My dad pushed hard for me to be named after his father, Bhagat, but my mom insisted I be called "Scruggs." Dad was from Mumbai, but Mom grew up in Harper's Ferry and was a big fan of the bluegrass giant Earl Scruggs. I don't like the name all that much. It'd be okay with a different last name, but it looks strange next to Maharashtra. I did inherit my mother's love of bluegrass, however, and I've played it all my life. I'm the only working Minneapolis banjo player carrying an eastern Indian surname. It's... More >>>