I hope Indian music remains distinct: Hariprasad Chaurasia

By Radhika Bhirani

New Delhi, Feb 7(IANS) Internationally renowned flautist Pandit Hariprasad Chaurasia feels that in the midst of the IT savvy Indian youth, overtly charmed with western culture, Indian classical music is losing its sheen and so is our tradition.

"Our culture and tradition is so rich that people from the West are deeply inspired. But sadly, our own students and citizens, instead of being proud of this richness want to be influenced by western culture. I wish more people start thinking of preserving our tradition," he told IANS.

When asked about his vision for music in India, Chaurasia said: "I hope music in India r