Sid Sriram Instagram - Just about a week ago, I returned to Chennai after an incredibly enriching and inspiring trip. I went out to Bhagalpur to be a part of the wonderful @moitrashantanu’s #songsoftheriver project. For me, this project was a leap of faith. Shantanu and I had never worked together before, but a couple months prior we did a zoom call, where he explained to me the essence of his project where he’d cycle from Gomukh (source of the Ganga) to Gangasagar, making music and telling stories along the way. Even through a video call I could feel that his energy was magnetic, brimming with curiosity and love. When we finally met in person, his energy and perspective were even more powerful/inspiring. As we floated on the Ganga, we spoke about life, music, resilience of the human spirit, the universe. He spoke of the importance of meeting people without an agenda, other than being open and taking in new experiences. The beauty of uncovering and telling stories untold. The whole team he had assembled for this project moved as a family unit. everyone operated from a fundamental foundation of love, and they all embraced my dad and I with pure warmth. The four days I spent with these folks will forever be etched in my heart. The song that was created over the course of these days is a product of this unfettered energy. On our final evening together Shantanu left me with words that have been playing in my head since, “numbers don’t have faces” he said as we watched the sunset, sitting on a small boat swaying on the Ganga. All love to @moitrashantanu, @moitrasarada, @seen_by_p, @shripad_mudhalwadkar, @windowseattraveller, @ritiksingh99, @suchisuvro, @yogidholakia, @abhrabhattacharya, @debjani441 Images captured by @seen_by_p
Just about a week ago, I returned to Chennai after an incredibly enriching and inspiring trip. I went out to Bhagalpur to be a part of the wonderful @moitrashantanu’s #songsoftheriver project. For me, this project was a leap of faith. Shantanu and I had never worked together before, but a couple months prior we did a zoom call, where he explained to me the essence of his project where he’d cycle from Gomukh (source of the Ganga) to Gangasagar, making music and telling stories along the way. Even through a video call I could feel that his energy was magnetic, brimming with curiosity and love. When we finally met in person, his energy and perspective were even more powerful/inspiring. As we floated on the Ganga, we spoke about life, music, resilience of the human spirit, the universe. He spoke of the importance of meeting people without an agenda, other than being open and taking in new experiences. The beauty of uncovering and telling stories untold. The whole team he had assembled for this project moved as a family unit. everyone operated from a fundamental foundation of love, and they all embraced my dad and I with pure warmth. The four days I spent with these folks will forever be etched in my heart. The song that was created over the course of these days is a product of this unfettered energy. On our final evening together Shantanu left me with words that have been playing in my head since, “numbers don’t have faces” he said as we watched the sunset, sitting on a small boat swaying on the Ganga. All love to @moitrashantanu, @moitrasarada, @seen_by_p, @shripad_mudhalwadkar, @windowseattraveller, @ritiksingh99, @suchisuvro, @yogidholakia, @abhrabhattacharya, @debjani441 Images captured by @seen_by_p