Suanshu Khurana


Faux Rockstars
Mon, Oct 17, 2016

Farhan launches himself into Jaago — a flaccid take on a decent track.

Songs of the Dunes
Fri, Oct 14, 2016

Sicard’s throaty vocals and chants form a folk called maloya, music sung by Creole descendents of the Indian, African and Malagasy slaves, who toiled in the sugar plantations of Reunion Island.

Mirzya singer Mame Khan is going solo
Mon, Oct 17, 2016

With his latest Bollywood outing Mirzya, renowned Rajasthani folk singer Mame Khan is slowly, but surely, establishing himself outside of the Manganiyar tribe of musicians.

Roll of Honour
Wed, Oct 05, 2016

The Sangeet Natak Akademi felicitates its winners.

To avoid anything ‘ugly’, Delhi NGO cancels student exchange with Pakistan
Fri, Sep 30, 2016

The cancellation comes in the wake of the announcement of “surgical strikes” by India along the LoC.

Bowled Out
Fri, Sep 30, 2016

We approach MS Dhoni: The Untold Story with much trepidation — a sea change to one’s approach towards his skills as a cricketer. Most sports films that come out of Bollywood end up being damp squibs in terms of soundtracks. The recent addition to that list was the Emran Hashmi-starrer Azhar. Sushant Singh Rajput-starrer MS […]

‘There was a ruthlessness in the relationship between the sisters’
Sun, Sep 25, 2016

Raju Bharatan, 82, the grand old man of Hindustani film music writing in India, on his new biography of Asha Bhosle and the rivalry between the Mangeshkar sisters.

Mirzya music review: A fascinating album that must be heard
Wed, Oct 05, 2016

As brilliant as some of it is, the Mirzya album could have been a little more -- a howl from the soul probably, like Baavre in Luck By Chance was.

Anyone who believes that politics does not exist in art, is disconnected, says Carnatic musician TM Krishna
Sun, Sep 18, 2016

Thodur Madabusi Krishna, on facing criticism for accepting the Magsaysay Award, fighting caste and gender in classical music, and the next generation that understands his discourse on inclusivesness in the arts.

Voices from the Margins
Mon, Oct 10, 2016

Artistes come together to urge for equal rights.

Pakistan on a song
Sat, Sep 10, 2016

In grim times, Coke Studio showcases a lilt in its step.

One Song, One Voice
Tue, Sep 06, 2016

Playback singer Shilpa Rao on being the only Indian on Coke Studio Pakistan, and how barriers collapse at the sound of music.

Music Review: The Sound Barrier
Sat, Sep 03, 2016

The album opens with Rajj rajj ke that comes in three versions. The original song has been auto-tuned with Sonakshi Sinha’s voice and a remix.

Music to our Years
Thu, Sep 01, 2016

Though Mumbai’s blueFROG has shut, it leaves with a promise of a new location, in a new avatar

Second Look
Wed, Sep 07, 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
Wed, Sep 07, 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.