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#Assamlynchning: Former JNU student and Assamese musician Rahul Rajkhowa releases song about mob lynchings

The musician says he had written the song weeks ago but chose to release it at this time to bring down the communal tension in the state after the mob lynchings

Published on 15th June 2018
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#ThrowBackToday: How the song Call Me Maybe became a global phenomenon two years ago today

In today's #TBT, we tell you some trivia associated with Canadian musician Carly Rae Jepsen's viral song Call Me Maybe. Also remembering 'Beloved' writer Toni Morrison on her birth anniversary...

Published on 18th February 2021
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#ThrowBackToday: The first-ever gig of rock and roll artist Neil Young was about 60 years ago today

In today's #TBT, we take you back to the day when Young was 17 and playing at a club in Cannada. Who knew that he would one day be hailed as a musician. Also, savour some of the lines from his songs  

Published on 30th January 2021
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#ThrowBackToday: When electric guitarist Jimi Hendrix set fire to his guitar on stage

In today's #TBT, we have decided to talk about the iconic American musician Jimi Hendrix. Not so much his music, but his antics actually. The one we want to bring up is the burning of his guitar...

Published on 31st March 2021
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#ThrowbackToday: When the iconic musician Bob Dylan was booed off stage ruthlessly

In today's #TBT, in an attempt to boost your spirits, we tell you stories of two legends. One was a musician who wouldn't let anything keep him down and the other of a legendary short story writer

Published on 25th July 2021
Feb_6

#ThrowBackToday: Why Michael Jackson's doctor was accused of involuntary manslaughter ten years ago today

In today's #TBT, we talk about the death of the King of Pop and what ensued after. His personal physician was charged with involuntary manslaughter for the drugs he put the musician on. Read on...

Published on 6th February 2021
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A miracle in Mollem: How Goans are galvanising the young with art and activism to save their habitat

Students, researchers, scientists, musicians and artists in Goa have launched a widespread movement that hopes to save the protected Mollem National Park from three developmental projects

Published on 30th August 2020
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Actions of a retributive regime: Three years after Bhima Koregaon arrests, over 100 academics pen open letter

A few of the letter's signatories include musician TM Krishna, filmmaker Anand Patwardhan and activist Thirumurugan Gandhi

Published on 18th August 2021
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Anurag Mishra and the music within: How Project Swa came to be for this musician

It was when Odisha-born Anurag Mishra sang at a function for Tata Steel, where the designated musician did not turn up, that he realised his calling as a musician and he is grateful for this moment

Published on 21st February 2020
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Auf Wiedersehen, Indien: Joe Koster and his musical contributions to the city of Hyderabad

Joe Koster, the musician who has been nurturing the Western musical scene in Hyderabad, is bidding farewell to the city. We catch up with him for a chat
 

Published on 30th November 2019
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Book on Gwalior Gharana: How musicians could mortgage a 'raga' in the 19th century 

Meeta Pandit of the Gwalior gharana recounts many stories about the musicians she knew in real life and in her bed-time stories

Published on 12th April 2018
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Concert in the Dark: Why Anil Srinivasan wants every Chennaiite to wear a blindfold on September 28

Pianist Anil Srinivasan's Concert in the Dark will have blindfolded musicians playing to a blindfolded audience. No selfies, no getting up, just a pure experience, aimed at raising funds for the blind

Published on 22nd September 2018
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Dance of Democracy: Why this anti-Sterlite song could serve as a wake-up call for every Tamil youth

The collective Justice Rocks along with musician Kaber Vasuki and Nityanand Jayaraman commented on the plight of democracy in the state of Tamil Nadu and the clamping down on dissent through the song

Published on 13th December 2018
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From Anti-Indian to Asifa, how Therukural has changed the face of Tamil hip hop forever  

The album produced by Pa Ranjith and the Casteless Collective released on June 26 and is getting rave reviews from musicians and the general public

 

Published on 2nd July 2019
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From Jaffna to Montreal, how Navz-47 escaped war and is making music to fight bullies  

The Canadian-Tamil singer's latest single has 81,000 views on YouTube and has been praised by musicians in the Tamil music industry

Published on 19th August 2019

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