The San Diego Union-Tribune
George Varga
April 14, 2019

Anoushka Shankar had an unusually sound reason for missing some school days during the fall semester of her 10th grade year in 1996 at San Dieguito Academy in Encinitas. She was on tour and making her Carnegie Hall concert debut with her father, iconic Indian composer and sitar master Ravi Shankar.

Her audacious, self-titled debut album came out in 1998, when she was just 17. Her late father wrote all the music for the album and produced it. That same year found Anoushka — a high school honors student who was already fluent in four languages — applying to some of the top universities in the United States. Today, 21 years later, she has yet to enroll in any of them.