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Suanshu Khurana


Bhootnath director backs PM Modi, slams ‘pseudo intellectuals’ in viral video
Wed, Nov 18, 2015

“It’s symbolic. It isn’t about any individual,” said Vivek Sharma, when asked about the reference.

Pakistan artistes give a glimpse of what to expect at first Qawwali fest in Delhi
Sun, Nov 15, 2015

Artistes only want affection from their audience and that’s one thing which is in abundance in India.

Diana King: Shy Guy’s Girl
Fri, Nov 13, 2015

Diana King, creator of the addictive song Shy guy, talks about her Indian heritage, being the first Jamaican singer to come out publically and treating her multiple sclerosis with music.

Touching Bass
Tue, Nov 10, 2015

Yossi Fine, one of the world’s foremost bassists, on playing at the Jodhpur RIFF, discovering his Indian roots, and being called ‘the Jimi Hendrix of bass guitar’

Deepika, Ranbir’s ‘Tamasha’ music review: A Grand Spectacle
Sat, Nov 07, 2015

Tamasha comes with some exhilarating layers. It falters sometimes, picks itself up to hit some high points, stays in the middle of the pack, and then suddenly wows you with its catchy hooks.

Ghulam Ali: ‘Won’t visit India till atmosphere is right’
Thu, Nov 05, 2015

Ghulam Ali also expressed his disappointment over the recent incidents, asserting that Indian fans have always welcomed him and his music with open arms.

Anil Srinivasan and the sound unbound
Thu, Nov 05, 2015

Pianist Anil Srinivasan, who performed in Delhi this week, on straddling Carnatic classical with Bach and never melding the two

Zubin Mehta concert: When the Baton Beckoned
Tue, Nov 03, 2015

Zubin Mehta returned to the Capital after a decade for a concert that Delhi will remember for years.

Zubin Mehta: Return of awards major movement
Sat, Oct 31, 2015

Zubin Mehta is visiting the national capital after a decade, this time along with the prestigious Australian World Orchestra.

Don Bradman’s soprano granddaughter hits the pitch under Zubin Mehta
Sat, Oct 31, 2015

Greta, who is on her maiden visit to India, performed under the baton of renowned conductor Zubin Mehta’s concert with the Australian World Orchestra.

Between a Rock and Jazz Place
Mon, Oct 26, 2015

Musician Aditya Balani on straddling a variety of genres and his new EP Constants and Variables.

Singer Labh Janjhua had rejected doctors advice of a bypass surgery
Fri, Oct 23, 2015

The twang of a tumbi and pounding on a dhol, merging into an addictive hook, announced the arrival of Labh Janjhua into the mainstream music scene.

Desert Sonata: Jodhpur RIFF rolls out some of the finest international and folk artistes
Fri, Oct 23, 2015

In its ninth edition, Jodhpur RIFF rolls out some of the finest international and folk artistes.

Ghulam Ali won’t sing in Delhi, govt clueless
Tue, Oct 20, 2015

Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal, in a tweet on October 8, had announced the ghazal maestro had agreed to perform in Delhi after he extended an invitation to him.

Sherlock in Raga Land: A bunch of boys give popular Western TV series a classical makeover
Sun, Oct 18, 2015

“I am still quite surprised at the overwhelming response we’ve received,” says 20-year-old keyboard player Tushar Lal, who helmed the project along with his friends Samay Lalwani, 22, on the tabla and Prathamesh Ravindra Salunke, 22, on the flute.

‘Prem Ratan Dhan Payo’ music review: Salman Khan film has extremely monotonous tracks
Fri, Oct 16, 2015

'Prem Ratan Dhan Payo' music review: The music of Salman Khan's Prem Ratan Dhan Payo is just plain ordinary and has extremely monotonous tracks.

After Ghulam Ali, Pakistani singer Javed Bashir to sing in Delhi
Wed, Oct 14, 2015

Bashir, who grew popular after his Coke Studio (Pakistan) outings and songs in Bollywood films such as Bhaag Milkha Bhaag, Kahaani and Cocktail among others, will perform at the India Habitat Centre.

