjoying the music with some slaps  Advaita is an 8 member fusion band from New Delhi(INDIA), which was formed in 2004. The band features Abhishek Mathur (guitars), Aman Singh (drums), Anindo Bose (keyboards), Chayan Adhikari (vocals, guitars), Gaurav Chintamani (bass), Mohit Lal (tabla), Suhail Yusuf Khan (sarangi), and Ujwal Nagar (vocals). They bring together Indian classical sensibilities with orthodox rock arrangements. In March 2009, they released their debut album Grounded In Space with EMI Records. The band has also recorded two tracks for the India Soundpad compilation which was produced by top British producer John Leckie and released under Counter Culture Records. In 2012, they released their second album The Silent Sea, also on EMI Records.Whole event was quite engaging and next two photographs shows the way crowd is enjoying the music with full involvement. As mentioned by  Prithveesh Dev, towards the end Music was literally flowing in the bloodA view of ADVAITA performing in open Amphitheater of  India Habitat Centre, in front of energetic audience. This Photograph is showing the kind of musical energy, which was flowing during 23rd evening @ IHC, Delhi Big thanks for Ankur Prakash, for letting me know about this event and sharing appropriate details while writing this Blog-post

Surojeet Dev on Drums, while Prithveesh Dev was singing on the stage !
Some guest performers were also invited during the evening. 

 On 23rd September' 2012, ADVAITA was celebrating it's 8th Birthday ay India Habitat Centre in Lodhi Estate, Delhi. Since I was also in town, so thought of visiting the place to enjoy music with ADVAITA & some of the artists from MRIGYA & PARIKRAMA. This Photo Journey shares some of the musical moments of ADVIATA Performances at IHC, Delhi...Chayan Adhikari & Suhail Yusuf Khan talking to each other during the performance..Aman Singh Rathore on Drums !This musical event had to start at 6pm in open Amphitheater of IHC, but as per Delhi trends it started after 7pm. Since weather was good, it was fine with music lovers sitting there. Whole space was full and people were finding space on surrounding walls. For finding a place to sit, many of the IHC plants were destroyed. It was really sad to see people acting so cruelly with plants around AmphitheaterSuhail Yusuf Khan was playing Sarangi during most of the performances and sang some classical numbers in between. He was awesome at both the things.Then whole team of ADVAITA came on stage and thanked everyone to come & wait for them. It started with good mood and nice songs. ADVAITA is an eclectic music group from New Delhi, India. ADVAITA team borrowed their name from an ancient Indian philosophy, which translates to mean Non-Duality. Ujwal Nagar, The Classical Vocalist of ADVAITA was star of the evening for me. He was awesome and best at his role in the crew. Loved the way he sings and especially his performance in Ghir-Ghir... He looked like a shy personality, some of us were talking about the same :Surojeet Dev on Drums, while Prithveesh Dev was singing on the stage !Some guest performers were also invited during the evening. Nikhil Mawkin Nikhil Mawkin is a well known name in the music circuit in Delhi. He has made his mark in the music circuit with bands like Mawkin Revival and Cuenta Cuentos. Mawkin has a flair for bringing together different genres of music and blending them to create a sound that is unique. Last evening he performed one song with Prithveesh Dev & Chayan Adhikari Since ADVIATA Music  group was formed, it has steadily grown to become one of the most respected acts on the Indian music scene. Their sound is a melange of the styles, moods and textures they have taken in from different cultures and different music systems of the world. Their exploration of music is something that keep them going and it a very good way. Their fans across the country are loving the way they experiments with Musical fusion and the team is best at itPrithveesh Dev at IHC, Delhi (INDIA)Sharad Chandra Shrivastava of MRIGYA and Abhishek Mathur of ADVAITA on right Sharat is one of the founding members of MRIGYA Band and the driving force behind the band. Over the years, he has been instrumental in leading the direction of the music of Mrigya. As the violin maestro, he is considered to be one of the best young violinists in the country. Owing allegiance to the Senia Gharana, he has been extremely active on the performing circuit for over 2 decades. His nascent talent, nurtured since age 7 by the renowned violinist Late Pandit Joi Srivastava, his Guru and grandfather, has lent him rare understanding of the 'Dhrupad-Ang', a style unique to this Gharana under the Guru-Shishya parampara. This and such grooming has put him on stage with the likes of Ustad Amjad Ali Khan, Pt. Hari Prasad Chaurasia, Pt. Birju Maharaj. As an acclaimed soloist, he was selected for the Sahitya Kala Parishad's coveted 'Yuva Mahotsava'. Sharad has also performed with a certain Mr. Gordon Sumner aka 'Sting' apart from playing with the acclaimed Indian rock band Parikrama for over a decade Check out more about Mrigya Members at http://www.mrigya.com/members.htmSukriti Sen performing with Advaita at IHC, Delhi. She is an Indian classical vocalist who has over the years lent her voice to countless jingles and classical performances. Sukriti adds her own interpretations of vocal techniques which adds magic to any composition.  She has performed across the world and is now a seasoned vocalist to boot. She also toured with Pete Lockett (the renowned precussionist) in India along with Selvaganesh (Shakti & Mclaughlin).More at - http://www.mrigya.com/members.htmAlthough there were many technical and administrative glitches, but audience was really enjoying the performances. Administrative glitches can be because of the nature of program. Many guest performers were invited and each of them needed specialized setup & time as well. But all of that was very well handled. During one of the gaps Chayan asked a boy to come on stage, who had come with a cardboard saying 'Happy Birthday Advaita'. ADVAITA believes in oneness and spirituality of music. 8 member psychedelic fusion band combines human emotions with the context of the universe, the Brahman and the spiritual. They are Advaits as unlike bands which consist of 4 or at the max 5 members they are an EIGHT member band. And it was a great gesture of calling other band members and sharing same platform to perform in front of Music Lovers of Delhi !Since the inception of Delhi based eclectic fusion band, Advaita, it has gained lot of respect in the Indian music scenario. (For folks who are unfamiliar with this fusion genre – a fusion genre is a music genre which combines two or more genres. The main characteristics of fusion genres are variations in tempo, rhythm and sometimes the use of long musical 'journeys' that can be divided into smaller parts, each with their own dynamics, style and tempo. A word 'fusion' used alone often refers to jazz fusion.)ADVAITA Team is made up of following artists -  Chayan Adhikari – Vocals, Acoustic Guitars    Ujwal Nagar – Classical Vocals    Aman Singh Rathore – Drums    Anindo Bose – Keyboards & Electronics    Suhail Yusuf Khan – Sarangi & Classical Vocals    Abhishek Mathur – Electric Guitars, Electronics    Gaurav Chintamani – Bass Guitar    Mohit Lal – Tabla, Bols, PercussionSuchet Malhotra who was playing with different musical instruments to create different sounds..Tarun BalanAditya Balani  - Name ADVAITA is suggested by him onlyRajat Prasanna - Flute Ashhar Farooqui - Third Last SongArpan Guha Thakurta, who joined the stage with ADVAITA folks for few performances ! This frame was captured during the end of this show.. Event was concluded with a fantastic performances by ADVAITA at around 10:10 pm and everyone at IHC was standing and enjoying the music with some slaps  Advaita is an 8 member fusion band from New Delhi(INDIA), which was formed in 2004. The band features Abhishek Mathur (guitars), Aman Singh (drums), Anindo Bose (keyboards), Chayan Adhikari (vocals, guitars), Gaurav Chintamani (bass), Mohit Lal (tabla), Suhail Yusuf Khan (sarangi), and Ujwal Nagar (vocals). They bring together Indian classical sensibilities with orthodox rock arrangements. In March 2009, they released their debut album Grounded In Space with EMI Records. The band has also recorded two tracks for the India Soundpad compilation which was produced by top British producer John Leckie and released under Counter Culture Records. In 2012, they released their second album The Silent Sea, also on EMI Records.Whole event was quite engaging and next two photographs shows the way crowd is enjoying the music with full involvement. As mentioned by  Prithveesh Dev, towards the end Music was literally flowing in the bloodA view of ADVAITA performing in open Amphitheater of  India Habitat Centre, in front of energetic audience. This Photograph is showing the kind of musical energy, which was flowing during 23rd evening @ IHC, Delhi Big thanks for Ankur Prakash, for letting me know about this event and sharing appropriate details while writing this Blog-post

Nikhil Mawkin !

Nikhil Mawkin is a well known name in the music circuit in Delhi. He has made his mark in the music circuit with bands like Mawkin Revival and Cuenta Cuentos. Mawkin has a flair for bringing together different genres of music and blending them to create a sound that is unique. Last evening he performed one song with Prithveesh Dev & Chayan Adhikari !

 On 23rd September' 2012, ADVAITA was celebrating it's 8th Birthday ay India Habitat Centre in Lodhi Estate, Delhi. Since I was also in town, so thought of visiting the place to enjoy music with ADVAITA & some of the artists from MRIGYA & PARIKRAMA. This Photo Journey shares some of the musical moments of ADVIATA Performances at IHC, Delhi...Chayan Adhikari & Suhail Yusuf Khan talking to each other during the performance..Aman Singh Rathore on Drums !This musical event had to start at 6pm in open Amphitheater of IHC, but as per Delhi trends it started after 7pm. Since weather was good, it was fine with music lovers sitting there. Whole space was full and people were finding space on surrounding walls. For finding a place to sit, many of the IHC plants were destroyed. It was really sad to see people acting so cruelly with plants around AmphitheaterSuhail Yusuf Khan was playing Sarangi during most of the performances and sang some classical numbers in between. He was awesome at both the things.Then whole team of ADVAITA came on stage and thanked everyone to come & wait for them. It started with good mood and nice songs. ADVAITA is an eclectic music group from New Delhi, India. ADVAITA team borrowed their name from an ancient Indian philosophy, which translates to mean Non-Duality. Ujwal Nagar, The Classical Vocalist of ADVAITA was star of the evening for me. He was awesome and best at his role in the crew. Loved the way he sings and especially his performance in Ghir-Ghir... He looked like a shy personality, some of us were talking about the same :Surojeet Dev on Drums, while Prithveesh Dev was singing on the stage !Some guest performers were also invited during the evening. Nikhil Mawkin Nikhil Mawkin is a well known name in the music circuit in Delhi. He has made his mark in the music circuit with bands like Mawkin Revival and Cuenta Cuentos. Mawkin has a flair for bringing together different genres of music and blending them to create a sound that is unique. Last evening he performed one song with Prithveesh Dev & Chayan Adhikari Since ADVIATA Music  group was formed, it has steadily grown to become one of the most respected acts on the Indian music scene. Their sound is a melange of the styles, moods and textures they have taken in from different cultures and different music systems of the world. Their exploration of music is something that keep them going and it a very good way. Their fans across the country are loving the way they experiments with Musical fusion and the team is best at itPrithveesh Dev at IHC, Delhi (INDIA)Sharad Chandra Shrivastava of MRIGYA and Abhishek Mathur of ADVAITA on right Sharat is one of the founding members of MRIGYA Band and the driving force behind the band. Over the years, he has been instrumental in leading the direction of the music of Mrigya. As the violin maestro, he is considered to be one of the best young violinists in the country. Owing allegiance to the Senia Gharana, he has been extremely active on the performing circuit for over 2 decades. His nascent talent, nurtured since age 7 by the renowned violinist Late Pandit Joi Srivastava, his Guru and grandfather, has lent him rare understanding of the 'Dhrupad-Ang', a style unique to this Gharana under the Guru-Shishya parampara. This and such grooming has put him on stage with the likes of Ustad Amjad Ali Khan, Pt. Hari Prasad Chaurasia, Pt. Birju Maharaj. As an acclaimed soloist, he was selected for the Sahitya Kala Parishad's coveted 'Yuva Mahotsava'. Sharad has also performed with a certain Mr. Gordon Sumner aka 'Sting' apart from playing with the acclaimed Indian rock band Parikrama for over a decade Check out more about Mrigya Members at http://www.mrigya.com/members.htmSukriti Sen performing with Advaita at IHC, Delhi. She is an Indian classical vocalist who has over the years lent her voice to countless jingles and classical performances. Sukriti adds her own interpretations of vocal techniques which adds magic to any composition.  She has performed across the world and is now a seasoned vocalist to boot. She also toured with Pete Lockett (the renowned precussionist) in India along with Selvaganesh (Shakti & Mclaughlin).More at - http://www.mrigya.com/members.htmAlthough there were many technical and administrative glitches, but audience was really enjoying the performances. Administrative glitches can be because of the nature of program. Many guest performers were invited and each of them needed specialized setup & time as well. But all of that was very well handled. During one of the gaps Chayan asked a boy to come on stage, who had come with a cardboard saying 'Happy Birthday Advaita'. ADVAITA believes in oneness and spirituality of music. 8 member psychedelic fusion band combines human emotions with the context of the universe, the Brahman and the spiritual. They are Advaits as unlike bands which consist of 4 or at the max 5 members they are an EIGHT member band. And it was a great gesture of calling other band members and sharing same platform to perform in front of Music Lovers of Delhi !Since the inception of Delhi based eclectic fusion band, Advaita, it has gained lot of respect in the Indian music scenario. (For folks who are unfamiliar with this fusion genre – a fusion genre is a music genre which combines two or more genres. The main characteristics of fusion genres are variations in tempo, rhythm and sometimes the use of long musical 'journeys' that can be divided into smaller parts, each with their own dynamics, style and tempo. A word 'fusion' used alone often refers to jazz fusion.)ADVAITA Team is made up of following artists -  Chayan Adhikari – Vocals, Acoustic Guitars    Ujwal Nagar – Classical Vocals    Aman Singh Rathore – Drums    Anindo Bose – Keyboards & Electronics    Suhail Yusuf Khan – Sarangi & Classical Vocals    Abhishek Mathur – Electric Guitars, Electronics    Gaurav Chintamani – Bass Guitar    Mohit Lal – Tabla, Bols, PercussionSuchet Malhotra who was playing with different musical instruments to create different sounds..Tarun BalanAditya Balani  - Name ADVAITA is suggested by him onlyRajat Prasanna - Flute Ashhar Farooqui - Third Last SongArpan Guha Thakurta, who joined the stage with ADVAITA folks for few performances ! This frame was captured during the end of this show.. Event was concluded with a fantastic performances by ADVAITA at around 10:10 pm and everyone at IHC was standing and enjoying the music with some slaps  Advaita is an 8 member fusion band from New Delhi(INDIA), which was formed in 2004. The band features Abhishek Mathur (guitars), Aman Singh (drums), Anindo Bose (keyboards), Chayan Adhikari (vocals, guitars), Gaurav Chintamani (bass), Mohit Lal (tabla), Suhail Yusuf Khan (sarangi), and Ujwal Nagar (vocals). They bring together Indian classical sensibilities with orthodox rock arrangements. In March 2009, they released their debut album Grounded In Space with EMI Records. The band has also recorded two tracks for the India Soundpad compilation which was produced by top British producer John Leckie and released under Counter Culture Records. In 2012, they released their second album The Silent Sea, also on EMI Records.Whole event was quite engaging and next two photographs shows the way crowd is enjoying the music with full involvement. As mentioned by  Prithveesh Dev, towards the end Music was literally flowing in the bloodA view of ADVAITA performing in open Amphitheater of  India Habitat Centre, in front of energetic audience. This Photograph is showing the kind of musical energy, which was flowing during 23rd evening @ IHC, Delhi Big thanks for Ankur Prakash, for letting me know about this event and sharing appropriate details while writing this Blog-post

Since ADVIATA Music  group was formed, it has steadily grown to become one of the most respected acts on the Indian music scene. Their sound is a melange of the styles, moods and textures they have taken in from different cultures and different music systems of the world. Their exploration of music is something that keep them going and it a very good way. Their fans across the country are loving the way they experiments with Musical fusion and the team is best at it.

 On 23rd September' 2012, ADVAITA was celebrating it's 8th Birthday ay India Habitat Centre in Lodhi Estate, Delhi. Since I was also in town, so thought of visiting the place to enjoy music with ADVAITA & some of the artists from MRIGYA & PARIKRAMA. This Photo Journey shares some of the musical moments of ADVIATA Performances at IHC, Delhi...Chayan Adhikari & Suhail Yusuf Khan talking to each other during the performance..Aman Singh Rathore on Drums !This musical event had to start at 6pm in open Amphitheater of IHC, but as per Delhi trends it started after 7pm. Since weather was good, it was fine with music lovers sitting there. Whole space was full and people were finding space on surrounding walls. For finding a place to sit, many of the IHC plants were destroyed. It was really sad to see people acting so cruelly with plants around AmphitheaterSuhail Yusuf Khan was playing Sarangi during most of the performances and sang some classical numbers in between. He was awesome at both the things.Then whole team of ADVAITA came on stage and thanked everyone to come & wait for them. It started with good mood and nice songs. ADVAITA is an eclectic music group from New Delhi, India. ADVAITA team borrowed their name from an ancient Indian philosophy, which translates to mean Non-Duality. Ujwal Nagar, The Classical Vocalist of ADVAITA was star of the evening for me. He was awesome and best at his role in the crew. Loved the way he sings and especially his performance in Ghir-Ghir... He looked like a shy personality, some of us were talking about the same :Surojeet Dev on Drums, while Prithveesh Dev was singing on the stage !Some guest performers were also invited during the evening. Nikhil Mawkin Nikhil Mawkin is a well known name in the music circuit in Delhi. He has made his mark in the music circuit with bands like Mawkin Revival and Cuenta Cuentos. Mawkin has a flair for bringing together different genres of music and blending them to create a sound that is unique. Last evening he performed one song with Prithveesh Dev & Chayan Adhikari Since ADVIATA Music  group was formed, it has steadily grown to become one of the most respected acts on the Indian music scene. Their sound is a melange of the styles, moods and textures they have taken in from different cultures and different music systems of the world. Their exploration of music is something that keep them going and it a very good way. Their fans across the country are loving the way they experiments with Musical fusion and the team is best at itPrithveesh Dev at IHC, Delhi (INDIA)Sharad Chandra Shrivastava of MRIGYA and Abhishek Mathur of ADVAITA on right Sharat is one of the founding members of MRIGYA Band and the driving force behind the band. Over the years, he has been instrumental in leading the direction of the music of Mrigya. As the violin maestro, he is considered to be one of the best young violinists in the country. Owing allegiance to the Senia Gharana, he has been extremely active on the performing circuit for over 2 decades. His nascent talent, nurtured since age 7 by the renowned violinist Late Pandit Joi Srivastava, his Guru and grandfather, has lent him rare understanding of the 'Dhrupad-Ang', a style unique to this Gharana under the Guru-Shishya parampara. This and such grooming has put him on stage with the likes of Ustad Amjad Ali Khan, Pt. Hari Prasad Chaurasia, Pt. Birju Maharaj. As an acclaimed soloist, he was selected for the Sahitya Kala Parishad's coveted 'Yuva Mahotsava'. Sharad has also performed with a certain Mr. Gordon Sumner aka 'Sting' apart from playing with the acclaimed Indian rock band Parikrama for over a decade Check out more about Mrigya Members at http://www.mrigya.com/members.htmSukriti Sen performing with Advaita at IHC, Delhi. She is an Indian classical vocalist who has over the years lent her voice to countless jingles and classical performances. Sukriti adds her own interpretations of vocal techniques which adds magic to any composition.  She has performed across the world and is now a seasoned vocalist to boot. She also toured with Pete Lockett (the renowned precussionist) in India along with Selvaganesh (Shakti & Mclaughlin).More at - http://www.mrigya.com/members.htmAlthough there were many technical and administrative glitches, but audience was really enjoying the performances. Administrative glitches can be because of the nature of program. Many guest performers were invited and each of them needed specialized setup & time as well. But all of that was very well handled. During one of the gaps Chayan asked a boy to come on stage, who had come with a cardboard saying 'Happy Birthday Advaita'. ADVAITA believes in oneness and spirituality of music. 8 member psychedelic fusion band combines human emotions with the context of the universe, the Brahman and the spiritual. They are Advaits as unlike bands which consist of 4 or at the max 5 members they are an EIGHT member band. And it was a great gesture of calling other band members and sharing same platform to perform in front of Music Lovers of Delhi !Since the inception of Delhi based eclectic fusion band, Advaita, it has gained lot of respect in the Indian music scenario. (For folks who are unfamiliar with this fusion genre – a fusion genre is a music genre which combines two or more genres. The main characteristics of fusion genres are variations in tempo, rhythm and sometimes the use of long musical 'journeys' that can be divided into smaller parts, each with their own dynamics, style and tempo. A word 'fusion' used alone often refers to jazz fusion.)ADVAITA Team is made up of following artists -  Chayan Adhikari – Vocals, Acoustic Guitars    Ujwal Nagar – Classical Vocals    Aman Singh Rathore – Drums    Anindo Bose – Keyboards & Electronics    Suhail Yusuf Khan – Sarangi & Classical Vocals    Abhishek Mathur – Electric Guitars, Electronics    Gaurav Chintamani – Bass Guitar    Mohit Lal – Tabla, Bols, PercussionSuchet Malhotra who was playing with different musical instruments to create different sounds..Tarun BalanAditya Balani  - Name ADVAITA is suggested by him onlyRajat Prasanna - Flute Ashhar Farooqui - Third Last SongArpan Guha Thakurta, who joined the stage with ADVAITA folks for few performances ! This frame was captured during the end of this show.. Event was concluded with a fantastic performances by ADVAITA at around 10:10 pm and everyone at IHC was standing and enjoying the music with some slaps  Advaita is an 8 member fusion band from New Delhi(INDIA), which was formed in 2004. The band features Abhishek Mathur (guitars), Aman Singh (drums), Anindo Bose (keyboards), Chayan Adhikari (vocals, guitars), Gaurav Chintamani (bass), Mohit Lal (tabla), Suhail Yusuf Khan (sarangi), and Ujwal Nagar (vocals). They bring together Indian classical sensibilities with orthodox rock arrangements. In March 2009, they released their debut album Grounded In Space with EMI Records. The band has also recorded two tracks for the India Soundpad compilation which was produced by top British producer John Leckie and released under Counter Culture Records. In 2012, they released their second album The Silent Sea, also on EMI Records.Whole event was quite engaging and next two photographs shows the way crowd is enjoying the music with full involvement. As mentioned by  Prithveesh Dev, towards the end Music was literally flowing in the bloodA view of ADVAITA performing in open Amphitheater of  India Habitat Centre, in front of energetic audience. This Photograph is showing the kind of musical energy, which was flowing during 23rd evening @ IHC, Delhi Big thanks for Ankur Prakash, for letting me know about this event and sharing appropriate details while writing this Blog-post

