There have been a few compromises. Suphala - the name means fruitfulness in Sanskrit - dropped her last name, Patankar, for simplicity's sake. In the photographs accompanying her CD, "The Now," she's clad in Jean Paul Gauthier and Dolce & Gabbana and displays a J. Lo-style make-over.
As much as I like the pretty lady, I also dig that tabla sound. I might even consider buying the disc except:
One song, "The Lover," contains a mix of the voices of Antonio Banderas and Melanie Griffith reading a Deepak Chopra translation of a poem by Rabindranath Tagore.
Um. Ouch. Giant turn-off, thanks.