On the Record
Tue, Oct 13, 2015

A new documentary, Standing By, goes beyond the stage door to trace an untold chapter in India’s musical history — the Indian underground.

A Life in Dance
Mon, Oct 12, 2015

Khan observed how the rapid twirls and rhythmic footwork followed by that sudden, suspended stillness, was the hallmark of Pawar's performance and made no sacrifice of clarity.

Music composer Ravindra Jain passes away
Sat, Oct 10, 2015

Ravindra Jain died at the Lilavati Hospital, Mumbai on Friday (October 9) evening after a multiple-organ failure. He was 71.

I’ve always felt like an outsider: Skrillex
Fri, Oct 09, 2015

Sonny Moore on pushing music in his direction, Yo Yo Honey Singh and sampling Indian music for his India tour

Mystic from Malappuram: Shahabaaz Aman on singing Sufi poetry in Malayalam
Mon, Oct 05, 2015

Shahabaaz Aman on singing Sufi poetry in Malayalam and being a messenger of peace during times of conflict.

In tune with Gandhi
Fri, Oct 02, 2015

Musician Vidya Shah on reinterpreting the iconic Vaishnava jana toh.

Lessons in Harmony
Tue, Sep 22, 2015

A rare jugalbandi brought noted artistes Alarmel Valli and Bombay Jayashree together for a unique performance

Ruchika Oberoi’s ‘Island City’ is about Mumbai of emptiness and alienation
Wed, Sep 16, 2015

Filmmaker Ruchika Oberoi, who won the FEDORA Prize for her debut feature Island City at the 72nd Venice Film Festival, scans some faces in Mumbai’s multitude in her public yet somewhat personal film.

That Song in Your Head: Shankar Mahadevan, Amitabh Bhattacharya and others share their favourite songs over the years
Sun, Sep 13, 2015

As a new book, 'Gaata Rahe Mera Dil: 50 Classic Hindi Film Songs', looks at some of the most iconic tunes of Hindi film history, we ask a few lyricists, composers and filmmakers to share their favourite songs over the years.

Pyaasa in Venice
Thu, Sep 10, 2015

The restored version of Guru Dutt’s Pyaasa will have a world premiere in the competition section of the 72nd Venice Film Festival.

Music composer Aadesh Shrivastava’s last rites held in Mumbai
Mon, Sep 07, 2015

Aadesh Shrivastava is survived by his wife Vijaita and sons Anivesh and Avitesh. He was also composer duo Jatin-Lalit and actor Sulakshana Pandit’s brother-in-law.

On the Record: Story of a 100 Strings
Sat, Sep 05, 2015

Indian maestro Pt Shivkumar Sharma on the santoor’s journey, performing again with Pt Hariprasad Chaurasia and Intellectual Property Rights.

‘Katti Batti’ music review: The album of Kangana, Imran’s film is a joyless ride
Fri, Sep 04, 2015

Katti Batti album is a joyless ride and can get boring if you aren’t invested in it.

Days After NSA-Level Talks Called Off: Pak group to showcase common heritage
Wed, Sep 02, 2015

Lahore-based Ajoka Theatre will stage four Pakistani productions in the capital later this month.

Bihar polls: Manoj Tiwari’s ‘Ek baar BJP’ vs Sneha Khanwalkar’s ‘Phir se Nitishe’
Mon, Aug 31, 2015

The song, recorded in Soultrack Studio in Delhi, has been funded by the BJP and asks for “jaat paat se upar ki sarkaar”.

Notes of Exchange
Sat, Aug 29, 2015

Renowned conductor Zubin Mehta returns to India two years after his controversial Kashmir concert on a three-city India tour with the prestigious Australian World Orchestra.

India, Pakistan Sing at Each Other
Tue, Aug 25, 2015

Indian outfit Aisi Taisi Democracy and a band led by an Army officer in Pakistan tackle subcontinent politics through poetry and music.

Colour of Freedom
Sat, Aug 15, 2015

Sparking protests during the Independence movement, indigo has left its imprint on art, theatre, music and fashion.

Music was probably my first language: Zubin Mehta
Sun, Jul 26, 2015

Two years after the controversy over his Kashmir concert, renowned music conductor Zubin Mehta,79, is set to return to India.