The first song of Tubelight released in the list was Radio; one of the more catchy pieces in the album. Radio is an ode to well, the radio when it was still a bulky box and a generation gathered around it.
The notes of Khamaj, the raga used most in semi-classical musical forms, had resonated in the Abbey Road Studios in 1966, when George Harrison recorded Within you, without you, the famed Beatles’ piece that showcased Harrison’s understanding of the Vedas and his affection for Hindustani classical music. He used sitar, dilruba and tabla to present […]
First it received a legal notice from the makers of 2009 Telugu film Magadheera alleging plagiarism, almost three weeks ago, the film’s composer, Pritam, requested that the producers remove his name from the film credits.
Payal Kapadia, whose film Afternoon Clouds made it to the 70th Festival de Cannes, on being the only Indian filmmaker in the competition category, showcasing the vulnerability of life, and how art and politics can never be separated.
The fourth edition of the ‘Student Exchange for Change Programme’, organised by Delhi-based Routes2Roots, ended abruptly early on Wednesday when the Ministry of External Affairs (MEA) advised the NGO to send the children back home.
Almost 50 students from various schools in Pakistan crossed over to India via the Wagah Border to take part in the fourth edition of ‘Student Exchange for Change Programme’ in an attempt “to foster peace and harmony”.
Lehanga jhaake, sung by Indu Sonali, captures exactly what the film aims to. Sonali is fantastic in her rendition of the double entendre as the thump pounds are offered by the extremely talented Sachin Sawant.
Once, it had enjoyed the honour of paying homage to a newly-born nation. But now, over a decade after the death of Ustad Bismillah Khan, the man who had established the shehnai as a tour de force in classical music, the instrument might well be on its way out.