Neha Kirpal

The Sweetest String

Dutch cellist Saskia Rao-de Haas and her sitarist husband Shubhendra Rao have more than music on their minds.

25 Jul 2020

'Murder in Shimla' book: This classic whodunit creates true suspense in the hills

Bulbul Sharma’s vivid descriptions and intriguing characters truly recreate the British Raj in India, reminding one of Agatha Christie’s famous whodunits.

18 Jul 2020

Mumbai-based film music composer Sameer Rahat on his Urdu roots

Following the launch of his debut album, Sameer Rahat is on a mission to protect the language from going down the black hole of ignorance

12 Jul 2020

Now, learn music one-on-one from some of the biggest names of the industry

The specially designed and curated master courses start from July 11 and will be spread over 10 weeks, comprising 10 sessions.

04 Jul 2020

'A Burning' book review: No country for the troubled

The book gradually traces 22-year-old Jivan's journey from being an ordinary physical instructor in a school to a powerful politician—an education secretary in the government.

28 Jun 2020

Shuchi Singh’s latest book 'Done with Love' is a heartbreak sundowner

If you’re looking for a light, breezy romance—or ‘chick lit’ read—this summer, you might enjoy bestselling author Shuchi Singh’s latest book Done with Love.

20 Jun 2020

'Women of Prey' represents the many shades of Manto

Translated by poet, author and translator Saba Mahmood Bashir, the stories that are mostly dated around 1950 and set in Lahore, Amritsar and Bombay, portray Manto as someone witty and hilarious.

13 Jun 2020

The alchemist of lines

He is also a part of the motley team of writers who wrote the lines for Hasmuk, the Netflix dark comedy serial which stars comedian and actor Vir Das as a small-town-comic-turned-serial-killer.

07 Jun 2020

Singer-songwriter Rohan Solomon’s new release, harbinger of hope

Singer-songwriter Rohan Solomon’s new release ‘Keep Holding On,’ brings together people from 20 cities across nine countries.

23 May 2020

The Long Rap Sheet of Siri Narayan 

The multilingual hip-hop artist’s MY JAM looks like it’s set to be a chartbuster, going by the success of her previous singles        

17 May 2020

'Destination Wedding' book review: The land of contradictions

Bestselling author Diksha Basu has clearly written this book for an international readership as for someone who has lived in India, the sight of people sleeping on sidewalks is hardly rare.

09 May 2020

INTERVIEW | 'Oberoi to Oyo' author Chitra Narayanan on India's hospitality industry

The Delhi-based journalist and author talks to Neha Kirpal about the future of travel, shares anecdotes about India’s hotel industry and assesses the devastating impact of Covid-19 on the global hospi

26 Apr 2020

Friendicoes Society for the Eradication of Cruelty to Animals rescues dogs amid COVID-19

Worse, many pets have been incarcerated in pet shops which cannot be opened because of the lockdown.

25 Apr 2020

Bengaluru-based singer-songwriter Sanoli Chowdhury on the intrigue of monotony

Bengaluru-based singer-songwriter Sanoli Chowdhury, who recently released her latest track ‘With Him’, says monotony intrigues her

25 Apr 2020

Singer Sahil Sharma tunes in virtually now

Artiste Sahil Sharma, who recently launched his new single, is using the online platform to reach out to his audience during times of lockdown

11 Apr 2020

'Gravepyres School for the Recently Deceased' review:Tales from the Netherworld

Popular author of several non-fiction books for children Anita Roy is out with her debut novel, Gravepyres School for the Recently Deceased.

04 Apr 2020

Musical activism: Jazz drummer Tarun Balani’s 'Seasonal Affected Beats'

The music of 2°, which Balani says was greatly inspired by Amitav Ghosh’s book The Great Derangement, is composed like a suite, with each piece leading to the other.

29 Mar 2020

'Soar' review: A book seen through eyes of 1.5 million Indian colonial soldiers

Soar is an interesting insight into a war.

21 Mar 2020

A ballad about best buddies

Rapper Shan Vincent de Paul recreates 90s Rahman music through hip-hop

14 Mar 2020

Caught in the web of trafficking

In 2008, Jennifer was deported from the US to India, the country where she was born, but had left behind 21 years ago as an eight-year-old.

14 Mar 2020

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