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Dilip Kumar: Suhana Safar to Sham-e Gham Ki Kasam, iconic songs picturised on the legendary actor
Mon, Jul 12, 2021

Some of the film industry’s most iconic melodies were picturised on the legendary actor Dilip Kumar who passed away at 98. Here is a curated list.

‘Good intentions aren’t good enough to have an opinion’
Sun, Jul 11, 2021

Musician TM Krishna on revisiting his older writings for a new book of essays The Spirit of Enquiry: Notes of Dissent, retreating from Dalit politics and why an artiste's political views disturb the audience

Saahil Bhargava’s Kohima finds a nomination at LA Short International Film Festival 2021
Tue, Jun 29, 2021

Besides Saahil Bhargava, other nominees at LA Short International Film Festival 2021 include Paul McCartney and Yo-Yo Ma.

Britney Spears ‘trauma’ explained: How does the US system of conservatorship work?
Wed, Jun 30, 2021

A conservatorship is a form of adult guardianship in the Unites States, which allows the conservator — mostly another family member — to be in charge of the conservatee.

Explained: What is music acquisition, and why is it now so popular among the world’s financial giants?
Mon, Jun 21, 2021

After almost decades of much instability over issues of piracy and free access which reduced the demand for buying new music, the music industry is suddenly seeing billions of dollars being pumped into it now.

Rapper MC Kode traced in Jabalpur, good sense prevailed, says mother
Thu, Jun 10, 2021

“They put a bounty on his head, ordered lynching, they leaked our address, people reached the place. This means that no one is secure. I wish something is devised for abusive Twitter handles,” Tiwari's mother Deepa said.

Trolled online, Delhi rapper goes missing, Instagram story leaves many concerned
Sun, Jul 18, 2021

MC Kode aka Aditya Tiwari took down all of his music and rap battles from the internet.

The Band that Sauntered into the Hornet’s Nest
Tue, Jun 01, 2021

Legendary reggae veterans UB40 on holding it together for over four decades, their longstanding feud with former vocalist Ali Campbell, stories of MI5 surveillance, and an unexpected find -- reggae in India.

Composer ‘Raam Laxman’ dies at 78
Sun, May 23, 2021

The relatively unknown composer, Vijay Patil, aka Raam Laxman, hit the high note with this and became a fixture in Rajshri Productions thereafter, following it up with more chartbusters like Hum Aapke Hain Kaun (1994) and Hum Saath Saath Hain (1999).

Why world musicians are singing for a pandemic-gripped India
Sat, May 15, 2021

As COVID-19 tightens its grip on India, artistes from across the world extend comfort and support through musical tributes

How Hindustani classical singer Aditya Modak trained to play the lead in The Disciple
Sun, May 09, 2021

For his now critically-acclaimed second Marathi feature film, Chaitanya Tamhane didn't want an actor who could sing, but the other way round. Modak, 33, had to relive on reel his real journey and struggles of becoming a classical vocalist

Composer Vanraj Bhatia, who scored Tamas, Manthan, passes away
Sun, May 09, 2021

Bhatia, a leading Indian composer of western music, who also composed for Indian cinema and television, died of age-related health complications in Mumbai on Friday. He was 93.

Sitar player Prateek Chaudhuri passes away at 49
Sat, May 08, 2021

Prateek Chaudhuri died due to Covid-19 related complications. He was 49. He is survived by wife Runa, daughter Rayana and son Adhiraj.

Self-made artiste…giant of sitar passes away due to Covid
Sun, May 02, 2021

Sitar exponent Pt Debu Chaudhuri, torchbearer of the Jaipur-Senia gharana, was a self-made artiste whose impeccable technique and melodious presentations will always be remembered

‘True musician… took on mantle of a generation’
Mon, Apr 26, 2021

Pt Rajan Mishra, one half of the famed Banaras gharana duo, passed away in Delhi on Sunday after suffering a cardiac arrest. He was 70.

Music composer Shravan Rathod dies of Covid-19 complications
Fri, Apr 23, 2021

Shravan Rathod, one half of the music duo, died of Covid-related complications Thursday night at Mumbai’s SL Raheja hospital. He was 66.

How Indian classical and Bollywood music in British schools are bettering the grades
Sun, Apr 11, 2021

As part of the Model Music Curriculum, Indian classical and Hindi film songs are being taught to students as a way of appreciating diversity and enhancing academic performance

Explained: Why is Britney Spears at the centre of a debate around conservatorship?
Thu, Jun 24, 2021

Britney Spears conservatorship: Since 2008, the singer has been under the conservatorship of her father, Jamie Spears. In this period, she has been a high-performing individual, creating albums, doing back-to-back tours and judging a reality show.

Why the queen of ghazals Begum Akhtar ordered, ‘Parda Uthao’
Mon, Mar 22, 2021

In Indian classical music, a live audience will always be that secret ingredient for a lajawab performance

Explained: Why is Beyonce one of the most significant pop stars of our time?
Mon, Mar 22, 2021

Beyoncé Giselle Knowles-Carter, who won her 28th Grammy — highest by any female artiste ever — continues to engage in conversations about gender, race and politics.

The pandemic and the return of live music
Fri, Mar 12, 2021

After a damaging year, when live concerts were completely absent, the music is slowly and steadily returning to the proscenium

Gundecha case: Gurukul may shut for a while, suspend Akhilesh
Thu, Mar 04, 2021

Sources said one of the measures being considered is closing down Dhrupad Sansthan, the residential gurukul run by the Gundecha family in Bhopal, for a while.

For India hand behind Mars landing, it started with Star Trek
Thu, Feb 25, 2021

She led the team that developed a technology called 'Attitude Control System Terrain Relative Navigation’, which helped the rover land accurately at the calculated spot.

When Bombay Jayashri, recently awarded the Padma Shri, was a reluctant musician
Sun, Feb 14, 2021

The Carnatic singer was coaxed into the art by her mother and then explored identity in music across genres

Explained: Who is Rihanna, the superstar who wants focus on farmers
Thu, Feb 04, 2021

Rihanna, the singer-businesswoman with a net worth of more than $600 million, is well known for her association with humanitarian, philanthropic, and cultural causes.

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