'Dear London (as I watch this city burn)
Aug 11, 2011

Dear London
I have realized that ‘civilized’ is a place just idealized
As Somalis starve and Libyans die
I watch this city burn from the London Eye

Is it apathy, or hate, frustration or fate?
That gives way to such acts of cowardice – Is it innate?
That once in a generation, a Few will forget
What it means to be Human – Will some ever learn?
Or must I accept at this difficult turn,
That some men just like to watch the world burn

Written by: Anuj Rastogi
Anuj Rastogi: spoken word, programming, keys, arrangement, engineering/mix, video edit

Darth Veda - Live
Jan 5, 2011
Written, Produced & Arranged by: Anuj Rastogi
Featured on: "Dark Matter" (EP) 2009
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Omnesia Live Set - Part 2 - Sapno Se Bhare Naina (Cover)
Jan 5, 2011
Omnesia Live Set - "Sapno Se Bhare Naina" (Part 2 of 8)

Featuring: Anuj Rastogi (keys, synth bass, electronica) Hasheel Lodhia (bansuri) Kiran Morarji (tabla)

Omnesia live set - reinterpretation of "Sapno Se Bhare Naina" (Luck by Chance, 2009). Raag Bharavi. Produced & Arranged by Anuj Rastogi. Classical improvisations by Hasheel Lodhia and Kiran Morarji.

Original Song by: Shankar Ehsaan Loy
Film: Luck by Chance (2009)
Directed by: Farhan Akhtar

Talvin Singh + Omnesia + DJ Double AA
The Great Hall (Toronto, Canada)
September 30, 2010
187 Candles - A Tribute to Mumbai 26/11
Nov 26, 2009
In 2008, I wrote this piece as a tribute to the city of Mumbai, and all the people who lost their lives and loved ones. Over 180 people were killed, over 350 injured, and these attacks rendered the city helpless for over 3 days.

This piece came to me as I heard the names of each victim recited by individuals here in Toronto at a candle light vigil on December 7/08. We always think about the numbers, but each one of the people had a story, had dreams, and wishes like you and me.

Music Composed & Arranged by: Anuj Rastogi

Anuj Rastogi - Piano, Synths, Programming
Falitaa Chhabra - Vocals
Cassius Khan - Vocals
Hasheel Lodhia - Bansuri
Omnesia Jam Session - Classical/Soul Improv
Jun 29, 2009
Random jam session featuring Anuj Rastogi, Cassius Khan, Amika Kushwaha, Hasheel Lodia, Sandra Chibuluzo & Branko Boras. 2009 will see some old collaborations rekindled, and some new collaborations emerge.
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