July 20, 2020

Mann Chimb Pavasali – Soaking in a Monsoon Song

The tune came to me almost spontaneously. I have often observed that the moments leading up to the creation of a song are very lonely. When the clouds of creativity gather in your mind, even in a crowd, you become alone.
October 1, 2018

Bytes of India या संकेतस्थळावर कौशलची मुलाखत

Bytes of India या संकेतस्थळावर प्राची गावस्कर यांनी घेतलेली कौशलची मुलाखत प्रकाशित केली आहे. ‘नकारात्मक व्हायला मला वेळच नसतो’ असे शीर्षक असलेल्या या मुलाखतीत कौशलने आपल्या सकारात्मक रहाण्याची कारणं दिली आहेत. या मुलाखतीचा यूट्यूब व्हिडियो इथे देत आहोत. संपूर्ण मुलाखत वाचण्याकरिता खालील संकेतस्थळाला भेट द्यावी.  
April 21, 2017
Kaushal Conducting a Workshop for singers

Kalaguj – Music Appreciation Workshop in Pune

Kaushal shall be conducting a one day workshop in Pune on Sunday, 30th April 2017. The workshop focuses on the first step to understanding music… listening. The focus is on film music and bhavasangeet. But Kaushal will also be speaking about ghazal. The workshop will give you a deep insight into the […]
April 5, 2017
Kishori Amonkar


  A late night phone call Late last night, or more accurately early this morning at 1 AM, as I was working on the background score of a new feature film, my mobile phone rang. Although the phone ring did not startle me, it did cause a bit of a […]
July 16, 2015

एक साहित्यिक वारी

वारीचे दिवस पुन्हा सुरू झाले आहेत. काही वर्षांपूर्वी पंढरपूरच्या वारीची माहिती देणाऱ्‍या एका संकेतस्थळाचं माझ्या हस्ते पुण्याच्या एस्.एम्. जोशी सभागृहात उद्घाटन झालं. एका अध्यात्मिक विषयावर, आधुनिक तंत्रज्ञानाच्या साह्याने केलेल्या संकेतस्थळाचं, एका समाजवादी नेत्याच्या नावावर असलेल्या सभागृहात उद्घाटन होतं – हे फक्त भारतातच होऊ शकतं! पण जे परमेश्वराला मानत नाहीत ते त्याच्या (तिच्या) संतांना मात्र मनापासून मानतात […]
April 23, 2015
पुस्तक - आम्हा घरी धन शब्दांचीच रत्ने

आम्हा घरी धन शब्दांचीच रत्ने

कुणीतरी म्हटलंय की पुस्तकं म्हणजे नुसते कागद एकत्र बाइंड केले नसतात, तर साक्षात माणसांची जिवंत मनं आपल्यासमोर ठेवली असतात. आणि माझ्या वडिलांनी अनेक जिवंत मनं आपल्या संग्रहात जोडली. “आम्हा घरी धन शब्दांचीच रत्ने…” हे आमच्या घराबाबतीत शंभर टक्के खरं होतं. आज मला वाचनाची आवड लागण्यात माझ्या वडिलांच्या पुस्तकं जमवण्याच्या छंदाचंच श्रेय आहे. कारण ज्या […]
January 13, 2015
Chalice & the Drinker

Rear Window: The Chalice & The Drinker

A beautiful Urdu she’r (couplet) says: इश्क़ की चोट तो पडती है दिलों पे यक्सांज़र्फ़ के फ़र्क़ से आवाज़ बदल जाती है It means that in love, the blow is similar to all hearts. But the sound changes depending on the vessel. Figuratively, it means that different people react differently depending on […]
January 12, 2015

Rear Window: The First Peep

I had actually started a new blog by the name – REAR WINDOW and also wrote two posts on it. But later I realised that I was just doubling my efforts by starting another blog when this blog was quite capable of carrying this topic in its womb. So I […]
September 18, 2014

Scotland Picture Diaries: Music in Interesting Times

We live in interesting times. These are times of political and civil unrest. Not just in India but in the whole world. Today, on the 18th of September, Scotland goes in for a referendum. There are some moments which define history, some moments that change its course. Tomorrow will be […]
August 18, 2014

Sampooran Singh Kalra and Shrikrishna

  On August 18, 1934, a boy was born to Makhan Singh Kalra and Sujan Kaur in the Jhelum District (now in the Punjab province in Pakistan). He was named Sampooran Singh. Sampooran (meaning Complete) had a flair for writing but initially worked as a car mechanic in Bombay. He […]