Prithveesh Dev at IHC, Delhi (INDIA)

 On 23rd September' 2012, ADVAITA was celebrating it's 8th Birthday ay India Habitat Centre in Lodhi Estate, Delhi. Since I was also in town, so thought of visiting the place to enjoy music with ADVAITA & some of the artists from MRIGYA & PARIKRAMA. This Photo Journey shares some of the musical moments of ADVIATA Performances at IHC, Delhi...Chayan Adhikari & Suhail Yusuf Khan talking to each other during the performance..Aman Singh Rathore on Drums !This musical event had to start at 6pm in open Amphitheater of IHC, but as per Delhi trends it started after 7pm. Since weather was good, it was fine with music lovers sitting there. Whole space was full and people were finding space on surrounding walls. For finding a place to sit, many of the IHC plants were destroyed. It was really sad to see people acting so cruelly with plants around AmphitheaterSuhail Yusuf Khan was playing Sarangi during most of the performances and sang some classical numbers in between. He was awesome at both the things.Then whole team of ADVAITA came on stage and thanked everyone to come & wait for them. It started with good mood and nice songs. ADVAITA is an eclectic music group from New Delhi, India. ADVAITA team borrowed their name from an ancient Indian philosophy, which translates to mean Non-Duality. Ujwal Nagar, The Classical Vocalist of ADVAITA was star of the evening for me. He was awesome and best at his role in the crew. Loved the way he sings and especially his performance in Ghir-Ghir... He looked like a shy personality, some of us were talking about the same :Surojeet Dev on Drums, while Prithveesh Dev was singing on the stage !Some guest performers were also invited during the evening. Nikhil Mawkin Nikhil Mawkin is a well known name in the music circuit in Delhi. He has made his mark in the music circuit with bands like Mawkin Revival and Cuenta Cuentos. Mawkin has a flair for bringing together different genres of music and blending them to create a sound that is unique. Last evening he performed one song with Prithveesh Dev & Chayan Adhikari Since ADVIATA Music  group was formed, it has steadily grown to become one of the most respected acts on the Indian music scene. Their sound is a melange of the styles, moods and textures they have taken in from different cultures and different music systems of the world. Their exploration of music is something that keep them going and it a very good way. Their fans across the country are loving the way they experiments with Musical fusion and the team is best at itPrithveesh Dev at IHC, Delhi (INDIA)Sharad Chandra Shrivastava of MRIGYA and Abhishek Mathur of ADVAITA on right Sharat is one of the founding members of MRIGYA Band and the driving force behind the band. Over the years, he has been instrumental in leading the direction of the music of Mrigya. As the violin maestro, he is considered to be one of the best young violinists in the country. Owing allegiance to the Senia Gharana, he has been extremely active on the performing circuit for over 2 decades. His nascent talent, nurtured since age 7 by the renowned violinist Late Pandit Joi Srivastava, his Guru and grandfather, has lent him rare understanding of the 'Dhrupad-Ang', a style unique to this Gharana under the Guru-Shishya parampara. This and such grooming has put him on stage with the likes of Ustad Amjad Ali Khan, Pt. Hari Prasad Chaurasia, Pt. Birju Maharaj. As an acclaimed soloist, he was selected for the Sahitya Kala Parishad's coveted 'Yuva Mahotsava'. Sharad has also performed with a certain Mr. Gordon Sumner aka 'Sting' apart from playing with the acclaimed Indian rock band Parikrama for over a decade Check out more about Mrigya Members at http://www.mrigya.com/members.htmSukriti Sen performing with Advaita at IHC, Delhi. She is an Indian classical vocalist who has over the years lent her voice to countless jingles and classical performances. Sukriti adds her own interpretations of vocal techniques which adds magic to any composition.  She has performed across the world and is now a seasoned vocalist to boot. She also toured with Pete Lockett (the renowned precussionist) in India along with Selvaganesh (Shakti & Mclaughlin).More at - http://www.mrigya.com/members.htmAlthough there were many technical and administrative glitches, but audience was really enjoying the performances. Administrative glitches can be because of the nature of program. Many guest performers were invited and each of them needed specialized setup & time as well. But all of that was very well handled. During one of the gaps Chayan asked a boy to come on stage, who had come with a cardboard saying 'Happy Birthday Advaita'. ADVAITA believes in oneness and spirituality of music. 8 member psychedelic fusion band combines human emotions with the context of the universe, the Brahman and the spiritual. They are Advaits as unlike bands which consist of 4 or at the max 5 members they are an EIGHT member band. And it was a great gesture of calling other band members and sharing same platform to perform in front of Music Lovers of Delhi !Since the inception of Delhi based eclectic fusion band, Advaita, it has gained lot of respect in the Indian music scenario. (For folks who are unfamiliar with this fusion genre – a fusion genre is a music genre which combines two or more genres. The main characteristics of fusion genres are variations in tempo, rhythm and sometimes the use of long musical 'journeys' that can be divided into smaller parts, each with their own dynamics, style and tempo. A word 'fusion' used alone often refers to jazz fusion.)ADVAITA Team is made up of following artists -  Chayan Adhikari – Vocals, Acoustic Guitars    Ujwal Nagar – Classical Vocals    Aman Singh Rathore – Drums    Anindo Bose – Keyboards & Electronics    Suhail Yusuf Khan – Sarangi & Classical Vocals    Abhishek Mathur – Electric Guitars, Electronics    Gaurav Chintamani – Bass Guitar    Mohit Lal – Tabla, Bols, PercussionSuchet Malhotra who was playing with different musical instruments to create different sounds..Tarun BalanAditya Balani  - Name ADVAITA is suggested by him onlyRajat Prasanna - Flute Ashhar Farooqui - Third Last SongArpan Guha Thakurta, who joined the stage with ADVAITA folks for few performances ! This frame was captured during the end of this show.. Event was concluded with a fantastic performances by ADVAITA at around 10:10 pm and everyone at IHC was standing and enjoying the music with some slaps  Advaita is an 8 member fusion band from New Delhi(INDIA), which was formed in 2004. The band features Abhishek Mathur (guitars), Aman Singh (drums), Anindo Bose (keyboards), Chayan Adhikari (vocals, guitars), Gaurav Chintamani (bass), Mohit Lal (tabla), Suhail Yusuf Khan (sarangi), and Ujwal Nagar (vocals). They bring together Indian classical sensibilities with orthodox rock arrangements. In March 2009, they released their debut album Grounded In Space with EMI Records. The band has also recorded two tracks for the India Soundpad compilation which was produced by top British producer John Leckie and released under Counter Culture Records. In 2012, they released their second album The Silent Sea, also on EMI Records.Whole event was quite engaging and next two photographs shows the way crowd is enjoying the music with full involvement. As mentioned by  Prithveesh Dev, towards the end Music was literally flowing in the bloodA view of ADVAITA performing in open Amphitheater of  India Habitat Centre, in front of energetic audience. This Photograph is showing the kind of musical energy, which was flowing during 23rd evening @ IHC, Delhi Big thanks for Ankur Prakash, for letting me know about this event and sharing appropriate details while writing this Blog-post

Sharad Chandra Shrivastava of MRIGYA and Abhishek Mathur of ADVAITA on right !

Sharat is one of the founding members of MRIGYA Band and the driving force behind the band. Over the years, he has been instrumental in leading the direction of the music of Mrigya. As the violin maestro, he is considered to be one of the best young violinists in the country. Owing allegiance to the Senia Gharana, he has been extremely active on the performing circuit for over 2 decades.

His nascent talent, nurtured since age 7 by the renowned violinist Late Pandit Joi Srivastava, his Guru and grandfather, has lent him rare understanding of the 'Dhrupad-Ang', a style unique to this Gharana under the Guru-Shishya parampara. This and such grooming has put him on stage with the likes of Ustad Amjad Ali Khan, Pt. Hari Prasad Chaurasia, Pt. Birju Maharaj. As an acclaimed soloist, he was selected for the Sahitya Kala Parishad's coveted 'Yuva Mahotsava'. Sharad has also performed with a certain Mr. Gordon Sumner aka 'Sting' apart from playing with the acclaimed Indian rock band Parikrama for over a decade.


 Check out more about Mrigya Members at http://www.mrigya.com/members.htm




Sukriti Sen performing with Advaita at IHC, Delhi. She is an Indian classical vocalist who has over the years lent her voice to countless jingles and classical performances. Sukriti adds her own interpretations of vocal techniques which adds magic to any composition.

She has performed across the world and is now a seasoned vocalist to boot. She also toured with Pete Lockett (the renowned precussionist) in India along with Selvaganesh (Shakti & Mclaughlin).


 On 23rd September' 2012, ADVAITA was celebrating it's 8th Birthday ay India Habitat Centre in Lodhi Estate, Delhi. Since I was also in town, so thought of visiting the place to enjoy music with ADVAITA & some of the artists from MRIGYA & PARIKRAMA. This Photo Journey shares some of the musical moments of ADVIATA Performances at IHC, Delhi...Chayan Adhikari & Suhail Yusuf Khan talking to each other during the performance..Aman Singh Rathore on Drums !This musical event had to start at 6pm in open Amphitheater of IHC, but as per Delhi trends it started after 7pm. Since weather was good, it was fine with music lovers sitting there. Whole space was full and people were finding space on surrounding walls. For finding a place to sit, many of the IHC plants were destroyed. It was really sad to see people acting so cruelly with plants around AmphitheaterSuhail Yusuf Khan was playing Sarangi during most of the performances and sang some classical numbers in between. He was awesome at both the things.Then whole team of ADVAITA came on stage and thanked everyone to come & wait for them. It started with good mood and nice songs. ADVAITA is an eclectic music group from New Delhi, India. ADVAITA team borrowed their name from an ancient Indian philosophy, which translates to mean Non-Duality. Ujwal Nagar, The Classical Vocalist of ADVAITA was star of the evening for me. He was awesome and best at his role in the crew. Loved the way he sings and especially his performance in Ghir-Ghir... He looked like a shy personality, some of us were talking about the same :Surojeet Dev on Drums, while Prithveesh Dev was singing on the stage !Some guest performers were also invited during the evening. Nikhil Mawkin Nikhil Mawkin is a well known name in the music circuit in Delhi. He has made his mark in the music circuit with bands like Mawkin Revival and Cuenta Cuentos. Mawkin has a flair for bringing together different genres of music and blending them to create a sound that is unique. Last evening he performed one song with Prithveesh Dev & Chayan Adhikari Since ADVIATA Music  group was formed, it has steadily grown to become one of the most respected acts on the Indian music scene. Their sound is a melange of the styles, moods and textures they have taken in from different cultures and different music systems of the world. Their exploration of music is something that keep them going and it a very good way. Their fans across the country are loving the way they experiments with Musical fusion and the team is best at itPrithveesh Dev at IHC, Delhi (INDIA)Sharad Chandra Shrivastava of MRIGYA and Abhishek Mathur of ADVAITA on right Sharat is one of the founding members of MRIGYA Band and the driving force behind the band. Over the years, he has been instrumental in leading the direction of the music of Mrigya. As the violin maestro, he is considered to be one of the best young violinists in the country. Owing allegiance to the Senia Gharana, he has been extremely active on the performing circuit for over 2 decades. His nascent talent, nurtured since age 7 by the renowned violinist Late Pandit Joi Srivastava, his Guru and grandfather, has lent him rare understanding of the 'Dhrupad-Ang', a style unique to this Gharana under the Guru-Shishya parampara. This and such grooming has put him on stage with the likes of Ustad Amjad Ali Khan, Pt. Hari Prasad Chaurasia, Pt. Birju Maharaj. As an acclaimed soloist, he was selected for the Sahitya Kala Parishad's coveted 'Yuva Mahotsava'. Sharad has also performed with a certain Mr. Gordon Sumner aka 'Sting' apart from playing with the acclaimed Indian rock band Parikrama for over a decade Check out more about Mrigya Members at http://www.mrigya.com/members.htmSukriti Sen performing with Advaita at IHC, Delhi. She is an Indian classical vocalist who has over the years lent her voice to countless jingles and classical performances. Sukriti adds her own interpretations of vocal techniques which adds magic to any composition.  She has performed across the world and is now a seasoned vocalist to boot. She also toured with Pete Lockett (the renowned precussionist) in India along with Selvaganesh (Shakti & Mclaughlin).More at - http://www.mrigya.com/members.htmAlthough there were many technical and administrative glitches, but audience was really enjoying the performances. Administrative glitches can be because of the nature of program. Many guest performers were invited and each of them needed specialized setup & time as well. But all of that was very well handled. During one of the gaps Chayan asked a boy to come on stage, who had come with a cardboard saying 'Happy Birthday Advaita'. ADVAITA believes in oneness and spirituality of music. 8 member psychedelic fusion band combines human emotions with the context of the universe, the Brahman and the spiritual. They are Advaits as unlike bands which consist of 4 or at the max 5 members they are an EIGHT member band. And it was a great gesture of calling other band members and sharing same platform to perform in front of Music Lovers of Delhi !Since the inception of Delhi based eclectic fusion band, Advaita, it has gained lot of respect in the Indian music scenario. (For folks who are unfamiliar with this fusion genre – a fusion genre is a music genre which combines two or more genres. The main characteristics of fusion genres are variations in tempo, rhythm and sometimes the use of long musical 'journeys' that can be divided into smaller parts, each with their own dynamics, style and tempo. A word 'fusion' used alone often refers to jazz fusion.)ADVAITA Team is made up of following artists -  Chayan Adhikari – Vocals, Acoustic Guitars    Ujwal Nagar – Classical Vocals    Aman Singh Rathore – Drums    Anindo Bose – Keyboards & Electronics    Suhail Yusuf Khan – Sarangi & Classical Vocals    Abhishek Mathur – Electric Guitars, Electronics    Gaurav Chintamani – Bass Guitar    Mohit Lal – Tabla, Bols, PercussionSuchet Malhotra who was playing with different musical instruments to create different sounds..Tarun BalanAditya Balani  - Name ADVAITA is suggested by him onlyRajat Prasanna - Flute Ashhar Farooqui - Third Last SongArpan Guha Thakurta, who joined the stage with ADVAITA folks for few performances ! This frame was captured during the end of this show.. Event was concluded with a fantastic performances by ADVAITA at around 10:10 pm and everyone at IHC was standing and enjoying the music with some slaps  Advaita is an 8 member fusion band from New Delhi(INDIA), which was formed in 2004. The band features Abhishek Mathur (guitars), Aman Singh (drums), Anindo Bose (keyboards), Chayan Adhikari (vocals, guitars), Gaurav Chintamani (bass), Mohit Lal (tabla), Suhail Yusuf Khan (sarangi), and Ujwal Nagar (vocals). They bring together Indian classical sensibilities with orthodox rock arrangements. In March 2009, they released their debut album Grounded In Space with EMI Records. The band has also recorded two tracks for the India Soundpad compilation which was produced by top British producer John Leckie and released under Counter Culture Records. In 2012, they released their second album The Silent Sea, also on EMI Records.Whole event was quite engaging and next two photographs shows the way crowd is enjoying the music with full involvement. As mentioned by  Prithveesh Dev, towards the end Music was literally flowing in the bloodA view of ADVAITA performing in open Amphitheater of  India Habitat Centre, in front of energetic audience. This Photograph is showing the kind of musical energy, which was flowing during 23rd evening @ IHC, Delhi Big thanks for Ankur Prakash, for letting me know about this event and sharing appropriate details while writing this Blog-post

Although there were many technical and administrative glitches, but audience was really enjoying the performances. Administrative glitches can be because of the nature of program. Many guest performers were invited and each of them needed specialized setup & time as well. But all of that was very well handled. During one of the gaps Chayan asked a boy to come on stage, who had come with a cardboard saying 'Happy Birthday Advaita'.

