Ronit Sarkar has worn several hats; photographer, filmmaker and more commonly known as ‘Awkward Bong’, the shy but soulful songwriter from Bombay, who released his album ‘In The Brightest Corners’ back in 2015. But after putting a few miles on his soul, he returns with his newfound moniker ‘Rono’ with two brand new Hindi singles that release in August through September. Rono takes the aid of writer Gulposh to create two separate journeys. In ‘Yaadon ka Bundergah’ they pen a quiet but powerful song about the spaces between secrets and memories, and the places that keep them. In ‘Main Aur Tum’ Rono crafts a melody about two people who are incomplete without each other. With these two songs Rono finally embraces a maturity he has been searching for and takes his first steps into being the artist he has always wanted to be; quiet, moving and unassuming.
Formerly known as Awkward Bong, Ronit Sarkar is a Mumbai-Based singer-songwriter, who performs under the stage name of Rono.
With an independently produced album, 'In The Brightest Corners', released in June 2015, Awkward Bong has played several stages and festivals around the country, including the Bacardi NH7 Weekender (Pune 2015) and the Vans New Wave Festival (Bangalore 2015, Delhi 2016) as well as the RTX Project Artist Residency in Sri Lanka in 2016 and the International Writers Camp 2017 in The Netherlands, and has been featured on several programs and online publications like Vh1 India's Music Diaries, Rolling Stone India, IndiEarth and Ennui.Bomb's annual "Stupiditties" indie compilations.
He is currently writing new music and, inch by inch, playing his way around India's independent music circuit.