Thursday, October 10, 2013

#Butterfly / Sitakokachiluka

One of the best songs that happened this year is the single with Shekhar sir that will release tomorrow, October 11.

#Butterfly or Sitakokachiluka has lyrics by Rakendu Mouli.

Shekhar sir has been making singles for charity for the past couple of years, namely Saazni  featuring Bela Shinde and Saavli, featuring Sunidhi Chauhan, both of which are in Marathi.

Sometime earlier this year he happened to mention that he would like to make a single in Tamil/Telugu and he sent me the tune of the song he has in mind. We got the lyrics written and recorded the song in August in Mumbai.

Shekhar sir spent a lot of time on his diction and wanted to make sure that his pronunciation was perfect. It was heartwarming that a composer like himself was taking so much effort to sing in languages he doesn't know and I was humbled when he asked me to sing in the song with him. 

Sitakokachiluka talks about love that comes in silently, beautifully and unexpectedly as the butterfly that flies in through a window that someone forgot to close.

As with Saazni and Saavli, the proceeds from the legal downloads of Sitakokachiluka will go to Ma Niketan, a home that takes care of abandoned or uncared for girl children in Thane, a charity that Shekhar sir has been supporting.

The Press conference for Sitakokachiluka is scheduled to happen at Radisson Blu tomorrow.
The song and the preview will be available on from tomorrow.

Friday, October 04, 2013

Singing for Joy of Giving Week

The Joy of Giving week is happening between October 2-8 and several organizations and individuals are pitching in to do their bit to promote philanthropy, charity and the concept of giving.
I have previously shared with you about

My very dear friend, Meera Sridharan, an extremely talented and dynamic person, has been volunteering for Joy of Giving week and she put together a press conference (with other volunteers too, of course. I am mentioning her here as I know only her personally) and asked me to participate, along with other panelists, including Mrs Rekha of Downs Syndrome Federation of India, Courtyard Marriott, Chennai Runners, Mr Mahadevan, Euro Kids, United Way and Aram Seiyya Virumbu.

For my part, I will be releasing a single in Tamil, Malayalam and Telugu which will be available for legal downloads on iTunes and several other stores worldwide during JGW. The proceeds will go to

By helping an organization that I trust, by doing what I do best, I am doing my bit for Joy of Giving week.
17000ft has lofty goals and I wish they reach their goals and find the financial support to see them through as soon as possible

Here are the teasers of our single for Joy of Giving Week

The teasers for the #JoyofGivingWeek single we are releasing are available via the Chinmayi Sripada App

Also watch it here
Sneha Saandvanam -

Anbil Thooral -

Prema Chinukulu -

The proceeds from #JoyOfGiving Single downloads will go to @17000ft. To know more about 17000ft visit

#JoyOfGiving Singles will be available in all major publishing and streaming ecosystems all over the world. I will update the links here very soon.  

For your part, I urge you, to do your bit, whatever it may be and do something special for someone, anyone for Joy of Giving week. And perhaps soon enough, we'll all promote a healthy, happy community and an environment that the children of tomorrow can be proud of.

Let us remind ourselves that we have not inherited this land /resources from our parents but we have only borrowed them from our children. Let's leave this place better than how we found it. We can, can't we?