Composed and arranged by Swarathma
Produced by Amit Kilam and Swarathma
Lyrics: Hitesh Kewalya, Vasu Dixit
Guitars & Backing Vocals: Varun Murali
Drums: Montry Manuel
Bass & Backing Vocals: Jishnu Dasgupta
Vocals & Rhythm Guitar: Vasu Dixit
Violin: Sanjeev Nayak
Percussion & Backing Vocals: Pavan Kumar KJ
Sarangi: Suhail Yusuf Khan (Advaita)
A river's lament - written over the Cauvery river conflict. For hundreds of years, the states of Tamil Nadu and Karnataka have been fighting over who should get how much of the river's waters. In our foolishly human quest to own nature, have we stopped to wonder over what the river might feel?
Pyaasi hoon mein tumko pila ke
Thak gayi hoon
Modon pe ruk ke
Ashk toh behne do
Paani hoon paani rehne do
Kahan se aayee
Kahan hai jaana
Kiski boli bolna hai ab
Kisne hai yeh khel rachaya
Putla bana ke
Tumko nachaya hai re
Megha tu bhi laut ja re
Ghar samundaar bhool gayi hoon
Raakh ko kyun mujh mein bahaya
Toote kinaron pe kyun jhukaya sar
Swarathma: Album & Song Art-Work
Swarathma album and song art-work was created from photographs of graffiti that told stories from everyday life. In a longish blog, we tell the tales behind each.
Official music video feat. Shubha Mudgal: her sweeping voice makes the Cauvery river come alive as she navigates her journey between two sates that are at war over her waters.
Music-video was later created by Swarathma to highlight India's looming water crisis.
Concept & Design: Vasu Dixit
Photography: Pavan Kumar KJ
Art: Manjunath R
Technical Support: Montry Manuel
Content Supervision: Jishnu Dasgupta
Live Images: Chinmayi Arakali, Harris Becker, Skanda S., Darshan M. K., Madhuri H. A.