Suanshu Khurana


Delhi: For restaurants and bars, excise department rule not music to the ears
Tue, May 22, 2018

The circular is a reiteration of existing rules and was issued after complaints from residents of Greater Kailash, Khan Market and Defence Colony.

War and Peace
Mon, May 21, 2018

Author Harinder Sikka, a former Lieutenant Commander of the Navy, on his book Calling Sehmat and meeting Sehmat Khan, the unsung Indian spy whose story is the subject of Meghna Gulzar’s Raazi.

Music This Week: The Discomfort Zone
Wed, May 23, 2018

The world that The Yellow Diary builds, word by word (in Punjabi and Hindi) and note by note is interesting, a lot of times even impressive.

Music Review: Veere Di Wedding
Sat, May 12, 2018

The score of Veere Di Wedding misses the punch that an album such as this needs. Queen’s score hit the bull’s eye in this regard. Veere Di Wedding, in an attempt to sound suave and sexy, delivers a flat soundtrack.

Making the Sound of Music
Thu, May 10, 2018

A documentary by filmmaker Nandit Desai explores Gwalior gharana, the oldest bastions of khayal gayaki and one of the most significant chapters in the history of Hindustani classical tradition.

Wild Wild Melody
Wed, May 02, 2018

Composer Brocker Way on putting together a riveting score for the Netflix documentary Wild Wild Country, working with his brothers and why he didn’t include Indian music for a series on the Osho commune

Familiar Old Tunes: Brian Silas completes 20 years as a concert pianist
Sun, Apr 29, 2018

From playing golden classics for diners in restaurants to standing ovations in auditoriums around the world, Brian Silas completes 20 years as a concert pianist.

Music Review: Raazi
Fri, Apr 27, 2018

Starring Alia Bhatt and Vicky Kaushal, the film is about a Kashmiri girl who is trained as an undercover agent and married to a man in the Pakistani army ahead of the 1971 Indo-Pak war.

The Times, They are a Changin’
Mon, Apr 23, 2018

Musician and writer Madan Gopal Singh on art in current times and why appropriation of Sufi traditions is not an issue.

Pakistan’s #MeToo: Singer Meesha Shafi accuses Ali Zafar of sexual harassment
Fri, Apr 20, 2018

Meesha Shafi, in a post on Twitter, spoke about breaking the culture of silence and being subjected to sexual harassment at the hands of Zafar “despite being an empowered, accomplished woman who is known for speaking her mind”.

Permanent Address: Quetta, Hindustan
Thu, Apr 19, 2018

Author Reena Nanda on her Partition saga.

Music This Week: Tale of Two Voices
Sat, Apr 14, 2018

The eight-track album is a lesson in legitimate, fine music-making by talented artistes, without recording in certain kinds of studios and certain kinds of spaces.

The Musician Who Saw Tomorrow
Mon, Apr 09, 2018

A documentary by Brahamanand Singh chronicles the compelling journey of RD Burman.

The Kishori Amonkar Who Wasn’t Temperamental
Tue, Apr 03, 2018

Bibhas Amonkar, Hindustani classical vocalist Kishori Amonkar’s son, curates an exhibition of her unseen photographs for her first death anniversary

Hichki music review: Present Continuous
Sat, Mar 24, 2018

Hichki might not be the finest album but Jasleen Royal deserves credit for putting together seven very listenable tracks.

From Me to You
Thu, Mar 22, 2018

Filmmaker Paul Saltzman, who met The Beatles in Rishikesh in 1968, on photographing the Fab Four 50 years ago, and his upcoming documentary, The Beatles in India.

Portrait of an Artiste
Thu, Mar 15, 2018

Famed Carnatic vocalist Aruna Sairam, on the December Margazhi Season, learning from the iconic T Brinda and how collaborative improvisations are the way forward

It’s important to speak up: Chinmayi Sripadaa
Wed, Mar 14, 2018

Playback singer Chinmayi Sripadaa, who was recently groped during a reality show, on the significance of speaking up and why movements like #MeToo are significant

The Way of the Sufi
Sat, Mar 10, 2018

Wadali Brothers found much popularity in the mainstream through songs like Rangrez and Tu maane ya na maane, which in the past few years have also became touchstones of Sufi mausiqi due to their intelligent writing and rendition.

Pyarelal Wadali, one half of sufi duo Wadali Brothers, passes away
Fri, Mar 09, 2018

Pyarelal Wadali passed away today, in the wee hours of Friday morning, due to cardiac arrest. He was 75. The singer, who was the younger of the two brothers, died of a cardiac arrest in Amritsar. Pooranchand and Pyarelal used to make ends meet by playing the role of Krishna in the village ramleela.