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- Photography Times: Indian Idols - Live in Concert
The Indian Idol 5 winner, runner-up and finalist in a live concert.
- Photo Essay: Singing Red Indians in Harrow
Native Americans singing in Harrow.
- Movie Review: Leaving Home
How does one slot Indian Ocean, the band that is the subject of this feature-length production?
- Concert Review: Dischordian + Gillian Grassi - Cafe Goa
The neighbors are complaining. You wouldn’t think an acoustic band could make much noise. But apparently we can.
- Stupid Stupid Stupid - Album Launch Gig
Language, accent, instruments, voice intonations are all things that we respond to first out of familiarity and only later from real appreciation.
This is when I knew I knew it for sure. This is when I finally belonged in India.
- Those Were The Days - The Immortal Song
Sung in nearly every international language, this song remains immortal, a part of a slice of our life predominantly as exciting as its memory.
- The Music of Bow Barracks Forever - A Film by Pritish Nandy
Bow Barracks Forever is a film that has created a special place in the annals of Filmmaking in India. The ovation should go to Pritish
- Mohiner Ghodaguli - A Small World
have you ever thought of those stars many light years beyond as you and me gradually move apart.
- Songs for Pakistan
Good patriotic songs have an innate quality to rouse its audiences and strike a genuine chord throughout the nation.
- Art & Technology: A Decade After I Took That Humanities Course
Like a good professor is wont to do, he smiled, and assigned me an essay on "Art and Technology: A decade after that Humanities course".
- The Death Of A King: Michael Jackson Passes Away
Do you remember the time, when we were in love. We were young and innocent then
- Gaddar, a Legend
Gaddar the revolutionary balladeer instead carried on with the movement that we all once dreamed of.
- Moments with the Maestro: Pandit Ravi Shankar Turns 89
The man, his music, the world stage and audiences of different ages and eras, are inextricably bound by love of music and love of the
- Susmit Bose, A Maestro of Indo-English Music
Susmit Bose remains the foremost who started the Indo-English Music revolution in the country.
- Valentine Day's Song - Let Them Sleep
A song dedicated to Pramod Mutalik on the occasion of Valentines Day
- Music Review: Trickbaby's Chor Bazaar
An Asian fusion band returns with a terrific sophomore CD
- S is for Sitar and Surbahar
One hopes the coolness quotient of Indian music will improve over time.
- T is for Tanpura not Sitar; it's Good to Know the Difference
In my highly prejudiced opinion, every Indian who is able, i.e. has access to this knowledge, should know the difference between these instruments.
- Cape Malay Music
Cape Malay Music is South African Music that reflects the many clours of this beautiful rainbow nation.
- Poessay: Sea of Affliction and Omni Vincit Amor
Every inadvertent touch is euphoric, delirious, ecstatic, devouring, entrancing, rapturous, and transporting - transporting them to the distant stars.
- Farewell, Faraz
It's a cliche, but it’s true: the passing of Faraz is the passing of an era.
- One Last Song
So I am sorry Mary. I will not be at your funeral. But I suppose later I can sing you one last song.
- Happy Independence Day - Musical Montages
For those of us who grew up in this era, these montages are unforgettable.
- CD Review: For The Rest Of Us - Telescope
Flagstaff foursome, Telescope, looks at the big picture.
- List : The Definitive Geeta Dutt
Here is an attempt to hand-pick ten celebrated songs that can define the magic of Geeta Dutt.
- The Apple iPhone 3G: How Steve Jobs Fooled Me
All that was then, the iPhone is now old news. What is in the news however is its rejuvenated version – the iPhone 3G.
- Concert Review: In Pursuit of Manna Dey, Part 1
One thing was becoming more and more apparent - for a casual music listener Manna Dey does not seem to have much of an appeal
- 'Simply' Timeless - 100 Years of Sachin Dev Burman
This quality to pamper and nourish the vocal element in his songs is the key behind the everlasting freshness in Dada's music.
- Travel Report: Korba Street Festival - Heliopolis, Cairo
What I got to see, kind of reminded me a bit of the Kala Ghoda festival in Bombay, but just a little bit.
- How Wikipedia Conquered my Reality Soap/TV Addiction
I realised I was watching most of the reality shows I liked because I liked seeing who would get eliminated next.
- A Visit to Karachi's Red Light Area
Several decades ago, the first blow to this business was severely felt when the Karachi film industry went bust.
- Music Review: U Me Aur Hum
Vishal Bhardwaj has always been awesome. Will the "U Me Aur Hum" album, with lyrics by Munna Dhiman, be his Waterloo?
- Baabul Moraa - The Original Inheritance of Loss
My loved ones will become strangers/ The innermost portals of my home will be unreachable
- A 70s Love Child Reviews The 50th Grammy Awards
The best of the awards shows delivered well, but wasn't golden.
- Britney Spears Admitted to UCLA Medical Center
This is the moment when we all may find ourselves repenting for badmouthing a diva who could have been another Madonna in the making.
- Book Review: The Music Room by Namita Devidayal
A musical journey of the Jaipur Gharana and its musicians
- Margazhi and Music
The Margazhi Music Season is something to be experiences atleast once in one's life...
- Poetry: How Can This Belief Yield?
A translation of the song, Yeh Honsla Kaise Ruke by Mir Ali Hussein, from the movie Dor
- My Favorite Bollywood Hits
Bollywood films are often referred to as “musicals” by the international audience.
- Akshardham and Sonu Niigaam Symbolize Unity in Diversity
You walk in and very soon you start feeling the vibrations, and a sense of peace just embraces you.
- Travel Review: Why I Love Goa
Why I can't get Goa out of my mind
- India's National Anthem: Jana Gana Mana – Care to Stand Up?
Nationalism is a species that has lost its essence and now borders on extinction.
- Five Hundred Twenty Five Thousand Six Hundred Minutes
Life is sometimes ambiguous and change makes it all the more so.
- Music Review: Havre de Grace, zerobridge
Their musical intensity and compositions are near-perfect, and deserve repeated listening.
- Music Review: Britney Spears - Gimme More
The prematurely aged Britney tries to project coolness instead of clueless. Strange as it ever was.
- The Rise Of The Mixed Breed
Is the loss of a cultural identity something to mourn or to rejoice over?
- Interview: Suhit Gosain - Indian Idol With "Attitude"
I will like to be defined as a cool guy with an attitude & my tag line would be I-can-do-it & Impossible-is-possible.
- Vinyl Tap: Brian Wilson
It was 1988, the dreaded year of the Kokomo. We were musical miles from cruisin’ to the hamburger stand now, or the columnated ruins domino...
- Looking For The Lost Tribe Of Dreamers
Is it time for us to dream up a new world?
- The A-list of Indian Playback Singers
A list of personal favorites from the best Indian playback singers
- Generation Next: The B-list of Indian Playback Singers
The author picks his personal favorites from a list of Indian playback singers.
- The Noisy Indian
Indians and noise seem to go together like heat and dust or fish and chips ...
- Sa Re Ga Ma Pa 2007 Challenge: The Himesh Reshammiya Show
A producer, his chela, an ego and a legend
- Sa Re Ga Ma Pa: Sex and Violins
When is an Indian girl too sexy for comfort?
- Review: Sa Re Ga Ma Pa Challenge 2007
SRGMP is different, but is it better?
- Interview: Sona Mohapatra - The Singer With the 'Ancient' Voice
"I'm living my dream and with no compromises."
- Kalyanji Anandji - Relevant Legends
Kalyanji Anandji, legendary Bollywood composers are still giving concerts & are relevant today more than ever...