 On 23rd September' 2012, ADVAITA was celebrating it's 8th Birthday ay India Habitat Centre in Lodhi Estate, Delhi. Since I was also in town, so thought of visiting the place to enjoy music with ADVAITA & some of the artists from MRIGYA & PARIKRAMA. This Photo Journey shares some of the musical moments of ADVIATA Performances at IHC, Delhi...Chayan Adhikari & Suhail Yusuf Khan talking to each other during the performance..Aman Singh Rathore on Drums !This musical event had to start at 6pm in open Amphitheater of IHC, but as per Delhi trends it started after 7pm. Since weather was good, it was fine with music lovers sitting there. Whole space was full and people were finding space on surrounding walls. For finding a place to sit, many of the IHC plants were destroyed. It was really sad to see people acting so cruelly with plants around AmphitheaterSuhail Yusuf Khan was playing Sarangi during most of the performances and sang some classical numbers in between. He was awesome at both the things.Then whole team of ADVAITA came on stage and thanked everyone to come & wait for them. It started with good mood and nice songs. ADVAITA is an eclectic music group from New Delhi, India. ADVAITA team borrowed their name from an ancient Indian philosophy, which translates to mean Non-Duality. Ujwal Nagar, The Classical Vocalist of ADVAITA was star of the evening for me. He was awesome and best at his role in the crew. Loved the way he sings and especially his performance in Ghir-Ghir... He looked like a shy personality, some of us were talking about the same :Surojeet Dev on Drums, while Prithveesh Dev was singing on the stage !Some guest performers were also invited during the evening. Nikhil Mawkin Nikhil Mawkin is a well known name in the music circuit in Delhi. He has made his mark in the music circuit with bands like Mawkin Revival and Cuenta Cuentos. Mawkin has a flair for bringing together different genres of music and blending them to create a sound that is unique. Last evening he performed one song with Prithveesh Dev & Chayan Adhikari Since ADVIATA Music  group was formed, it has steadily grown to become one of the most respected acts on the Indian music scene. Their sound is a melange of the styles, moods and textures they have taken in from different cultures and different music systems of the world. Their exploration of music is something that keep them going and it a very good way. Their fans across the country are loving the way they experiments with Musical fusion and the team is best at itPrithveesh Dev at IHC, Delhi (INDIA)Sharad Chandra Shrivastava of MRIGYA and Abhishek Mathur of ADVAITA on right Sharat is one of the founding members of MRIGYA Band and the driving force behind the band. Over the years, he has been instrumental in leading the direction of the music of Mrigya. As the violin maestro, he is considered to be one of the best young violinists in the country. Owing allegiance to the Senia Gharana, he has been extremely active on the performing circuit for over 2 decades. His nascent talent, nurtured since age 7 by the renowned violinist Late Pandit Joi Srivastava, his Guru and grandfather, has lent him rare understanding of the 'Dhrupad-Ang', a style unique to this Gharana under the Guru-Shishya parampara. This and such grooming has put him on stage with the likes of Ustad Amjad Ali Khan, Pt. Hari Prasad Chaurasia, Pt. Birju Maharaj. As an acclaimed soloist, he was selected for the Sahitya Kala Parishad's coveted 'Yuva Mahotsava'. Sharad has also performed with a certain Mr. Gordon Sumner aka 'Sting' apart from playing with the acclaimed Indian rock band Parikrama for over a decade Check out more about Mrigya Members at http://www.mrigya.com/members.htmSukriti Sen performing with Advaita at IHC, Delhi. She is an Indian classical vocalist who has over the years lent her voice to countless jingles and classical performances. Sukriti adds her own interpretations of vocal techniques which adds magic to any composition.  She has performed across the world and is now a seasoned vocalist to boot. She also toured with Pete Lockett (the renowned precussionist) in India along with Selvaganesh (Shakti & Mclaughlin).More at - http://www.mrigya.com/members.htmAlthough there were many technical and administrative glitches, but audience was really enjoying the performances. Administrative glitches can be because of the nature of program. Many guest performers were invited and each of them needed specialized setup & time as well. But all of that was very well handled. During one of the gaps Chayan asked a boy to come on stage, who had come with a cardboard saying 'Happy Birthday Advaita'. ADVAITA believes in oneness and spirituality of music. 8 member psychedelic fusion band combines human emotions with the context of the universe, the Brahman and the spiritual. They are Advaits as unlike bands which consist of 4 or at the max 5 members they are an EIGHT member band. And it was a great gesture of calling other band members and sharing same platform to perform in front of Music Lovers of Delhi !Since the inception of Delhi based eclectic fusion band, Advaita, it has gained lot of respect in the Indian music scenario. (For folks who are unfamiliar with this fusion genre – a fusion genre is a music genre which combines two or more genres. The main characteristics of fusion genres are variations in tempo, rhythm and sometimes the use of long musical 'journeys' that can be divided into smaller parts, each with their own dynamics, style and tempo. A word 'fusion' used alone often refers to jazz fusion.)ADVAITA Team is made up of following artists -  Chayan Adhikari – Vocals, Acoustic Guitars    Ujwal Nagar – Classical Vocals    Aman Singh Rathore – Drums    Anindo Bose – Keyboards & Electronics    Suhail Yusuf Khan – Sarangi & Classical Vocals    Abhishek Mathur – Electric Guitars, Electronics    Gaurav Chintamani – Bass Guitar    Mohit Lal – Tabla, Bols, PercussionSuchet Malhotra who was playing with different musical instruments to create different sounds..Tarun BalanAditya Balani  - Name ADVAITA is suggested by him onlyRajat Prasanna - Flute Ashhar Farooqui - Third Last SongArpan Guha Thakurta, who joined the stage with ADVAITA folks for few performances ! This frame was captured during the end of this show.. Event was concluded with a fantastic performances by ADVAITA at around 10:10 pm and everyone at IHC was standing and enjoying the music with some slaps  Advaita is an 8 member fusion band from New Delhi(INDIA), which was formed in 2004. The band features Abhishek Mathur (guitars), Aman Singh (drums), Anindo Bose (keyboards), Chayan Adhikari (vocals, guitars), Gaurav Chintamani (bass), Mohit Lal (tabla), Suhail Yusuf Khan (sarangi), and Ujwal Nagar (vocals). They bring together Indian classical sensibilities with orthodox rock arrangements. In March 2009, they released their debut album Grounded In Space with EMI Records. The band has also recorded two tracks for the India Soundpad compilation which was produced by top British producer John Leckie and released under Counter Culture Records. In 2012, they released their second album The Silent Sea, also on EMI Records.Whole event was quite engaging and next two photographs shows the way crowd is enjoying the music with full involvement. As mentioned by  Prithveesh Dev, towards the end Music was literally flowing in the bloodA view of ADVAITA performing in open Amphitheater of  India Habitat Centre, in front of energetic audience. This Photograph is showing the kind of musical energy, which was flowing during 23rd evening @ IHC, Delhi Big thanks for Ankur Prakash, for letting me know about this event and sharing appropriate details while writing this Blog-post  

 ADVAITA believes in oneness and spirituality of music. 8 member psychedelic fusion band combines human emotions with the context of the universe, the Brahman and the spiritual. They are Advaits as unlike bands which consist of 4 or at the max 5 members they are an EIGHT member band. And it was a great gesture of calling other band members and sharing same platform to perform in front of Music Lovers of Delhi !

 On 23rd September' 2012, ADVAITA was celebrating it's 8th Birthday ay India Habitat Centre in Lodhi Estate, Delhi. Since I was also in town, so thought of visiting the place to enjoy music with ADVAITA & some of the artists from MRIGYA & PARIKRAMA. This Photo Journey shares some of the musical moments of ADVIATA Performances at IHC, Delhi...Chayan Adhikari & Suhail Yusuf Khan talking to each other during the performance..Aman Singh Rathore on Drums !This musical event had to start at 6pm in open Amphitheater of IHC, but as per Delhi trends it started after 7pm. Since weather was good, it was fine with music lovers sitting there. Whole space was full and people were finding space on surrounding walls. For finding a place to sit, many of the IHC plants were destroyed. It was really sad to see people acting so cruelly with plants around AmphitheaterSuhail Yusuf Khan was playing Sarangi during most of the performances and sang some classical numbers in between. He was awesome at both the things.Then whole team of ADVAITA came on stage and thanked everyone to come & wait for them. It started with good mood and nice songs. ADVAITA is an eclectic music group from New Delhi, India. ADVAITA team borrowed their name from an ancient Indian philosophy, which translates to mean Non-Duality. Ujwal Nagar, The Classical Vocalist of ADVAITA was star of the evening for me. He was awesome and best at his role in the crew. Loved the way he sings and especially his performance in Ghir-Ghir... He looked like a shy personality, some of us were talking about the same :Surojeet Dev on Drums, while Prithveesh Dev was singing on the stage !Some guest performers were also invited during the evening. Nikhil Mawkin Nikhil Mawkin is a well known name in the music circuit in Delhi. He has made his mark in the music circuit with bands like Mawkin Revival and Cuenta Cuentos. Mawkin has a flair for bringing together different genres of music and blending them to create a sound that is unique. Last evening he performed one song with Prithveesh Dev & Chayan Adhikari Since ADVIATA Music  group was formed, it has steadily grown to become one of the most respected acts on the Indian music scene. Their sound is a melange of the styles, moods and textures they have taken in from different cultures and different music systems of the world. Their exploration of music is something that keep them going and it a very good way. Their fans across the country are loving the way they experiments with Musical fusion and the team is best at itPrithveesh Dev at IHC, Delhi (INDIA)Sharad Chandra Shrivastava of MRIGYA and Abhishek Mathur of ADVAITA on right Sharat is one of the founding members of MRIGYA Band and the driving force behind the band. Over the years, he has been instrumental in leading the direction of the music of Mrigya. As the violin maestro, he is considered to be one of the best young violinists in the country. Owing allegiance to the Senia Gharana, he has been extremely active on the performing circuit for over 2 decades. His nascent talent, nurtured since age 7 by the renowned violinist Late Pandit Joi Srivastava, his Guru and grandfather, has lent him rare understanding of the 'Dhrupad-Ang', a style unique to this Gharana under the Guru-Shishya parampara. This and such grooming has put him on stage with the likes of Ustad Amjad Ali Khan, Pt. Hari Prasad Chaurasia, Pt. Birju Maharaj. As an acclaimed soloist, he was selected for the Sahitya Kala Parishad's coveted 'Yuva Mahotsava'. Sharad has also performed with a certain Mr. Gordon Sumner aka 'Sting' apart from playing with the acclaimed Indian rock band Parikrama for over a decade Check out more about Mrigya Members at http://www.mrigya.com/members.htmSukriti Sen performing with Advaita at IHC, Delhi. She is an Indian classical vocalist who has over the years lent her voice to countless jingles and classical performances. Sukriti adds her own interpretations of vocal techniques which adds magic to any composition.  She has performed across the world and is now a seasoned vocalist to boot. She also toured with Pete Lockett (the renowned precussionist) in India along with Selvaganesh (Shakti & Mclaughlin).More at - http://www.mrigya.com/members.htmAlthough there were many technical and administrative glitches, but audience was really enjoying the performances. Administrative glitches can be because of the nature of program. Many guest performers were invited and each of them needed specialized setup & time as well. But all of that was very well handled. During one of the gaps Chayan asked a boy to come on stage, who had come with a cardboard saying 'Happy Birthday Advaita'. ADVAITA believes in oneness and spirituality of music. 8 member psychedelic fusion band combines human emotions with the context of the universe, the Brahman and the spiritual. They are Advaits as unlike bands which consist of 4 or at the max 5 members they are an EIGHT member band. And it was a great gesture of calling other band members and sharing same platform to perform in front of Music Lovers of Delhi !Since the inception of Delhi based eclectic fusion band, Advaita, it has gained lot of respect in the Indian music scenario. (For folks who are unfamiliar with this fusion genre – a fusion genre is a music genre which combines two or more genres. The main characteristics of fusion genres are variations in tempo, rhythm and sometimes the use of long musical 'journeys' that can be divided into smaller parts, each with their own dynamics, style and tempo. A word 'fusion' used alone often refers to jazz fusion.)ADVAITA Team is made up of following artists -  Chayan Adhikari – Vocals, Acoustic Guitars    Ujwal Nagar – Classical Vocals    Aman Singh Rathore – Drums    Anindo Bose – Keyboards & Electronics    Suhail Yusuf Khan – Sarangi & Classical Vocals    Abhishek Mathur – Electric Guitars, Electronics    Gaurav Chintamani – Bass Guitar    Mohit Lal – Tabla, Bols, PercussionSuchet Malhotra who was playing with different musical instruments to create different sounds..Tarun BalanAditya Balani  - Name ADVAITA is suggested by him onlyRajat Prasanna - Flute Ashhar Farooqui - Third Last SongArpan Guha Thakurta, who joined the stage with ADVAITA folks for few performances ! This frame was captured during the end of this show.. Event was concluded with a fantastic performances by ADVAITA at around 10:10 pm and everyone at IHC was standing and enjoying the music with some slaps  Advaita is an 8 member fusion band from New Delhi(INDIA), which was formed in 2004. The band features Abhishek Mathur (guitars), Aman Singh (drums), Anindo Bose (keyboards), Chayan Adhikari (vocals, guitars), Gaurav Chintamani (bass), Mohit Lal (tabla), Suhail Yusuf Khan (sarangi), and Ujwal Nagar (vocals). They bring together Indian classical sensibilities with orthodox rock arrangements. In March 2009, they released their debut album Grounded In Space with EMI Records. The band has also recorded two tracks for the India Soundpad compilation which was produced by top British producer John Leckie and released under Counter Culture Records. In 2012, they released their second album The Silent Sea, also on EMI Records.Whole event was quite engaging and next two photographs shows the way crowd is enjoying the music with full involvement. As mentioned by  Prithveesh Dev, towards the end Music was literally flowing in the bloodA view of ADVAITA performing in open Amphitheater of  India Habitat Centre, in front of energetic audience. This Photograph is showing the kind of musical energy, which was flowing during 23rd evening @ IHC, Delhi Big thanks for Ankur Prakash, for letting me know about this event and sharing appropriate details while writing this Blog-post

Since the inception of Delhi based eclectic fusion band, Advaita, it has gained lot of respect in the Indian music scenario. (For folks who are unfamiliar with this fusion genre – a fusion genre is a music genre which combines two or more genres. The main characteristics of fusion genres are variations in tempo, rhythm and sometimes the use of long musical 'journeys' that can be divided into smaller parts, each with their own dynamics, style and tempo. A word 'fusion' used alone often refers to jazz fusion.)

 On 23rd September' 2012, ADVAITA was celebrating it's 8th Birthday ay India Habitat Centre in Lodhi Estate, Delhi. Since I was also in town, so thought of visiting the place to enjoy music with ADVAITA & some of the artists from MRIGYA & PARIKRAMA. This Photo Journey shares some of the musical moments of ADVIATA Performances at IHC, Delhi...Chayan Adhikari & Suhail Yusuf Khan talking to each other during the performance..Aman Singh Rathore on Drums !This musical event had to start at 6pm in open Amphitheater of IHC, but as per Delhi trends it started after 7pm. Since weather was good, it was fine with music lovers sitting there. Whole space was full and people were finding space on surrounding walls. For finding a place to sit, many of the IHC plants were destroyed. It was really sad to see people acting so cruelly with plants around AmphitheaterSuhail Yusuf Khan was playing Sarangi during most of the performances and sang some classical numbers in between. He was awesome at both the things.Then whole team of ADVAITA came on stage and thanked everyone to come & wait for them. It started with good mood and nice songs. ADVAITA is an eclectic music group from New Delhi, India. ADVAITA team borrowed their name from an ancient Indian philosophy, which translates to mean Non-Duality. Ujwal Nagar, The Classical Vocalist of ADVAITA was star of the evening for me. He was awesome and best at his role in the crew. Loved the way he sings and especially his performance in Ghir-Ghir... He looked like a shy personality, some of us were talking about the same :Surojeet Dev on Drums, while Prithveesh Dev was singing on the stage !Some guest performers were also invited during the evening. Nikhil Mawkin Nikhil Mawkin is a well known name in the music circuit in Delhi. He has made his mark in the music circuit with bands like Mawkin Revival and Cuenta Cuentos. Mawkin has a flair for bringing together different genres of music and blending them to create a sound that is unique. Last evening he performed one song with Prithveesh Dev & Chayan Adhikari Since ADVIATA Music  group was formed, it has steadily grown to become one of the most respected acts on the Indian music scene. Their sound is a melange of the styles, moods and textures they have taken in from different cultures and different music systems of the world. Their exploration of music is something that keep them going and it a very good way. Their fans across the country are loving the way they experiments with Musical fusion and the team is best at itPrithveesh Dev at IHC, Delhi (INDIA)Sharad Chandra Shrivastava of MRIGYA and Abhishek Mathur of ADVAITA on right Sharat is one of the founding members of MRIGYA Band and the driving force behind the band. Over the years, he has been instrumental in leading the direction of the music of Mrigya. As the violin maestro, he is considered to be one of the best young violinists in the country. Owing allegiance to the Senia Gharana, he has been extremely active on the performing circuit for over 2 decades. His nascent talent, nurtured since age 7 by the renowned violinist Late Pandit Joi Srivastava, his Guru and grandfather, has lent him rare understanding of the 'Dhrupad-Ang', a style unique to this Gharana under the Guru-Shishya parampara. This and such grooming has put him on stage with the likes of Ustad Amjad Ali Khan, Pt. Hari Prasad Chaurasia, Pt. Birju Maharaj. As an acclaimed soloist, he was selected for the Sahitya Kala Parishad's coveted 'Yuva Mahotsava'. Sharad has also performed with a certain Mr. Gordon Sumner aka 'Sting' apart from playing with the acclaimed Indian rock band Parikrama for over a decade Check out more about Mrigya Members at http://www.mrigya.com/members.htmSukriti Sen performing with Advaita at IHC, Delhi. She is an Indian classical vocalist who has over the years lent her voice to countless jingles and classical performances. Sukriti adds her own interpretations of vocal techniques which adds magic to any composition.  She has performed across the world and is now a seasoned vocalist to boot. She also toured with Pete Lockett (the renowned precussionist) in India along with Selvaganesh (Shakti & Mclaughlin).More at - http://www.mrigya.com/members.htmAlthough there were many technical and administrative glitches, but audience was really enjoying the performances. Administrative glitches can be because of the nature of program. Many guest performers were invited and each of them needed specialized setup & time as well. But all of that was very well handled. During one of the gaps Chayan asked a boy to come on stage, who had come with a cardboard saying 'Happy Birthday Advaita'. ADVAITA believes in oneness and spirituality of music. 8 member psychedelic fusion band combines human emotions with the context of the universe, the Brahman and the spiritual. They are Advaits as unlike bands which consist of 4 or at the max 5 members they are an EIGHT member band. And it was a great gesture of calling other band members and sharing same platform to perform in front of Music Lovers of Delhi !Since the inception of Delhi based eclectic fusion band, Advaita, it has gained lot of respect in the Indian music scenario. (For folks who are unfamiliar with this fusion genre – a fusion genre is a music genre which combines two or more genres. The main characteristics of fusion genres are variations in tempo, rhythm and sometimes the use of long musical 'journeys' that can be divided into smaller parts, each with their own dynamics, style and tempo. A word 'fusion' used alone often refers to jazz fusion.)ADVAITA Team is made up of following artists -  Chayan Adhikari – Vocals, Acoustic Guitars    Ujwal Nagar – Classical Vocals    Aman Singh Rathore – Drums    Anindo Bose – Keyboards & Electronics    Suhail Yusuf Khan – Sarangi & Classical Vocals    Abhishek Mathur – Electric Guitars, Electronics    Gaurav Chintamani – Bass Guitar    Mohit Lal – Tabla, Bols, PercussionSuchet Malhotra who was playing with different musical instruments to create different sounds..Tarun BalanAditya Balani  - Name ADVAITA is suggested by him onlyRajat Prasanna - Flute Ashhar Farooqui - Third Last SongArpan Guha Thakurta, who joined the stage with ADVAITA folks for few performances ! This frame was captured during the end of this show.. Event was concluded with a fantastic performances by ADVAITA at around 10:10 pm and everyone at IHC was standing and enjoying the music with some slaps  Advaita is an 8 member fusion band from New Delhi(INDIA), which was formed in 2004. The band features Abhishek Mathur (guitars), Aman Singh (drums), Anindo Bose (keyboards), Chayan Adhikari (vocals, guitars), Gaurav Chintamani (bass), Mohit Lal (tabla), Suhail Yusuf Khan (sarangi), and Ujwal Nagar (vocals). They bring together Indian classical sensibilities with orthodox rock arrangements. In March 2009, they released their debut album Grounded In Space with EMI Records. The band has also recorded two tracks for the India Soundpad compilation which was produced by top British producer John Leckie and released under Counter Culture Records. In 2012, they released their second album The Silent Sea, also on EMI Records.Whole event was quite engaging and next two photographs shows the way crowd is enjoying the music with full involvement. As mentioned by  Prithveesh Dev, towards the end Music was literally flowing in the bloodA view of ADVAITA performing in open Amphitheater of  India Habitat Centre, in front of energetic audience. This Photograph is showing the kind of musical energy, which was flowing during 23rd evening @ IHC, Delhi Big thanks for Ankur Prakash, for letting me know about this event and sharing appropriate details while writing this Blog-post



