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What happened on December 8: John Lennon was shot dead by a man who claimed to be a fan after one last photoshoot

On the same day of his death, Annie Leibovitz, an American photographer, had a photoshoot with John Lennon. The photograph is one of the most iconic pictures in rock and roll history

Published on 8th December 2021
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I always wanted to be a teacher: Singer KS Chithra on life beyond 25,000 songs and teaching music online

Chithra had been conducting offline classes for a while. When COVID struck, it all shifted online. This is how life has been

Published on 8th December 2021
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Artium Academy ropes in KS Chithra, Sonu Nigam among others to train students in music, both live and online

In September 2021, Ashish Joshi set up Artium Academy, an online music school, roping in a few big names, including Sonu Nigam, KS Chithra, Arun Sairam and Ananth Vaidyanathan

Published on 1st December 2021
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What happened on October 27: We were blessed with the song Stand By Me and in 2015, Taylor Swift's fifth album dropped 

It's going to be a musical day because not only do we intend to celebrate Ben King's eternally evocative song Stand By Me, we also talk about Taylor Swift and how her musical genius 

Published on 27th October 2021
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What happened on October 9: The day Malala's voice reached the world, and Lennon had his first cry

The Nobel Peace Prize was announced on October 8. Incidentally, today happens to be the day when two people the world associates with the word 'peace', marked significant events

Published on 9th October 2021
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Gandhi with Gen Z: Frogs and Gandhi might make an unlikely pair but Ricky Kej's latest track hits hard

Gandhi, a song by Ricky Kej and drummer Stewart Copeland, is our current earworm. Once you hear it, it'll be your earworm too and you won't regret it

Published on 2nd October 2021
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This cover band of Jharkhand is trying to make Santhali music reach other parts of India and beyond

Santhali is one of the 22 languages recognised in the Eighth Schedule of the Constitution. According to the 2011 census, there are 64,69,600 Santhali speakers, which make up 0.63 per cent of the total

Published on 15th September 2021
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This PhD scholar is on a journey to make school children play the parai. This is how

Chandrika Srinivas has been playing the parai for the last six years and has been teaching the ancient instrument to students in Coimbatore. We give it a listen

Published on 15th September 2021
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Rap Keli, Enjoy Madi: How Kannada rap stars are getting Gen Z to fall even more in love with the language

Kannadalli Rap Keli, Nodi, Enjoy Madi is what our Kannada rappers told us. We speak to some of these rap artists who have now set a benchmark for many upcoming rap or indie musicians and artists 

Published on 9th September 2021
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#ThrowdayToday: Heard about Ping? Apple's social media platform. Here's why you haven't

In today's #TBT, we tell you about how the wreck of RMS Titanic was finally discovered and how Apple launched a musical community on iTunes only to close it down in just two years

Published on 1st September 2021
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Delhi University's two-day music festival honours father-son sitar duo who died due to COVID

The two-day ‘Malhar Utsav' that honoured Padmabhushan Pandit Debu Chaudhuri and Pandit Prateek Chaudhuri was organised by the Faculty of Music and Fine Arts and concluded on August 25

Published on 29th August 2021
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Why everyone loves Mangaluru architecture student Frizzell D'Souza's music and lyrics

Architecture student and independent artist and songwriter Frizzell D'Souza speaks to us about how she cut three singles and how lockdown helped her speed up the process of writing songs

Published on 11th August 2021
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#ThrowbackToday: When MTV came, saw and conquered television

In today's #TBT, we tell you about the time when MTV was launched and since then, how it has become so much more than a channel that plays just music videos. It has been a harbinger of a new culture

Published on 1st August 2021
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WhiteHat Jr onboards 800 teachers, launches one-on-one live online piano, guitar classes for children

The platform includes games that improve students' technical skills like sight-reading, pitch recognition, and rhythm skills. It also supports engaging audio-visual aids

Published on 23rd July 2021
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From street gigs to performing on Instagram, Showtime Kochi is helping new performers kick stage fright

The team talks about their journey so far and how they are enabling young artists to take the stage virtually

Published on 21st July 2021

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