Wednesday, Jul 30, 2014

Suanshu Khurana

Principal Correspondent

The Drummer Girl
Tue, Jul 29, 2014

Anuradha Pal is drumming up a storm with her all-female percussion band, Stree Shakti.

Thaikuddam Bridge: Where the Wild Things Are
Mon, Jul 21, 2014

Thaikkudam Bridge is a little overpass in Kochi. It is also the moniker for a band which has the virtual world in a tizzy with its wild musical mishmash

Ragas in the Rain
Sat, Jul 12, 2014

In fact it’s his efforts along with the likes of Girija Devi that have given a serious status to thumri.

Found in translation
Fri, Jul 11, 2014

Film-maker Utpal Borpujari’s documentary, Songs of the Blue Hills, seeks out lost Naga folk songs and finds their revival among younger musicians

Radio lovers rejoice! Ameen Sayani is back
Mon, Jul 07, 2014

Ameen Sayani, the grand old man of radio, returns to his favourite medium for a second innings.

High Strung
Fri, Jul 04, 2014

Sitar player Niladri Kumar, the man behind the zitar and some memorable new-age Bollywood numbers, is the latest edition to the young crop of musicians with a difference

Kalpana Patowary: The Bhojpuri rock queen makes it big in Bollywood
Thu, Jul 03, 2014

Assamese singer Kalpana Patowary is finally breaking into the big league in Bollywood.

British Airways misplaces Amjad Ali Khan’s 45-year-old sarod
Tue, Jul 01, 2014

British Airways misplaced the instrument while the musician was flying back to Delhi on Saturday, and was unable to restore it to him until late on Monday evening.

Naga folk songs reborn, as younger musicians revive music
Mon, Jun 30, 2014

Filmmaker Utpal Borpujari’s documentary, Songs of the Blue Hills, seeks out lost Naga folk songs and finds their revival among younger musicians

Zitar has given me more choices than I had in the past: Niladri Kumar
Mon, Jun 23, 2014

Sitar player Niladri Kumar, the man behind the zitar and some memorable new-age Bollywood numbers, is the latest edition to the young crop of musicians with a difference.

Dhondutai Kulkarni: Memories of a Forgotten Musician
Mon, Jun 23, 2014

Dhondutai Kulkarni, who died quietly this month, represented an old world of pure classical singing.

The iron maiden
Fri, Jun 20, 2014

Indian-origin percussionist Kiran Gandhi is drumming up a storm in the US

Play it Again
Fri, Jun 20, 2014

Over two decades ago, Surabhi captured a nation’s cultural identity in 30 minutes. Now, its hosts Siddharth Kak and Renuka Shahane return to the silver screen with a new show.

New York-based jazz singer gives a refreshing twist to classics
Mon, Jun 16, 2014

New York-based jazz singer, on giving classics a refreshing twist and creating original scores with multiple layers.

Music Review: A R Rahman fails to recreate magic with ‘Lekar Hum Deewana Dil’
Fri, Jun 13, 2014

The album opens with Khalifa, which sounds like one of the numerous tracks floating around.

Play It Again
Mon, Jun 09, 2014

Over two decades ago, Surabhi captured a nation’s cultural identity in 30 minutes. Now, its hosts Siddharth Kak and Renuka Shahane return to the silver screen with a new show.

In the Light of Revival
Sun, Jun 08, 2014

At the Il Cinema Ritrovato film festival in Bologna, filmmaker Shivendra Singh Dungarpur presents Bimal Roy’s classic Do Bigha Zamin and other rare footage.

The Iron Maiden
Sat, Jun 07, 2014

Indian-origin percussionist Kiran Gandhi is drumming up a storm in the US.

Indian-origin percussionist Kiran Gandhi drums up a storm in the US
Mon, Jun 02, 2014

"Being on tour with MIA felt like an amazing challenge for someone like me who wasn’t a professional drummer,” says Kiran Gandhi,

Notes for an Indian Summer
Sat, May 31, 2014

He will be accompanied by ace percussionist Ustad Akram Khan for his performance.

Delhiites rejoice! Your favourite music club Blue Frog is back
Thu, May 29, 2014

After being dead for over five months, Delhi’s favourite music club Blue Frog is breathing again.

At today’s oath-taking, singer who proposed Modi’s name
Mon, May 26, 2014

Mishra had proposed Modi’s name from Varanasi.

The Other Begum
Sat, May 24, 2014

Zarina Begum, arguably the last living singer from the courts of Awadh, recently gave a fascinating performance in the city.

Light Up: Citylights
Fri, May 23, 2014

The song opens with Ustad Rashid Khan’s vocals, which are completely wasted.

Rajasthan at Roskilde
Thu, May 22, 2014

Rajasthan-based Manganiyar group Barmer Boys will perform at the prestigious Roskilde Festival in Denmark

Man behind ‘Ab ki baar Modi sarkaar’ is Spice Jet Co- owner
Tue, May 20, 2014

Ajay Singh came up with catchphrases that included 'Desh ki pukaar, Modi sarkar' and 'Iss baar, Modi sarkaar'.

The Director’s Baton
Sat, May 17, 2014

A new book exhumes the storyboard of Satyajit Ray’s unfinished film on sitar maestro Ravi Shankar.

PLAY Magazine
Beat Box: Million Dollar Arm
Fri, May 16, 2014

What works in Rahman’s favour though, is that all of it is created and rendered with a phenomenal level of detail.

A Platinum Journey
Mon, May 12, 2014

Gandharva Mahavidyalaya, an institution synonymous with music education in the country, turns 75.

Dive into a New Ocean
Sun, May 11, 2014

The result is a spirited and evolved record, which is packed with goodness and freshness.

Sound of A Rebel
Sat, May 03, 2014

Kabir Suman, better-known as ‘Calcutta’s Dylan’, is in the Capital to receive the National Award for Best Music for the Bengali film Jaatishwar.

Revolver Hits the Right Notes
Sun, Apr 27, 2014

Sanjeev Srivastava, composer of the recently released Revolver Rani, has entered the big league with a bang.

Drifting on the Nile
Sat, Apr 26, 2014

The political turmoil in Egypt has cast a shadow on the country but nothing can dim the beauty and serenity of the river that gives it hope.

In Search of Spring
Thu, Apr 24, 2014

A 20-day festival ‘India by the Nile’ was a pleasant interlude in Egypt’s season of political turmoil.

The Forgotten Voice
Sun, Apr 20, 2014

Chhaya Ganguly, the singer who gave her voice to Aaapki yaad in Gaman, performed in Delhi last week

Music Review: Kangana Ranaut’s ‘Revolver Rani’
Fri, Apr 11, 2014

The album opens with the title song, which is a cracker of a track from Usha Uthup.