Chandrika had been a great fan of public radio since 1985, when she began cohosting a show on healthcare on KXCI in Tucson Arizona. In addition to Journey to the East she also cohosts a morning news show on the Zine, called "Pandora's Box ", a show about the environment and health. Having been a longtime student of yoga and meditation, she became interested in chanting as a yogic practice in order to maintain her sanity while going through naturopathic medical school.

So, having experienced kirtan as a yoga practice and having a great interest in the healing aspects of music and sound, she was more than willing to collaborate with DJ Theo on a world music show that featured the spiritual music of the Middle East, India, and Asia.