... the nAme
... down the yEars
... beliefs and
It is but a way of life for these six, going this way ever since that summer afternoon in Delhi. JUNE 17th, 1991. They named it PARIKRAMA ... literal Hindi means revolving around.. encircling etc. In essence, "KARMA"..., living our lives doing what one ought to, keeping to one's own chosen path, and on and on. Them were either out of the same school, into the same college, whistling similiar tunes, or sharing brains. It has been so, all these years, it probably will be so awhile. Small wonder then, if you see the same old faces. It only keeps getting rockier and rolliest. Especially the one's that are dished out with that screeching violin. Or one's that begin with about thirty fiery balls of fire, not in one bang, but a million colors ... so to say :)
And that's parikrama for you, ladies and the rest of us. They've stayed in orbit, and kept the light ... from six playing members to ten at times, they love playing those hearts out. And when it's time to stop playing around, like all good God's children, them go to work. Yes sirree, all of them us. Subir's THE manager - bands, events, lives, the family's and his own dozen businesses. Nitin's the "Official Music Producer", with his own studio and the works, while Srijan's plays drums for 3 bands & Chintan's a Video AND Music Producer. Sonam's his music school's headmaster and Saurabh's the chief rocker and 'most eligible bachelor' ;) More details can be demanded/requested by communicating at parikrama at parikrama.com or at the respective-person's-name @ parikrama.com
why’s and wherefore’s
why or not rock and roll
humanism and fraternity
No, it's not just about ourselves. Nowhere close to it. In fact, we made New Delhi's first-ever concert for AIDS AWARENESS. Getting the message, quite literally, on to the streets, bang into the heart of the University campus (pun, again, intended). But that was back in 1992. We still feel strongly about certain issues, a whole lot of those, and we let them know. If they're willing to go out and listen to music that makes sense, why not make sense that makes some sense to them then.
Likewise, WHY NOT ROCK AND ROLL ???
It's a big bad word, this. It takes away a few good souls every now and then. (Of course HE needs to keep the scene going up there, fair enough !) But, it isn't that way for us. Rock and roll keeps us alive. Like Pink Floyd have, Zeppelin of course, or even Purple, Skynyrd, Hendrix, Allman Brothers, and Doors, sixty million others that would need as many pages of this damnable keying in. What matters, is, that they had their men, and women, preferring the scene above, but their songs are as good as right now. So be it. Rock on...
Inclinations of the lot point to a blues and rock and roll influence, with a generous helping of the Indian character. The language used in their songs is Rock and Roll and the message, human, already heard all around and in and over India. Around a thousand concerts, of approximately a hundred and twenty-six minutes each(..on average) = an audience of hundreds of thousands.. (Not counting the stoned or the sleeping). And that's just the live playing. And just so we bloody well prove it while we're at it. Check out this list of our concerts ... and wish you were there ...
Of course, it would be wise to mention the presence of a wee bit attitude, in terms of business. We guarantee complete satisfaction to our customers
Well! Besides the rest, we offer a Complete Psychedelia of Lights (C.P.L.), Remote Activated and Phosphorus based Fireworks (R.A.P.F.), or ... pyrotechnics, for short!! ... Designed stage garb and socks, all matched to the last hue. And a perfectly matched set of long hair and merry faces to boot ... and that's that ... parikrama ... the way it is ...