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Pritam and the Politics of Bollywood Music

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How a music composer accused of serial plagiarism went on to rule charts in an industry that values hits over innovation

Festival Review: Into The Void, Rann of Kutch

The festival décor was minimal but strikingly beautiful and reminiscent of 2012's Ragasthan Festival. Photo: Courtesy of Into The Void/Facebook

Everything that happened over a full-moon weekend when 25 badass bands played on a stage in the middle of nowhere

Festival Review: Taalbelia Festival, Mandawa, Rajasthan

Soulmate performing at the makeshift stage on day one. Photo: Courtesy of Taalbelia Festival

Held around a majestic castle overlooking Shekhawati scenery, the debut edition of the event was quite the queenly treat

Axwell: Bringing the House Down

Axwell’s exponential rise in the global electronic music scene is the kind of stuff DJ dreams are made of. Photo: Courtesy of the artist

The Swedish super star on his jet-setting DJ life, love for India, and why he is “incredibly lucky” that people still listen to his music

Infected Mushroom: ‘Some People Become Big With No Knowledge’

Erez Eisen (left) and Amit 'Duvdev' Duvdevani of Infected Mushroom.

Co-founder Amit Duvdevani on “kids with laptops,” changing trends, and the decline of musical literacy among artists

Rajasthan Gets Another Music Festival – Taalbelia

Taalbelia will put the spotlight on local stalwarts such as folk singers like Bhanwari Devi.

The four-day multi-arts event will be held in Mandawa town; to feature diverse lineup of folk, rock, classical and electronic music acts

The Hot List 2016: Bhuvan Bam (Comedian)

Photo: Courtesy of the artist

Climbing the comedy vine faster than you can blink

The Hot List 2016: Mallika Dua (Comedian)

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India just found its funniest Internet star, and there’s no stopping her

The Hot List 2016: Alankrita Shrivastava (Filmmaker)

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Putting women in focus, frame by frame

The Hot List 2016: Tillotama Shome (Actor)

Tillotama Shome. Photo: Shivaji Sen

Bringing indie and mainstream closer with unforgettable roles

"Tamacun" (Rodrigo y Gabriela) by Shruti Naik & Ashar Kazi


  • March 28th, 2017 Akash Vincent in New Delhi at Piano Man Jazz Club
  • March 29th, 2017 Paradigm Shift, Daira in Mumbai at AntiSocial
  • March 29th, 2017 Mathias Durand in New Delhi at Piano Man Jazz Club
  • March 30th, 2017 Soulmate in Mumbai at Hard Rock Cafe (Worli)
  • March 30th, 2017 Parvaaz in Mumbai at Hard Rock Cafe Andheri



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