Originally born in Lahore in 1976 I am currently living in Washington DC with my wife Yulia, two daughters Yasmin and Anika, and dog Akira. I have a BS/MS in Chemistry and an MBA, and currently work at the Department of Education. But my real passion is classical Indian/Pakistani music. I spend a lot of my time tirelessly studying and listening to variations of raags.
Music has always been a large part of my life, but when I was 14 years old I heard Ravi Kitchlu’s Bihag. Since then, I have been an avid listener and collector of Hindustani classical music and do my best to promote and support artists, digize old music to reintroduce recordings to the public, and honor masters of the past.
I am also a listener to Gamelan, W. Africa folk, ancient music of Greece/Rome/Egypt/Middle East, and hardcore punk. Other interests are ancient European & Asian history, comparative/historical linguistics, and ancient scripts.
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