Musical Ballot Boxes

Musical Ballot Boxes

During an election season, anywhere in the world, candidates need an image: to be likeable, and reliable; a platform: explicating stances on issues; a base: of people who donate, vote, support, and work for the candidate; and to add to this list of musts (at least in...
What America Sounds Like

What America Sounds Like

Talent “that wouldn’t otherwise be heard” is what Jim Pugh, founder of Little Village Foundation, looks for and then goes about promoting. “It’s like pebbles on the beach. You pick up one and it’s beautiful, but when you hold four together the commonality emerges....
No Ryan in Bollywood Arabia

No Ryan in Bollywood Arabia

The travelers and tradespeople make it across make-shift gates just as dusk settles in. The dust stirred up by their carts and animals makes the warmth of the sun linger just a moment more. The eye catches the glint of embers being coaxed into cooking fires; aromatic...
What’s Indian at the Grammys?

What’s Indian at the Grammys?

The Grammys award ceremony this year is scheduled for February 15 and has quite a few India(n) related nominees. Take a read below: Record of the Year and Producer of the Year (Non Classical) Uptown Funk Jeff Bhasker (Producer)Released in November 2014, Uptown Funk...
2015 Bollywood Music Countdown

2015 Bollywood Music Countdown

Jan-Nov 2015 has seen a mixed bag of Bollywood music genres, but with clear winners in terms of music directors, singers, and lyricists. There are two categories in the countdown below-Catchy and Romantic. The common bar for these two genres is that they are...