Arts  /  Published 30.01.19

Rahman and I read each other’s mind: Mohini Dey

Over the past 12 years, how has your relationship with the bass guitar changed?It was always my toy. It’s still my toy. Nothing has changed. The amount of interest has definitely grown. I have evolv...
By Anand Holla in

West Bengal  /  Published 22.10.19

Exploration of ethical and quest for equal music in Kolkata

Introducing raga Bhairavi, the formidable classical Carnatic singer T.M. Krishna tries to explain the idea of singing a raga. It is a search. As he sings the notes, he seems to implore the spirit of t...
By Chandrima S. Bhattacharya in Calcutta

Entertainment  /  Published 03.05.20

I for India- The concert of our times

In the best and worst of times, art has united the world. This time, Facebook has mustered the global best of the entertainment industry for a home-to-home mega concert exclusively on its platform, in...
By Our Bureau and Agencies in

Opinion  /  Published 30.10.18

When the architecture is part of the music

The Konzerthaus in Berlin, the Symphony Hall in Boston, the Concertgebouw in Amsterdam and the Goldener Saal (Golden Hall) of the Musikverein in Vienna have something in common — they are considered...
By Nayantara Mazumder in

Arts  /  Published 17.11.18

We need a countrywide chorus for T.M. Krishna

No TakeoffYou don’t have to know even half a tillana or a taal to be outraged about what happened with the T.M. Krishna concert that the Airports Authority of India (AAI) pulled the plug on last wee...
By Upala Sen in

Entertainment  /  Published 17.12.19

‘One love’ cried fans as U2 wowed thousands

Namaste Mumbai and thank you for your patience — it took us only four decades to get here!” were U2 frontman Bono’s opening words to a packed DY Patil Sports Stadium on Sunday night. And indeed ...
By Anannya Sarkar in

Culture  /  Published 08.12.18

Art dictated by caste and religion: T M Krishna

An elderly Tamil woman sitting next to me at the recent concert by T.M. Krishna in Delhi asks her husband why the Carnatic vocalist has begun the recital with a Marathi devotional verse instead of the...
By V. Kumara Swamy in

Arts  /  Published 09.11.18

An enthralling opera version of Shakuntala

A vibrant legend of love, separation, longing and catastrophe that resolves itself in the end; the tale of Shakuntala from the Mahabharata fascinated the Austrian composer, Franz Schubert. Perhaps rea...
By Kathakali Jana in

Opinion  /  Published 27.11.18

Delhi's winter of simmering discontent

Flying into some cities you are afraid of the taxi-sharks that await you at the airport, in other cities it’s the cut-throats who will steal your luggage or rob you at gunpoint on the highway into t...
By Ruchir Joshi in

West Bengal  /  Published 18.08.19

Musician to bring a sense of Carnatic

Carnatic classical musician, writer and social activist T.M. Krishna will be in the city from August 23 to August 25 for a series of performances and lectures that will also touch upon dissent and its...
By Chandrima S. Bhattacharya in Calcutta


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