 On 23rd September' 2012, ADVAITA was celebrating it's 8th Birthday ay India Habitat Centre in Lodhi Estate, Delhi. Since I was also in town, so thought of visiting the place to enjoy music with ADVAITA & some of the artists from MRIGYA & PARIKRAMA. This Photo Journey shares some of the musical moments of ADVIATA Performances at IHC, Delhi...Chayan Adhikari & Suhail Yusuf Khan talking to each other during the performance..Aman Singh Rathore on Drums !This musical event had to start at 6pm in open Amphitheater of IHC, but as per Delhi trends it started after 7pm. Since weather was good, it was fine with music lovers sitting there. Whole space was full and people were finding space on surrounding walls. For finding a place to sit, many of the IHC plants were destroyed. It was really sad to see people acting so cruelly with plants around AmphitheaterSuhail Yusuf Khan was playing Sarangi during most of the performances and sang some classical numbers in between. He was awesome at both the things.Then whole team of ADVAITA came on stage and thanked everyone to come & wait for them. It started with good mood and nice songs. ADVAITA is an eclectic music group from New Delhi, India. ADVAITA team borrowed their name from an ancient Indian philosophy, which translates to mean Non-Duality. Ujwal Nagar, The Classical Vocalist of ADVAITA was star of the evening for me. He was awesome and best at his role in the crew. Loved the way he sings and especially his performance in Ghir-Ghir... He looked like a shy personality, some of us were talking about the same :Surojeet Dev on Drums, while Prithveesh Dev was singing on the stage !Some guest performers were also invited during the evening. Nikhil Mawkin Nikhil Mawkin is a well known name in the music circuit in Delhi. He has made his mark in the music circuit with bands like Mawkin Revival and Cuenta Cuentos. Mawkin has a flair for bringing together different genres of music and blending them to create a sound that is unique. Last evening he performed one song with Prithveesh Dev & Chayan Adhikari Since ADVIATA Music  group was formed, it has steadily grown to become one of the most respected acts on the Indian music scene. Their sound is a melange of the styles, moods and textures they have taken in from different cultures and different music systems of the world. Their exploration of music is something that keep them going and it a very good way. Their fans across the country are loving the way they experiments with Musical fusion and the team is best at itPrithveesh Dev at IHC, Delhi (INDIA)Sharad Chandra Shrivastava of MRIGYA and Abhishek Mathur of ADVAITA on right Sharat is one of the founding members of MRIGYA Band and the driving force behind the band. Over the years, he has been instrumental in leading the direction of the music of Mrigya. As the violin maestro, he is considered to be one of the best young violinists in the country. Owing allegiance to the Senia Gharana, he has been extremely active on the performing circuit for over 2 decades. His nascent talent, nurtured since age 7 by the renowned violinist Late Pandit Joi Srivastava, his Guru and grandfather, has lent him rare understanding of the 'Dhrupad-Ang', a style unique to this Gharana under the Guru-Shishya parampara. This and such grooming has put him on stage with the likes of Ustad Amjad Ali Khan, Pt. Hari Prasad Chaurasia, Pt. Birju Maharaj. As an acclaimed soloist, he was selected for the Sahitya Kala Parishad's coveted 'Yuva Mahotsava'. Sharad has also performed with a certain Mr. Gordon Sumner aka 'Sting' apart from playing with the acclaimed Indian rock band Parikrama for over a decade Check out more about Mrigya Members at http://www.mrigya.com/members.htmSukriti Sen performing with Advaita at IHC, Delhi. She is an Indian classical vocalist who has over the years lent her voice to countless jingles and classical performances. Sukriti adds her own interpretations of vocal techniques which adds magic to any composition.  She has performed across the world and is now a seasoned vocalist to boot. She also toured with Pete Lockett (the renowned precussionist) in India along with Selvaganesh (Shakti & Mclaughlin).More at - http://www.mrigya.com/members.htmAlthough there were many technical and administrative glitches, but audience was really enjoying the performances. Administrative glitches can be because of the nature of program. Many guest performers were invited and each of them needed specialized setup & time as well. But all of that was very well handled. During one of the gaps Chayan asked a boy to come on stage, who had come with a cardboard saying 'Happy Birthday Advaita'. ADVAITA believes in oneness and spirituality of music. 8 member psychedelic fusion band combines human emotions with the context of the universe, the Brahman and the spiritual. They are Advaits as unlike bands which consist of 4 or at the max 5 members they are an EIGHT member band. And it was a great gesture of calling other band members and sharing same platform to perform in front of Music Lovers of Delhi !Since the inception of Delhi based eclectic fusion band, Advaita, it has gained lot of respect in the Indian music scenario. (For folks who are unfamiliar with this fusion genre – a fusion genre is a music genre which combines two or more genres. The main characteristics of fusion genres are variations in tempo, rhythm and sometimes the use of long musical 'journeys' that can be divided into smaller parts, each with their own dynamics, style and tempo. A word 'fusion' used alone often refers to jazz fusion.)ADVAITA Team is made up of following artists -  Chayan Adhikari – Vocals, Acoustic Guitars    Ujwal Nagar – Classical Vocals    Aman Singh Rathore – Drums    Anindo Bose – Keyboards & Electronics    Suhail Yusuf Khan – Sarangi & Classical Vocals    Abhishek Mathur – Electric Guitars, Electronics    Gaurav Chintamani – Bass Guitar    Mohit Lal – Tabla, Bols, PercussionSuchet Malhotra who was playing with different musical instruments to create different sounds..Tarun BalanAditya Balani  - Name ADVAITA is suggested by him onlyRajat Prasanna - Flute Ashhar Farooqui - Third Last SongArpan Guha Thakurta, who joined the stage with ADVAITA folks for few performances ! This frame was captured during the end of this show.. Event was concluded with a fantastic performances by ADVAITA at around 10:10 pm and everyone at IHC was standing and enjoying the music with some slaps  Advaita is an 8 member fusion band from New Delhi(INDIA), which was formed in 2004. The band features Abhishek Mathur (guitars), Aman Singh (drums), Anindo Bose (keyboards), Chayan Adhikari (vocals, guitars), Gaurav Chintamani (bass), Mohit Lal (tabla), Suhail Yusuf Khan (sarangi), and Ujwal Nagar (vocals). They bring together Indian classical sensibilities with orthodox rock arrangements. In March 2009, they released their debut album Grounded In Space with EMI Records. The band has also recorded two tracks for the India Soundpad compilation which was produced by top British producer John Leckie and released under Counter Culture Records. In 2012, they released their second album The Silent Sea, also on EMI Records.Whole event was quite engaging and next two photographs shows the way crowd is enjoying the music with full involvement. As mentioned by  Prithveesh Dev, towards the end Music was literally flowing in the bloodA view of ADVAITA performing in open Amphitheater of  India Habitat Centre, in front of energetic audience. This Photograph is showing the kind of musical energy, which was flowing during 23rd evening @ IHC, Delhi Big thanks for Ankur Prakash, for letting me know about this event and sharing appropriate details while writing this Blog-post

Suchet Malhotra is another interesting member of the crew who uses various elements to create different sounds and quite impressive !

 On 23rd September' 2012, ADVAITA was celebrating it's 8th Birthday ay India Habitat Centre in Lodhi Estate, Delhi. Since I was also in town, so thought of visiting the place to enjoy music with ADVAITA & some of the artists from MRIGYA & PARIKRAMA. This Photo Journey shares some of the musical moments of ADVIATA Performances at IHC, Delhi...Chayan Adhikari & Suhail Yusuf Khan talking to each other during the performance..Aman Singh Rathore on Drums !This musical event had to start at 6pm in open Amphitheater of IHC, but as per Delhi trends it started after 7pm. Since weather was good, it was fine with music lovers sitting there. Whole space was full and people were finding space on surrounding walls. For finding a place to sit, many of the IHC plants were destroyed. It was really sad to see people acting so cruelly with plants around AmphitheaterSuhail Yusuf Khan was playing Sarangi during most of the performances and sang some classical numbers in between. He was awesome at both the things.Then whole team of ADVAITA came on stage and thanked everyone to come & wait for them. It started with good mood and nice songs. ADVAITA is an eclectic music group from New Delhi, India. ADVAITA team borrowed their name from an ancient Indian philosophy, which translates to mean Non-Duality. Ujwal Nagar, The Classical Vocalist of ADVAITA was star of the evening for me. He was awesome and best at his role in the crew. Loved the way he sings and especially his performance in Ghir-Ghir... He looked like a shy personality, some of us were talking about the same :Surojeet Dev on Drums, while Prithveesh Dev was singing on the stage !Some guest performers were also invited during the evening. Nikhil Mawkin Nikhil Mawkin is a well known name in the music circuit in Delhi. He has made his mark in the music circuit with bands like Mawkin Revival and Cuenta Cuentos. Mawkin has a flair for bringing together different genres of music and blending them to create a sound that is unique. Last evening he performed one song with Prithveesh Dev & Chayan Adhikari Since ADVIATA Music  group was formed, it has steadily grown to become one of the most respected acts on the Indian music scene. Their sound is a melange of the styles, moods and textures they have taken in from different cultures and different music systems of the world. Their exploration of music is something that keep them going and it a very good way. Their fans across the country are loving the way they experiments with Musical fusion and the team is best at itPrithveesh Dev at IHC, Delhi (INDIA)Sharad Chandra Shrivastava of MRIGYA and Abhishek Mathur of ADVAITA on right Sharat is one of the founding members of MRIGYA Band and the driving force behind the band. Over the years, he has been instrumental in leading the direction of the music of Mrigya. As the violin maestro, he is considered to be one of the best young violinists in the country. Owing allegiance to the Senia Gharana, he has been extremely active on the performing circuit for over 2 decades. His nascent talent, nurtured since age 7 by the renowned violinist Late Pandit Joi Srivastava, his Guru and grandfather, has lent him rare understanding of the 'Dhrupad-Ang', a style unique to this Gharana under the Guru-Shishya parampara. This and such grooming has put him on stage with the likes of Ustad Amjad Ali Khan, Pt. Hari Prasad Chaurasia, Pt. Birju Maharaj. As an acclaimed soloist, he was selected for the Sahitya Kala Parishad's coveted 'Yuva Mahotsava'. Sharad has also performed with a certain Mr. Gordon Sumner aka 'Sting' apart from playing with the acclaimed Indian rock band Parikrama for over a decade Check out more about Mrigya Members at http://www.mrigya.com/members.htmSukriti Sen performing with Advaita at IHC, Delhi. She is an Indian classical vocalist who has over the years lent her voice to countless jingles and classical performances. Sukriti adds her own interpretations of vocal techniques which adds magic to any composition.  She has performed across the world and is now a seasoned vocalist to boot. She also toured with Pete Lockett (the renowned precussionist) in India along with Selvaganesh (Shakti & Mclaughlin).More at - http://www.mrigya.com/members.htmAlthough there were many technical and administrative glitches, but audience was really enjoying the performances. Administrative glitches can be because of the nature of program. Many guest performers were invited and each of them needed specialized setup & time as well. But all of that was very well handled. During one of the gaps Chayan asked a boy to come on stage, who had come with a cardboard saying 'Happy Birthday Advaita'. ADVAITA believes in oneness and spirituality of music. 8 member psychedelic fusion band combines human emotions with the context of the universe, the Brahman and the spiritual. They are Advaits as unlike bands which consist of 4 or at the max 5 members they are an EIGHT member band. And it was a great gesture of calling other band members and sharing same platform to perform in front of Music Lovers of Delhi !Since the inception of Delhi based eclectic fusion band, Advaita, it has gained lot of respect in the Indian music scenario. (For folks who are unfamiliar with this fusion genre – a fusion genre is a music genre which combines two or more genres. The main characteristics of fusion genres are variations in tempo, rhythm and sometimes the use of long musical 'journeys' that can be divided into smaller parts, each with their own dynamics, style and tempo. A word 'fusion' used alone often refers to jazz fusion.)ADVAITA Team is made up of following artists -  Chayan Adhikari – Vocals, Acoustic Guitars    Ujwal Nagar – Classical Vocals    Aman Singh Rathore – Drums    Anindo Bose – Keyboards & Electronics    Suhail Yusuf Khan – Sarangi & Classical Vocals    Abhishek Mathur – Electric Guitars, Electronics    Gaurav Chintamani – Bass Guitar    Mohit Lal – Tabla, Bols, PercussionSuchet Malhotra who was playing with different musical instruments to create different sounds..Tarun BalanAditya Balani  - Name ADVAITA is suggested by him onlyRajat Prasanna - Flute Ashhar Farooqui - Third Last SongArpan Guha Thakurta, who joined the stage with ADVAITA folks for few performances ! This frame was captured during the end of this show.. Event was concluded with a fantastic performances by ADVAITA at around 10:10 pm and everyone at IHC was standing and enjoying the music with some slaps  Advaita is an 8 member fusion band from New Delhi(INDIA), which was formed in 2004. The band features Abhishek Mathur (guitars), Aman Singh (drums), Anindo Bose (keyboards), Chayan Adhikari (vocals, guitars), Gaurav Chintamani (bass), Mohit Lal (tabla), Suhail Yusuf Khan (sarangi), and Ujwal Nagar (vocals). They bring together Indian classical sensibilities with orthodox rock arrangements. In March 2009, they released their debut album Grounded In Space with EMI Records. The band has also recorded two tracks for the India Soundpad compilation which was produced by top British producer John Leckie and released under Counter Culture Records. In 2012, they released their second album The Silent Sea, also on EMI Records.Whole event was quite engaging and next two photographs shows the way crowd is enjoying the music with full involvement. As mentioned by  Prithveesh Dev, towards the end Music was literally flowing in the bloodA view of ADVAITA performing in open Amphitheater of  India Habitat Centre, in front of energetic audience. This Photograph is showing the kind of musical energy, which was flowing during 23rd evening @ IHC, Delhi Big thanks for Ankur Prakash, for letting me know about this event and sharing appropriate details while writing this Blog-post

Ashhar Farooqui gave one of the best performances during this evening. It was probably third last song of the evening and he performed brilliantly. Although ADVAITA folks mentioned that it was his 30% effort and he is much more energetic than what we could witness.

 On 23rd September' 2012, ADVAITA was celebrating it's 8th Birthday ay India Habitat Centre in Lodhi Estate, Delhi. Since I was also in town, so thought of visiting the place to enjoy music with ADVAITA & some of the artists from MRIGYA & PARIKRAMA. This Photo Journey shares some of the musical moments of ADVIATA Performances at IHC, Delhi...Chayan Adhikari & Suhail Yusuf Khan talking to each other during the performance..Aman Singh Rathore on Drums !This musical event had to start at 6pm in open Amphitheater of IHC, but as per Delhi trends it started after 7pm. Since weather was good, it was fine with music lovers sitting there. Whole space was full and people were finding space on surrounding walls. For finding a place to sit, many of the IHC plants were destroyed. It was really sad to see people acting so cruelly with plants around AmphitheaterSuhail Yusuf Khan was playing Sarangi during most of the performances and sang some classical numbers in between. He was awesome at both the things.Then whole team of ADVAITA came on stage and thanked everyone to come & wait for them. It started with good mood and nice songs. ADVAITA is an eclectic music group from New Delhi, India. ADVAITA team borrowed their name from an ancient Indian philosophy, which translates to mean Non-Duality. Ujwal Nagar, The Classical Vocalist of ADVAITA was star of the evening for me. He was awesome and best at his role in the crew. Loved the way he sings and especially his performance in Ghir-Ghir... He looked like a shy personality, some of us were talking about the same :Surojeet Dev on Drums, while Prithveesh Dev was singing on the stage !Some guest performers were also invited during the evening. Nikhil Mawkin Nikhil Mawkin is a well known name in the music circuit in Delhi. He has made his mark in the music circuit with bands like Mawkin Revival and Cuenta Cuentos. Mawkin has a flair for bringing together different genres of music and blending them to create a sound that is unique. Last evening he performed one song with Prithveesh Dev & Chayan Adhikari Since ADVIATA Music  group was formed, it has steadily grown to become one of the most respected acts on the Indian music scene. Their sound is a melange of the styles, moods and textures they have taken in from different cultures and different music systems of the world. Their exploration of music is something that keep them going and it a very good way. Their fans across the country are loving the way they experiments with Musical fusion and the team is best at itPrithveesh Dev at IHC, Delhi (INDIA)Sharad Chandra Shrivastava of MRIGYA and Abhishek Mathur of ADVAITA on right Sharat is one of the founding members of MRIGYA Band and the driving force behind the band. Over the years, he has been instrumental in leading the direction of the music of Mrigya. As the violin maestro, he is considered to be one of the best young violinists in the country. Owing allegiance to the Senia Gharana, he has been extremely active on the performing circuit for over 2 decades. His nascent talent, nurtured since age 7 by the renowned violinist Late Pandit Joi Srivastava, his Guru and grandfather, has lent him rare understanding of the 'Dhrupad-Ang', a style unique to this Gharana under the Guru-Shishya parampara. This and such grooming has put him on stage with the likes of Ustad Amjad Ali Khan, Pt. Hari Prasad Chaurasia, Pt. Birju Maharaj. As an acclaimed soloist, he was selected for the Sahitya Kala Parishad's coveted 'Yuva Mahotsava'. Sharad has also performed with a certain Mr. Gordon Sumner aka 'Sting' apart from playing with the acclaimed Indian rock band Parikrama for over a decade Check out more about Mrigya Members at http://www.mrigya.com/members.htmSukriti Sen performing with Advaita at IHC, Delhi. She is an Indian classical vocalist who has over the years lent her voice to countless jingles and classical performances. Sukriti adds her own interpretations of vocal techniques which adds magic to any composition.  She has performed across the world and is now a seasoned vocalist to boot. She also toured with Pete Lockett (the renowned precussionist) in India along with Selvaganesh (Shakti & Mclaughlin).More at - http://www.mrigya.com/members.htmAlthough there were many technical and administrative glitches, but audience was really enjoying the performances. Administrative glitches can be because of the nature of program. Many guest performers were invited and each of them needed specialized setup & time as well. But all of that was very well handled. During one of the gaps Chayan asked a boy to come on stage, who had come with a cardboard saying 'Happy Birthday Advaita'. ADVAITA believes in oneness and spirituality of music. 8 member psychedelic fusion band combines human emotions with the context of the universe, the Brahman and the spiritual. They are Advaits as unlike bands which consist of 4 or at the max 5 members they are an EIGHT member band. And it was a great gesture of calling other band members and sharing same platform to perform in front of Music Lovers of Delhi !Since the inception of Delhi based eclectic fusion band, Advaita, it has gained lot of respect in the Indian music scenario. (For folks who are unfamiliar with this fusion genre – a fusion genre is a music genre which combines two or more genres. The main characteristics of fusion genres are variations in tempo, rhythm and sometimes the use of long musical 'journeys' that can be divided into smaller parts, each with their own dynamics, style and tempo. A word 'fusion' used alone often refers to jazz fusion.)ADVAITA Team is made up of following artists -  Chayan Adhikari – Vocals, Acoustic Guitars    Ujwal Nagar – Classical Vocals    Aman Singh Rathore – Drums    Anindo Bose – Keyboards & Electronics    Suhail Yusuf Khan – Sarangi & Classical Vocals    Abhishek Mathur – Electric Guitars, Electronics    Gaurav Chintamani – Bass Guitar    Mohit Lal – Tabla, Bols, PercussionSuchet Malhotra who was playing with different musical instruments to create different sounds..Tarun BalanAditya Balani  - Name ADVAITA is suggested by him onlyRajat Prasanna - Flute Ashhar Farooqui - Third Last SongArpan Guha Thakurta, who joined the stage with ADVAITA folks for few performances ! This frame was captured during the end of this show.. Event was concluded with a fantastic performances by ADVAITA at around 10:10 pm and everyone at IHC was standing and enjoying the music with some slaps  Advaita is an 8 member fusion band from New Delhi(INDIA), which was formed in 2004. The band features Abhishek Mathur (guitars), Aman Singh (drums), Anindo Bose (keyboards), Chayan Adhikari (vocals, guitars), Gaurav Chintamani (bass), Mohit Lal (tabla), Suhail Yusuf Khan (sarangi), and Ujwal Nagar (vocals). They bring together Indian classical sensibilities with orthodox rock arrangements. In March 2009, they released their debut album Grounded In Space with EMI Records. The band has also recorded two tracks for the India Soundpad compilation which was produced by top British producer John Leckie and released under Counter Culture Records. In 2012, they released their second album The Silent Sea, also on EMI Records.Whole event was quite engaging and next two photographs shows the way crowd is enjoying the music with full involvement. As mentioned by  Prithveesh Dev, towards the end Music was literally flowing in the bloodA view of ADVAITA performing in open Amphitheater of  India Habitat Centre, in front of energetic audience. This Photograph is showing the kind of musical energy, which was flowing during 23rd evening @ IHC, Delhi Big thanks for Ankur Prakash, for letting me know about this event and sharing appropriate details while writing this Blog-post

Two members of Parikrama also joined ADVIATA on birthday at IHC, Delhi. Subir Malik - HKeyboard Player, who was on Bass Guitar and Sonam Sherpa, The Guitarist !!!

