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

Entertainment  /  Published 09.11.18

White Album not beginning of the end for Beatles

It took a remarkable effort to sound so casual. That’s one lesson of the hugely expanded 50th anniversary reissue of The Beatles, the double album that has been known as the White Album since its re...
By Jon Pareles/The New York Times News Service in

North East  /  Published 16.05.20

Northeast artistes to entertain over Instagram today

As India gears up to enter lockdown 4.0, artistes continue to find new ways to engage with and entertain people. Musicians from the Northeast are also set to present a unique virtual music festival, L...
By Abdul Gani in Guwahati

India  /  Published 28.09.19

Learning from Gandhi's life can stand us in good stead: Nirupama Rao

The image that floats into my WhatsApp window one afternoon is an intimation of a concert in Bangalore. (I am in Calcutta, mind you.) All I see on my phone screen is immersive black, a revered face sm...
By Upala Sen in

Entertainment  /  Published 23.09.19

SInging a dream

Playback singer Palak Muchhal is at present on a “Dream run.” Her latest Ik Mulaqaat from Dream Girl is breaking the Internet with over 30 million views on YouTube.Known for her hits in Ek Tha Tig...
By Jaybrota Das in


Entertainment  /  Published 04.11.18

Art or music transcends politics: Streisand

Barbra Streisand has a new album, one that is the musical embodiment of her singular dislike of President Trump, and the rare instance of her political views entering her music. One track already rele...
By Maggie Haberman/The New York Times News Service in

Culture  /  Published 27.10.18

The Gully Boys of Khiderpore rise

Huzaifa has an air of confidence and a quiet pride. He has released 10 raps in 17 months. The issues are pedestrian but ones that every person in the neighbourhood can connect with — waterlogging an...
By Manasi Shah in

Entertainment  /  Published 27.10.18

Soul sounds of Meghalaya

By Tipriti Kharbangar in

Arts  /  Published 13.12.18

Sunita Rao on stage but not for Paree hoon main

Suneeta Rao — the pop diva of the ’90s who gave us an evergreen hit in Paree hoon main — is in Calcutta with her play Ga Re Maa. We caught up with her on acting, singing and music then and now....
By Priyanka Roy in

West Bengal  /  Published 02.12.18

Livelihood lost, yet in tune with dream

A job lost gave him the determination to fulfil his musical dream. Six years and much struggle later, a song written, composed and sung by Arnab Dutta has already got 128K hits on YouTube and thousan...
By Ayan Paul in Konnagar


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