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Beyond Bygone

Eternal in essence

17 April 2021 6:30 PM GMT
The Vedas and Upanishads are the oldest storehouses of knowledge that answer complex realities of human life

Looking back at Kieslowski

30 Jan 2021 5:54 PM GMT
Exploring the style and themes used by Polish filmmaker Krzysztof Kieslowski through analysis of four of his many iconic works

Jaddanbai of vision and resilience

1 Aug 2020 5:56 PM GMT
In the early talkies era, Jaddanbai played a pioneering role — started off as an actress, became one of the first women producers, directed films and even composed music

Fount of wisdom

20 Jun 2020 6:33 PM GMT
PV Narasimha Rao — the visionary, the innovator and the architect of modern India — remembered by Vanam Jwala Narasimha Rao and VJM Divakar, in commemoration of his upcoming birth centenary

Leh, with love

20 Jun 2020 6:30 PM GMT
An account of the writer’s journey through Leh — a land of extraordinary natural beauty and dense cultural history — with the mission of organising the native tribal artisans

A tribute to Basu Da

13 Jun 2020 5:57 PM GMT
A reminiscence written in fond memory of the works of Indian film maestro Basu Chatterjee, reflecting on how his simple yet grounded body of work holds great relevance in today’s ‘dark-edgy-gritty’ times

Versatile musical genius - Kamal Dasgupta

7 March 2020 2:41 PM GMT
With a career of about fourteen years, Dasgupta have approximately 8,000 songs under his belt including 80 Bengali movies – his unique contribution was the invention of a shorthand method for swaralipi

The musical mogul: G A Chishti

29 Feb 2020 2:50 PM GMT
A celebrity of sub-continental cinema whose name stands out with distinction among two generations of composers for the lilt and cadence of his compositions, mixed with an exuberant folk style, Chishti was apt at weaving complementary influences into Punjabi music with almost 5,000 tunes credited to his name

Lost in oblivion Nashad

15 Feb 2020 2:30 PM GMT
Often confused with the maestro Naushad Ali, Nashad nevertheless made a name for himself in the industry, being involved in 29 films over 16 years before migrating to Pakistan where his legacy still endures

Musical dexterity Ustad Jhande Khan

8 Feb 2020 1:16 PM GMT
Almost lost to the obscurity of the early film music industry, the legacy of Ustad Jhande Khan lives on, in memories of his contemporaries and those touched by the greatness of his work and his demeanour

Beyond boundaries Rafiq Ghaznavi

1 Feb 2020 1:44 PM GMT
Dominant in the early days of the ‘Talkies’ in the Indian film industry, Ghaznavi was a performer without equal, juggling careers as an actor, singer and composer, all rolled into a larger than life persona, both on and off screen

An illustrious music composer Khurshid Anwar

25 Jan 2020 12:59 PM GMT
A musical stalwart surrounded by traditional scions of musical lineage, Khawaja gained tremendous popularity both in India and Pakistan, gaining undying fame as a classical composer
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