 On 23rd September' 2012, ADVAITA was celebrating it's 8th Birthday ay India Habitat Centre in Lodhi Estate, Delhi. Since I was also in town, so thought of visiting the place to enjoy music with ADVAITA & some of the artists from MRIGYA & PARIKRAMA. This Photo Journey shares some of the musical moments of ADVIATA Performances at IHC, Delhi...Chayan Adhikari & Suhail Yusuf Khan talking to each other during the performance..Aman Singh Rathore on Drums !This musical event had to start at 6pm in open Amphitheater of IHC, but as per Delhi trends it started after 7pm. Since weather was good, it was fine with music lovers sitting there. Whole space was full and people were finding space on surrounding walls. For finding a place to sit, many of the IHC plants were destroyed. It was really sad to see people acting so cruelly with plants around AmphitheaterSuhail Yusuf Khan was playing Sarangi during most of the performances and sang some classical numbers in between. He was awesome at both the things.Then whole team of ADVAITA came on stage and thanked everyone to come & wait for them. It started with good mood and nice songs. ADVAITA is an eclectic music group from New Delhi, India. ADVAITA team borrowed their name from an ancient Indian philosophy, which translates to mean Non-Duality. Ujwal Nagar, The Classical Vocalist of ADVAITA was star of the evening for me. He was awesome and best at his role in the crew. Loved the way he sings and especially his performance in Ghir-Ghir... He looked like a shy personality, some of us were talking about the same :Surojeet Dev on Drums, while Prithveesh Dev was singing on the stage !Some guest performers were also invited during the evening. Nikhil Mawkin Nikhil Mawkin is a well known name in the music circuit in Delhi. He has made his mark in the music circuit with bands like Mawkin Revival and Cuenta Cuentos. Mawkin has a flair for bringing together different genres of music and blending them to create a sound that is unique. Last evening he performed one song with Prithveesh Dev & Chayan Adhikari Since ADVIATA Music  group was formed, it has steadily grown to become one of the most respected acts on the Indian music scene. Their sound is a melange of the styles, moods and textures they have taken in from different cultures and different music systems of the world. Their exploration of music is something that keep them going and it a very good way. Their fans across the country are loving the way they experiments with Musical fusion and the team is best at itPrithveesh Dev at IHC, Delhi (INDIA)Sharad Chandra Shrivastava of MRIGYA and Abhishek Mathur of ADVAITA on right Sharat is one of the founding members of MRIGYA Band and the driving force behind the band. Over the years, he has been instrumental in leading the direction of the music of Mrigya. As the violin maestro, he is considered to be one of the best young violinists in the country. Owing allegiance to the Senia Gharana, he has been extremely active on the performing circuit for over 2 decades. His nascent talent, nurtured since age 7 by the renowned violinist Late Pandit Joi Srivastava, his Guru and grandfather, has lent him rare understanding of the 'Dhrupad-Ang', a style unique to this Gharana under the Guru-Shishya parampara. This and such grooming has put him on stage with the likes of Ustad Amjad Ali Khan, Pt. Hari Prasad Chaurasia, Pt. Birju Maharaj. As an acclaimed soloist, he was selected for the Sahitya Kala Parishad's coveted 'Yuva Mahotsava'. Sharad has also performed with a certain Mr. Gordon Sumner aka 'Sting' apart from playing with the acclaimed Indian rock band Parikrama for over a decade Check out more about Mrigya Members at http://www.mrigya.com/members.htmSukriti Sen performing with Advaita at IHC, Delhi. She is an Indian classical vocalist who has over the years lent her voice to countless jingles and classical performances. Sukriti adds her own interpretations of vocal techniques which adds magic to any composition.  She has performed across the world and is now a seasoned vocalist to boot. She also toured with Pete Lockett (the renowned precussionist) in India along with Selvaganesh (Shakti & Mclaughlin).More at - http://www.mrigya.com/members.htmAlthough there were many technical and administrative glitches, but audience was really enjoying the performances. Administrative glitches can be because of the nature of program. Many guest performers were invited and each of them needed specialized setup & time as well. But all of that was very well handled. During one of the gaps Chayan asked a boy to come on stage, who had come with a cardboard saying 'Happy Birthday Advaita'. ADVAITA believes in oneness and spirituality of music. 8 member psychedelic fusion band combines human emotions with the context of the universe, the Brahman and the spiritual. They are Advaits as unlike bands which consist of 4 or at the max 5 members they are an EIGHT member band. And it was a great gesture of calling other band members and sharing same platform to perform in front of Music Lovers of Delhi !Since the inception of Delhi based eclectic fusion band, Advaita, it has gained lot of respect in the Indian music scenario. (For folks who are unfamiliar with this fusion genre – a fusion genre is a music genre which combines two or more genres. The main characteristics of fusion genres are variations in tempo, rhythm and sometimes the use of long musical 'journeys' that can be divided into smaller parts, each with their own dynamics, style and tempo. A word 'fusion' used alone often refers to jazz fusion.)ADVAITA Team is made up of following artists -  Chayan Adhikari – Vocals, Acoustic Guitars    Ujwal Nagar – Classical Vocals    Aman Singh Rathore – Drums    Anindo Bose – Keyboards & Electronics    Suhail Yusuf Khan – Sarangi & Classical Vocals    Abhishek Mathur – Electric Guitars, Electronics    Gaurav Chintamani – Bass Guitar    Mohit Lal – Tabla, Bols, PercussionSuchet Malhotra who was playing with different musical instruments to create different sounds..Tarun BalanAditya Balani  - Name ADVAITA is suggested by him onlyRajat Prasanna - Flute Ashhar Farooqui - Third Last SongArpan Guha Thakurta, who joined the stage with ADVAITA folks for few performances ! This frame was captured during the end of this show.. Event was concluded with a fantastic performances by ADVAITA at around 10:10 pm and everyone at IHC was standing and enjoying the music with some slaps  Advaita is an 8 member fusion band from New Delhi(INDIA), which was formed in 2004. The band features Abhishek Mathur (guitars), Aman Singh (drums), Anindo Bose (keyboards), Chayan Adhikari (vocals, guitars), Gaurav Chintamani (bass), Mohit Lal (tabla), Suhail Yusuf Khan (sarangi), and Ujwal Nagar (vocals). They bring together Indian classical sensibilities with orthodox rock arrangements. In March 2009, they released their debut album Grounded In Space with EMI Records. The band has also recorded two tracks for the India Soundpad compilation which was produced by top British producer John Leckie and released under Counter Culture Records. In 2012, they released their second album The Silent Sea, also on EMI Records.Whole event was quite engaging and next two photographs shows the way crowd is enjoying the music with full involvement. As mentioned by  Prithveesh Dev, towards the end Music was literally flowing in the bloodA view of ADVAITA performing in open Amphitheater of  India Habitat Centre, in front of energetic audience. This Photograph is showing the kind of musical energy, which was flowing during 23rd evening @ IHC, Delhi Big thanks for Ankur Prakash, for letting me know about this event and sharing appropriate details while writing this Blog-post

Tapan Mullick was on Cello for some of the performances with ADVAITA @ IHC, Delhi, although there is no photograph of Tapan in this Photo Journey. More will follow soon, with appropriate details !

 On 23rd September' 2012, ADVAITA was celebrating it's 8th Birthday ay India Habitat Centre in Lodhi Estate, Delhi. Since I was also in town, so thought of visiting the place to enjoy music with ADVAITA & some of the artists from MRIGYA & PARIKRAMA. This Photo Journey shares some of the musical moments of ADVIATA Performances at IHC, Delhi...Chayan Adhikari & Suhail Yusuf Khan talking to each other during the performance..Aman Singh Rathore on Drums !This musical event had to start at 6pm in open Amphitheater of IHC, but as per Delhi trends it started after 7pm. Since weather was good, it was fine with music lovers sitting there. Whole space was full and people were finding space on surrounding walls. For finding a place to sit, many of the IHC plants were destroyed. It was really sad to see people acting so cruelly with plants around AmphitheaterSuhail Yusuf Khan was playing Sarangi during most of the performances and sang some classical numbers in between. He was awesome at both the things.Then whole team of ADVAITA came on stage and thanked everyone to come & wait for them. It started with good mood and nice songs. ADVAITA is an eclectic music group from New Delhi, India. ADVAITA team borrowed their name from an ancient Indian philosophy, which translates to mean Non-Duality. Ujwal Nagar, The Classical Vocalist of ADVAITA was star of the evening for me. He was awesome and best at his role in the crew. Loved the way he sings and especially his performance in Ghir-Ghir... He looked like a shy personality, some of us were talking about the same :Surojeet Dev on Drums, while Prithveesh Dev was singing on the stage !Some guest performers were also invited during the evening. Nikhil Mawkin Nikhil Mawkin is a well known name in the music circuit in Delhi. He has made his mark in the music circuit with bands like Mawkin Revival and Cuenta Cuentos. Mawkin has a flair for bringing together different genres of music and blending them to create a sound that is unique. Last evening he performed one song with Prithveesh Dev & Chayan Adhikari Since ADVIATA Music  group was formed, it has steadily grown to become one of the most respected acts on the Indian music scene. Their sound is a melange of the styles, moods and textures they have taken in from different cultures and different music systems of the world. Their exploration of music is something that keep them going and it a very good way. Their fans across the country are loving the way they experiments with Musical fusion and the team is best at itPrithveesh Dev at IHC, Delhi (INDIA)Sharad Chandra Shrivastava of MRIGYA and Abhishek Mathur of ADVAITA on right Sharat is one of the founding members of MRIGYA Band and the driving force behind the band. Over the years, he has been instrumental in leading the direction of the music of Mrigya. As the violin maestro, he is considered to be one of the best young violinists in the country. Owing allegiance to the Senia Gharana, he has been extremely active on the performing circuit for over 2 decades. His nascent talent, nurtured since age 7 by the renowned violinist Late Pandit Joi Srivastava, his Guru and grandfather, has lent him rare understanding of the 'Dhrupad-Ang', a style unique to this Gharana under the Guru-Shishya parampara. This and such grooming has put him on stage with the likes of Ustad Amjad Ali Khan, Pt. Hari Prasad Chaurasia, Pt. Birju Maharaj. As an acclaimed soloist, he was selected for the Sahitya Kala Parishad's coveted 'Yuva Mahotsava'. Sharad has also performed with a certain Mr. Gordon Sumner aka 'Sting' apart from playing with the acclaimed Indian rock band Parikrama for over a decade Check out more about Mrigya Members at http://www.mrigya.com/members.htmSukriti Sen performing with Advaita at IHC, Delhi. She is an Indian classical vocalist who has over the years lent her voice to countless jingles and classical performances. Sukriti adds her own interpretations of vocal techniques which adds magic to any composition.  She has performed across the world and is now a seasoned vocalist to boot. She also toured with Pete Lockett (the renowned precussionist) in India along with Selvaganesh (Shakti & Mclaughlin).More at - http://www.mrigya.com/members.htmAlthough there were many technical and administrative glitches, but audience was really enjoying the performances. Administrative glitches can be because of the nature of program. Many guest performers were invited and each of them needed specialized setup & time as well. But all of that was very well handled. During one of the gaps Chayan asked a boy to come on stage, who had come with a cardboard saying 'Happy Birthday Advaita'. ADVAITA believes in oneness and spirituality of music. 8 member psychedelic fusion band combines human emotions with the context of the universe, the Brahman and the spiritual. They are Advaits as unlike bands which consist of 4 or at the max 5 members they are an EIGHT member band. And it was a great gesture of calling other band members and sharing same platform to perform in front of Music Lovers of Delhi !Since the inception of Delhi based eclectic fusion band, Advaita, it has gained lot of respect in the Indian music scenario. (For folks who are unfamiliar with this fusion genre – a fusion genre is a music genre which combines two or more genres. The main characteristics of fusion genres are variations in tempo, rhythm and sometimes the use of long musical 'journeys' that can be divided into smaller parts, each with their own dynamics, style and tempo. A word 'fusion' used alone often refers to jazz fusion.)ADVAITA Team is made up of following artists -  Chayan Adhikari – Vocals, Acoustic Guitars    Ujwal Nagar – Classical Vocals    Aman Singh Rathore – Drums    Anindo Bose – Keyboards & Electronics    Suhail Yusuf Khan – Sarangi & Classical Vocals    Abhishek Mathur – Electric Guitars, Electronics    Gaurav Chintamani – Bass Guitar    Mohit Lal – Tabla, Bols, PercussionSuchet Malhotra who was playing with different musical instruments to create different sounds..Tarun BalanAditya Balani  - Name ADVAITA is suggested by him onlyRajat Prasanna - Flute Ashhar Farooqui - Third Last SongArpan Guha Thakurta, who joined the stage with ADVAITA folks for few performances ! This frame was captured during the end of this show.. Event was concluded with a fantastic performances by ADVAITA at around 10:10 pm and everyone at IHC was standing and enjoying the music with some slaps  Advaita is an 8 member fusion band from New Delhi(INDIA), which was formed in 2004. The band features Abhishek Mathur (guitars), Aman Singh (drums), Anindo Bose (keyboards), Chayan Adhikari (vocals, guitars), Gaurav Chintamani (bass), Mohit Lal (tabla), Suhail Yusuf Khan (sarangi), and Ujwal Nagar (vocals). They bring together Indian classical sensibilities with orthodox rock arrangements. In March 2009, they released their debut album Grounded In Space with EMI Records. The band has also recorded two tracks for the India Soundpad compilation which was produced by top British producer John Leckie and released under Counter Culture Records. In 2012, they released their second album The Silent Sea, also on EMI Records.Whole event was quite engaging and next two photographs shows the way crowd is enjoying the music with full involvement. As mentioned by  Prithveesh Dev, towards the end Music was literally flowing in the bloodA view of ADVAITA performing in open Amphitheater of  India Habitat Centre, in front of energetic audience. This Photograph is showing the kind of musical energy, which was flowing during 23rd evening @ IHC, Delhi Big thanks for Ankur Prakash, for letting me know about this event and sharing appropriate details while writing this Blog-post

ADVAITA Team is made up of following artists -   

Chayan Adhikari – Vocals, Acoustic Guitars
    Ujwal Nagar – Classical Vocals
    Aman Singh Rathore – Drums
    Anindo Bose – Keyboards & Electronics
    Suhail Yusuf Khan – Sarangi & Classical Vocals
    Abhishek Mathur – Electric Guitars, Electronics
    Gaurav Chintamani – Bass Guitar
    Mohit Lal – Tabla, Bols, Percussion

 On 23rd September' 2012, ADVAITA was celebrating it's 8th Birthday ay India Habitat Centre in Lodhi Estate, Delhi. Since I was also in town, so thought of visiting the place to enjoy music with ADVAITA & some of the artists from MRIGYA & PARIKRAMA. This Photo Journey shares some of the musical moments of ADVIATA Performances at IHC, Delhi...Chayan Adhikari & Suhail Yusuf Khan talking to each other during the performance..Aman Singh Rathore on Drums !This musical event had to start at 6pm in open Amphitheater of IHC, but as per Delhi trends it started after 7pm. Since weather was good, it was fine with music lovers sitting there. Whole space was full and people were finding space on surrounding walls. For finding a place to sit, many of the IHC plants were destroyed. It was really sad to see people acting so cruelly with plants around AmphitheaterSuhail Yusuf Khan was playing Sarangi during most of the performances and sang some classical numbers in between. He was awesome at both the things.Then whole team of ADVAITA came on stage and thanked everyone to come & wait for them. It started with good mood and nice songs. ADVAITA is an eclectic music group from New Delhi, India. ADVAITA team borrowed their name from an ancient Indian philosophy, which translates to mean Non-Duality. Ujwal Nagar, The Classical Vocalist of ADVAITA was star of the evening for me. He was awesome and best at his role in the crew. Loved the way he sings and especially his performance in Ghir-Ghir... He looked like a shy personality, some of us were talking about the same :Surojeet Dev on Drums, while Prithveesh Dev was singing on the stage !Some guest performers were also invited during the evening. Nikhil Mawkin Nikhil Mawkin is a well known name in the music circuit in Delhi. He has made his mark in the music circuit with bands like Mawkin Revival and Cuenta Cuentos. Mawkin has a flair for bringing together different genres of music and blending them to create a sound that is unique. Last evening he performed one song with Prithveesh Dev & Chayan Adhikari Since ADVIATA Music  group was formed, it has steadily grown to become one of the most respected acts on the Indian music scene. Their sound is a melange of the styles, moods and textures they have taken in from different cultures and different music systems of the world. Their exploration of music is something that keep them going and it a very good way. Their fans across the country are loving the way they experiments with Musical fusion and the team is best at itPrithveesh Dev at IHC, Delhi (INDIA)Sharad Chandra Shrivastava of MRIGYA and Abhishek Mathur of ADVAITA on right Sharat is one of the founding members of MRIGYA Band and the driving force behind the band. Over the years, he has been instrumental in leading the direction of the music of Mrigya. As the violin maestro, he is considered to be one of the best young violinists in the country. Owing allegiance to the Senia Gharana, he has been extremely active on the performing circuit for over 2 decades. His nascent talent, nurtured since age 7 by the renowned violinist Late Pandit Joi Srivastava, his Guru and grandfather, has lent him rare understanding of the 'Dhrupad-Ang', a style unique to this Gharana under the Guru-Shishya parampara. This and such grooming has put him on stage with the likes of Ustad Amjad Ali Khan, Pt. Hari Prasad Chaurasia, Pt. Birju Maharaj. As an acclaimed soloist, he was selected for the Sahitya Kala Parishad's coveted 'Yuva Mahotsava'. Sharad has also performed with a certain Mr. Gordon Sumner aka 'Sting' apart from playing with the acclaimed Indian rock band Parikrama for over a decade Check out more about Mrigya Members at http://www.mrigya.com/members.htmSukriti Sen performing with Advaita at IHC, Delhi. She is an Indian classical vocalist who has over the years lent her voice to countless jingles and classical performances. Sukriti adds her own interpretations of vocal techniques which adds magic to any composition.  She has performed across the world and is now a seasoned vocalist to boot. She also toured with Pete Lockett (the renowned precussionist) in India along with Selvaganesh (Shakti & Mclaughlin).More at - http://www.mrigya.com/members.htmAlthough there were many technical and administrative glitches, but audience was really enjoying the performances. Administrative glitches can be because of the nature of program. Many guest performers were invited and each of them needed specialized setup & time as well. But all of that was very well handled. During one of the gaps Chayan asked a boy to come on stage, who had come with a cardboard saying 'Happy Birthday Advaita'. ADVAITA believes in oneness and spirituality of music. 8 member psychedelic fusion band combines human emotions with the context of the universe, the Brahman and the spiritual. They are Advaits as unlike bands which consist of 4 or at the max 5 members they are an EIGHT member band. And it was a great gesture of calling other band members and sharing same platform to perform in front of Music Lovers of Delhi !Since the inception of Delhi based eclectic fusion band, Advaita, it has gained lot of respect in the Indian music scenario. (For folks who are unfamiliar with this fusion genre – a fusion genre is a music genre which combines two or more genres. The main characteristics of fusion genres are variations in tempo, rhythm and sometimes the use of long musical 'journeys' that can be divided into smaller parts, each with their own dynamics, style and tempo. A word 'fusion' used alone often refers to jazz fusion.)ADVAITA Team is made up of following artists -  Chayan Adhikari – Vocals, Acoustic Guitars    Ujwal Nagar – Classical Vocals    Aman Singh Rathore – Drums    Anindo Bose – Keyboards & Electronics    Suhail Yusuf Khan – Sarangi & Classical Vocals    Abhishek Mathur – Electric Guitars, Electronics    Gaurav Chintamani – Bass Guitar    Mohit Lal – Tabla, Bols, PercussionSuchet Malhotra who was playing with different musical instruments to create different sounds..Tarun BalanAditya Balani  - Name ADVAITA is suggested by him onlyRajat Prasanna - Flute Ashhar Farooqui - Third Last SongArpan Guha Thakurta, who joined the stage with ADVAITA folks for few performances ! This frame was captured during the end of this show.. Event was concluded with a fantastic performances by ADVAITA at around 10:10 pm and everyone at IHC was standing and enjoying the music with some slaps  Advaita is an 8 member fusion band from New Delhi(INDIA), which was formed in 2004. The band features Abhishek Mathur (guitars), Aman Singh (drums), Anindo Bose (keyboards), Chayan Adhikari (vocals, guitars), Gaurav Chintamani (bass), Mohit Lal (tabla), Suhail Yusuf Khan (sarangi), and Ujwal Nagar (vocals). They bring together Indian classical sensibilities with orthodox rock arrangements. In March 2009, they released their debut album Grounded In Space with EMI Records. The band has also recorded two tracks for the India Soundpad compilation which was produced by top British producer John Leckie and released under Counter Culture Records. In 2012, they released their second album The Silent Sea, also on EMI Records.Whole event was quite engaging and next two photographs shows the way crowd is enjoying the music with full involvement. As mentioned by  Prithveesh Dev, towards the end Music was literally flowing in the bloodA view of ADVAITA performing in open Amphitheater of  India Habitat Centre, in front of energetic audience. This Photograph is showing the kind of musical energy, which was flowing during 23rd evening @ IHC, Delhi Big thanks for Ankur Prakash, for letting me know about this event and sharing appropriate details while writing this Blog-post

Tarun Balani was also one of the guest performer at IHC ! He brilliantly played drums for some of the performances on ADVAITA birthday celebrations in Delhi !  

