Suanshu Khurana

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One People, One Song
Wed, Aug 15, 2018

A look at the many versions of a piece of poetry so indelibly bound to India's identity.

Dance cannot be conservative: Uma Dogra
Fri, Aug 10, 2018

Kathak exponent Uma Dogra on Jaipur and Lucknow gharanas and how Mumbai made her liberal

As the Dark Chord Rises: ‘Sacred Games’ soundtrack composer on breaking into the big league
Mon, Aug 06, 2018

Sacred Games soundtrack composer Alokananda Dasgupta on breaking into the big league, working with Vikramaditya Motwane and finding music even in the cacophony of construction sites. 

Beats That Crack the Glass Ceiling
Sun, Jul 22, 2018

Rimpa Siva, one of the few female tabla players in the country, is a recipient of this year’s Bismillah Khan Yuva Puraskar.

Dancing with the Star: The legacy of Amala Shankar, the centenarian
Sun, Jul 08, 2018

For a large part of her life, Amala Shankar has lived in the shadow of her illustrious partner, Uday Shankar. As she steps into her 100th year, a look back at her role in shaping a legacy.

Soorma music review: A hit and a Miss
Sat, Jul 07, 2018

Soorma’s soundtrack isn’t in the unendurable zone but what it does not have, perhaps, is the chant-like quality that Jaideep Sahni’s Chak De had. Soorma, although interesting and energetic in parts, just isn’t edgy enough.

On the record: A book on the life and compelling music of Janki Bai Ilahabadi
Mon, Jun 25, 2018

Janki Bai was called Chhappan Chhuri — she of the 56 knife gashes.

Pawan K Shrivastava: Films on Dalit issues are not on the agenda of new filmmakers
Fri, Jun 22, 2018

Director Pawan Shrivastava on his crowdfunded film Life of an Outcast.

High Bandwidth
Fri, Jun 15, 2018

The whimsical world of Indian classical music now has a new guru — the world’s largest video platform.

Nu Sound of Music: Rafiq Bhatia’s intriguing twist to American jazz
Sun, Jun 03, 2018

An Indian-origin musician is taking American jazz on an intriguing journey.

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”.

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