What is your craziest fantasy?
My craziest fantasy is to do extreme sports in stunning scenic landscapes. I’m always slightly envious when i see footage or hear of people who have the courage to put their lives at risk for the thrill and adrenaline rush of these sports. It will probably never happen in my lifetime, as my hands (and my music) are too important to me. Instead, I approach my music in a very athletic way (whether in terms of the physicality of the mridangam or in the strategic execution of specific musical ideas). Each performance gives me an adrenaline rush akin to skydiving, hang gliding or snowboarding.