My Rock of Love: The Women Behind Your Favourite Artists – Score Short Reads
Who is their Rock of Love?
Lakshya Bhatnagar doesn’t have one but three rock(s) of love. His daughter Rooyi, wife Shalini and grandmother Sushila Bhatnagar.
For Raghav Meattle, it’s his mother Vasanthi Meattle.
Sadasivan KM Nambisan considers his wife Sunitha as his rock of love.
Anil Srinivasan considers his wife Archana to be the luckiest thing that has ever happened to him.
Varun Rajput and Hitesh Rikki Madan consider their mothers and wives to be their rock(s) of love while for Rohan Solomon, it’s his mother.
What does their support mean?
For Lakshya Bhatnagar, his grandmother’s forward thinking mindset helped fuel the rebel inside him. His wife encouraged him to pursue a full time career in music and the arrival of his daughter, Rooyi, poured in a fountain of love in his life.
Raghav Meattle’s mother helped him cope with the music industry. She helped him develop a great work ethic, professionalism and a desire to give his best towards everything.
Anil Srinivasan’s wife Archana manages his perceptions and dealings with people in the field and brings a very level-headed perspective to most things.
Rohan Solomon’s mother is a classical vocalist and he started his initial vocal training with her. She would sing and teach all the elements of her ‘riyaz’ to him. He also received his mother’s complete support when he chose to leave for New York and study music production and audio engineering. That decision happened to be a turning point in his life.
Sadasivan KM Nambisan’s wife helped him take care of his family and children while he pursued a roller coaster career in music. Such a career path requires constant support to keep the passion and musical instinct alive. There are times when his wife Sunitha prevented him from giving up on his passion.
Ever since Varun Rajput developed an interest in learning and playing music, and wanted to buy a new instrument or a musical gadget, his mother would always go out of her way to buy it. His wife, Ishita has stood by him through all the ups and downs and pushed him to be his best version.
Hitesh Rikki Madan’s wife has always been understanding of his unconventional life and been an honest critic of his work. She has pushed him to raise the bar and motivate him to believe in himself and take necessary risks.
How do they make them better at music?
Lakshya Bhatnagar believes that in order to be a better artist in life, one needs people who accept you the way you are and let you be the best you can. His rock(s) of love make him feel that way on a regular basis.
Raghav Meattle’s mother helped him become very consistent with everything, music classes, practice sessions etc. She also taught him the value of thinking for the long term.
Even though Rohan Solomon’s mother doesn’t really listen to the kind of music he plays, the initial support that she gave and continues to give, instilled him with a lot of confidence to do the kind of music that he likes.
Sadasivan KM Nambisan’s wife happens to be his biggest critic and helps him become a better artist and a human being in the process.
Anil Srinivasan’s wife gives him faith in his craft and affirms his sense of purpose.
Varun Rajput’s wife Ishita is one of his biggest critics. Her feedback gives him a lot of perspective and pushes him to up his game and become a better musician.
Hitesh Rikki Madan’s wife gives him enough space to pursue his career as a musician while also giving honest feedback for all of his work.