Mahesh Raghunandan brings Folk, Soul and a Hint of Blues

Mahesh Raghunandan will be gracing our terrace this week at 8 pm on Saturday evening. Mahesh is a singer-songwriter and musician from Bangalore whose music combines indie folk, folk rock, pop rock and soul along with a hint of blues. Influenced by artists ranging from Ray Charles, Stevie Wonder, Frank Sinatra all the way to John Mayer, Damien Rice, Mahesh has opened for artists such as The Raghu Dixit Project, Bruce Lee Mani (Thermal and a Quarter), Parvaaz, The Kutle Khan Project, Sanjeev Thomas & Baiju Dharmajan and international artists such as Lucy Rose, Luke Sital-Singh from the U.K and Ty Penshorn from Australia.

Mahesh also performed a singer-songwriter set at The Bacardi NH7 Weekender Bengaluru Edition in December 2015 and the Stage42 Festival that featured renowned international and national artists such as Mark Ronson, Boyce Avenue, Noori, AR Rahman and more. He has performed with Christian Galvez, one of the best Jazz musicians in the world.

Besides the solo career, Mahesh is involved in multiple collaborative projects. He was also the front man the Indie-Rock band “Mahesh and the Mix” which is now defunct.

So see you Saturday evening at 8 pm for another Purely Pondicherry Performance!  First come, first serve!

Next On The STRING

Kasha Ki Aasha’s  live jazz performances continue this weekend with Sankarshan Kini on vocals and guitar and Holger Jetter on violin and string bass.  Come put your feet up and enjoy the best night of the week in Pondicherry!  Great music, great people and great food, what else could you ask for this weekend??

Music starts at 8 pm.  We take reservations before 8:30 only at 413 2222963.  We are easy to find at 23 rue Surcouf, Pondy 01.  You will be very happy you did!

Jazzing up Pondy with Live Music at Kasha Ki Aasha

The Purely Pondicherry Performance Series continues this Saturday with Holger Jetter on strings and Matt Littlewood on keyboard on Kasha Ki Aasha’s garden terrace.  Classic tunes and contemporary compositions by these two international musicians based in Auroville are a treat for jazz lovers.  Come enjoy.

Dinner and Beverages are always available on jazz nights including our special pizzas and South Indian home style dishes!  Reservations are available until 8:30 at 413 222 2963.

Kasha Ki Aasha is just around the corner at 23 rue Surcouf in Pondy.


Bangalore’s DJANGO TWINS on stage this Saturday!

World renowned Gypsy Jazz guitarist, Robin Nolan calls the DJANGO TWINS “awesome”  saying that India is lucky to have Siddarth Gautam and Joey Sharma representing the new Indian gypsy jazz music scene bringing Django’s music to new and wonderful places.   Kasha Ki Aasha is proud to host this amazing duo this Saturday evening at 8 pm on our terrace.

So don’t let the weather stop you, come by Kasha Ki Aasha for some incredible music, great food and wonderful people.  We do take reservations at 413 222 2963 but only til 8!  Can’t wait to see you!

Kasha Ki Aasha is at 23 rue Surcouf in Pondicherry and is the only venue running great live music performances every Saturday since 2015!

Jazz Classics This Saturday at Kasha Ki Aasha

Looking forward to an evening of all your favorite jazz classics this Saturday at 8 with Vera and Shakti on vocals and keyboard.  Come relax and enjoy with us on our covered terrace or sit out under the stars!  Pondicherry doesn’t get any better than that!

Kasha Ki Aasha is at 23 rue Surcouf, Pondy 01.  Call for reservations before 8 pm at 413 222 2963!  The second set starts around 9 pm.

Dinner Specials and Beverages are available!


Love when Matt and Shanks get together and make their incredible music on our breezy terrace!  Come join us this Saturday evening at 8 pm for great jazz, great food and lots of great people.

Kasha Ki Aasha is at 23 rue Surcouf in Pondicherry.  We take reservations BEFORE 7:45 only at 413 222 2963.  Can’t wait to see you!

Big Sound for a Big Saturday – Krishna McKenzie at Kasha Ki Aasha

This is a big weekend in Pondicherry and we are bringing in someone special to celebrate it!  Krishna McKenzie, lead musician of the internationally touring band EMERGENCE will be on stage at Kasha Ki Aasha backed by the well known keyboardist, Matt Littlewood.  Come enjoy Krishna’s Indie Pop style original compositions in just one more edition of the Purely Pondicherry Performance Series on Kasha Ki Aasha’s breezy terrace!

It’s going to be another great evening full of great music, great food and great people!  Music starts at 8 pm!

Kasha Ki Aasha is at 23 rue Surcouf in Pondicherry – on the edge of the French Quarter.  We take reservations, but only before 8 pm!  Call us at 413 222 2963!

See you there!

Welcoming TAKE 5 to Kasha Ki Aasha this Saturday

One of the most fun things about our jazz evenings at Kasha Ki Aasha is that the performers are always changing!  This Saturday we are welcoming a new 5 piece band, TAKE 5 for two sets of great jazz classics.  Emerging musicians love our welcoming audience and the ambiance always goes up a notch because of the incredible energy they bring to their performances.  Come join us for what is sure to be an incredible evening!

Kasha Ki Aasha’s music performances start at 8 pm.  You can reserve a table before 7:45 by calling us at 413 222 2963 or just show up at 23 rue Surcouf, Pondy 01 when you are ready!

See you Saturday!

Jazz Classics this Saturday at Kasha Ki Aasha

Sankarshan Kini and Holger Jetter keep it cool with classics this weekend on the Terrace at Kasha Ki Aasha.  Their unique sound mixing Shanks’ vocals and guitar, and Holger’s violin and and string bass takes us from the jazz clubs of NY down to New Orlean’s Bourbon Street and sometimes further south for the best Latin tunes.

Come join us at 8 pm on our expanded terrace for some great music, lots of new dinner specials and something cool on the side.  We are waiting to welcome you!

Kasha Ki Aasha, 23 rue Surcouf, Pondicherry 605001

Tel:  413 222 2963 – Reservations accepted before 730 ONLY!  Then it is first come first serve!

Jazz Saturdays at Kasha Ki Aasha

Kasha Ki Aasha welcomes back talented jazz musicians, Matt Littlewood and Holger Jetter this Saturday. Come join us on our renovated terrace for some great music, that unique Pondicherry ambiance and some great food!

Join us at 8 pm and be a part of another purely Pondicherry moment on our terrace.
Kasha Ki Aasha is at 23 rue Surcouf Street, Pondy 01. You don’t need reservations, we will always make room for another jazz lover!