Why did you give up a full-time music career?
I didn't give up music. In fact, I have become more serious about music. I just wanted to get out of the trappings of showbiz. I felt as if I was on a treadmill.
What social causes are you promoting?
I'm involved with the National Association for the Blind. I do it since they ask me to and I feel it's the right thing to do. I go by how one feels.
How did you involve yourself with the association?
I don't know. I just had a good feeling about it.
How will your concerts make a difference?
It generates funds for them. The association gets a lot of exposure. People become more aware about the plight of the 12 million blind people in this country.
Do you also spend time with the people you raise money for?
I meet some of them when they come for the concerts. Also, when we rehearse using the association's facilities, then too one gets to interact with them. But that's about it.
What's it about India that keeps bringing you back?