Rahul Ram

  • Indian Ocean: A band that believes in 'more the merrrier' May 11, 2014

    New Delhi: Indian Ocean has completed nearly 25 years in the music business and has seen many musicians come and go. Amit Kilam, drummer and vocalist of the Indo-rock fusion band, says it has never felt threatened as it never wanted monopoly in the industry. The band originally consisted of Asheem...
  • Rendezvous with Indian Ocean's Rahul Ram July 25, 2013

    Rahul Ram is super-busy. The fatigue is audible, and you can believe he's on the other side of 50, though the livewire red-bandanaed stage persona wouldn't give you that impression. The Delhi upbringing is evident in the hard Rs and the seamless and frequent switches between English and Hindi. We...
  • 'Issaq' Music Review: It's an experimental album July 5, 2013

    Music composers: Sachin-Jigar Singers: Mohit Chauhan, Prathiba Bhagel, Rashid Khan, Rahul Ram, Sachinn Gupta, Ankit Tiwari, Tarun Sagar, Mamta Sharma, Papon, Kirti Sagathia, Raghubir Yadav, Malini Awasthi and Smriti Jain Rating: 3 out of 5 The music of director Manish Tiwary's forthcoming movie 'Issaq' boasts of an intelligent blend of instruments and singers'...
  • Susmit Sen bids adieu to Indian Ocean June 13, 2013

    New Delhi: Susmit Sen, the lead guitarist and one of the co-founders of Indian Ocean, has quit the band. He wants to embark on an independent journey and says his departure will be beneficial for indie-pop band and his creative expression as well. Indian Ocean was formed in 1990 and has...
  • Jasraj Joshi wins 'Sa Re Ga Ma Pa 2012' January 28, 2013

    Mumbai: Pune-based Jasraj Joshi Sunday won Zee TV's 'Sa Re Ga Ma Pa 2012' at a grand finale here. He took home the trophy, a one-year contract with the channel and a bike. The 29-year-old defeated Ludhiana-based Shenaz Akhtar, Jaipur's Mohammad Aman, and Mumbai-based Vishwajeet Borwankar to win the title. A...
  • 2012: Bollywood seeks to revive raw Indian music September 30, 2012

    New Delhi: It's hard to remember the last time a Hindi film song resonated to the clear sound of a harmonium or a flute, thanks to the introduction of technologically advanced synthesisers and other recording equipment. But many composers are now striving to bring back the lost charm of raw...
  • Jamming for River Yamuna's sake June 15, 2007

    New Delhi: Free spirited jugalbandi is something Rahul Ram has been doing successfully for the last decade. His folk-rock band Indian Ocean's mainstream success is an example. So when it comes to a musical tribute for the River Yamuna on World Environment Day, it's time to jam in the hope...