Anandís interest and experience in classical music comes from his parents both of whom were trained classical musicians. He learned a lot of the basics about Indian classical music from them. He is currently a student of tabla, with Shri Debasish Chaudhury. His specific interest in Rupak stems from his interest in the vision of the organization. Anand has helped out at Rupak events by helping artists with their needs; assisting with the stage set-up and also helping camera-man (Danny Kim) with recording live audio during an event; and with transport of equipment/supplies. He is an audio engineer by profession.