What I have been doing….

Here I am… back after a long time. I have been doing a lot of things during this interval, apart from gleefully watching the responses that have been pouring in on the post about Rahman. I have finished composing music for my first Hindi film – IT’S BREAKING NEWS. The film has been directed by my brother, Vishal. If everything goes well it should be out by the last week of August or the first week of September. There are two songs in the film – one sung by Hamsika (of Chanda Re fame from EKLAVYA) and Bhushan Marathe; the second song has been sung by Shankar Mahadevan and Shreya Ghoshal.

Then I was invited to be one of the four mentors-cum-judges on the Marathi SAREGAMAPA. I mentored Pankaj Vishnu and Madhurani. I must say that it was a terrific experience being part of such a popular TV show.

Last week, another of my Marathi albums called CHAPHYACHE SHIMPAN was published in the presence of an august gathering by Suresh Wadkar and Shreedhar Phadke at the Dinanath Natyagruha in Vile Parle (E). Both the guests had a lot of good things to say about the album, especially the compositions. The album is out in the stores and I am hoping that it has a good run. The songs have all been sung by Sonali Karnik, who has been the megafinal winner of the talent hunt show MERI AWAAZ SUNO, which had been endorsed by Lata Mangeshkar and Yash Chopra.

I had some beautiful moments recording songs for this album and had the wonderful opportunity to work with a legendary musician like Manohari Singh, the saxophonist par excellence. Any saxophone interlude that you remember from Hindi films from the late fifties to the late eighties – chances are that it was played by Manohari Singh! May it be the duet of Saxophone & Mohammed Rafi in Hai Duniya Usiki, Zamana Usika from Kashmir Ki Kali to Bedardi Baalma Tujhko Mera Mann Yaad Karta Hai from Aarzoo to Roop Tera Mastana from Aradhana to any of R. D. Burman’s hit songs thereafter…. saxophone and Manoharida are inseparable ingredients! It was a treat working with the 84 year old musician who at this age blows a saxophone with an enviable passion when his age-mates will think twice before blowing the candles out on their birthday cake!

These are a few of the things that I have been doing during this period of absence. What I haven’t been doing is posting on the blog! I promise that my absences won’t be this long from now on. There are a lot of things to share with you – some music in the world of noise, some noise in the world of music!

© Kaushal S. Inamdar, 2007


  1. amu says:

    welcome back kaushal! wishing you all the best for your hindi film and new album

  2. Aparna (appu) says:

    Hey Kaushal
    Welcome back to the world of blogging – still feels we are sitting and discussing about all this like the other night! Hehe… will wait for the release of Breaking news………

  3. Bhavani says:

    Hey Kaushal,

    Good to see you active.. back on the blogging circuit

    ps : Ask Hamsi who I am 🙂 We have worked together…

  4. Hey Kaushal!
    Nice to see you back in the blogging business! I hope you have super duper career! will look out for more,Cheers

  5. Harshan says:

    Hi ..first time here. Me and shankar were in the same college during the year 1985 …SIES sion and have also sang with him at shankmukanda hall for college day celebrations.

    In case you meet Shankar again ..say Harshan says Hi.

    God bless.

  6. V. Sharma says:

    Dear Kaushal:

    We studied together in the hills of the Western Ghats. I am so proud to see a childhood friend do well in life. I am not surprised as you composed poetry even as a kid and I am pleased to see that you write well too.
    Best wishes in all your endeavors

  7. Hi V. Sharma,

    Great to find a friend from Billimoria. But can I know your first name? Where are you currently and what do you do?

  8. V. Sharma says:

    Dear Kaushal:

    -What is it about childhood that retains such strong and pleasant memories. Every emotion, joy, grief, victory and defeat still remain fresh.. and yes friends

    -I am the same who heard your first poetries in school…I remember one on “aai”.. perhaps you still have it in your diary

    -I am the same whom you came to visit in school after you left..remember we were best of friends

    – I am the same Iyer boy whose first name you know.. google me and you will get my details. Its been a long ride in the sea of life

    -In sanskrit a “Sharma” is only the helmet that covers the visage (Have I given you a clue?).

    – I am a man of science now and study life as it is, while you have moved on to enrich life as it is.

    -Wish you great success and be in touch

  9. Fantastic work.. keep it coming.

  10. prachi says:

    Hi Kaushal,
    fantastic things done so far..
    keep it up, some more grand things may be awaitin for you.

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