Once, it had enjoyed the honour of paying homage to a newly-born nation. But now, over a decade after the death of Ustad Bismillah Khan, the man who had established the shehnai as a tour de force in classical music, the instrument might well be on its way out.
2016 was the year when Coldplay painted the skies Yellow in Mumbai, and Beyonce stirred up a Lemonade storm. It was also the year when the country argued over the national anthem and when both — the Nobel Prize for literature and and the Magsaysay award — went to musicians who spoke their heart. Talk looks back at the music that mattered