- How did you get into Thumri? Why Thumri?
- What is O Gaanewali? How was the concert / idea conceived and why?
- Can you talk a little bit about ‘musicality’ of Thumri (about the particular style of shrungar ras) and how over time artists have had to rethink their approach to what sounds “good”?
- It was even customary for Thumri singers of the Benaras and Lucknow traditions to dance and even enact certain portions of the composition. Similarly can you share any nuances which a layman might not be aware of with regards to Thumri?
- Thumri as compared to Khayal is relatively new (Wajid Ali Shah 1900s) – What according to you is the future of Thumri now that we see a changed version even in Bollywood movies?