Arguably the most powerful voice in Indian Classical today, Ruchira wears the lone wolf badge of the Kotali Gharana of Indian Classical over a two-decade-long international career.
She's a purist, and to rehash an anachronism, an experimentalist as well. On one hand she composes and delivers pure Indian Classical khayals, thumris, taranas. As a crossover composer, she goes into strikingly original melodic improvisations within Indian Ragas, using her powerful vocals on a guitar/drums/EP base. She regularly tours in USA, UK, Central Asia and of course, her home, India. More up-to-date info at http://ruchirapanda.com.