Suanshu Khurana

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Indian Space Odyssey 2.0
Mon, Jun 27, 2016

Director Ketan Mehta brings back India’s first science fiction and the popular ’90s series, Captain Vyom, in a digital format.

Amjad Sabri has left behind a rich legacy of music that traces its lineage to Tansen
Thu, Jun 23, 2016

Amjad Sabri, one of Pakistan’s foremost qawwals who was killed in Karachi on Wednesday, leaves behind a rich legacy of music that traces its lineage to Tansen.

Hitting the High Note: Shahid Mallya, the voice behind Chitta ve and Ikk kudi
Sun, Jun 19, 2016

Shahid Mallya, the voice behind Chitta ve and Ikk kudi, once sang at gurdwaras to make a living.

Still in orbit
Fri, Jun 17, 2016

Parikrama, one of India’s oldest rock ‘n’ roll bands, on turning 25 and what has sustained them.

The Dark Knight
Sat, Jun 11, 2016

For Raman Raghav 2.0, Anurag Kashyap’s upcoming crime thriller, Sampath takes one through the menacing journey of a man wanting to kill.

Home coming
Tue, Jun 07, 2016

A film on the biography of Paramhansa Yogananda is slated for a pan-India release on June 17, four days before International Yoga Day.

Sultan music review: A losing battle
Sat, Jun 04, 2016

The most intelligent line in the album comes in the title song — Khoon mein teri mitti, mitti mein tera khoon/ Upar allah, neeche dharti, beech mein tera junoon.

Flying High
Sat, May 28, 2016

The end of the album got me thinking what its makers were on — they’ve got the drug-soaked sound and the intoxication to a tee.

Dance of Life
Thu, May 19, 2016

Bharatanatyam and Kuchipudi exponent Yamini Krishnamurthy, who was recently awarded the Padma Vibhushan, looks back at her journey in dance.

Azhar Music Review: No Line, No Length
Fri, May 13, 2016

A biopic on Azharuddin can’t sound like this. The pitching isn’t right, and it never quite makes it off the page.

Sarbjit music review: Caught in a Rut
Sat, May 07, 2016

Baba Bulleshah’s Allah hu finds a fine rendition and complicated composition to become the album’s best piece.

Mantostaan Goes to Cannes International Festival this year
Thu, May 05, 2016

An independent filmmaker from Kashmir has created Mantostaan, a dark satire based on four of Saadat Hasan Manto’s stories, which will be screened at the Cannes film festival later this month.

Why it was important for Ghulam Ali to perform in Banaras despite Sena pressure
Fri, Apr 29, 2016

In the run up to his concert and while he sang, Shiv Sena volunteers protested with slogans such as “Ghulam Ali, waapis jao” and “Ghulam Ali, murdabaad”.

Raga from the Heart
Wed, Apr 06, 2016

In this year’s Bollywood-dominated National Awards, Mahesh Kale was a rare name from the world of Marathi film playback

Hitting the Right Notes
Sun, Mar 27, 2016

His voice is a blend of the finesse of Hindustani classical with the rawness of folk and qawwali. Javed Bashir is the newest import from Pakistan.

A Sour Note
Wed, Mar 23, 2016

A ‘live’ Jagjit Singh concert in the Capital turned the legend’s music into an ethical question.

Jagjit Singh’s wife moves Delhi HC against his ‘live’ concert in capital
Fri, Mar 18, 2016

Chitra Singh said, “They are exploiting and misusing my husband’s work, his name. I have strongly opposed this particular programme because sentences such as ‘Jagjit Singh live in concert’."

Music Review: Out of Sync
Fri, Mar 11, 2016

Will the songs make some sense in the film? We’ll have to wait and watch.

Tale of Two Voices
Wed, Mar 09, 2016

Ut Shahid Parvez matched his sitar with Ut Rashid Khan’s vocals in a unique jugalbandi.

Roll of Honour
Tue, Mar 08, 2016

Kabir Sehgal, best-selling author and political aide for John Kerry during his Presidential campaign, on winning the Grammy this year.

P K Nair, the grand old man of film archiving, dies at 82
Sat, Mar 05, 2016

India's pioneering film archivist and film scholar P.K. Nair breathed his last on Friday morning. He was 82.

Music review of Zubaan: Tunes fall flat
Fri, Mar 04, 2016

Music review of Zubaan: The tunes in the Vicky Kaushal and Sarah-Jane Dias starrer Zubaan mostly fall flat.

A Childhood in Pixels
Sun, Feb 28, 2016

Los Angeles-based animator Sanjay Patel, whose short film Sanjay’s Super Team is one of the Indian nominations at the Oscars, on turning a slice of his childhood into a Pixar short film.

An Equal Music – Carnatic music festival
Sat, Feb 27, 2016

The festival, a brainchild of Carnatic classical vocalist TM Krishna, will take place on February 27 and 28 and is open to everyone.

Bombay Diaries music review: Beyond Boundary Lines
Fri, Feb 26, 2016

Bombay Diaries music opens up a compelling soundscape with many anthemic moments.

Roll of Honour
Tue, Feb 23, 2016

“To Rudresh Mahanthappa, thank you for creating a new language in jazz,” said Arturo. Mahanthappa’s deft puffs into the sax had just formed the background to Farrill’s brisk walk onto the stage.

Music this week: Between the light and shade
Sat, Feb 20, 2016

The two pretty much find their groove in Baras, the first piece on the album that leads us into the rich and expansive universe of this album.

Abdul Rashid Khan: The man who sang to live
Fri, Feb 19, 2016

Ustad Abdul Rashid Khan, the oldest performing musician, has died at the age of 107, leaving behind a rich repertoire of compositions, and a motivation so extraordinary that it is likely to inspire many generations

Notes from a Global Library
Tue, Feb 16, 2016

Multi-instrumentalist and producer Karsh Kale on creating most of his music ‘in the air’ and a new album after a five-year hiatus.

Mind Over Matters
Mon, Feb 15, 2016

Shama Zaidi on writing Garam Hawa, the current political climate and directing a film based on the iconic novel Raag Darbari.

Fitoor music review: Sporadically Brilliant
Fri, Feb 12, 2016

Fitoor music review: The tunes of this Katrina Kaif, Aditya Roy Kapoor are so familiar and yet so original.

For the Love of Urdu
Fri, Feb 12, 2016

The second edition of Jashn-e-Rekhta will have noted poets, authors and a plethora of artistes from India and Pakistan celebrate the heritage of Urdu

I never saw boundaries between genres: Amrit Kaur Lohia
Wed, Feb 10, 2016

Amrit Kaur Lohia, a London-based musician who merges Punjabi folk with jazz and soul, is on her first tour of India.

Nida Fazli’s poetry: where Krishna met Allah
Tue, Feb 09, 2016

India has lost one of its finest poets. It will be difficult to find a worthy successor to Nida Fazli’s poetry and writing style.

He poured far too much of heart and reality into his poetry
Tue, Feb 09, 2016

Nida Fazli was a popular face at the mushairas where many a times, poetry became an urbane counterpoint to traditionalism.

Four Pakistani poets to ‘rhyme and reason’ at Delhi mushaira
Fri, Feb 05, 2016

Poets Amjad Islam Amjad, Rehana Roohi and Ababs Tabish, will be a part of Delhi-based mushaira Jashn-e-Bahar which will be held at DPS Mathura Road Friday.