Sarod Maestro Rajeev Taranath Interview

Sarod Maestro Rajeev Taranath Interview

One of India’s foremost classical musicians, Rajeev Taranath is a master of the sarod. His career spanning over four decades, has drawn accolades from critics and audiences throughout the world. A distinguished disciple of the late legendary maestro Ustad Ali Akbar...
The Magical Strings of Josh Feinberg

The Magical Strings of Josh Feinberg

Friends belonging to the Ekswar group had arranged a sitar concert of an artist who I had known only through Facebook. The musical evening was arranged as an almost private baithak on a terrace with a cozy ambience. I had never met the musician before, and so I was...
The Parting: Remembering 1947

The Parting: Remembering 1947

I noticed my mother had started to cry softly when we went to see Gurinder Chadha’s Partition era film The Viceroy’s House (2017). “Always, there is violence against women’s bodies,” she said, as if trying to make sense of the senseless. A line from the poetry of...

A View of London’s Easter Ragas

              A festival of classical and contemporary Indian music By Tara Arts and Sama Arts Earth floor – 7 concerts – 50 musicians over 3 days On the 50th anniversary of The Beatles’ trip to India, which revolutionised the perception of Indian music, Tara Theatre...
Celebrating 50 Years of The Ali Akbar College of Music

Celebrating 50 Years of The Ali Akbar College of Music

Imagine being raised as a child with the narrow, cluttered stretches of a dark backstage as your playground; bright lights and waves of booming applause tick as steady as a metronome through my memories. I had two homes: the home where I ate my cereal each morning and...