I am both excited and apprehensive. My music album and video will be launched on this most auspicious day by Nita Ambani at the Rooftop of the Oberoi Hotel. I completely enjoyed the experience.... remember my earlier blog about the thrill of dubbing.... it was such a new discovery? The world of music is an enchanted space.. .. I feel so lucky to be a small part of it. The album was inspired by my book, "Superstar India - From Incredible to Unstoppable," which was launched earlier this year.But it took young and talented musicians to design tracks around it. Neal Adhikari was introduced to me by Kaushik Roy, a filmmaker, poet, writer, painter and corporate honcho. Sometimes it is just that - a creative combustion that kick starts a magical journey into the unknown. As I heard my own words coming alive to the most unique folk songs culled from across India (Bauls from Bengal. Langas from Rajasthan, classical vocalists representing the Hindustani school), I actually experienced the joy of being a part of an incredible 'birth'. Music does not require words..... but sometimes, words require music. I feel my book is far richer today after it has been enhanced by Neal's genius.As the cover picture and story in Bombay Times states, " Read between the lines...."
The response to the Karan Thapar show has surprised me!! Sure Thapar was combative, even deliberately provocative.But that's his job.... and it makes for good, sizzling television. I said what I had to.... and as far as I am concerned, it was a fair and forthright exchange. In case you missed the show, you know where to go - Devil's Advocate, cnn ibn website. Don't hold back - give it to me straight on the chin if you disagree. I am a big girl. I can handle it. Promise!Happy Diwali , all. I am off to Alibag right after the launch of the cd. Will post more stuff on my return..... several kilos heavier after all the food we are planning to consume. Not forgetting the bubbly and foie gras.