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Musing about music

music Updated: Jun 21, 2012 00:15 IST

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As the world celebrates World Music Day today, our desi singers talk about their passion for singing and much more.

Shibani Kashyap

Singing to you is: My life
Your journey as a singer has been: Very interesting and eventful, but I am still evolving
Who’s the best singer in Bollywood? : Sunidhi Chauhan and Rahat Fateh Ali Khan
One song you wished you had sung: Any Sunidhi song because I can relate to that genre. Most especially, it would be Raat Ruk Jaaye
An international singer who inspires you: Sting and John Mayer. I treat Sting like an institution, while I admire John a lot

Mamta Sharma

Singing to you is: Like breathing. It’s everything…it’s my world
Your journey as a singer has been: Very exciting. I feel like a bird who has just started to fly
Who’s the best singer in Bollywood? I love Richa Sharma, Shreya Ghoshal and Sunidhi Chauhan
One song you wished you had sung: My own song Munni Badnaam Hui.. but if I had to pick one, it would be Taakte Rehte (Dabangg)
An international singer who inspires you: Enrique Iglesias and Shakira have inspired me a lot

Neeraj Shridhar

Singing to you is: My life…my passion
Your journey as a singer has been: Very great. I feel blessed to feel like God’s chosen one
Who’s the best singer in Bollywood? All-time favourites are Mohd. Rafi and Lata ji. In today’s time I’d say Shaan, Mohit and Kunal
One song you wished you had sung: I never thought about it. I enjoy things my way
An international singer who inspires you: Donald Jay Fagen of the rock band Steely Dan, and Stevie Wonder.


Anushka Manchanda

Singing to you is: An expression of who I am and what I’m feeling inside
Your journey as a singer has been: Exhilarating, scary, amazing. But I have not reached my goal!
Who’s the best singer in Bollywood? Shreya Ghoshal. If there’s anyone who can take a song and elevate it to another level, it’s her
One song you wished you had sung: Strict Machine by Goldfrapp
An international singer who inspires you: Dave Gahan from Depeche Mode. That voice makes me melt