‘It is a tough time for us’

... say city artistes as venues are shut down and performances come to a standstill

17 Mar 2020

Of sarod and symphonies

Soumik Datta’s tryst with the sarod began quite by chance. His family’s relocation to London led to him stumbling upon his great grandmother’s sarod.

12 Mar 2020

In tune with signs of music

Music as an art form has often been on the forefront while creating awareness upon a subject.

11 Mar 2020

For the love of heavy metal

When it comes to keeping metal alive in India, Bangalore Open Air (BOA) has been at the forefront since its initiation in 2012.

04 Mar 2020

Coming up: Kashmir’s new face of hip-hop

Ahmer Javed’s obsession to pursue rap as a career came about when he would sit down with his school mates and pen his own lyrics.

03 Mar 2020

Music in India is a misunderstood medium: Suryakant Sawhney

“The idea is that of a big vacuum of music in India, which addresses bringing together various elements and sounds. Just like the cultural diversity in India, music is also diverse.

02 Mar 2020

You regain faith when you meet ordinary people: Saeed Akhtar Mirza

Mirza emphasised on Naseem as a turning point in his career.

24 Feb 2020

Voice of dissent not being liked, isn’t that censorship, asks thespian Amol Palekar

Censorship, which until now was directed only at the artist community has now become everyone’s concern, says veteran actor Amol Palekar.

23 Feb 2020

‘I am always looking for something else’

... says tabla fusion maestro Karsh Kale, who talks about his three-year hiatus and upcoming projects, including Anurag Kashyap’s Choked 

20 Feb 2020

Abir Ibrahim Shah brings Nile to the city

While Shah passionately divulges her love for her country, Abir Ibrahim Shah points out two of her abstract artworks which are closest to her.

17 Feb 2020

Enacting memories from Kashmir

We as Kashmiris cannot afford to become engineers and doctors anymore, we have to study humanities, we have to become anthropologists, historians, playwrights and film-makers.

13 Feb 2020

Making some noise with stoner rock music

Bengaluru-based outfit, Diarchy, is all set to add volume to rare two-piece outfits in the country by releasing their second full-length album, Splitfire, on March 27.

06 Feb 2020

‘My first song came to me under a city bridge’

...says Vasu Dixit, while talking to CE about his foray into music, and how the scene was in Bengaluru for musicians back in the day 

06 Feb 2020

Whisperers of poetry

Drawing the talk to a close, Comte emphasises that people in India are curious about most things, which isn’t the case in most countries.

04 Feb 2020

Artidote: Healing minds through online art and quotes

Putting stuff out on the internet can be tricky, especially when it revolves around your expectations and secrets.

03 Feb 2020