It must be a mixed bag of feelings, quitting Indian Ocean after 23 years?
Yes, it’s been almost three decades. We started working on the compositions way before 1990. To be honest, I am looking forward to the future.
Why did you want to move on?
Twenty-three years is a long time. I needed to move on for my own creative needs.
What’s your favorite piece by Indian Ocean?
When you create a song, it becomes your baby. It is impossible for me to choose really.
How is the indie music scene doing?
There can be just two things--good music and not-so-good music. Composers of any genre need to focus on honesty in the composition and longevity. The band should be able to last, not deliver a few hits and disappear.
Who will now step into your shoes in Indian Ocean?
Nikhil Rao, a promising and young guitar player.
What projects are you looking at now?
At present, I am producing an album with...