Culture

  • Digitalizing Frequencies, One Channel at a Time

    If you are young and Indian, with a head full of dreams – someone like me, who imagines her life being played out to changing background scores – it is difficult to imagine these scores without that quintessential radio static…

  • Her Craft in Art : a heart to heart talk with Birwa Qureshi

    Her Crraft of Art initiatives have been responsible in creating memories that are not only exclusive but also off the beaten track. The Sufi Festival at Sarkhej Roza, Water Festival at Patan Rani ki vav, Bhadra Festival at Teen Darwaza,…

  • The rise of Youtube artists!

    Music rekindles harmony, beauty and stacks of emotions in a living form. It not only affects humans but even animals and trees. The musical revolution started from jukebox to walkman, leading to iPods and its Youtube today.  Youtube revolutionized common platform…

  • The Tapi Project : a musical paigam

    Long gone are those days, when folk music was just a part of the traditional sects. We are witnessing an increasing number of Indie artists collaborating with Folk musicians and successfully weaving the ethnic sounds with their experimental renditions.  In…

  • In Mangamtu Zone : a heart to heart talk with Parth Thakkar

    Before we begin our talk on music, composing and all that goes into making tunes sense-clinging, Parth and I first listen to Mangamtu in the car’s stereo. I have told him it is one of those first Gujarati songs that…

  • Experimenting Within the Traditional

    We have seen these two artistes rock the stage and dance into people’s hearts. Time and again, one after another. Individually they have livened up the stage, one with her dances, the other with her songs. Together, danseuse Sanjukta Sinha,…

  • Bhai Bhai SuperBhai

    It’s not every day that you come across someone who unhesitatingly admits he’s obese, that he doesn’t have a fancy crop, that he isn’t your typically smart or handsome rockstar. But, is a head turner still. Singer Arvind Vegda manages…

  • Busking By Night, Corporate by Day.

    What do we need to do to serve our purpose in this life? Relinquish our desires for sustenance? Lose ourselves in the daily clichés of what we know as the rat race? It might not be this grim; because with…