Collaborations are an extension of the age-old format of jugalbandi. Only with more musicians & ever evolving combinations. It's the thrill of the unexpected and not knowing what will transpire on stage or in the studio.

Ravi has performed alongside artistes with different musical styles globally.

Trilok Gurtu, the virtuoso percussionist introduced Ravi to the universe of world music. Ravi performed in his fusion and contemporary jazz albums like The Glimpse, African Fantasy, Beat of Love, Broken Rhythm, Moving Images where he also collaborated with greats like Salif Keita and Angelique Kidjo.

Ravi performed on a massive barge with the likes of Huun-Huur-Tu (Tuvan throat singers) and Kim Duk-Soo (Korean percussionist) as part of a project in a harbor in Denmark led by the inimitable Trilok Gurtu.

He followed this up with an event in Norway again with Trilok Gurtu and Norwegian musicians Annbjørg Lien (violin) and Bjorn Ole Rasch (keyboard)

The Grammy nominated album "Miles from India" paid tribute to the world renowned jazz legend Miles Davis. This project was an assimilation of his (Miles Davis) work retold by an ensemble of over thirty musicians. Ravi enjoyed the opportunity of being a part of the team that included gifted musicians like Louiz Banks, Wallace Roney, Jimmy Cobb, Chick Corea, John McLaughlin & many more.

Ravi grabbed the once in a lifetime offer to work with Ben Watkins (acclaimed music composer of The Matrix) as part of his musical act – Juno Reactor.

He featured on a number of songs produced by Leslie Lewis & Karsh Kale for MTV Coke Studio and also performed with the rock band Zero for the television series – The Dewarists.

His affinity for collaborating on jazz projects showed when Ravi recorded with the famed spanish jazz band - Jaume Vilaseca Quartet on their albums - Mumbai & Coming Home and toured with them across various festivals spanning 5 countries.