People  /  Published 22.11.21

‘The charm of Bangla poetry is back with Bangla rap’: Cizzy

How do you think Gully Boy changed the rap scene in India, if at all? Do you think it made it too commercial for its own good? Gully Boy was a huge step for the rap scene in India...
By Ananya Ghosh

Culture  /  Published 01.11.21

Raja Kumari on her recent collaborations & more…

Favourite colour: Lavender Favourite silhouette: Body-con, anything snatched at the waist Favourite fashion moment from music history: I think it was an Odissi dancer in all her get-up featured alon...
By Saionee Chakraborty

West Bengal  /  Published 26.09.21

Darjeeling: Beat drugs with rap

The hills are set to witness a battle royale of lyrics, music and wits. The Darjeeling Initiative and the Edwards Foundation, two social organisations from Darjeeling, and the Artists of Darjeeling (...
By Vivek Chhetri in Darjeeling

Arts  /  Published 22.09.21

Shan Vincent de Paul's Made in Jaffna

You have in the past spoken about how Alexander McQueen inspires your sense of fashion. How far does fashion and music go hand in hand? For me, all artistic expressions I participate in have one main...
By Mathures Paul

Entertainment  /  Published 27.07.19

Raja Kumari's rajaissance

The feisty, fearless, fabulous Raja Kumari is turning the beat around, shaking up the music industry with her music and persona. The 33-year-old has not just managed to tackle pop and rap like a pro, ...
By Pramita Ghosh


Entertainment  /  Published 30.11.19

Rapped up: EPR

Winning isn’t everything for 30-year-old rapper EPR, it’s about not making compromises while making music. He recently signed off (first runner-up) from the hugely popular TV show MTV Hustle with ...
By Urvashi Bhattacharya

World  /  Published 21.02.19

Iraqi Gully Boy gives Basra’s rage a rap outlet

A youth-led protest movement in the southern Iraqi port city of Basra, which saw riots last summer over failing services and soaring unemployment, has found an artistic outlet in the words and beats o...
By AP in Basra (Iraq)

Entertainment  /  Published 20.12.18

Top notes of ’18

Drop the other shoeShoes are meant to be worn and, at times, thrown at people. Tension between Nicki Minaj and Cardi B escalated at the Plaza in New York for the Harper’s Bazaar Icons party in Septe...
By Mathures Paul

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

Entertainment  /  Published 07.07.19

The gully life inspires rapper Divine

Young rappers around India keep talking about Gully Gang Entertainment, which rapper Divine founded a few months ago to promote the rapping scene. Born Vivian Fernandes, the Mumbai rapper’s followin...
By Urvashi Bhattacharya


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