Everyone loves to be nostalgic once in a while, and what better way to invoke the fond memories of your childhood and youth than to listen to the charming old Hindi songs that you grew up with. IITIIM Alumini Association brings to you 'Flashback' , a concert that will take you on a journey through the sweetest melodies ever composed and sung - timeless classics from a bygone era that you still fondly cherish.
It is said that music is the language of the soul, but often this very language is not well understood. The concert's aim is also to enlighten the listener about the basic concepts in music through simple interactive and engaging demonstrations. 'Flashback' will be a truly unique concept that entertains as well as enlightens the listener, because the ultimate goal of music is to elevate the spirit and quieten the mind, enriching life in the process.
About Harshal Pulekar
Singing has been Harshal's passion since childhood and his music training began at home at the age of seven. Noticing his ability to reproduce in near-perfect 'sur' whatever he listened to, his father decided to send him for professional training. Since then he has been trained by Smt. Deshmane (Mewati Gharana), Shri. Raghunandan Panshikar (Jaipur Gharana) and Shri. Keerti Kumar (Kirana Gharana).
Currently he is under the tutelage of world-renowned Dhrupad vocalists Padmashree Gundecha Brothers. Gifted with a soulful and melodious voice, Harshal's forte is the music of the golden era of Indian films — the 50's, 60's and 70's. His unique ability to establish an intimate connection with his audience through a combination of speech and song sets him apart from other singers in this genre.
A computer engineer from Mumbai University, Harshal has travelled extensively as a software consultant with reputed multinational firms for 11 years; however, he soon realized that music was his true calling and he quit a very promising career in IT in 2009 to pursue music full-time. He was the lead vocalist of the band 'Bhakti', which toured India in 2010-2011 performing popular songs from films.
He also specializes in devotional music, primarily Sanskrit chants, and has been associated with the Art of Living Foundation as a volunteer for the past 15 years. He has conducted hundreds of music programs not only across India but also in Europe, the USA and the Middle East. Apart from conducting concerts, he also teaches music and conducts workshops of appreciation of Indian Classical Music.