West Bengal  /  Published 16.01.21

Musician who beat blindness dies

Paras Gazmer lost his eyesight and his face was distorted at the age of one-and-a-half-years after a bout of measles but it did not stop him from belting out super hit songs like Sajha ko Gham Dhubi S...
By Vivek Chhetri in Darjeeling

India  /  Published 19.10.20

'Don't let us beg, save artist, save art'

A musician out of work due to the coronavirus-induced restrictions has appealed to the Maharashtra government to allow artists to hold live concerts and shows to sustain their livelihood. Amar Wankhe...
By Our Bureau, Agencies in Aurangabad

Arts  /  Published 07.10.20

Piano prodigy on his film debut

From being a piano wizard to playing the lead role in his debut Hindi film, Lydian Nadhaswaram is making waves in the music and film industry... and how! The 14-year-old prodigy recently played the ro...
By Urvashi Bhattacharya in

Calcutta  /  Published 28.09.20

What the heart hears, the hand will tell

Women are still a rare sight in a few places. One such spot is the one behind the tabla. Women vocalists have earned their place on the classical music stage. But not so much as percussionists. Somet...
By Chandrima S. Bhattacharya in

Arts  /  Published 27.09.20

A collab on a jazz standard

Vocalist Rupsha Sen heard the classic Detour Ahead for the first time in April 2020. “I was transported to that special place where powerful art can take us sometimes,” she says. Soon Rups...
By Arindam Chatterjee in


Arts  /  Published 27.09.20

Musicians presenting their creative side

Hybrid Protokol: Sounds In Place II (album) Hybrid Protokol, aka Aneesh Basu and Soumajit Ghosh, are set to launch a continuation of Sounds In Place I (2018). The November release takes a different t...
By Urvashi Bhattacharya in

Entertainment  /  Published 25.09.20

Tribute to S.P. Balasubhrahmanyam

Roja A.R. Rahman’s debut as composer was in this 1992 Mani Ratnam classic, whose album — in Hindi and Tamil — sold millions of copies. The soulful strains of Roja jaaneman and the s...
By Priyanka Roy  in

Arts  /  Published 24.09.20

On John Petrucci’s album

John Petrucci — a name synonymous with guitar virtuosity — has dropped his second instrumental album, Terminal Velocity, 15 years since his last solo record. With the restrictions of the n...
By The Telegraph in

Culture  /  Published 20.09.20

Two musicians and their offbeat ventures

Calcutta-based singer Tanya Sen has turned her secret talent into a new venture. At the beginning of September, she launched her new project — NYNE by Tanya Sen, a one-stop solution for interior...
By Urvashi Bhattacharya in

Arts  /  Published 16.09.20

Rupankar to launch a Pujor Gaan

Pujor gaan or songs released during Durga Puja have always held a special charm in the hearts of Bengalis for decades though that cultural lineage and fondness has somehow faded over time. To rekindle...
By Aniruddha Biswas in


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