Putumayo World Music has come out with a project called India: A Cultural Journey, an innovative book that represents Putumayo’s first foray into publishing. India combines photography, travelogue and cultural exploration. This book presents a whole new way of traveling the globe, Putumayo style. it is published in conjunction with a "CD collection showcasing India’s rich musical variety, from traditional and acoustic music to Bollywood and electronica. India’s emergence as a global economic power has brought increased awareness of this extraordinarily diverse country’s multicultural offerings, its music foremost among them."
The following is taken from their website
India’s thriving popular music scene—an adjunct to the country’s immense Bollywood film industry—is highlighted on this collection. The love ballad “Tere Bina,” from last year’s blockbuster Guru, was written by acclaimed film composer A. R. Rahman and features Chinmayee, the award-winning female playback singer (an artist who records the songs that actors lip-synch).
Feels nice to see my name in this list :)