Rashi Bhattacharyya

Articles By Rashi Bhattacharyya

London-based percussionist Sarthak Korwar’s album More Arriving salutes the diversity in rap

Born in the US, Korwar grew up in India and, at an early age, started playing the tabla. At 17, Korwar moved to Pune for higher studies but dedicated himself to music under Rajeev Devasthali, translating his skills to the Western drum kit and playing as a session musician.

Gimme More

London-based percussionist Sarthak Korwar’s album More Arriving salutes the diversity in rap

Irshad Kamil launches his fourth book: ‘I try to keep emotions as real as they can be’

Kaali Aurat ka Khwaab, which loosely translates to “Desire of the Black Lady’, covers the period between Kamil’s first movie, Chameli, and his first “Black lady” or the Filmfare award for Love Aaj Kal.

I try to keep emotions as real as they can be: Irshad Kamil

Kaali Aurat ka Khwaab covers the period between Kamil’s first film, Chameli and his first “Black lady” or the Filmfare award for Love Aaj Kal. The book, with 15 chapters, contains equal amounts of prose and poetry.

Colours of a Country

An exhibition in Pune brings folk art from across India on one platform.

Superheroes not only for kids, say Marvel’s adult fans

According to trade analyst Taran Adarsh, Avengers: Endgame has collected Rs 157.2 crore in the first weekend. But here is the catch. The audience was not only filled with children, but a surprising number of adults.

Brother-sister duo Ramakant and Gayatri Gaikwad on early lessons in music and their inspirations

The key lesson Ramakant and Gayatri learnt from their father, who was their teacher, was “listening is half learning”.

On campaign trail with BJP candidate Girish Bapat: ‘Trust people of my city, confident that they know who to choose’

The BJP had dropped sitting Pune MP Anil Shirole in favour of Bapat to take on Congress-NCP combine candidate Mohan Joshi from Pune parliamentary constituency.

Once Upon a Time: A co-working space in Pune comes alive with stories from Indian literature

The event, held earlier this month, featured storytellers, timeless tales and an involved audience.

Politics is not everyone’s cup of tea, but democracy is everyone’s right: Congress leader Madhusudan Mistry

“Civil societies focus on issues related to law, social welfare and all. Through these interactions, we are trying to make them part of a bigger conversation. Not everyone can be a politician but they should have a say in issues that matter,” Mistry said.

Not a Drop to Drink

Filmmaker Abhishek Swain makes a point about conserving water in 30 seconds.

Pune: Play to fight anxiety among slum dwellers

It was a result of one-and-a-half years of field research and interaction with the community in Suraksha Nagar. The stories in the play were from the community itself.

Pune: ‘Second Wave’ the theme, 7th edition of TiECON starts

This year’s theme, ‘The Second Wave’, is dedicated to supporting entrepreneurs to set a new benchmark across the start-up ecosystem.

Income Tax Appellate Tribunal gets third bench in Pune

The Income tax Appellate Tribunal (ITAT) established its first bench in Pune on August 9, 1971, while the second Bench was added in 2004. Pune is the fourth largest city as far as the number of pending appeals is concerned.

Pune: City-based paediatrician appointed IAMI president

Pune-based paediatrician Dr Rajeev Joshi has been nominated the new president of the Indian Association for Medical Informatics (IAMI) - the oldest and largest society of medical informatics in the country.

Annual convention of ‘Cartoonists Combine’ to be held in Maharashtra’s Nashik

The convention was launched by former Shiv Sena leader late Bal Thackeray, who was also a cartoonist. Over the years, cartoon exhibitions have been organised in Pune, Nanded, Mumbai, Thane, Nagpur and other cities of Maharashtra by Cartoonists Combine.

To fight corruption, activist auto-driver to contest from Pune seat

Kolhapure had earlier contested the civic elections in 2012 and 2017, when he received only 78 and 152 of the total votes polled, respectively. This time, he will face formidable political opponents such as BJP candidate Girish Bapat and Congress candidate Mohan Joshi.