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.

Indian Ocean’s music for ‘Masaan’: A heartfelt score that takes one on an evocative journey
Fri, Jul 17, 2015

At the helm of Masaan’s music is one of India’s foremost bands, Indian Ocean.

Filter Coffee: a blend of classical music and electronica
Thu, Jul 16, 2015

Filter Coffee is one of the latest entrants in the Indian indie music circuit and their aroma is heady

‘Bajrangi Bhaijaan’ music review
Fri, Jul 10, 2015

'Bajrangi Bhaijaan' music review: Most of the 'Bajrangi Bhaijaan' album is full of tracks that wander aimlessly.

Ramzan, with a Sufi Flavour
Thu, Jul 09, 2015

Once satiated by the music, those fasting rush to the food stalls, most of which put out large degchis of dum biryanis and piles of sheermal for iftaar.

Acid Flashback
Tue, Jul 07, 2015

Charanjit Singh, pioneer of acid house, passed away in Mumbai on Sunday.

Average Joe
Sat, Jul 04, 2015

Overall, the album has a decent palette but lacks depth. It is passable, quite underwhelming as a project.

The Hills are Still Alive
Mon, Jun 29, 2015

Musician Elisabeth Von Trapp on growing up with The Sound of Music, a few of her favourite things and singing in Salzburg for the film’s golden jubilee.

James Horner’s compositions sound easy and effortless: Clinton Cerejo
Wed, Jun 24, 2015

What made Horner great was his past as a concert hall composer. Those classical influences made his music rich, edgy and an absolute aural treat.

Carnatic music is not a candidate in an election: TM Krishna
Sun, Jun 21, 2015

Carnatic vocalist TM Krishna, 39, on his decision to stay away from Chennai’s kutcheri circuit from this season, his rejection of the conservative tradition and why not all forms of music will accrue a huge following

Clothing the Form
Mon, Jun 15, 2015

Costume designer Sandhya Raman on the aesthetics of dance costumes and the passion and courage one needs to tweak and modernise them.

Off The Record: What the mehfil meant to the artiste and her audience
Sun, Jun 14, 2015

A baithak is an intimate space, a confluence of minds and music. In the age of impersonal concerts in packed halls, we look back at what the mehfil meant to the artiste and her audience and how it has changed over the years

One Song Wonder
Sat, May 30, 2015

Hamari Adhuri Kahani is not an entirely detestable album.

Raviji belonged to the world, says Sukanya Shankar
Tue, May 26, 2015

Pt Ravi Shankar’s wife Sukanya Shankar talks of life after his death, writing an uncensored biography of the musician and completing the projects he began.

Grammy Museum in LA pays tribute to sitar maestro Pt Ravi Shankar through an exhibition
Wed, May 27, 2015

In a first for any Indian, Grammy Museum in Los Angeles is paying a tribute to sitar maestro Pt Ravi Shankar through an exhibition.

Music This Week: Off the Mark
Sat, May 23, 2015

British nu-folk outfit Mumford and Sons began their career in 2007.

Of Clefs and Chords
Thu, May 21, 2015

William Hamilton Bird’s rare book, which notated the beguiling melodies created by the nautch girls and camel drivers of the 18th century, finds its way home through a new British album.

Dil Dhadakne Do: High On Energy, Low on Melody
Sat, May 16, 2015

It has been a while since Shankar-Ehsaan-Loy gave us anything rock solid. Time for a different sonic path? Probably.

The Sum and its Parts
Sat, May 09, 2015

The arrangements are all euphoric dhols and drums, pounded to perfection.

Nepali band in Gurgaon today to raise money for quake victims
Fri, May 08, 2015

Almost two weeks after the quake, Pradhan and his band, Adrian & Friendz, have travelled from Kathmandu to Delhi to be a part of the showcase of the song — My friend, though miles separate us — and a music video created by Sherpa.

Neeti Mohan: Raising the Bar
Wed, May 06, 2015

Neeti Mohan, the voice behind Anushka Sharma’s jazz singer avatar in the upcoming film Bombay Velvet, is hitting all the key notes.

Jazz by the Bay
Sat, May 02, 2015

Bombay Velvet is one of the more succinct album in the recent times.