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  • A legend in the making

    A legend in the making

    “Life is all about finding our own purposes. We don't live to die; we live for our own purposes. We all make mistakes, but that doesn't mean that we have to give up. It's all about giving our bests.” As......

    September 14, 2016
  • Playing music during biopsy helps to reduce anxiety

    Playing music during biopsy helps to reduce anxiety

    Playing music during biopsy for breast cancer diagnosis and treatment helps patients to reduce pre-operative anxiety, a research has found. The study published in the journal AORN provided insights into the impact of implementing a music therapy programme for surgical......

    September 14, 2016
  • Crass lyrics make Prasoon Joshi feel frustrated

    Crass lyrics make Prasoon Joshi feel frustrated

    Lyricist-screenwriter and ad guru Prasoon Joshi says his blood boils when he listens to "crass songs and lyrics". "My blood boils. I feel frustrated and unhappy when I hear crass lyrics and crass songs. For entertainment, you can't compromise on......

    September 12, 2016
  • Gigi Hadid confirms Taylor Swift is working on new music

    Gigi Hadid confirms Taylor Swift is working on new music

    Model Gigi Hadid has confirmed that her best friend and singer Taylor Swift is working on new music following her reported split from actor Tom Hiddleston. The 21-year-old model, who walked a runway at New York Fashion Week, said she......

    September 12, 2016
  • Maestro remembered

    Maestro remembered

    In a class of his own, Salil Chowdhury listened to the Western classical music collection of his father who had inherited a large number of western classical records and a gramophone from a departing Irish doctor. While Chowdhury listened to......

    September 11, 2016
  • Art unbound

    Art unbound

    He may well be called the “Pied Piper of Art Unbound,” the precursor of a movement to free one of India&’s most elite art forms from the shackles of exclusivity. Then again, renowned Indian Carnatic musician and cultural activist Thobur......

    September 10, 2016
  • Recreating music

    Recreating music

    Recreating music Indian music band, Maati Baani, popular for its beautiful blend of cultural compositions released a refreshed version 'Heal the World" by Michael Jackson on the legend's 58th birthday on 29 August. To erase boundaries and artistic inhibitions, to......

    September 7, 2016
  • Tribute to a maestro

    Tribute to a maestro

    Living more than a century, he became a living legend of Indian instrumental music. Running away from home, a back of the beyond village in the then East Bengal, he came to Calcutta with dream in his eyes. There are......

    September 4, 2016
  • An Aristocratic act

    An Aristocratic act

    Social media-fuelled speculation finally came to fruition when the “good people of India” were made aware of The Aristocrats’ tour of this country, in support of their album Tres Caballeros. Guthrie Govan (guitar), Bryan Beller (bass) and Marco Minnemann (drums)......

    September 2, 2016
  • Arduous sonic quest

    Arduous sonic quest

    An anecdote, narrated by Amyt Datta, from the annals of rock music legend seemed to perfectly encapsulate the evening&’s vibe. It ran thus — Frank Zappa once took the stage at a concert and for 45 minutes flat, shouted expletives......

    September 2, 2016
  • Strains to build dreams on

    Strains to build dreams on

    Sangeet Piyasi celebrated the 25th year of its gloriously melodic existence with a grand four-day music festival at Rabindra Sadan (11-14 August). All the days were dedicated to legends like Subodh Ganguly (lyricist-composer and founder of Bangiya Sangeet Parishad), Ustad......

    September 2, 2016
  • ‘Sounds’ like an option?

    ‘Sounds’ like an option?

    Music rejuvenates every soul and to produce music, lot of technical aspects are involved. It was in 1877 that Thomas Edison invented phonograph, the first machine that was involved in sound recording and reproduction. Dizzy Gillespie once said, “I don’t......

    September 1, 2016
  • Listening to music at work may boost team spirit

    Listening to music at work may boost team spirit

    Listening to upbeat music can have positive effect on the cooperative spirits of individuals working as a team, according to a new study. In the study published in the Journal of Organizational Behavior, researchers described two studies they conducted to......

    August 24, 2016