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‘Our music is considered positive and happy’

‘Our music is considered positive and happy’

At 22, Achyuth Jaigopal is living a dream. As one of the founders and songwriters of the neo folk band When Chai Met Toast, he is riding a high with their melodies being compared to the bigwigs of contemporary music — Mumford & Sons, Ed Sheeran and Coldplay. The youngest ...

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Kritika Kamra: I have set some boundaries, based on the sanctity of things | music

Kritika Kamra: I have set some boundaries, based on the sanctity of things | music

She found instant fame when she began her career at the age of 18 with television. Though Kritika Kamra says she has had an amazing journey so far, the one lesson that she has learned from her experiences is to be more “guarded” about her personal life. Kritika dated fellow ...

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Rewind to happier times

Rewind to happier times

Carvaan’s premium version lets users create their own playlist and play music from their laptop on the music player’s speakers Source link

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Teachings of the sensei – The Hindu

Teachings of the sensei - The Hindu

“Musically uneducated” is hardly a term one would associate with Baiju Dharmajan, the lead guitarist from one of India’s earliest rock bands, Motherjane. And yet, that is how he described himself. Baiju was one of six leading independent musicians who shared his experience with students at the Swarnabhoomi Academy of ...

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The tune of Kajra Re was inspired by sankirtan: Shankar Mahadevan

The tune of Kajra Re was inspired by sankirtan: Shankar Mahadevan

Shankar Mahadevan wears many hats – award-winning playback singer, music composer, actor, teacher, ghazal singer and a classical singer – his jugalbandis with Ustad Rashid Khan and Vidushi Aruna Sairam are memorable. In his words, “I like all my avatars, you can call me a musical schizophrenic. What I am ...

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Singer Nikhita Gandhi opens up on independent music

Singer Nikhita Gandhi opens up on independent music

Nikhita Gandhi, who shot to fame with A R Rahman’s ‘Ladio’ has since recorded a number of hits in Tamil, Hindi, Telugu and Bengali. Her latest song, ‘Dhayaanchand’ in Anurag Kashyap’s Manmarziyaan, is different from her previous ones because she’s tried something new. “It’s my first song with Amit Trivedi. ...

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AR Rahman pledges his support to MeToo movement in a powerful post | music

AR Rahman pledges his support to MeToo movement in a powerful post | music

The #MeToo movement engulfed the nation ever since actor Tanushree Dutta accused Nana Patekar of sexual harassment on the sets of her film Horn ‘Ok’ Pleassss. The movement continues to gain momentum as more and more victims come forward to name and shame those in power. Joining the league of ...

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Music on the Madras Metro

Music on the Madras Metro

Clean transit areas. Crowd-free boarding. A comfortable trip. Incredibly quick coverage of traffic-choked areas. All these define Chennai Metro. The missing element was perhaps entertainment. This gap was filled by the organisers of the Chennai Kalai Theruvizha recently. Commuters boarding the up-train to Koyembedu at Alandur station craned their necks ...

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Anu Malik felt up Indian Idol 5 crew member, higher ups knew of his predatory behaviour: report | music

Anu Malik felt up Indian Idol 5 crew member, higher ups knew of his predatory behaviour: report | music

A former staffer of the firm producing Indian Idol 5 has said that she is aware of more women who faced harassment at the hands of music composer Anu Malik. A Mid-day report also said that he will be dropped as a judge of the singing reality show in face ...

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Entries invited for M.S. Subbulakshmi Awards

Entries invited for M.S. Subbulakshmi Awards

Aspiring classical singers now have an opportunity to exhibit their talent and win the prestigious Voice of the Year 2018 award. Entries are invited for the 7th edition of the M.S. Subbulakshmi Awards from young Carnatic vocalists. The event is being organised by The Hindu along with the music company ...

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