Saturday, December 15, 2018

Blast from the Jazz Past

There's something special, enchanting and nostalgic about old-school jazz. Tunes from the Great American Songbook, the masterly compositions of Billy Strayhorn, George Gershwin and...

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A Feast of Hindustani & Carnatic Classical

The Crossroads Concert marked a weekend of the finest Hindustani and Carnatic classical music, brought together by First Edition Arts, at the Balgandharva Rang...

Queen-tessential Freddie

Remembering Freddie Mercury on his death anniv Rock fans in India have been on a Queen trip ever since late vocalist Freddie Mercury's biopic Bohemian...

Guru Glory

Sur Singar Samsad Sammelan and Bhavan’s Cultural Centre, Andheri hosted the 60th Swami Haridas Sangeet Sammelan at the Sardar Patel Sabhagruha at Bhavan’s College...

Reliving the Glory of Dharwad

By Suguna Sundaram As a curtain-raiser to its centenary year celebrations, Union Bank of India held a unique two-day concert, Voices of Dharwad, conceptualised by...

Tribute to the Tabla Maestro

Indian Music Festival and Mridangraj held a two-day festival of Indian classical music at the Nehru Centre as a ‘shraddhanjali’ to the late Ustad...

Wish the night had gone on forever!

Watching jazz pianist-keyboardist Chick Corea has always been on my bucket list. So I was hugely excited to hear of his performance in Mumbai...

Ten of SD Burman’s many, many evergreen hits

By Narendra Kusnur It's been 43 years today since the great music director S D Burman left us. He's composed hundreds of tunes which we will...

Dhrupad Fest: Innovative, Intoxicating, Soul-Shaking

By Suguna Sundaram NCPA, in collaboration with Dhrupad Sansthan Bhopal Nyas, had a two-day festival of Dhrupad, featuring the eminent Gundecha brothers as their star act,...

10 reasons (or songs) why we miss Manna Dey so very much

By Narendra Kusnur This was a challenging task. I thought it would be easy to select 10 favourite Manna Dey songs to observe his fifth death...

Good music is kept alive @ Adagio

By Narendra Kusnur "How does it feel, how does it feel? To be on your own, with no direction home a complete unknown, just like a...

#SingIndiaSing: Two hours, 28 songs. All original. Whattamusical!

By Narendra Kusnur The contest is hotting up. Four musicians have been shortlisted for the talent competition #SingIndiaSing. There's Pune-based rocker Vishnu (Siddharth Basrur), Dharavi belly...

Amitabh Bachchan music quiz, KBCishtyle

By Narendra Kusnur It's Amitabh Bachchan's birthday today (October 11). Rather than do a life-and-times profile of his, we chose to do a hat ké, out-of-the-box...

Paddy Fields Forever

By Narendra Kusnur Over two weekend nights, the audience at the Nesco Grounds, Goregaon East, was transported from the Himalayas, Kashmir and Punjab to Uttar Pradesh,...

RIP, The Local

On a pleasant evening in July 2016, some 60 rock fans met at The Local, Fort. That had become the new venue for our...

The Other Side of Lata Mangeshkar

By Narendra Kusnur Lata Mangeshkar has always been known for her film songs, right from Barsaat and Mahal in 1949. Though her non-film songs have been...

Bhajan Samrat Anup Jalota’s Best 10

By Narendra Kusnur Anup Jalota may be in the news for reasons beyond his bhajans, but that doesn’t take away from his class renditions over the...

Simply Amazing, Zane Dalal

By Narendra Kusnur The brainchild and bravado of Khushroo N. Suntook, chairman of the National Centre For The Performing Arts, the spring and autumn seasons of...

Sukhakarta, Dukhaharta with Pankaj Udhas

By Narendra Kusnur Pankaj Udhas has always specialised in ghazals, and hasn't really explored devotional music. So it was a surprise to see him post a...
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Mauli movie review by Xyngr

Religion + Action + Comedy + Romance = Mauli

When Mauli (Riteish Deshmukh) walks into the frame in slow motion to rescue two abducted girls, his weapon of choice is a brick. This...
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Bhamini Subramaniam a Fashion Designer running the label Abhinav Creations

Art in your Wardrobe with Bhamini Subramaniam

Bhamini Subramaniam is an unusual designer. She has an M Phil in English Literature – her thesis was “Images of Experience - The Theatre...