“If I were not a physicist, I would probably be a musician. I often think of music. I live my daydreams in music. I see my life in terms of music.” ― Albert Einstein.

Music is one of the most mysterious art forms in the world. Musicians are the people who can feel the world in their own interpretation, and this is the natural beauty of music. You have all the freedom to explore and create your own world of music.

To cherish the silvery of the musical world, UNYC, under the aegis of the Division of Student Welfare, LPU invited Ms. Rasika Shekar. She is a famous singer, flutist, and composer. She has sung for numerous Bollywood movies and shared the stage with legendary singers like Shankar Mahadevan.

Melodious Evening in “My Unscripted Moments” with Rasika Shekar organized by LPU UNYC

The session started off with a broad discussion on the different music styles with the audience. Ms. Rasika graced the viewers with her musical aura, and the dialogue about her legendary journey started. Upon asking the origin of her love for flute, she articulated her childhood memory of discovering the flute in the balcony on the occasion of Janmashtmi that became her passion afterward. The music was always in her lineage.

She belongs to a traditional Tamil Brahmin family with Carnatic music in the roots. The whole journey surrounds by her passion for music and zeal to explore more. She moved to India to be near to her musical roots and ancestry. She went through many transitions in her music like Carnatic, Hindustani, Florence, and Jazz. It is really commendable that she is a vocalist and a flutist, both of which are rare in the music industry.

An intriguing fact about her is that she is a chemical engineering graduate. She shared a fantastic relation between analytical and engineering mindset and music. She is of thought that engineering has really helped her understand the analytical side of the piece, which made her a better performer. She shared her recreational activities like meditation and yoga. She really feels that meditation can liberate one to unlimited perspectives. Ms. Rasika implied that patience and practice are the foremost prerequisites for a successful journey, guiding the young musicians. She also said that music requires time and passion.

Melodious Evening in “My Unscripted Moments” with Rasika Shekar organized by LPU UNYC

She performed live and the performances were so soothing and melodious that the viewers could feel the music with their eyes closed. This was one of the most mesmerizing episodes of My Unscripted Moments that I could host. Everybody was awestruck by the talent and efforts of Ms. Rasika, which gave an inspiring ending to this melodious evening.

I would recommend you to watch the whole session with this link: https://www.instagram.com/tv/CSwY2sDpnRt/