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Staying on with the sound of music - Symphony Esplanade
As you enter Symphony, the landmark music store in Dharmatala, you are greeted in by a blast of Chand chhupa badal mein, the popular song from the 1999 film Hum Dil De Chuke Sanam. Somehow you wonder ...
By Chandrima S. Bhattacharya in Kolkata
Celebrate the spirit of patriotism with this Independence Day playlist
Dwijendralal Roy’s antipathy towards colonial rulers mingled with his uncommon musical talent led to the birth of many of his patriotic musical pieces. Banga Amar Janani Amar is a brilliant inst...
By Shayeree Ghosh, Vedant Karia
Tagore, Lalon Fakir, Atulprasad & more — eight Bengali books to read on World Music Day
These unputdownable tomes are a tribute to the legends of Bengali music and their creations...
By Pooja Mitra
Neighbours in my Mirrors
In March 2012, London-based British-Bengali band Khiyo released an audio version of Amar Sonar Bangla, the Bangladeshi national anthem. “One of the people to hear it was Shahriyar Rahman,”...
By Upala Sen
To say that May 25 or Jaistha 11 and August 29 or Bhadra 12 don’t ring a bell in these parts any more is no exaggeration. And yet they are the birth and death anniversaries of a genius poet, wri...
By Prasun Chaudhuri
Tribute to Nazrul by Nazrul
“We wanted to celebrate Nazruljayanti in May itself but the Covid situation was alarming then so we held it together with Environment Day later,” said president of the forum Lutful Alam, w...
By Bharati Kanjilal in Salt Lake
Bangladeshi singer Shusmita Anis teams up with Arnob
Anis is a well-known singer in her country and has many albums to her credit. “The fact that Nazrul is our national poet and his words have relevant depth and intensity for women is what added v...
By Samarjit Guha in Calcutta
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