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Shruti and YMCA present Diwali Dhamaka 2016!

posted Oct 5, 2016, 1:13 AM by Sriram Rajagopalan

Shruti, in partnership, with YMCA brings you a special, musical evening on October 15th, 5-8pm at Kirkland Performance Center. 

Purchase tickets now, $18-$23, to get the best seats and tell us you're going on our FB event site

For over 20 years, our band, Shruti has been mesmerizing local audiences with their rendition of Bollywood songs. This time, we have something new - we will be playing a musical mix of Bollywood songs melded with Western pop and rock songs. Support a good cause, enjoy the music, dance a little, mingle with friends, and have a good ol' time!

Shruti and CRY Announce InaMinaDika 2016

posted May 1, 2016, 11:04 PM by Shikha Jain   [ updated May 15, 2016, 12:33 AM by Sriram Rajagopalan ]

Yes Bollywood 'N Western grooves ! IMD is back for 2016 on  May 21 at 5:30 PM - 9 PM Eastlake High School, Sammamish

Come with friends and family to enjoy a fun, musical evening!
Tickets $15-20, discounts on groups available. Book NOW to get best seats in the house ! 

For over 20 years, our band, Shruti has been mesmerizing you with rendition of Bollywood songs. This time, we have something new - an amalgamation of favorite tunes from the West with classic and new Bollywood tunes. #MusicalMilan #DoNotMissIt
IMD 2016 Facebook event

InaMinaDika 2015 is a Wrap!

posted May 12, 2015, 11:07 PM by Sriram Rajagopalan

Another year a
nd another show performed to a full house! Shruti would like to thank th
e CRY volunteers for all their hard work. And to our audience – without you there is no band! Thank you for coming to our show and supporting the band a
nd CRY. More pictures, recordings, testimonials, and stories to follow…. 

Shruti and CRY Announce InaMinaDika 2015

posted Apr 9, 2015, 12:09 AM by Neelesh Kamkolkar   [ updated Apr 9, 2015, 12:10 AM ]

April 7th, 2015
We are excited to announce that Shruti will be performing at Kirkland Performance Center on May 9th, 2015 at 5:30 PM. 

Please find details at the Facebook event page at: 

Ina Mina Dika by Shruti Seattle

Shruti & CRY announce Ina Mina Dika 2014!

posted Apr 10, 2014, 9:06 PM by Sriram Rajagopalan   [ updated Apr 11, 2014, 12:19 AM ]

Shruti and CRY are back with Ina Mina Dika 2014! For over 20 years, Shruti has been entertaining the local Desi population with their rendering of top Bollywood songs, while also raising funds to support charitable causes. The band will be performing a lilting mix of classic and new Bollywood tunes. Mark your calendars for May 3rd at 6.30p. Come with friends and family to enjoy a fun, musical evening! 

Tickets are available from Seat selection is available for both categories of seats. Please reach out to is you have any questions.

Visit the Shruti Facebook page for sneak peeks and updates on the show. Please also visit our Facebook event page and let us know that you are coming for the show!

Win by being the 100th ticket buyer

posted May 4, 2012, 11:10 PM by Neelesh Kamkolkar

You are so close, you could be the winner for a $20 starbucks card being sponsored by Neelesh. He is giving this away for the 100th ticket buyer to the IMD concert. The 100th buyer will be decided based on the ticketing system.

Buy tickets at:


posted Mar 28, 2012, 11:17 PM by Neelesh Kamkolkar   [ updated May 10, 2012, 7:44 PM ]

The Summer of ’92 may not roll off your tongue as poetically as The Summer of ’69, but to Shruti, it is one significant summer. In fact, four of our members could swear those were the best days of their life!

Fresh off the boat, three men and a girl met in Seattle with more things in common than their Indian roots – they had talent in their blood, music in their hearts, and some time on their hands. Shankar brought his guitar, I. Ashok his keyboard, and Bash and Bipasha their magical voices. The intent was simple - just hang out and jam for the love of music. Old favorites from Hare Rama Hare Krishna and Chori Chori.  And from Bees Saal Baad, completely innocent of the subtle prophecy that this “jamming” would still be going strong even after twenty years.

After a few weekends of jamming, the foursome felt they were ready to share their music with the world. Well, at least with a miniscule part of it to begin with. They approached the Music and Cultural Society of India (MCSI) for a small performance, and managed to get a slot in their Diwali celebration. They were official!

And so a band was born. A band that had to have a name; a band that would appropriately be called SHRUTI – the practice of passing ancient wisdom across generations by word of mouth, through verses set to music. Shruti also means pitch, which, musician across all cultures will agree, is one of the central tenets of music.

The rest is history, or depending on your perspective, the future of Shruti. In the sequent years, Shruti has grown significantly in terms of size, performance, reach and most importantly, loyal support. For that, you have our heartfelt gratitude!

Shruti, early beginnings
In this picture (L-R): Sriram Rajagopalan, Bipasha Mukherjee, Bash, Ashutosh Tiwary, Shanker, I.Ashok

Through the years, Shruti has created some beautiful memories on and off stage, showcased some very talented musicians and has had the pleasure to play to a wonderfully receptive audience. We have fostered great relationships with several organizations, the most lasting being our partnership with CRY, Seattle (since 1999) and AID, Portland (since 2003), the key sponsors of our signature show Ina Mina Dika.

In 2012, we are excited to have Chaya-API co-sponsor IMD along with our long standing partner CRY.

By Gauri Shringarpure, member of Shruti

Auditions 2012

posted Jan 15, 2012, 12:36 PM by Neelesh Kamkolkar

Shruti is always looking for, and encouraging local musical and performance arts talents. If you are interested in being part of building pioneering experiences for the audiences, please email and tell us how you can contribute and team up.

The 2012 Auditions will be held on Saturday January 21st, 2012 from 11AM to 4PM.

Auditions will focus on show casing musical talent (instrumentation or vocal - male/female) & performing arts. More information on location forthcoming.

Shruti Announced - The Virtual Living Room

posted Jan 15, 2012, 12:32 PM by Neelesh Kamkolkar

Shruti announced it's web presence extension by inviting you into it's Virtual Living Room at

Please visit us and follow up on facebook to get latest updates about auditions, event details and more.

Shruti Announces Brand New Web Presence

posted Jan 8, 2012, 10:26 PM by Neelesh Kamkolkar

As part of a broad outreach effort with the audiences, Shruti has revised its web presence and announced the launch of it's brand new web presence in 2012 with the release of this website.

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