“Though I don’t sit in between the ‘Baaya’ and ‘Daaya’ (Hindi name for the Left and Right instruments in Tabla), very often nowadays, but  I can never forget how, I used to stay back in school an hour late, practising ‘Dadra Taal’ and syncing it with the school orchestra.

But one thing hasn’t changed and won’t ever which is my thoughtful admiration for one of the all-time greats, Ustad Zakir. “