A guitar in hand, busking around the streets of New York, Ankit Shrestha has risen in Nepali music as gradually as it was inevitable. The soulful mellow in the songs he puts out today have undergone a decade of transformation in genre and style; he was initially into classic/punk rock and metal, and was even a part of some metal bands before he left for the USA. The USA-based singer/songwriter left Nepal in pursuit of an education in music, whereby his solo journey commenced. From Ocean City, Maryland, to New York, Ankit Shrestha ventured independent music-making and is today one of the most genuine voices in the Nepali indie music scene. His 2013 release ‘The Underwater Song’ garnered him considerable appraisal and following, and he has since released two EPs, ‘Kathmandu Saharma’ and ‘Fingers and Fables’. His self-composed songs, some written in English and some in Nepali, usually present abstract stories of love and life inspired from personal experiences and ideas. ‘Yaadharu’, ‘Katha’, ‘Kaalo Pankha’, are some of his most listened-to songs today.