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Dancing Miles
Tue, Sep 30, 2014

As Bharatanatyam exponent Geeta Chandran completes 40 years, she talks about the confluence of classical and contemporary, notions of beauty and being a Carnatic singer.

Unheard melodies: A tribute to late rudra veena exponent Ustad Asad Ali Khan
Mon, Sep 29, 2014

In her latest documentary, Renuka George pays tribute to late rudra veena exponent Ustad Asad Ali Khan.

Bharatanatyam exponent Geeta Chandran on confluence of classical and contemporary
Thu, Sep 25, 2014

Bharatanatyam exponent Geeta Chandran talks about the confluence of classical and contemporary.

A decade of making music: Advaita turns 10
Mon, Sep 22, 2014

Advaita, one of the foremost Delhi bands that made classical music bleed into the indie space, turns 10.

Mandolin Shrinivas is remembered for his humility and technical prowess
Mon, Sep 22, 2014

U Shrinivas, better known as Mandolin Shrinivas, is remembered for his humility and technical prowess

Music review: Haider – A master stroke
Fri, Sep 19, 2014

What works for most of the album is that Bhardwaj puts out great moments with subtlety.

Druged delirium
Sat, Sep 13, 2014

The 11-track album opens with Cruel world, almost a seven-minute song.

Music Review: Finding Fanny
Fri, Sep 12, 2014

Amid a clutter of similar sounds being churned out in Bollywood, the soundtrack of 'Finding Fanny' is more than just a breath of fresh air.

Ragas reloaded
Fri, Sep 12, 2014

Musicologist and bureaucrat KL Pande bridges the gap between Bollywood and Indian classical music through Raagopedia — a collection of 14,000 film songs studied through ragas

Rare film memorabilia go under the hammer at Osian’s auction
Wed, Sep 10, 2014

Rare film memorabilia go under the hammer at an Osian’s auction in Mumbai

India Post releases eight stamps on music maestros
Mon, Sep 08, 2014

The stamp is one of the eight commemorative stamps released as a part of philatelic products released by India Post.

Falguni Shah makes the west sing Hindustani classical ragas
Mon, Sep 08, 2014

Growing up in Mumbai, Falu would listen to her mother humming ragas. After a few years, she found herself cocking her ears to RD Burman hits and The Beatles.

Pandavani exponent Teejan bai continues to sing her way to empowerment
Tue, Sep 02, 2014

Pandavani exponent Teejan bai who performed in Delhi yesterday continues to sing her way to empowerment.

Raagopedia: A collection of 14,000 film songs studies through ragas
Mon, Sep 01, 2014

Musicologist and bureaucrat KL Pande bridges the gap between Bollywood and Indian classical music through Raagopedia

Music review Mary Kom: Most of the album is full of deadpan riffs
Fri, Aug 29, 2014

The album opens with Ziddi hai in Vishal Dadlani’s husky voice.

Power Packed: Katiyabaaz
Fri, Aug 22, 2014

The album opens with Kanpura, a folk ditty loosely based on raag Yaman that comes with the robustness of Ram’s voice.

Notes of Exchange
Sun, Aug 17, 2014

The complete journey, however, seemed to be headed to Samagam, a piece conceived and written by Khan.

For the Record
Fri, Aug 15, 2014

Susheelarani Patel passed away recently. A relatively unknown Hindustani classical singer par excellence, one of the few students of legendary Moghubai Kurdrikar, and one of the first Akashvani artistes, we remember the woman who was a different kind of musician — the kind who is called the teacher 

New Tune for Vande Mataram
Thu, Aug 14, 2014

But moments into the piece, and it begins to sound like any other bandish being sung and played by classical musicians.

That Indian Jazz Guy
Tue, Aug 12, 2014

Rudresh Mahanthappa, a US-based alto saxophone player, is breaking into the New York jazz scene with an Indian twist.

Intricate thread embroidery was the true star of India Bridal Week
Tue, Aug 12, 2014

While designers played it safe with commercial collections, intricate thread embroidery was the true star of the India Bridal Week

That Indian Jazz Guy
Mon, Aug 11, 2014

Rudresh Mahanthappa, a US-based alto saxophone player is breaking into the New York jazz scene with an Indian twist.

Lebanese musician Zeid Hamdan on creating music during the war
Tue, Aug 05, 2014

On Thursday evening, while Israeli planes were conducting raids over Gaza, a Lebanese musician name Zeid Hamdan was crooning Sah-el-nom, literally meaning “The light is coming up."

Remembering Susheelarani Patel, a singer par excellence
Mon, Aug 04, 2014

Susheelarani Patel passed away last week. A relatively unknown Hindustani classical singer par excellence.

Dressed in Layers
Sat, Aug 02, 2014

Known for creating some delightful riffs for Advaita, Anindo Bose has now brought out 'Shadow and Light'.

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.

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