Music  /  Published 12.03.22

History retold through melody

A disappointingly sparse audience heard a wide collection of patriotic songs. It could be a daunting experience — if not for anything else, then for the sheer research that went into the Sh...
By Samarjit Guha

Culture  /  Published 03.03.22

Russian artists speak against war

Artists and cultural workers across Russia also signed an open anti-war letter denouncing the war on Ukraine and the false pretext under which it was carried out. In the letter, th...
By Deutsche Welle

Music  /  Published 03.03.22

Check out these 5 new musical offerings

Letter to Ur Ex by Mahalia Leicester singer-songwriter Mahalia touches on heartbreak and moving on. The lyrics are restrained as well as potent: You can’t do that anymore and Yeah, I get it/Tha...
By Mathures Paul

People  /  Published 17.02.22

Looking back at Bappi Lahiri's international achievements

In Hollywood, famous singer Elvis Presley used to wear gold chains. I was a huge follower of Presley. I used to think, if I become successful someday, then I will build a different image of mine. By t...
By The Telegraph

Lifestyle  /  Published 03.02.22

Sing your heart out with starManch Karaoke

•Log in with your details •Select your language •Select your choice of artistes •The home page will open up and display various playlists to choose from •On selecting a song, ...
By Urvashi Bhattacharya


Music  /  Published 29.01.22

Festive atmosphere

After an inaugural session in Amritsar, the second instalment of NADD Foundation’s multi-city, classical music fest, Music for Harmony 2021-22, was held in collaboration with the National F...
By Payel Sengupta

India  /  Published 28.01.22

Citizens’ voice for Abide With Me

Farooqui, drafted in by Aiyar, told this newspaper that a cultural resonance with the hymn had made it easier to adapt. “After all, it is a call to God to be nurturing, (to be) a friend. This i...
By Pheroze L. Vincent in New Delhi

Culture  /  Published 27.01.22

Janis Ian lets her music speak her mind one last time

‘It is too easy to fall down that rabbit hole’ Ian was reared to raise such questions. Her father, a music teacher, and her mother, a secretary at a college, ran a progressive summer camp...
By Jim Farber

Lifestyle  /  Published 27.01.22

Legendary musicians of all time

Once upon a time: Member of Pulp Now: Antiques dealer The Sheffield-born guitarist and violinist left Pulp at the height of their success in 1997 (later, joined back briefly). According to the BBC, ...
By Mathures Paul

People  /  Published 01.12.21

Crest: The Kolkata band that transcends time and genres

My Kolkata unearthed a few fun facts about Crest:  Who’s the best dancer? Steven doesn’t only rock out on the guitar, he’s a mean dancer. And his favourite step is Tollywood&rs...
By Lygeia Gomes


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