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Bigg Boss’ Hina Khan returns with Bhasoodi teaser and it’s quite a transformation. Watch video | music

Hina Khan in a still from her first commercial music video, Bhasoodi.

The first look teaser of Hina Khan’s first Punjabi video, Bhasoodi, is out and she looks quite different from her TV days. The last we saw her on TV was Bigg Boss 11. Hina sports a fringed denim jacket, matching shorts and has styled her hair in a half bun in ...

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At ground zero – The Hindu

At ground zero - The Hindu

If you had to think of Unwind Center’s gig series as a person, it would be 17 years old. But then again, they have been going through a rebellious phase since day one. One of Chennai’s longest-running music venues, it prides itself on providing a stage to many artists who ...

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I was initially uncomfortable in Bigg Boss: Ananth Vaidyanathan

I was initially uncomfortable in Bigg Boss: Ananth Vaidyanathan

Ananth Vaidyanathan is a familiar face on television, having been associated with the Super Singer show on Vijay TV. He’s now in the limelight for participating in the latest season of Bigg Boss, from which he was voted out recently. Excerpts from an interview: You must be happy that you’re ...

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When vivacity meets erudition… – The Hindu

When vivacity meets erudition... - The Hindu

The Raza Foundation celebrated the birth centenary of Late Balasaheb Poonchwale with ‘Pranati’ at New Delhi’s Triveni auditorium. Born in 1918 to Raja Bhaiya Poonchwale, an eminent musician of Gwalior gharana, Balasaheb is known for his distinct style of singing and for composing innovative bandishes in genres like khayal, tappa, ...

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Focus on dhyaan in classical music

Focus on dhyaan in classical music

Naad Yatra Foundation is presenting an unusual concert at the Indira Gandhi National Centre for the Arts (IGNCA) auditorium on 21st July. Envisioned as part of a series to bring back “dhyaan” (meditation) to classical music, the event will feature three musicians, representing three different gharanas – Kirana/Jaipur Attrauli khayal ...

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Rhythm of the beat – The Hindu

Rhythm of the beat - The Hindu

It’s been 18 years since percussionist Taufiq Qureshi released his debut album Rhydhun – An Odyssey of Rhythm under the FreeSpirit Entertainment label. Firsts are always of course, special especially since it pushed the boundaries of drumming patterns. The album featured a galaxy of guest musicians like Qureshi’s father Ustad ...

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Celebrating abhang’s beauty – The Hindu

Celebrating abhang's beauty - The Hindu

“It all happened during a casual conversation with the legendary vocalist Kishori Amonkar,” says Shashi Vyas, son of Hindustani maestro C.R. Vyas and Mumbai-based curator of cultural events. “I told how much I love her abhang rendition. But she didn’t seem happy to hear that. Instead, she expressed her disappointment ...

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Monsoon ragas – The Hindu

Monsoon ragas - The Hindu

Hindustani music celebrates the rain and its many colours and emotions in its corpus of compositions in Khayal, Dadra, Thumri and Kajri and its varieties of Malhar, Megh and several other ragas dedicated to ‘sawan’ or ‘shravan’. Hindustani vocalist Abhradita Banerjee regaled an audience at ‘Monsoon fest’ by singing these ...

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A rare amalgam of genres

A rare amalgam of genres

The Goethe Institut, Max Mueller Bhavan, presented a recital featuring Samyuktha R. on the violin and Immanuel T on piano. Trained in both the Western classical and Carnatic disciplines, Samyuktha is a student of V.S. Narasimhan, eminent violinist, music director and founder of the Madras String Quartet. Immanuel is a ...

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Alice: The young music icon of Australia

Alice: The young music icon of Australia

She is overwhelmingly humble and understated despite her unique musical genius. Her voice has depth and soul that touches a chord instantly. Hailing from indigenous Australian ancestry that has astounding similarities with many Indian cultures, singer-songwriter Alice Skye is emerging as one of Australia’s dazzling young music icons. While her ...

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