He is a Drummer/Percussionist and Composer ! He brings together a collective of artistes/musicians to create a sound palette beyond limitations. The music of the collective represents Balani’s vision as a composer ,drawing from a world of influences, finding it’s expression in the modern jazz idiom.

Check out more at - http://www.tarunbalani.com/tarunbalani.com/Home.html

 On 23rd September' 2012, ADVAITA was celebrating it's 8th Birthday ay India Habitat Centre in Lodhi Estate, Delhi. Since I was also in town, so thought of visiting the place to enjoy music with ADVAITA & some of the artists from MRIGYA & PARIKRAMA. This Photo Journey shares some of the musical moments of ADVIATA Performances at IHC, Delhi...Chayan Adhikari & Suhail Yusuf Khan talking to each other during the performance..Aman Singh Rathore on Drums !This musical event had to start at 6pm in open Amphitheater of IHC, but as per Delhi trends it started after 7pm. Since weather was good, it was fine with music lovers sitting there. Whole space was full and people were finding space on surrounding walls. For finding a place to sit, many of the IHC plants were destroyed. It was really sad to see people acting so cruelly with plants around AmphitheaterSuhail Yusuf Khan was playing Sarangi during most of the performances and sang some classical numbers in between. He was awesome at both the things.Then whole team of ADVAITA came on stage and thanked everyone to come & wait for them. It started with good mood and nice songs. ADVAITA is an eclectic music group from New Delhi, India. ADVAITA team borrowed their name from an ancient Indian philosophy, which translates to mean Non-Duality. Ujwal Nagar, The Classical Vocalist of ADVAITA was star of the evening for me. He was awesome and best at his role in the crew. Loved the way he sings and especially his performance in Ghir-Ghir... He looked like a shy personality, some of us were talking about the same :Surojeet Dev on Drums, while Prithveesh Dev was singing on the stage !Some guest performers were also invited during the evening. Nikhil Mawkin Nikhil Mawkin is a well known name in the music circuit in Delhi. He has made his mark in the music circuit with bands like Mawkin Revival and Cuenta Cuentos. Mawkin has a flair for bringing together different genres of music and blending them to create a sound that is unique. Last evening he performed one song with Prithveesh Dev & Chayan Adhikari Since ADVIATA Music  group was formed, it has steadily grown to become one of the most respected acts on the Indian music scene. Their sound is a melange of the styles, moods and textures they have taken in from different cultures and different music systems of the world. Their exploration of music is something that keep them going and it a very good way. Their fans across the country are loving the way they experiments with Musical fusion and the team is best at itPrithveesh Dev at IHC, Delhi (INDIA)Sharad Chandra Shrivastava of MRIGYA and Abhishek Mathur of ADVAITA on right Sharat is one of the founding members of MRIGYA Band and the driving force behind the band. Over the years, he has been instrumental in leading the direction of the music of Mrigya. As the violin maestro, he is considered to be one of the best young violinists in the country. Owing allegiance to the Senia Gharana, he has been extremely active on the performing circuit for over 2 decades. His nascent talent, nurtured since age 7 by the renowned violinist Late Pandit Joi Srivastava, his Guru and grandfather, has lent him rare understanding of the 'Dhrupad-Ang', a style unique to this Gharana under the Guru-Shishya parampara. This and such grooming has put him on stage with the likes of Ustad Amjad Ali Khan, Pt. Hari Prasad Chaurasia, Pt. Birju Maharaj. As an acclaimed soloist, he was selected for the Sahitya Kala Parishad's coveted 'Yuva Mahotsava'. Sharad has also performed with a certain Mr. Gordon Sumner aka 'Sting' apart from playing with the acclaimed Indian rock band Parikrama for over a decade Check out more about Mrigya Members at http://www.mrigya.com/members.htmSukriti Sen performing with Advaita at IHC, Delhi. She is an Indian classical vocalist who has over the years lent her voice to countless jingles and classical performances. Sukriti adds her own interpretations of vocal techniques which adds magic to any composition.  She has performed across the world and is now a seasoned vocalist to boot. She also toured with Pete Lockett (the renowned precussionist) in India along with Selvaganesh (Shakti & Mclaughlin).More at - http://www.mrigya.com/members.htmAlthough there were many technical and administrative glitches, but audience was really enjoying the performances. Administrative glitches can be because of the nature of program. Many guest performers were invited and each of them needed specialized setup & time as well. But all of that was very well handled. During one of the gaps Chayan asked a boy to come on stage, who had come with a cardboard saying 'Happy Birthday Advaita'. ADVAITA believes in oneness and spirituality of music. 8 member psychedelic fusion band combines human emotions with the context of the universe, the Brahman and the spiritual. They are Advaits as unlike bands which consist of 4 or at the max 5 members they are an EIGHT member band. And it was a great gesture of calling other band members and sharing same platform to perform in front of Music Lovers of Delhi !Since the inception of Delhi based eclectic fusion band, Advaita, it has gained lot of respect in the Indian music scenario. (For folks who are unfamiliar with this fusion genre – a fusion genre is a music genre which combines two or more genres. The main characteristics of fusion genres are variations in tempo, rhythm and sometimes the use of long musical 'journeys' that can be divided into smaller parts, each with their own dynamics, style and tempo. A word 'fusion' used alone often refers to jazz fusion.)ADVAITA Team is made up of following artists -  Chayan Adhikari – Vocals, Acoustic Guitars    Ujwal Nagar – Classical Vocals    Aman Singh Rathore – Drums    Anindo Bose – Keyboards & Electronics    Suhail Yusuf Khan – Sarangi & Classical Vocals    Abhishek Mathur – Electric Guitars, Electronics    Gaurav Chintamani – Bass Guitar    Mohit Lal – Tabla, Bols, PercussionSuchet Malhotra who was playing with different musical instruments to create different sounds..Tarun BalanAditya Balani  - Name ADVAITA is suggested by him onlyRajat Prasanna - Flute Ashhar Farooqui - Third Last SongArpan Guha Thakurta, who joined the stage with ADVAITA folks for few performances ! This frame was captured during the end of this show.. Event was concluded with a fantastic performances by ADVAITA at around 10:10 pm and everyone at IHC was standing and enjoying the music with some slaps  Advaita is an 8 member fusion band from New Delhi(INDIA), which was formed in 2004. The band features Abhishek Mathur (guitars), Aman Singh (drums), Anindo Bose (keyboards), Chayan Adhikari (vocals, guitars), Gaurav Chintamani (bass), Mohit Lal (tabla), Suhail Yusuf Khan (sarangi), and Ujwal Nagar (vocals). They bring together Indian classical sensibilities with orthodox rock arrangements. In March 2009, they released their debut album Grounded In Space with EMI Records. The band has also recorded two tracks for the India Soundpad compilation which was produced by top British producer John Leckie and released under Counter Culture Records. In 2012, they released their second album The Silent Sea, also on EMI Records.Whole event was quite engaging and next two photographs shows the way crowd is enjoying the music with full involvement. As mentioned by  Prithveesh Dev, towards the end Music was literally flowing in the bloodA view of ADVAITA performing in open Amphitheater of  India Habitat Centre, in front of energetic audience. This Photograph is showing the kind of musical energy, which was flowing during 23rd evening @ IHC, Delhi Big thanks for Ankur Prakash, for letting me know about this event and sharing appropriate details while writing this Blog-post

Aditya Balani  - He is the man who suggested name 'ADVAITA' to the band ! He is not a part of Advaita now, but joined them for one of the performances at IHC !

 On 23rd September' 2012, ADVAITA was celebrating it's 8th Birthday ay India Habitat Centre in Lodhi Estate, Delhi. Since I was also in town, so thought of visiting the place to enjoy music with ADVAITA & some of the artists from MRIGYA & PARIKRAMA. This Photo Journey shares some of the musical moments of ADVIATA Performances at IHC, Delhi...Chayan Adhikari & Suhail Yusuf Khan talking to each other during the performance..Aman Singh Rathore on Drums !This musical event had to start at 6pm in open Amphitheater of IHC, but as per Delhi trends it started after 7pm. Since weather was good, it was fine with music lovers sitting there. Whole space was full and people were finding space on surrounding walls. For finding a place to sit, many of the IHC plants were destroyed. It was really sad to see people acting so cruelly with plants around AmphitheaterSuhail Yusuf Khan was playing Sarangi during most of the performances and sang some classical numbers in between. He was awesome at both the things.Then whole team of ADVAITA came on stage and thanked everyone to come & wait for them. It started with good mood and nice songs. ADVAITA is an eclectic music group from New Delhi, India. ADVAITA team borrowed their name from an ancient Indian philosophy, which translates to mean Non-Duality. Ujwal Nagar, The Classical Vocalist of ADVAITA was star of the evening for me. He was awesome and best at his role in the crew. Loved the way he sings and especially his performance in Ghir-Ghir... He looked like a shy personality, some of us were talking about the same :Surojeet Dev on Drums, while Prithveesh Dev was singing on the stage !Some guest performers were also invited during the evening. Nikhil Mawkin Nikhil Mawkin is a well known name in the music circuit in Delhi. He has made his mark in the music circuit with bands like Mawkin Revival and Cuenta Cuentos. Mawkin has a flair for bringing together different genres of music and blending them to create a sound that is unique. Last evening he performed one song with Prithveesh Dev & Chayan Adhikari Since ADVIATA Music  group was formed, it has steadily grown to become one of the most respected acts on the Indian music scene. Their sound is a melange of the styles, moods and textures they have taken in from different cultures and different music systems of the world. Their exploration of music is something that keep them going and it a very good way. Their fans across the country are loving the way they experiments with Musical fusion and the team is best at itPrithveesh Dev at IHC, Delhi (INDIA)Sharad Chandra Shrivastava of MRIGYA and Abhishek Mathur of ADVAITA on right Sharat is one of the founding members of MRIGYA Band and the driving force behind the band. Over the years, he has been instrumental in leading the direction of the music of Mrigya. As the violin maestro, he is considered to be one of the best young violinists in the country. Owing allegiance to the Senia Gharana, he has been extremely active on the performing circuit for over 2 decades. His nascent talent, nurtured since age 7 by the renowned violinist Late Pandit Joi Srivastava, his Guru and grandfather, has lent him rare understanding of the 'Dhrupad-Ang', a style unique to this Gharana under the Guru-Shishya parampara. This and such grooming has put him on stage with the likes of Ustad Amjad Ali Khan, Pt. Hari Prasad Chaurasia, Pt. Birju Maharaj. As an acclaimed soloist, he was selected for the Sahitya Kala Parishad's coveted 'Yuva Mahotsava'. Sharad has also performed with a certain Mr. Gordon Sumner aka 'Sting' apart from playing with the acclaimed Indian rock band Parikrama for over a decade Check out more about Mrigya Members at http://www.mrigya.com/members.htmSukriti Sen performing with Advaita at IHC, Delhi. She is an Indian classical vocalist who has over the years lent her voice to countless jingles and classical performances. Sukriti adds her own interpretations of vocal techniques which adds magic to any composition.  She has performed across the world and is now a seasoned vocalist to boot. She also toured with Pete Lockett (the renowned precussionist) in India along with Selvaganesh (Shakti & Mclaughlin).More at - http://www.mrigya.com/members.htmAlthough there were many technical and administrative glitches, but audience was really enjoying the performances. Administrative glitches can be because of the nature of program. Many guest performers were invited and each of them needed specialized setup & time as well. But all of that was very well handled. During one of the gaps Chayan asked a boy to come on stage, who had come with a cardboard saying 'Happy Birthday Advaita'. ADVAITA believes in oneness and spirituality of music. 8 member psychedelic fusion band combines human emotions with the context of the universe, the Brahman and the spiritual. They are Advaits as unlike bands which consist of 4 or at the max 5 members they are an EIGHT member band. And it was a great gesture of calling other band members and sharing same platform to perform in front of Music Lovers of Delhi !Since the inception of Delhi based eclectic fusion band, Advaita, it has gained lot of respect in the Indian music scenario. (For folks who are unfamiliar with this fusion genre – a fusion genre is a music genre which combines two or more genres. The main characteristics of fusion genres are variations in tempo, rhythm and sometimes the use of long musical 'journeys' that can be divided into smaller parts, each with their own dynamics, style and tempo. A word 'fusion' used alone often refers to jazz fusion.)ADVAITA Team is made up of following artists -  Chayan Adhikari – Vocals, Acoustic Guitars    Ujwal Nagar – Classical Vocals    Aman Singh Rathore – Drums    Anindo Bose – Keyboards & Electronics    Suhail Yusuf Khan – Sarangi & Classical Vocals    Abhishek Mathur – Electric Guitars, Electronics    Gaurav Chintamani – Bass Guitar    Mohit Lal – Tabla, Bols, PercussionSuchet Malhotra who was playing with different musical instruments to create different sounds..Tarun BalanAditya Balani  - Name ADVAITA is suggested by him onlyRajat Prasanna - Flute Ashhar Farooqui - Third Last SongArpan Guha Thakurta, who joined the stage with ADVAITA folks for few performances ! This frame was captured during the end of this show.. Event was concluded with a fantastic performances by ADVAITA at around 10:10 pm and everyone at IHC was standing and enjoying the music with some slaps  Advaita is an 8 member fusion band from New Delhi(INDIA), which was formed in 2004. The band features Abhishek Mathur (guitars), Aman Singh (drums), Anindo Bose (keyboards), Chayan Adhikari (vocals, guitars), Gaurav Chintamani (bass), Mohit Lal (tabla), Suhail Yusuf Khan (sarangi), and Ujwal Nagar (vocals). They bring together Indian classical sensibilities with orthodox rock arrangements. In March 2009, they released their debut album Grounded In Space with EMI Records. The band has also recorded two tracks for the India Soundpad compilation which was produced by top British producer John Leckie and released under Counter Culture Records. In 2012, they released their second album The Silent Sea, also on EMI Records.Whole event was quite engaging and next two photographs shows the way crowd is enjoying the music with full involvement. As mentioned by  Prithveesh Dev, towards the end Music was literally flowing in the bloodA view of ADVAITA performing in open Amphitheater of  India Habitat Centre, in front of energetic audience. This Photograph is showing the kind of musical energy, which was flowing during 23rd evening @ IHC, Delhi Big thanks for Ankur Prakash, for letting me know about this event and sharing appropriate details while writing this Blog-post

Rajat Prasanna shared the stage with ADVAITA at IHC and had a wonderful Flute  performance. 

Rajat is born in the family of traditional legendary musicians of Benaras Gharana and he was fortunate to have the right environment for his latent musical talents to blossom. Right from the tender age of six years, Rajat is being learning Indian Classical Music and groomed under the kind guidance of his grandfather late Pandit Raghunath Prasanna & father Shri Ravi Shankar Prasanna. The music heritage has imbibed in him a very keen sense of sur and taal (Musical notes & Rhythm), with the result; various exponents of Indian Classical Music have applauded his public performances in musical sittings. A daily practice session from last fifteen years had enabled him to grasp and master the intricacies and have finer qualities of Indian Classical Music and developing a style that was respectful of tradition, yet full of innovation on Flute.

