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" As I was born and brought up in Himachal Pradesh, I used to listen to a lot of Hindi songs over radio apart from ghazals, western music, and 'Himachali' folk songs. "
" It's a great feeling to be appreciated by music lovers. "
" The one sure way of participating in the process of nation-building is to vote on the election day. "
" One has to create music with mass appeal and not something which is niche. With niche music, you will only go a small distance. "
" After Silk Route disbanded I came on my own, and through the years, I have sung a few film songs while writing songs for my album. "
" I always say a song is like a ship. Once it has been made, you let it sail. Let the waves take it in the direction it wants to. "
" When I sing, I try to make the song my own and sing it my way because, in my mind, I am not following any school of thought. I just make myself free. "
" I just try to sing every song with sincerity. "
" The real deal is when you are friends with someone said since ninth standard or college days: the person who has been with you through your struggle and stayed with you through thick and thin. "
" Being in a band is like a small family. You travel together, make music, and share time with each other. "
" I still like to play songs from my Silk Route days at concerts. "
" If I had planned to be a singer, I would have got trained. In fact, I was more into theatre and plays while growing up. "
" I am really thankful to the audiences that they have appreciated all my songs and I have managed to touch their soul. "
" I studied science. And I had a group of friends who were heavily into music and theatre. "
" My cousin lives in Delhi, so I kept visiting the city and got really fascinated with DU. Apart from studies, one also gets good exposure to music here. For an artist, there are a lot of opportunities in the city. "
" Since I am an avid singer and a lot of my fans want to hear me sing, I thought it will be really nice to sing my songs online so that more people could watch me, and I thought digital is the best way to connect with everyone. "
" Who could think that children from the pockets of Himalaya sing folklore from Scotland and vice versa? Such an education in the initial years develops compassion and mutual respect for each other's skills. "
" I grew up in the hills and studied in college in Himachal Pradesh. "
" I have a great liking for the Chamba folk music, which depicts the beauty of women and the mountains with a touch of Indian classical music. "
" It never occurred to me that I'd be a musician. I was just drunk on music, jamming with friends, chilling out with lot of music around. "
" Not many people know, but Pahari songs are amazing. "
" Friendship formed in the glamour industry comes with mutual benefits, which is nice, but it is not the real deal. "
" I used to spend a lot of time dreaming and writing poetry. "
" I try to sing every number to the best of my ability, and I am glad people like it. I believe every number is special with a soul of its own. "
" I don't see my singing for films as a transition from singing my own songs because I see it as part of the same picture. "
" Being in smoggy Delhi was a gloomy feeling. "
" In schools, if you go to teach kids with less interest in music the nuances of music, they feel deviated, as it is very technical. But teaching them songs, to begin with, creates a natural desire in them to know the other country, their eating habits, the way they dress up, how they look, and other things. "
" Kishore Kumar was multi-talented and original, so I really respect him. "
" I would take my guitar to college and sit for hours in the hills humming to myself. "
" Classroom singing is common in India, but no one gives you marks for that. My idea is to introduce music and singing as full-fledged subject so that talent can be polished at an early stage. Also, it will help alleviate stage fear. "
" I do agree that when a singer sings all the songs for one actor in a film, the impact is much better. "