The Beatles
Opinion  /  Published 25.01.22

THE THIN EDGE | A film on the life of a young India

I was recently nudged into watching S.N.S. Sastry’s classic Films Division film, I am 20. I had previously seen the film on the screen when it was a standard component of both film apprecia...
By Ruchir Joshi

Music  /  Published 17.01.22

When the Beatles sang Calcutta!

‘You’re giving us a lift Bill’ “Billy is so great,” George tells the others. The Beatles had befriended Billy Preston in Hamburg while he was playing with Little Richard...
By Shantanu Datta

Lifestyle  /  Published 24.12.21

Unconventional takes on Christmas songs

Merry Christmas, Baby (2012) by Rod Stewart After his Great American Songbook covers series, the rock star decided to use his raspy voice to light up a log fire as he sings Winter Wonderland, Blue Chr...
By Mathures Paul

Opinion  /  Published 07.12.21

The Beatles brought back

The Beatles: Get Back, the recently released three-part documentary, has been widely seen and reviewed. The original footage was shot across January 1969 by a team led by the director, Michael Lindsay...
By Ruchir Joshi

Entertainment  /  Published 27.11.21

Peter Jackson’s ‘The Beatles: Get Back’ review

The Beatles Anthology Callaway Arts & Entertainment and Apple Corps have released the first official standalone book since the international bestseller The Beatles Anthology. The 240-page hardcov...
By Mathures Paul


Culture  /  Published 14.11.21

Cradle rocker

The albums in the series at no point turn classics into jokes. It’s not about making fun of the music made by U2, Nine Inch Nails or The Police. No, it’s more of a homage and that is why s...
By Mathures Paul

Opinion  /  Published 13.11.21

Eye on England: Yorkshire race row

This is useful intelligence for members of single malt clubs in Calcutta, Mumbai and other cities in India. I have just been given a tour of Jasminder Singh’s new £500m “super boutiq...
By Amit Roy

Music  /  Published 08.08.21

Peter Jackson’s 'The Beatles' docu

April 10, 1970: Paul McCartney announced he had broken with the Beatles arising from a series of differences. May 13, 1970: Let It Be, a film directed by Michael Lindsay-Hogg, releases to mixed revie...
By Mathures Paul

Culture  /  Published 30.05.21

John Lennon's Imagine turns 50

While composing Imagine, Lennon knew he had a gem. Among his final interviews, he was asked about his solo work compared to something like a Beatles song like Strawberry Fields Forever. He said: &ldqu...
By Mathures Paul

Arts  /  Published 27.04.21

Songs on Plastic Ono Band:The Ultimate Collection relevant even today

The year 1970 was tumultuous for The Beatles as the four members started their individual journeys. Paul McCartney turned in a tuneful album — McCartney — with a ballad (Maybe I’m Am...
By Mathures Paul


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