 Check out more about  Rajat at http://www.indianclassicalflute.com/


 On 23rd September' 2012, ADVAITA was celebrating it's 8th Birthday ay India Habitat Centre in Lodhi Estate, Delhi. Since I was also in town, so thought of visiting the place to enjoy music with ADVAITA & some of the artists from MRIGYA & PARIKRAMA. This Photo Journey shares some of the musical moments of ADVIATA Performances at IHC, Delhi...Chayan Adhikari & Suhail Yusuf Khan talking to each other during the performance..Aman Singh Rathore on Drums !This musical event had to start at 6pm in open Amphitheater of IHC, but as per Delhi trends it started after 7pm. Since weather was good, it was fine with music lovers sitting there. Whole space was full and people were finding space on surrounding walls. For finding a place to sit, many of the IHC plants were destroyed. It was really sad to see people acting so cruelly with plants around AmphitheaterSuhail Yusuf Khan was playing Sarangi during most of the performances and sang some classical numbers in between. He was awesome at both the things.Then whole team of ADVAITA came on stage and thanked everyone to come & wait for them. It started with good mood and nice songs. ADVAITA is an eclectic music group from New Delhi, India. ADVAITA team borrowed their name from an ancient Indian philosophy, which translates to mean Non-Duality. Ujwal Nagar, The Classical Vocalist of ADVAITA was star of the evening for me. He was awesome and best at his role in the crew. Loved the way he sings and especially his performance in Ghir-Ghir... He looked like a shy personality, some of us were talking about the same :Surojeet Dev on Drums, while Prithveesh Dev was singing on the stage !Some guest performers were also invited during the evening. Nikhil Mawkin Nikhil Mawkin is a well known name in the music circuit in Delhi. He has made his mark in the music circuit with bands like Mawkin Revival and Cuenta Cuentos. Mawkin has a flair for bringing together different genres of music and blending them to create a sound that is unique. Last evening he performed one song with Prithveesh Dev & Chayan Adhikari Since ADVIATA Music  group was formed, it has steadily grown to become one of the most respected acts on the Indian music scene. Their sound is a melange of the styles, moods and textures they have taken in from different cultures and different music systems of the world. Their exploration of music is something that keep them going and it a very good way. Their fans across the country are loving the way they experiments with Musical fusion and the team is best at itPrithveesh Dev at IHC, Delhi (INDIA)Sharad Chandra Shrivastava of MRIGYA and Abhishek Mathur of ADVAITA on right Sharat is one of the founding members of MRIGYA Band and the driving force behind the band. Over the years, he has been instrumental in leading the direction of the music of Mrigya. As the violin maestro, he is considered to be one of the best young violinists in the country. Owing allegiance to the Senia Gharana, he has been extremely active on the performing circuit for over 2 decades. His nascent talent, nurtured since age 7 by the renowned violinist Late Pandit Joi Srivastava, his Guru and grandfather, has lent him rare understanding of the 'Dhrupad-Ang', a style unique to this Gharana under the Guru-Shishya parampara. This and such grooming has put him on stage with the likes of Ustad Amjad Ali Khan, Pt. Hari Prasad Chaurasia, Pt. Birju Maharaj. As an acclaimed soloist, he was selected for the Sahitya Kala Parishad's coveted 'Yuva Mahotsava'. Sharad has also performed with a certain Mr. Gordon Sumner aka 'Sting' apart from playing with the acclaimed Indian rock band Parikrama for over a decade Check out more about Mrigya Members at http://www.mrigya.com/members.htmSukriti Sen performing with Advaita at IHC, Delhi. She is an Indian classical vocalist who has over the years lent her voice to countless jingles and classical performances. Sukriti adds her own interpretations of vocal techniques which adds magic to any composition.  She has performed across the world and is now a seasoned vocalist to boot. She also toured with Pete Lockett (the renowned precussionist) in India along with Selvaganesh (Shakti & Mclaughlin).More at - http://www.mrigya.com/members.htmAlthough there were many technical and administrative glitches, but audience was really enjoying the performances. Administrative glitches can be because of the nature of program. Many guest performers were invited and each of them needed specialized setup & time as well. But all of that was very well handled. During one of the gaps Chayan asked a boy to come on stage, who had come with a cardboard saying 'Happy Birthday Advaita'. ADVAITA believes in oneness and spirituality of music. 8 member psychedelic fusion band combines human emotions with the context of the universe, the Brahman and the spiritual. They are Advaits as unlike bands which consist of 4 or at the max 5 members they are an EIGHT member band. And it was a great gesture of calling other band members and sharing same platform to perform in front of Music Lovers of Delhi !Since the inception of Delhi based eclectic fusion band, Advaita, it has gained lot of respect in the Indian music scenario. (For folks who are unfamiliar with this fusion genre – a fusion genre is a music genre which combines two or more genres. The main characteristics of fusion genres are variations in tempo, rhythm and sometimes the use of long musical 'journeys' that can be divided into smaller parts, each with their own dynamics, style and tempo. A word 'fusion' used alone often refers to jazz fusion.)ADVAITA Team is made up of following artists -  Chayan Adhikari – Vocals, Acoustic Guitars    Ujwal Nagar – Classical Vocals    Aman Singh Rathore – Drums    Anindo Bose – Keyboards & Electronics    Suhail Yusuf Khan – Sarangi & Classical Vocals    Abhishek Mathur – Electric Guitars, Electronics    Gaurav Chintamani – Bass Guitar    Mohit Lal – Tabla, Bols, PercussionSuchet Malhotra who was playing with different musical instruments to create different sounds..Tarun BalanAditya Balani  - Name ADVAITA is suggested by him onlyRajat Prasanna - Flute Ashhar Farooqui - Third Last SongArpan Guha Thakurta, who joined the stage with ADVAITA folks for few performances ! This frame was captured during the end of this show.. Event was concluded with a fantastic performances by ADVAITA at around 10:10 pm and everyone at IHC was standing and enjoying the music with some slaps  Advaita is an 8 member fusion band from New Delhi(INDIA), which was formed in 2004. The band features Abhishek Mathur (guitars), Aman Singh (drums), Anindo Bose (keyboards), Chayan Adhikari (vocals, guitars), Gaurav Chintamani (bass), Mohit Lal (tabla), Suhail Yusuf Khan (sarangi), and Ujwal Nagar (vocals). They bring together Indian classical sensibilities with orthodox rock arrangements. In March 2009, they released their debut album Grounded In Space with EMI Records. The band has also recorded two tracks for the India Soundpad compilation which was produced by top British producer John Leckie and released under Counter Culture Records. In 2012, they released their second album The Silent Sea, also on EMI Records.Whole event was quite engaging and next two photographs shows the way crowd is enjoying the music with full involvement. As mentioned by  Prithveesh Dev, towards the end Music was literally flowing in the bloodA view of ADVAITA performing in open Amphitheater of  India Habitat Centre, in front of energetic audience. This Photograph is showing the kind of musical energy, which was flowing during 23rd evening @ IHC, Delhi Big thanks for Ankur Prakash, for letting me know about this event and sharing appropriate details while writing this Blog-post

Arpan Guha Thakurta, who joined the stage with ADVAITA folks for few performances ! 

 On 23rd September' 2012, ADVAITA was celebrating it's 8th Birthday ay India Habitat Centre in Lodhi Estate, Delhi. Since I was also in town, so thought of visiting the place to enjoy music with ADVAITA & some of the artists from MRIGYA & PARIKRAMA. This Photo Journey shares some of the musical moments of ADVIATA Performances at IHC, Delhi...Chayan Adhikari & Suhail Yusuf Khan talking to each other during the performance..Aman Singh Rathore on Drums !This musical event had to start at 6pm in open Amphitheater of IHC, but as per Delhi trends it started after 7pm. Since weather was good, it was fine with music lovers sitting there. Whole space was full and people were finding space on surrounding walls. For finding a place to sit, many of the IHC plants were destroyed. It was really sad to see people acting so cruelly with plants around AmphitheaterSuhail Yusuf Khan was playing Sarangi during most of the performances and sang some classical numbers in between. He was awesome at both the things.Then whole team of ADVAITA came on stage and thanked everyone to come & wait for them. It started with good mood and nice songs. ADVAITA is an eclectic music group from New Delhi, India. ADVAITA team borrowed their name from an ancient Indian philosophy, which translates to mean Non-Duality. Ujwal Nagar, The Classical Vocalist of ADVAITA was star of the evening for me. He was awesome and best at his role in the crew. Loved the way he sings and especially his performance in Ghir-Ghir... He looked like a shy personality, some of us were talking about the same :Surojeet Dev on Drums, while Prithveesh Dev was singing on the stage !Some guest performers were also invited during the evening. Nikhil Mawkin Nikhil Mawkin is a well known name in the music circuit in Delhi. He has made his mark in the music circuit with bands like Mawkin Revival and Cuenta Cuentos. Mawkin has a flair for bringing together different genres of music and blending them to create a sound that is unique. Last evening he performed one song with Prithveesh Dev & Chayan Adhikari Since ADVIATA Music  group was formed, it has steadily grown to become one of the most respected acts on the Indian music scene. Their sound is a melange of the styles, moods and textures they have taken in from different cultures and different music systems of the world. Their exploration of music is something that keep them going and it a very good way. Their fans across the country are loving the way they experiments with Musical fusion and the team is best at itPrithveesh Dev at IHC, Delhi (INDIA)Sharad Chandra Shrivastava of MRIGYA and Abhishek Mathur of ADVAITA on right Sharat is one of the founding members of MRIGYA Band and the driving force behind the band. Over the years, he has been instrumental in leading the direction of the music of Mrigya. As the violin maestro, he is considered to be one of the best young violinists in the country. Owing allegiance to the Senia Gharana, he has been extremely active on the performing circuit for over 2 decades. His nascent talent, nurtured since age 7 by the renowned violinist Late Pandit Joi Srivastava, his Guru and grandfather, has lent him rare understanding of the 'Dhrupad-Ang', a style unique to this Gharana under the Guru-Shishya parampara. This and such grooming has put him on stage with the likes of Ustad Amjad Ali Khan, Pt. Hari Prasad Chaurasia, Pt. Birju Maharaj. As an acclaimed soloist, he was selected for the Sahitya Kala Parishad's coveted 'Yuva Mahotsava'. Sharad has also performed with a certain Mr. Gordon Sumner aka 'Sting' apart from playing with the acclaimed Indian rock band Parikrama for over a decade Check out more about Mrigya Members at http://www.mrigya.com/members.htmSukriti Sen performing with Advaita at IHC, Delhi. She is an Indian classical vocalist who has over the years lent her voice to countless jingles and classical performances. Sukriti adds her own interpretations of vocal techniques which adds magic to any composition.  She has performed across the world and is now a seasoned vocalist to boot. She also toured with Pete Lockett (the renowned precussionist) in India along with Selvaganesh (Shakti & Mclaughlin).More at - http://www.mrigya.com/members.htmAlthough there were many technical and administrative glitches, but audience was really enjoying the performances. Administrative glitches can be because of the nature of program. Many guest performers were invited and each of them needed specialized setup & time as well. But all of that was very well handled. During one of the gaps Chayan asked a boy to come on stage, who had come with a cardboard saying 'Happy Birthday Advaita'. ADVAITA believes in oneness and spirituality of music. 8 member psychedelic fusion band combines human emotions with the context of the universe, the Brahman and the spiritual. They are Advaits as unlike bands which consist of 4 or at the max 5 members they are an EIGHT member band. And it was a great gesture of calling other band members and sharing same platform to perform in front of Music Lovers of Delhi !Since the inception of Delhi based eclectic fusion band, Advaita, it has gained lot of respect in the Indian music scenario. (For folks who are unfamiliar with this fusion genre – a fusion genre is a music genre which combines two or more genres. The main characteristics of fusion genres are variations in tempo, rhythm and sometimes the use of long musical 'journeys' that can be divided into smaller parts, each with their own dynamics, style and tempo. A word 'fusion' used alone often refers to jazz fusion.)ADVAITA Team is made up of following artists -  Chayan Adhikari – Vocals, Acoustic Guitars    Ujwal Nagar – Classical Vocals    Aman Singh Rathore – Drums    Anindo Bose – Keyboards & Electronics    Suhail Yusuf Khan – Sarangi & Classical Vocals    Abhishek Mathur – Electric Guitars, Electronics    Gaurav Chintamani – Bass Guitar    Mohit Lal – Tabla, Bols, PercussionSuchet Malhotra who was playing with different musical instruments to create different sounds..Tarun BalanAditya Balani  - Name ADVAITA is suggested by him onlyRajat Prasanna - Flute Ashhar Farooqui - Third Last SongArpan Guha Thakurta, who joined the stage with ADVAITA folks for few performances ! This frame was captured during the end of this show.. Event was concluded with a fantastic performances by ADVAITA at around 10:10 pm and everyone at IHC was standing and enjoying the music with some slaps  Advaita is an 8 member fusion band from New Delhi(INDIA), which was formed in 2004. The band features Abhishek Mathur (guitars), Aman Singh (drums), Anindo Bose (keyboards), Chayan Adhikari (vocals, guitars), Gaurav Chintamani (bass), Mohit Lal (tabla), Suhail Yusuf Khan (sarangi), and Ujwal Nagar (vocals). They bring together Indian classical sensibilities with orthodox rock arrangements. In March 2009, they released their debut album Grounded In Space with EMI Records. The band has also recorded two tracks for the India Soundpad compilation which was produced by top British producer John Leckie and released under Counter Culture Records. In 2012, they released their second album The Silent Sea, also on EMI Records.Whole event was quite engaging and next two photographs shows the way crowd is enjoying the music with full involvement. As mentioned by  Prithveesh Dev, towards the end Music was literally flowing in the bloodA view of ADVAITA performing in open Amphitheater of  India Habitat Centre, in front of energetic audience. This Photograph is showing the kind of musical energy, which was flowing during 23rd evening @ IHC, Delhi Big thanks for Ankur Prakash, for letting me know about this event and sharing appropriate details while writing this Blog-post

This frame was captured during the end of this show.. Event was concluded with a fantastic performances by ADVAITA at around 10:10 pm and everyone at IHC was standing and enjoying the music with some slaps !!


 On 23rd September' 2012, ADVAITA was celebrating it's 8th Birthday ay India Habitat Centre in Lodhi Estate, Delhi. Since I was also in town, so thought of visiting the place to enjoy music with ADVAITA & some of the artists from MRIGYA & PARIKRAMA. This Photo Journey shares some of the musical moments of ADVIATA Performances at IHC, Delhi...Chayan Adhikari & Suhail Yusuf Khan talking to each other during the performance..Aman Singh Rathore on Drums !This musical event had to start at 6pm in open Amphitheater of IHC, but as per Delhi trends it started after 7pm. Since weather was good, it was fine with music lovers sitting there. Whole space was full and people were finding space on surrounding walls. For finding a place to sit, many of the IHC plants were destroyed. It was really sad to see people acting so cruelly with plants around AmphitheaterSuhail Yusuf Khan was playing Sarangi during most of the performances and sang some classical numbers in between. He was awesome at both the things.Then whole team of ADVAITA came on stage and thanked everyone to come & wait for them. It started with good mood and nice songs. ADVAITA is an eclectic music group from New Delhi, India. ADVAITA team borrowed their name from an ancient Indian philosophy, which translates to mean Non-Duality. Ujwal Nagar, The Classical Vocalist of ADVAITA was star of the evening for me. He was awesome and best at his role in the crew. Loved the way he sings and especially his performance in Ghir-Ghir... He looked like a shy personality, some of us were talking about the same :Surojeet Dev on Drums, while Prithveesh Dev was singing on the stage !Some guest performers were also invited during the evening. Nikhil Mawkin Nikhil Mawkin is a well known name in the music circuit in Delhi. He has made his mark in the music circuit with bands like Mawkin Revival and Cuenta Cuentos. Mawkin has a flair for bringing together different genres of music and blending them to create a sound that is unique. Last evening he performed one song with Prithveesh Dev & Chayan Adhikari Since ADVIATA Music  group was formed, it has steadily grown to become one of the most respected acts on the Indian music scene. Their sound is a melange of the styles, moods and textures they have taken in from different cultures and different music systems of the world. Their exploration of music is something that keep them going and it a very good way. Their fans across the country are loving the way they experiments with Musical fusion and the team is best at itPrithveesh Dev at IHC, Delhi (INDIA)Sharad Chandra Shrivastava of MRIGYA and Abhishek Mathur of ADVAITA on right Sharat is one of the founding members of MRIGYA Band and the driving force behind the band. Over the years, he has been instrumental in leading the direction of the music of Mrigya. As the violin maestro, he is considered to be one of the best young violinists in the country. Owing allegiance to the Senia Gharana, he has been extremely active on the performing circuit for over 2 decades. His nascent talent, nurtured since age 7 by the renowned violinist Late Pandit Joi Srivastava, his Guru and grandfather, has lent him rare understanding of the 'Dhrupad-Ang', a style unique to this Gharana under the Guru-Shishya parampara. This and such grooming has put him on stage with the likes of Ustad Amjad Ali Khan, Pt. Hari Prasad Chaurasia, Pt. Birju Maharaj. As an acclaimed soloist, he was selected for the Sahitya Kala Parishad's coveted 'Yuva Mahotsava'. Sharad has also performed with a certain Mr. Gordon Sumner aka 'Sting' apart from playing with the acclaimed Indian rock band Parikrama for over a decade Check out more about Mrigya Members at http://www.mrigya.com/members.htmSukriti Sen performing with Advaita at IHC, Delhi. She is an Indian classical vocalist who has over the years lent her voice to countless jingles and classical performances. Sukriti adds her own interpretations of vocal techniques which adds magic to any composition.  She has performed across the world and is now a seasoned vocalist to boot. She also toured with Pete Lockett (the renowned precussionist) in India along with Selvaganesh (Shakti & Mclaughlin).More at - http://www.mrigya.com/members.htmAlthough there were many technical and administrative glitches, but audience was really enjoying the performances. Administrative glitches can be because of the nature of program. Many guest performers were invited and each of them needed specialized setup & time as well. But all of that was very well handled. During one of the gaps Chayan asked a boy to come on stage, who had come with a cardboard saying 'Happy Birthday Advaita'. ADVAITA believes in oneness and spirituality of music. 8 member psychedelic fusion band combines human emotions with the context of the universe, the Brahman and the spiritual. They are Advaits as unlike bands which consist of 4 or at the max 5 members they are an EIGHT member band. And it was a great gesture of calling other band members and sharing same platform to perform in front of Music Lovers of Delhi !Since the inception of Delhi based eclectic fusion band, Advaita, it has gained lot of respect in the Indian music scenario. (For folks who are unfamiliar with this fusion genre – a fusion genre is a music genre which combines two or more genres. The main characteristics of fusion genres are variations in tempo, rhythm and sometimes the use of long musical 'journeys' that can be divided into smaller parts, each with their own dynamics, style and tempo. A word 'fusion' used alone often refers to jazz fusion.)ADVAITA Team is made up of following artists -  Chayan Adhikari – Vocals, Acoustic Guitars    Ujwal Nagar – Classical Vocals    Aman Singh Rathore – Drums    Anindo Bose – Keyboards & Electronics    Suhail Yusuf Khan – Sarangi & Classical Vocals    Abhishek Mathur – Electric Guitars, Electronics    Gaurav Chintamani – Bass Guitar    Mohit Lal – Tabla, Bols, PercussionSuchet Malhotra who was playing with different musical instruments to create different sounds..Tarun BalanAditya Balani  - Name ADVAITA is suggested by him onlyRajat Prasanna - Flute Ashhar Farooqui - Third Last SongArpan Guha Thakurta, who joined the stage with ADVAITA folks for few performances ! This frame was captured during the end of this show.. Event was concluded with a fantastic performances by ADVAITA at around 10:10 pm and everyone at IHC was standing and enjoying the music with some slaps  Advaita is an 8 member fusion band from New Delhi(INDIA), which was formed in 2004. The band features Abhishek Mathur (guitars), Aman Singh (drums), Anindo Bose (keyboards), Chayan Adhikari (vocals, guitars), Gaurav Chintamani (bass), Mohit Lal (tabla), Suhail Yusuf Khan (sarangi), and Ujwal Nagar (vocals). They bring together Indian classical sensibilities with orthodox rock arrangements. In March 2009, they released their debut album Grounded In Space with EMI Records. The band has also recorded two tracks for the India Soundpad compilation which was produced by top British producer John Leckie and released under Counter Culture Records. In 2012, they released their second album The Silent Sea, also on EMI Records.Whole event was quite engaging and next two photographs shows the way crowd is enjoying the music with full involvement. As mentioned by  Prithveesh Dev, towards the end Music was literally flowing in the bloodA view of ADVAITA performing in open Amphitheater of  India Habitat Centre, in front of energetic audience. This Photograph is showing the kind of musical energy, which was flowing during 23rd evening @ IHC, Delhi Big thanks for Ankur Prakash, for letting me know about this event and sharing appropriate details while writing this Blog-post

 Advaita is an 8 member fusion band from New Delhi(INDIA), which was formed in 2004. The band features Abhishek Mathur (guitars), Aman Singh (drums), Anindo Bose (keyboards), Chayan Adhikari (vocals, guitars), Gaurav Chintamani (bass), Mohit Lal (tabla), Suhail Yusuf Khan (sarangi), and Ujwal Nagar (vocals). They bring together Indian classical sensibilities with orthodox rock arrangements. In March 2009, they released their debut album Grounded In Space with EMI Records. The band has also recorded two tracks for the India Soundpad compilation which was produced by top British producer John Leckie and released under Counter Culture Records. In 2012, they released their second album The Silent Sea, also on EMI Records.

