August 19, 2018
With VIP Witness on Day 500, Mr. Yasser AlGargawi, Director of Cultural Events, Ministry of Culture and Knowledge Development, Government of Dubai, now in the Ministry of Tolerance. The song for the day "This Blessed Land" was written based on his theme suggestion.
Interview with Gold 101.3FM
July 18, 2018
Rijin was studying at SAE Chennai when we got acquainted at Kafeoke (he was keen on taking singing lessons). 11 years later he interviews me on the 1000 Songs in 1000 Days and A Children's Song a Day challenge as an RJ at Gold 101.3 FM with his beautiful colleague Meera. Loved sharing the story and the challenge in the challenge with these super talented professionals!
Asianet News Gulf
June 08, 2018
Indian expat’s 1,000 songs in 1,000 days record challenge begins
April 23, 2017
With RJ Mohit Dantre at Radio Mirchi on the 1000 Songs In 1000 Days Challenge
April 03, 2017
It was enjoyable making a song for Radio Mirchi live! And of course speaking about the challenge.
Dubai resident to attempt new world record by writing 1000 songs in 1000 days
The virgin press release on the challenge "1000 Songs In 1000 Days" by Omar Al-Harthi, Independent, UAE..
The Shutdown of Kafeoke
January 29, 2009
This haven on the beach on 1st Seaward Road in Thiruvanmiyur, Chennai, that was in the news for a year and a half for being a rendezvous where crooners got together, young and old came to learn to sing (better), write songs and make their own albums, where there was a Jam In The House every Saturday night - three bands performing in a combat of the bands, all this over coffee and short eats... memories that got washed into the ocean brimming in the background...
Mamma Mia! - The Musical
The musical that took Chennai, Hyderabad and Bangalore by surprise - drama, music and dance at its hilt, not to forget the heart warming songs of Abba, featuring Swapna in the lead as Donna will always be remembered as the winner that took it all.
8 April, 2017 till 2 January, 2020
1000 Songs In 1000 Days & A Children's Song A Day
(Location) Dubai and where ever life would take me but pegged everyday to Dubai time (Gulf Standard Time)
A song that I was privileged to compose (in English, and that was translated in culmination of the precious initiative) for the UAE Ministry of Tolerance and Coexistence. It was an absolute delight working with these enthusiastic children studying in schools in the UAE. Many thanks to my dear friend Yasser AlGargawi who trusted me with this esteemed project. In all sincerity it took me just a few minutes to compose the song.
SELF DISCOVERY MEDIA
31 August, 2021
On 'My Why' with Sara Troy
14 June, 2021
With Priya Jethani
THE THREE LESSONS
26 May, 2021
With Rohit Jayakaran
NEW INDIAN EXPRESS
13 March, 2021
Likhitha P. Nair writes