Culture  /  Published 22.09.21

Meet Psynonima, the queen of hitech from Spain

You’ve been to India before. Do you notice any difference in the music scene? Actually not so much because now people really want to party and after the lockdown people want to enjoy. The crowd...
By Urvashi Bhattacharya

World  /  Published 12.09.21

Taliban effect: Musicians flee Kabul

As the Taliban tighten its grip on power in Afghanistan, patrons of the popular Afghan music in Pakistan are shutting their offices with artistes in Kabul being forced to flee into hiding, resulting i...
By Our Bureau, PTI in Peshawar

Music  /  Published 02.09.21

All about Troye Sivan’s Angel Baby

Tim Minchin’s album Apart Together is lyrically deep ...
By Mathures Paul

Culture  /  Published 26.08.21

Narrative quality of Ed Sheeran’s music remains steadfast

Ten years ago, a mangy redhead burst on to the music scene with an acoustic guitar and the occasional loop pedal. He didn’t dance. He didn’t have stage antics. But he attracted the constan...
By Mathures Paul

Culture  /  Published 03.08.21

Prateek Kuhad on Shehron Ke Raaz

So you would say that you have pushed your musical boundaries with this EP? Yeah, a little bit. Honestly, every musician — I feel — is always pushing their musical boundaries because it j...
By Urvashi Bhattacharya


Culture  /  Published 03.08.21

Prince’s album speaks to 2021

  Hand in hand with the political undertone of the album is an imagining of a better future. On 1000 Light Years from Here he sings Good life, liberty/ Innovation/ Every child/ No matter what co...
By Mathures Paul

Music  /  Published 31.07.21

When it’s cloudy, these nine music videos manage to steal the thunder

How can we not include a tap-dancing Gene Kelly in one of the most joyous performance on screen? Each time Kelly jumps on those puddles, our miseries seem to disappear. Water level: 10/10 ...
By Mathures Paul in Calcutta

Music  /  Published 29.07.21

Calcutta artistes remember Bob Dylan

Cinematographer Ranjan Palit strummed and sang tunes of Bob Dylan,  including The Times They Are a-Changin’. “The lyrical depth of this man (Dylan) is stupendous,” he said. Pic...
By Urvashi Bhattacharya

Music  /  Published 22.05.21

Healing touch with online performances

Going live: I did a fundraiser recently on Facebook and Insta Live and it was for Quarantined Student-Youth Network. They started work last year and the response has been amazing. They are setting up ...
By Priyanka Roy (intern) in Calcutta

Entertainment  /  Published 19.05.21

Covid-19: Musicians extend their support

Rishabh Dhar: Other than helping with education-related needs of 100 families and giving them a platform to perform on, Rishabh Dhar and his NGO Pradiksha Hope took the initiative to help those in dis...
By Urvashi Bhattacharya in Calcutta


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