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Wednesday, March 03, 2021

Suanshu Khurana


Performing arts in the hot zone: Covid 19 leaves many artistes gasping for relief
Fri, May 22, 2020

With the extended lockdown leading to a financial and cultural crisis for several performing artistes, renowned names come together to support those hanging by the thread

Ten quintessential Rishi Kapoor songs
Fri, May 01, 2020

Rishi Kapoor immortalised some of the finest songs on the silver screen.

How classical dancers are bringing awareness, hope through online performances
Tue, Apr 28, 2020

Changing times are calling for a changing tune. And now, several Indian classical dance exponents are attempting to use the current times as their theme, while creating choreographic movements.

Will the real slim shady please stand up?
Fri, Apr 17, 2020

Masakali 2.0 is unbearable — just like so many other remixes doing the rounds. But are we to blame composer Tanishk Bagchi, who is only a manifestation of a systemic problem?

Sitar player Ut Shujaat Khan on the famous rivalry between his father Ut Vilayat Khan and Pt Ravi Shankar
Mon, Apr 13, 2020

In the month of the centenary of Pt Ravi Shankar, Ut Vilayat Khan’s son and Grammy-nominated sitar player Ut Shujaat Khan talks about the relationship between the two legends, and how the contest kept them on their toes.

Remembering Pandit Ravi Shankar’s sublime notes in his centenary year
Tue, Apr 14, 2020

One of sitar’s greatest exponents, who took Indian classical music to the world, Robindro Shankar Chowdhury would have turned 100 on April 7

Ghazal singer Shanti Hiranand, torchbearer of Begum Akhtar’s legacy, passes away
Sat, Apr 11, 2020

Ghazal singer Shanti Hiranand, the torchbearer of Begum Akhtar gayaki and the student and shadow of the famed ghazal singer, passed away on Thursday night

The reality of the coronavirus pandemic is opening up space to new poetry
Wed, Apr 08, 2020

A plethora of poets around the world are writing at this time, in some ways documenting a crisis and finding new meanings and adjectives for life, death and everything in between. Then there is the matter of what it feels to have been confined in one’s homes.

Musicians across the world are attempting to engage people through streaming platforms
Wed, Mar 25, 2020

From Berlin Philharmonic orchestra’s virtual concert to artistes performing in their homes, the choice is aplenty.

The Sound of Home
Thu, Mar 05, 2020

New York-based guitarist Shubh Saran on finding his way through jazz, comparing notes with Indian classical music and returning to his roots.

Rebel in the Rye
Mon, Mar 02, 2020

Filmmaker Deepti Gupta’s documentary Shut Up Sona, which focuses on a musician’s demand for gender equality, will open the IAWRT festival.

Miss Americana review: Taylor Made
Sat, Feb 22, 2020

Instead of Lana Wilson, it’s Taylor Swift who seems in control of the narrative she wants people to take home.

With Healing in Her Wings
Mon, Feb 17, 2020

German-Turkish singer-songwriter Alev Lenz on her acapella album, singing quarter notes and dismantling patriarchy.

TM Krishna interview: ‘Creating art is an act of activism’
Sun, Feb 16, 2020

Carnatic vocalist T M Krishna on his new book, Sebastian and Sons, on mrdangam makers and steering through the tricky terrain of caste politics.

Anoushka Shankar: ‘I look inwards a lot more than I used to’
Sun, Feb 09, 2020

The sitar player on heartbreak, life after divorce, her new album and a first-time stage collaboration with sister Norah Jones in Pandit Ravi Shankar’s birth centenary.

Veena’s Voice
Fri, Feb 07, 2020

Saraswati Rajagopalan’s veena recital in Delhi’s Hazrat Inayat Khan Dargah was an ode to the Sufi saint

Master of perfection
Wed, Feb 05, 2020

In his centenary year, remembering music composer Naushad, whose quest for soulful melodies led to iconic tracks that changed the topography of Hindi film music

When Ustad Zakir Hussain mesmerised the audience with his brilliant tabla bols
Fri, Jan 31, 2020

Tabla maestro Ustad Zakir Hussain’s concert in Delhi was one of a kind, where musicians and masses listened to the king of drums.

Best patriotic songs: Aye Mere Watan Ke Logon, Mere Desh Ki Dharti, Maa Tujhe Salam and more
Sun, Jan 26, 2020

Republic Day 2020 Patriotic Songs: We list a few patriotic songs that have lived on and still manage to stir a sense of pride.

Art’s job is to catalyse things: Sounds of Kashmir singer Aabha Hanjura
Fri, Jan 24, 2020

Aabha Hanjura on singing in Koshur, and finding her roots through music.

‘Being minimal is harder’
Sun, Jan 19, 2020

Renowned contemporary dancer Astad Deboo on his learnings of 50 years, his upcoming ode to Gandhi, and expressing solidarity with students on the street.

‘Qawwali nahi chalegi’: Kathak dancer says performance stopped
Sat, Jan 18, 2020

“I thought it was a technical glitch,” Chaturvedi, speaking from Hyderabad, said Friday. It wasn’t. She realised it in minutes when she was still sitting on the stage and the next act was announced. UP officials say it was cut short due to time constraint

A look at the hymn Abide with me, which might be replaced by Vande Mataram at the Beating Retreat ceremony
Thu, Jan 16, 2020

Flanked by the North and South blocks and the Rashtrapati Bhavan towards the end of Rajpath, in the hush of the moment, there plays a sombre plea to god to always be present in life and through death.

Found in Translation
Wed, Jan 15, 2020

Two poems written in two different times and contexts are engaging with new rhythms through creative transpositions.