Sonal Mansingh on being labelled a “sanghi” innumerable times, her stint as the chairperson of the Sangeet Natak Akademi and her inclusion in Modi’s navratnas, the creation of the Swachh Bharat production, reconstitution of the Central Advisory Board on Culture (CABC).
Deewana kiye shyam kya jaadu daara… On a cold evening this weekend, when Banaras gharana singer Sunanda Sharma concluded her recital with this famed thumri in raag Gauri Bhairav, those present in Delhi’s Nehru Park were reminded of the most evocative presenter of the piece, Girija Devi. Draped in colourful Banarsis, her silver mane tied […]
In a conversation with Rasoolan Bai and Siddheshwari Devi, someone once asked them about the thumri's future, afterwards, after them. "Girija hai na," pat came the reply from Siddheshwari Devi. Girija is there, isn’t she.
Carnatic vocalist TM Krishna comes together with environmentalist Nityanand Jayaraman, author Perumal Murugan, rapper Sofia Ashraf and Dalit activist and singer Sheetal Sathe to deliver a song on the right to privacy
"When I create, I’m very instinctive as the lyrical quality creates images in my head. I can’t lose that instinct or I’ll just be a clone. It had to be a signature Mayuri upadhya piece and yet remain a tribute to what Maharaj created."
Ghalib Asad Bhopali’s lyrics avoid any banality or touch of truism, reminding us of his father Asad Bhopali’s immortal work. Overall, the album is a fine mix and Dagaonkar a crucial element in the upcoming musical arc of Bollywood.
The nineties was the decade of the Indipop artiste that ended with the arrival of the internet and a resurgence of Bollywood music. So, where are its singing stars now? Here is a look at some of the popular artistes from that generation.
As the folklore went, the raga Miyan Malhar was known to light oil lamps when sung accurately. Tansen attempted the raga so fervently that the lamps got lit, but soon, the heat began to burn his body and he fell ill.
Author Shrabani Basu, whose book is the subject of director Stephen Frears’ upcoming Judi Dench and Ali Fazal starrer,
on finding a different side to Queen Victoria and how the story is also a tale of the current political times.
The loss of innocent lives in the beautiful hills of North Bengal — the place I grew up and understood music — is unnerving and painful,” says Chhetri, referring to the Gorkhaland agitation in Darjeeling and other areas.
Ali Fazal who was seen in films like 3 Idiots, Bobby Jasoos, and Happy Bhaag Jayegi, will be sharing the screen for the first time, with Oscar award winning actor Judi Dench in his upcoming Hollywood film, Victoria and Abdul. A film based on the Queen's affair with a servant.