Author: Chinni

Journey to the East 1972-84

  How did it all begin, this abiding connection of mine with India that by now has lasted for almost half a century? My earliest hint of it was an old yellow hardcover book ‘A Guide to Fourteen Asiatic Languages’ inexplicably discovered on my parents...

A Farmyard Childhood in Kent 1961-72

“Long easy minutes, surrounded by my creatures Nestled in the warm oak Surrounded by the night air Endless air, fresh lying on endless fields Nature’s excess, bounded by man’s needs Ancient pattern of stone on soil Stream on slope, damp on leaf Set the scene...

How To Become a Hippy 1970-78

In the autumn of 1970, at the age of fifteen I wrote this: “Stephen Dunster, being of sound mind, doth hereby his future life, whatever it be worth, to the furthering of beauty, peace and love unto the far corners of the Earth.” How did...

GUS THE BUS Nov 2017- Jan 2018

2017 Nov 21st After a cursory inspection with Naveena and Koyal, I bought a 1968 Bedford Bus (NZ$23,000) fully converted to self contained home (kitchen with gas cooker, shower/toilet, woodburning stove, 12v fridge etc) which will just need hooking up to electrics and access to...

YOGA ON SACRED GROUND re-release 2018

Yoga On Sacred Ground is a cornucopia of stories, both musical and human. First released in 2001 on New Earth Records, it was a pioneer of what has today become the well-populated genre of music for yoga. I made this CD during 1999-2000, while living...

Recording the CD ‘Natures Way’ 1995 Hamburg.

The first four months of the year spent in Pune has seen more than half a dozen songs suddenly pop out of me as if from nowhere. My girlfriend, Sadhu, who has written the lyrics for three of them, untrained as she is, wants to...

CONCERT FOR INDIA’S ENVIRONMENT, Pune, India, Jan 2004

Creating the “Concert for India’s Environment”, Pune, India. 3rd Jan 2004 Two Key Meetings The concert was the result of two extraordinary meetings. The first, early in 2001, was with Dr Erach Bharucha, surgeon, photographer, author, environmentalist and Director of the Bhartiya Vidyapeeth Institute of...