Suanshu Khurana

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Second Look
Mon, Aug 29, 2016

Meet Amar Arshi, a little-known folk singer from Jalandhar, whose voice is rocking the charts in the current earworm and club favourite — Kala chashma

Baar Baar Dekho music review: Not much to look at
Sat, Aug 20, 2016

The album introduces 25-year-old singer Jasleen Royal as a composer with an indie pop-folk Kho gaye hum kahan. An acoustic piece, she sings this with Prateek Kuhad.

On a Classical Note
Fri, Aug 19, 2016

A photo exhibition at the United Nations headquarters in New York pays homage to the 50th anniversary of legendary vocalist MS Subbulakshmi’s recital at the General Assembly Hall.

UK rejects Amjad Ali Khan’s visa application
Sat, Aug 13, 2016

Amjad Ali Khan, who has performed several times in the UK is slated to perform in September at the prestigious Royal Festival Hall, located at the heart of Southbank Centre in London.

Ustad Amjad Ali Khan’s Visa to the UK rejected
Fri, Aug 12, 2016

“I am committed to performing at the Royal Festival Hall and have already said yes to the organisers. I'm hoping that the matter would be looked into,” said Ustad Amjad Ali Khan.

Soppy Opera
Fri, Aug 12, 2016

The album doesn’t sound as if set in the ’50s, and has done nothing to track and include jazz that was doted by Mumbai, where the story is based.

The Dancer and the Goddess
Wed, Aug 10, 2016

Dancer-actor Vyjayanthimala Bali, who will present a Bharatanatayam performance in Delhi today, on being a diva, her love-hate relationship with Bollywood and dancing to stay alive.

‘The militants were a nuisance at night… the CRPF by day’
Sun, Jul 31, 2016

Waryam Singh Sandhu, 70, whose stories have been adapted for the big screen in Chauthi Koot, speaks about a Punjab that was torn apart by violence from the 1960s till the ’80s.

The Last Beat
Sat, Jul 30, 2016

Tabla maestro Pt Lachhu Maharaj, one of the finest but little-known musicians of the Banaras gharana, passed away in Varanasi on Thursday

TM Krishna: Carnatic vocalist whose work is democratic, inclusive
Thu, Jul 28, 2016

40-year-old TM Krishna, according to his citation, “questioned the politics of art; widened his knowledge about the arts of the Dalits (“untouchables”) and non-Brahmin communities.

Exchanging Notes
Sat, Jul 23, 2016

Sitar and sarod duo Lakshya and Ayush Mohan will perform with Barry Philips

Delhi’s oldest music school still draws thousands of hopefuls
Sat, Jul 23, 2016

This was Pandit Vinay Chandra Maudgalya’s residence, where he established his music school, Gandharva Mahavidyalaya, in 1939.

The Unsung Begum
Wed, Jul 20, 2016

Mubarak Begum, whose raw, delicate voice was the highlight of several Hindi films of the post-Independence era, passes away.

Mohenjo Daro music review: A Stretch of Imagination
Sat, Jul 16, 2016

There is everything — tribal sounds, magnificent howls, electronic sounds, pop music, Bollywood timbres, folk and opera — merging together. But therein also lies the problem.

Bollywood isn’t really an industry, it’s an extended family: Sona Mohapatra
Sun, Jul 10, 2016

Singer Sona Mohapatra on being trolled for speaking up against Salman Khan, on the clique that is Bollywood and why she’d rather be a performing artiste than a playback singer.

India is the only place I can call home, says singer Adnan Sami
Fri, Jul 08, 2016

Singer Adnan Sami on his Indian citizenship, singing Amjad Sabri’s qawwali in Bajrangi Bhaijaan, and the music business turning virtual.

Singer Abhijeet Bhattacharya finds himself in the spotlight again
Wed, Jul 06, 2016

Toast of the music industry in the 90s, singer Abhijeet Bhattacharya finds himself in the spotlight again—this time for all the wrong reasons.

Breath of Fresh AIR
Sun, Jul 03, 2016

From agriculture to cricket and language, AIR shaped a new nation in many ways.

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.