We need to ensure that the future of all girls and boys is secure and unmolested. Boys need to be taught how to respect the female of the species. Otherwise we fail as a civilization.
– Dr Ketaki Kushari Dyson (December 31, 2012)

“I don’t wait for moods. You accomplish nothing if you do that. Your mind must know it has got to get down to work.”
– Pearl S. Buck

“You must be the change you wish to see in the world.”
– Mahatma Gandhi

“Everyone has talent. What is rare is the courage to follow the talent to the dark place where it leads.”
– Erica Jong

“A man is but the product of his thoughts. What he thinks, he becomes.”
– Mahatma Gandhi

My World of Music

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My Stage Productions

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My Lighting Designs

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My Creative Writings

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About me and my world!

MY WORLD OF THE ARTS is as varied as the colors of the autumn leaves. My first love, of course, is music. I grew up with it and have an appetite for all forms of music- from Hindustani Classical to Carnatic, from Western Classical to Jazz, Hip-Hop and Rhythm & Blues. I grew up listening to Shyamal Mitra, Hemanta Mukhopadhyaya, Sandhya Mukhopadhyay, Pratima Bandyopadhyay, Salil Chouhdury, Sudhin Dashupta, Robin Chattopadhyay, Anupam Ghatak, Dunichand Boral, Prabir Majumdar, as much as Strauss, Brahms, Bach, Beethoven, Schubert, Tchaikovsky and Mozart. I was drawn into doing music and background scores for plays when I was still in school. After college I found myself directing a singing choir and children’s theater group. I owe my music to my Mother, who was a Sitar and Esraj player.

I have a degree in Electronics & Telecommunication Engineering from Bengal Engineering College, Shibpur (now, Indian Institute of Engineering, Science and Technology) and a Masters and Ph.D. in Industrial Management from Clemson University, Clemson, South Carolina. I recently retired after working for several multinational companies in my professional career.  My wife is an elementary school educator. My son and daughter-in-law are both physicians.

My Varied World of the Arts

My Music

I have been composing since I was in middle school.  I first stint was to set to tune five songs of a children’s play, “Shahure Mama” by Sunirmal Basu when I was a 7th grader.  Since then I have continued to compose songs and scores of plays.  This is a home for some of my published work.

My Stage Productions

With over 50 stage productions, it almost seems that I spent more of my time on stage or preparing for one. I enjoy working for the stage since I feel it is the ultimate culmination of all forms of the arts. It is a platform where appreciation (or rebuke) is instantaneous!

My Writings

Writing is an avenue of self-expression available to anyone who wants to pursue it. It is extremely low-cost… you need a pencil and paper, and available more readily to all ages. No wonder I took to writing very early… first poems then, short stories and songs.

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Lighting design has been an integral part of all my productions. The shadow art that my mother taught got me interested in the art of lighting design.  I also own a decent recording studio where I plan to spend more time going forward. I made a couple of documentary films.

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