 On 23rd September' 2012, ADVAITA was celebrating it's 8th Birthday ay India Habitat Centre in Lodhi Estate, Delhi. Since I was also in town, so thought of visiting the place to enjoy music with ADVAITA & some of the artists from MRIGYA & PARIKRAMA. This Photo Journey shares some of the musical moments of ADVIATA Performances at IHC, Delhi...Chayan Adhikari & Suhail Yusuf Khan talking to each other during the performance..Aman Singh Rathore on Drums !This musical event had to start at 6pm in open Amphitheater of IHC, but as per Delhi trends it started after 7pm. Since weather was good, it was fine with music lovers sitting there. Whole space was full and people were finding space on surrounding walls. For finding a place to sit, many of the IHC plants were destroyed. It was really sad to see people acting so cruelly with plants around AmphitheaterSuhail Yusuf Khan was playing Sarangi during most of the performances and sang some classical numbers in between. He was awesome at both the things.Then whole team of ADVAITA came on stage and thanked everyone to come & wait for them. It started with good mood and nice songs. ADVAITA is an eclectic music group from New Delhi, India. ADVAITA team borrowed their name from an ancient Indian philosophy, which translates to mean Non-Duality. Ujwal Nagar, The Classical Vocalist of ADVAITA was star of the evening for me. He was awesome and best at his role in the crew. Loved the way he sings and especially his performance in Ghir-Ghir... He looked like a shy personality, some of us were talking about the same :Surojeet Dev on Drums, while Prithveesh Dev was singing on the stage !Some guest performers were also invited during the evening. Nikhil Mawkin Nikhil Mawkin is a well known name in the music circuit in Delhi. He has made his mark in the music circuit with bands like Mawkin Revival and Cuenta Cuentos. Mawkin has a flair for bringing together different genres of music and blending them to create a sound that is unique. Last evening he performed one song with Prithveesh Dev & Chayan Adhikari Since ADVIATA Music  group was formed, it has steadily grown to become one of the most respected acts on the Indian music scene. Their sound is a melange of the styles, moods and textures they have taken in from different cultures and different music systems of the world. Their exploration of music is something that keep them going and it a very good way. Their fans across the country are loving the way they experiments with Musical fusion and the team is best at itPrithveesh Dev at IHC, Delhi (INDIA)Sharad Chandra Shrivastava of MRIGYA and Abhishek Mathur of ADVAITA on right Sharat is one of the founding members of MRIGYA Band and the driving force behind the band. Over the years, he has been instrumental in leading the direction of the music of Mrigya. As the violin maestro, he is considered to be one of the best young violinists in the country. Owing allegiance to the Senia Gharana, he has been extremely active on the performing circuit for over 2 decades. His nascent talent, nurtured since age 7 by the renowned violinist Late Pandit Joi Srivastava, his Guru and grandfather, has lent him rare understanding of the 'Dhrupad-Ang', a style unique to this Gharana under the Guru-Shishya parampara. This and such grooming has put him on stage with the likes of Ustad Amjad Ali Khan, Pt. Hari Prasad Chaurasia, Pt. Birju Maharaj. As an acclaimed soloist, he was selected for the Sahitya Kala Parishad's coveted 'Yuva Mahotsava'. Sharad has also performed with a certain Mr. Gordon Sumner aka 'Sting' apart from playing with the acclaimed Indian rock band Parikrama for over a decade Check out more about Mrigya Members at http://www.mrigya.com/members.htmSukriti Sen performing with Advaita at IHC, Delhi. She is an Indian classical vocalist who has over the years lent her voice to countless jingles and classical performances. Sukriti adds her own interpretations of vocal techniques which adds magic to any composition.  She has performed across the world and is now a seasoned vocalist to boot. She also toured with Pete Lockett (the renowned precussionist) in India along with Selvaganesh (Shakti & Mclaughlin).More at - http://www.mrigya.com/members.htmAlthough there were many technical and administrative glitches, but audience was really enjoying the performances. Administrative glitches can be because of the nature of program. Many guest performers were invited and each of them needed specialized setup & time as well. But all of that was very well handled. During one of the gaps Chayan asked a boy to come on stage, who had come with a cardboard saying 'Happy Birthday Advaita'. ADVAITA believes in oneness and spirituality of music. 8 member psychedelic fusion band combines human emotions with the context of the universe, the Brahman and the spiritual. They are Advaits as unlike bands which consist of 4 or at the max 5 members they are an EIGHT member band. And it was a great gesture of calling other band members and sharing same platform to perform in front of Music Lovers of Delhi !Since the inception of Delhi based eclectic fusion band, Advaita, it has gained lot of respect in the Indian music scenario. (For folks who are unfamiliar with this fusion genre – a fusion genre is a music genre which combines two or more genres. The main characteristics of fusion genres are variations in tempo, rhythm and sometimes the use of long musical 'journeys' that can be divided into smaller parts, each with their own dynamics, style and tempo. A word 'fusion' used alone often refers to jazz fusion.)ADVAITA Team is made up of following artists -  Chayan Adhikari – Vocals, Acoustic Guitars    Ujwal Nagar – Classical Vocals    Aman Singh Rathore – Drums    Anindo Bose – Keyboards & Electronics    Suhail Yusuf Khan – Sarangi & Classical Vocals    Abhishek Mathur – Electric Guitars, Electronics    Gaurav Chintamani – Bass Guitar    Mohit Lal – Tabla, Bols, PercussionSuchet Malhotra who was playing with different musical instruments to create different sounds..Tarun BalanAditya Balani  - Name ADVAITA is suggested by him onlyRajat Prasanna - Flute Ashhar Farooqui - Third Last SongArpan Guha Thakurta, who joined the stage with ADVAITA folks for few performances ! This frame was captured during the end of this show.. Event was concluded with a fantastic performances by ADVAITA at around 10:10 pm and everyone at IHC was standing and enjoying the music with some slaps  Advaita is an 8 member fusion band from New Delhi(INDIA), which was formed in 2004. The band features Abhishek Mathur (guitars), Aman Singh (drums), Anindo Bose (keyboards), Chayan Adhikari (vocals, guitars), Gaurav Chintamani (bass), Mohit Lal (tabla), Suhail Yusuf Khan (sarangi), and Ujwal Nagar (vocals). They bring together Indian classical sensibilities with orthodox rock arrangements. In March 2009, they released their debut album Grounded In Space with EMI Records. The band has also recorded two tracks for the India Soundpad compilation which was produced by top British producer John Leckie and released under Counter Culture Records. In 2012, they released their second album The Silent Sea, also on EMI Records.Whole event was quite engaging and next two photographs shows the way crowd is enjoying the music with full involvement. As mentioned by  Prithveesh Dev, towards the end Music was literally flowing in the bloodA view of ADVAITA performing in open Amphitheater of  India Habitat Centre, in front of energetic audience. This Photograph is showing the kind of musical energy, which was flowing during 23rd evening @ IHC, Delhi Big thanks for Ankur Prakash, for letting me know about this event and sharing appropriate details while writing this Blog-post

Whole event was quite engaging and next two photographs shows the way crowd is enjoying the music with full involvement. As mentioned by  Prithveesh Dev, towards the end Music was literally flowing in the blood.

 On 23rd September' 2012, ADVAITA was celebrating it's 8th Birthday ay India Habitat Centre in Lodhi Estate, Delhi. Since I was also in town, so thought of visiting the place to enjoy music with ADVAITA & some of the artists from MRIGYA & PARIKRAMA. This Photo Journey shares some of the musical moments of ADVIATA Performances at IHC, Delhi...Chayan Adhikari & Suhail Yusuf Khan talking to each other during the performance..Aman Singh Rathore on Drums !This musical event had to start at 6pm in open Amphitheater of IHC, but as per Delhi trends it started after 7pm. Since weather was good, it was fine with music lovers sitting there. Whole space was full and people were finding space on surrounding walls. For finding a place to sit, many of the IHC plants were destroyed. It was really sad to see people acting so cruelly with plants around AmphitheaterSuhail Yusuf Khan was playing Sarangi during most of the performances and sang some classical numbers in between. He was awesome at both the things.Then whole team of ADVAITA came on stage and thanked everyone to come & wait for them. It started with good mood and nice songs. ADVAITA is an eclectic music group from New Delhi, India. ADVAITA team borrowed their name from an ancient Indian philosophy, which translates to mean Non-Duality. Ujwal Nagar, The Classical Vocalist of ADVAITA was star of the evening for me. He was awesome and best at his role in the crew. Loved the way he sings and especially his performance in Ghir-Ghir... He looked like a shy personality, some of us were talking about the same :Surojeet Dev on Drums, while Prithveesh Dev was singing on the stage !Some guest performers were also invited during the evening. Nikhil Mawkin Nikhil Mawkin is a well known name in the music circuit in Delhi. He has made his mark in the music circuit with bands like Mawkin Revival and Cuenta Cuentos. Mawkin has a flair for bringing together different genres of music and blending them to create a sound that is unique. Last evening he performed one song with Prithveesh Dev & Chayan Adhikari Since ADVIATA Music  group was formed, it has steadily grown to become one of the most respected acts on the Indian music scene. Their sound is a melange of the styles, moods and textures they have taken in from different cultures and different music systems of the world. Their exploration of music is something that keep them going and it a very good way. Their fans across the country are loving the way they experiments with Musical fusion and the team is best at itPrithveesh Dev at IHC, Delhi (INDIA)Sharad Chandra Shrivastava of MRIGYA and Abhishek Mathur of ADVAITA on right Sharat is one of the founding members of MRIGYA Band and the driving force behind the band. Over the years, he has been instrumental in leading the direction of the music of Mrigya. As the violin maestro, he is considered to be one of the best young violinists in the country. Owing allegiance to the Senia Gharana, he has been extremely active on the performing circuit for over 2 decades. His nascent talent, nurtured since age 7 by the renowned violinist Late Pandit Joi Srivastava, his Guru and grandfather, has lent him rare understanding of the 'Dhrupad-Ang', a style unique to this Gharana under the Guru-Shishya parampara. This and such grooming has put him on stage with the likes of Ustad Amjad Ali Khan, Pt. Hari Prasad Chaurasia, Pt. Birju Maharaj. As an acclaimed soloist, he was selected for the Sahitya Kala Parishad's coveted 'Yuva Mahotsava'. Sharad has also performed with a certain Mr. Gordon Sumner aka 'Sting' apart from playing with the acclaimed Indian rock band Parikrama for over a decade Check out more about Mrigya Members at http://www.mrigya.com/members.htmSukriti Sen performing with Advaita at IHC, Delhi. She is an Indian classical vocalist who has over the years lent her voice to countless jingles and classical performances. Sukriti adds her own interpretations of vocal techniques which adds magic to any composition.  She has performed across the world and is now a seasoned vocalist to boot. She also toured with Pete Lockett (the renowned precussionist) in India along with Selvaganesh (Shakti & Mclaughlin).More at - http://www.mrigya.com/members.htmAlthough there were many technical and administrative glitches, but audience was really enjoying the performances. Administrative glitches can be because of the nature of program. Many guest performers were invited and each of them needed specialized setup & time as well. But all of that was very well handled. During one of the gaps Chayan asked a boy to come on stage, who had come with a cardboard saying 'Happy Birthday Advaita'. ADVAITA believes in oneness and spirituality of music. 8 member psychedelic fusion band combines human emotions with the context of the universe, the Brahman and the spiritual. They are Advaits as unlike bands which consist of 4 or at the max 5 members they are an EIGHT member band. And it was a great gesture of calling other band members and sharing same platform to perform in front of Music Lovers of Delhi !Since the inception of Delhi based eclectic fusion band, Advaita, it has gained lot of respect in the Indian music scenario. (For folks who are unfamiliar with this fusion genre – a fusion genre is a music genre which combines two or more genres. The main characteristics of fusion genres are variations in tempo, rhythm and sometimes the use of long musical 'journeys' that can be divided into smaller parts, each with their own dynamics, style and tempo. A word 'fusion' used alone often refers to jazz fusion.)ADVAITA Team is made up of following artists -  Chayan Adhikari – Vocals, Acoustic Guitars    Ujwal Nagar – Classical Vocals    Aman Singh Rathore – Drums    Anindo Bose – Keyboards & Electronics    Suhail Yusuf Khan – Sarangi & Classical Vocals    Abhishek Mathur – Electric Guitars, Electronics    Gaurav Chintamani – Bass Guitar    Mohit Lal – Tabla, Bols, PercussionSuchet Malhotra who was playing with different musical instruments to create different sounds..Tarun BalanAditya Balani  - Name ADVAITA is suggested by him onlyRajat Prasanna - Flute Ashhar Farooqui - Third Last SongArpan Guha Thakurta, who joined the stage with ADVAITA folks for few performances ! This frame was captured during the end of this show.. Event was concluded with a fantastic performances by ADVAITA at around 10:10 pm and everyone at IHC was standing and enjoying the music with some slaps  Advaita is an 8 member fusion band from New Delhi(INDIA), which was formed in 2004. The band features Abhishek Mathur (guitars), Aman Singh (drums), Anindo Bose (keyboards), Chayan Adhikari (vocals, guitars), Gaurav Chintamani (bass), Mohit Lal (tabla), Suhail Yusuf Khan (sarangi), and Ujwal Nagar (vocals). They bring together Indian classical sensibilities with orthodox rock arrangements. In March 2009, they released their debut album Grounded In Space with EMI Records. The band has also recorded two tracks for the India Soundpad compilation which was produced by top British producer John Leckie and released under Counter Culture Records. In 2012, they released their second album The Silent Sea, also on EMI Records.Whole event was quite engaging and next two photographs shows the way crowd is enjoying the music with full involvement. As mentioned by  Prithveesh Dev, towards the end Music was literally flowing in the bloodA view of ADVAITA performing in open Amphitheater of  India Habitat Centre, in front of energetic audience. This Photograph is showing the kind of musical energy, which was flowing during 23rd evening @ IHC, Delhi Big thanks for Ankur Prakash, for letting me know about this event and sharing appropriate details while writing this Blog-post

A view of ADVAITA performing in open Amphitheater of  India Habitat Centre, in front of energetic audience. This Photograph is showing the kind of musical energy, which was flowing during 23rd evening @ IHC, Delhi !

 On 23rd September' 2012, ADVAITA was celebrating it's 8th Birthday ay India Habitat Centre in Lodhi Estate, Delhi. Since I was also in town, so thought of visiting the place to enjoy music with ADVAITA & some of the artists from MRIGYA & PARIKRAMA. This Photo Journey shares some of the musical moments of ADVIATA Performances at IHC, Delhi...Chayan Adhikari & Suhail Yusuf Khan talking to each other during the performance..Aman Singh Rathore on Drums !This musical event had to start at 6pm in open Amphitheater of IHC, but as per Delhi trends it started after 7pm. Since weather was good, it was fine with music lovers sitting there. Whole space was full and people were finding space on surrounding walls. For finding a place to sit, many of the IHC plants were destroyed. It was really sad to see people acting so cruelly with plants around AmphitheaterSuhail Yusuf Khan was playing Sarangi during most of the performances and sang some classical numbers in between. He was awesome at both the things.Then whole team of ADVAITA came on stage and thanked everyone to come & wait for them. It started with good mood and nice songs. ADVAITA is an eclectic music group from New Delhi, India. ADVAITA team borrowed their name from an ancient Indian philosophy, which translates to mean Non-Duality. Ujwal Nagar, The Classical Vocalist of ADVAITA was star of the evening for me. He was awesome and best at his role in the crew. Loved the way he sings and especially his performance in Ghir-Ghir... He looked like a shy personality, some of us were talking about the same :Surojeet Dev on Drums, while Prithveesh Dev was singing on the stage !Some guest performers were also invited during the evening. Nikhil Mawkin Nikhil Mawkin is a well known name in the music circuit in Delhi. He has made his mark in the music circuit with bands like Mawkin Revival and Cuenta Cuentos. Mawkin has a flair for bringing together different genres of music and blending them to create a sound that is unique. Last evening he performed one song with Prithveesh Dev & Chayan Adhikari Since ADVIATA Music  group was formed, it has steadily grown to become one of the most respected acts on the Indian music scene. Their sound is a melange of the styles, moods and textures they have taken in from different cultures and different music systems of the world. Their exploration of music is something that keep them going and it a very good way. Their fans across the country are loving the way they experiments with Musical fusion and the team is best at itPrithveesh Dev at IHC, Delhi (INDIA)Sharad Chandra Shrivastava of MRIGYA and Abhishek Mathur of ADVAITA on right Sharat is one of the founding members of MRIGYA Band and the driving force behind the band. Over the years, he has been instrumental in leading the direction of the music of Mrigya. As the violin maestro, he is considered to be one of the best young violinists in the country. Owing allegiance to the Senia Gharana, he has been extremely active on the performing circuit for over 2 decades. His nascent talent, nurtured since age 7 by the renowned violinist Late Pandit Joi Srivastava, his Guru and grandfather, has lent him rare understanding of the 'Dhrupad-Ang', a style unique to this Gharana under the Guru-Shishya parampara. This and such grooming has put him on stage with the likes of Ustad Amjad Ali Khan, Pt. Hari Prasad Chaurasia, Pt. Birju Maharaj. As an acclaimed soloist, he was selected for the Sahitya Kala Parishad's coveted 'Yuva Mahotsava'. Sharad has also performed with a certain Mr. Gordon Sumner aka 'Sting' apart from playing with the acclaimed Indian rock band Parikrama for over a decade Check out more about Mrigya Members at http://www.mrigya.com/members.htmSukriti Sen performing with Advaita at IHC, Delhi. She is an Indian classical vocalist who has over the years lent her voice to countless jingles and classical performances. Sukriti adds her own interpretations of vocal techniques which adds magic to any composition.  She has performed across the world and is now a seasoned vocalist to boot. She also toured with Pete Lockett (the renowned precussionist) in India along with Selvaganesh (Shakti & Mclaughlin).More at - http://www.mrigya.com/members.htmAlthough there were many technical and administrative glitches, but audience was really enjoying the performances. Administrative glitches can be because of the nature of program. Many guest performers were invited and each of them needed specialized setup & time as well. But all of that was very well handled. During one of the gaps Chayan asked a boy to come on stage, who had come with a cardboard saying 'Happy Birthday Advaita'. ADVAITA believes in oneness and spirituality of music. 8 member psychedelic fusion band combines human emotions with the context of the universe, the Brahman and the spiritual. They are Advaits as unlike bands which consist of 4 or at the max 5 members they are an EIGHT member band. And it was a great gesture of calling other band members and sharing same platform to perform in front of Music Lovers of Delhi !Since the inception of Delhi based eclectic fusion band, Advaita, it has gained lot of respect in the Indian music scenario. (For folks who are unfamiliar with this fusion genre – a fusion genre is a music genre which combines two or more genres. The main characteristics of fusion genres are variations in tempo, rhythm and sometimes the use of long musical 'journeys' that can be divided into smaller parts, each with their own dynamics, style and tempo. A word 'fusion' used alone often refers to jazz fusion.)ADVAITA Team is made up of following artists -  Chayan Adhikari – Vocals, Acoustic Guitars    Ujwal Nagar – Classical Vocals    Aman Singh Rathore – Drums    Anindo Bose – Keyboards & Electronics    Suhail Yusuf Khan – Sarangi & Classical Vocals    Abhishek Mathur – Electric Guitars, Electronics    Gaurav Chintamani – Bass Guitar    Mohit Lal – Tabla, Bols, PercussionSuchet Malhotra who was playing with different musical instruments to create different sounds..Tarun BalanAditya Balani  - Name ADVAITA is suggested by him onlyRajat Prasanna - Flute Ashhar Farooqui - Third Last SongArpan Guha Thakurta, who joined the stage with ADVAITA folks for few performances ! This frame was captured during the end of this show.. Event was concluded with a fantastic performances by ADVAITA at around 10:10 pm and everyone at IHC was standing and enjoying the music with some slaps  Advaita is an 8 member fusion band from New Delhi(INDIA), which was formed in 2004. The band features Abhishek Mathur (guitars), Aman Singh (drums), Anindo Bose (keyboards), Chayan Adhikari (vocals, guitars), Gaurav Chintamani (bass), Mohit Lal (tabla), Suhail Yusuf Khan (sarangi), and Ujwal Nagar (vocals). They bring together Indian classical sensibilities with orthodox rock arrangements. In March 2009, they released their debut album Grounded In Space with EMI Records. The band has also recorded two tracks for the India Soundpad compilation which was produced by top British producer John Leckie and released under Counter Culture Records. In 2012, they released their second album The Silent Sea, also on EMI Records.Whole event was quite engaging and next two photographs shows the way crowd is enjoying the music with full involvement. As mentioned by  Prithveesh Dev, towards the end Music was literally flowing in the bloodA view of ADVAITA performing in open Amphitheater of  India Habitat Centre, in front of energetic audience. This Photograph is showing the kind of musical energy, which was flowing during 23rd evening @ IHC, Delhi Big thanks for Ankur Prakash, for letting me know about this event and sharing appropriate details while writing this Blog-post

Big thanks for Ankur Prakash, for letting me know about this event and sharing appropriate details while writing this Blog-post !

3 comments:

Anupam Patra said...

Thanks for sharing this. I can only imagine from the vivid portrayal, how great it must have felt

Himani said...

Awesome. It is great to look back at the evening spent well. I had enjoyed the gig thoroughly and looking through your blog I relived a hint of that experience yet again. Thanks.

VJ Sharma said...

Thanks Anupam & Himani !

@Himani - Very happy to hear that you could relate to the event by looking at the photographs. That is the main goal of Photo Journey and your comment made our day ! Thank you so much again !!!

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