On my pinboard

On my pinboard

On my pinboard

Creator of the 'mohan veena' and winner of the Grammy Award, Vishwa Mohan Bhatt, is known for his pure yet strong music. He won the Grammy for the album 'A Meeting by the River' with Ry Cooder.
He is also known for other fusion and  pan-cultural collaborations with Western artistes such as 'Taj Mahal', Béla Fleck and Jerry Douglas. An impressive aspect of his style is his ability to play 'Tantrakari Ang' and amalgamate it with 'gayaki ang' on the 'mohan veena'.

Musician

Pandit Ravi Shankar

"When it comes to Indian classical music, sitar maestro Ravi Shankar is someone I admire. He was also my guru for some time. His dynamic personality is something I look up to. Ustad Amir Khan is another musician I have great admiration for."

Inspiration

Amitabh Bachchan

"Amitabh Bachchan has made it big in the industry on his own will which is quite motivating. The way he carries himself is what I like about him. Prime Minister Narendra Modi is another person I look up to. He is an example of
the fact that if one works hard, they can make things possible."

Travel

Switzerland

"I love to travel and it is an integral part of my life. I usually travel to at least 20 cities a month. This has helped me meet different people and experience different cultures and food. Switzerland is a place I love to go back to. It is truly the heaven on earth. Be it the climate or its people, the environment is safe and calm. Seoul is another place I like to visit. It's such a beautiful place and so developed."

Movie

'Sholay'

"Whenever we get time. My wife and I make sure to go to a cinema hall to catch a movie. My all-time favourite film is the classic 'Sholay'. 'Mughal-E-Azam' and the Hollywood film 'Ben-Hur' are also evergreen movies which I enjoy watching. Of the recent movies we have watched, 'Dangal' and 'Bajrangi Bhaijaan' stand out."

Cuisine

'Paneer butter masala'

"I am a pure vegetarian and love to relish Punjabi-styled 'paneer butter masala'. It should be spicy and should be cooked with a lot of butter. 'Turai ki sabji' is another thing I like to have. When I am travelling, I usually like to have 'Cheese pizza'. My breakfast usually consists of 'jalebi', 'poha', 'vada' with coconut chutney and 'sambhar'."

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