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AMITABH BACHCHAN AND THE ANGRY YOUNG MAN

One of the biggest box-office failures of the superstar’s career, Alaap boasts one of his subtlest performances and, arguably, the best m...

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The Human Voice

Khalid Mohamed, who was commissioned to write the official autobiography of Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan (1948-1997)...

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And a New Year is about to begin…

It is the good times of the past that inspire us to look forward to the coming year, for there is little in the events of 2021 that give any co...

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Days of qawwalis

Film historian Dhruv Somani asks why have the qawwalis, once a big draw in the Bollywood movies, have gone with the wind today...

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Hope and Glory: Asha Bhosle in conversation

Khalid Mohamed talks to the legendary Asha Bhosle this week, about her talent hunt for singers on her YouTube channel, and her...

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Woman of Song: Usha Khanna

Dhruv Somani makes a case to revisit Usha Khanna, one of Bollywood’s few and certainly the most prolific and popular women composers.

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Queen of Ghazals

When Danish Husain introduces his stage production of Akhtari: Dastan Bai Se Begum Tak, he says the storytelling and music format...

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The Little Gems of Nonpur

 

Place: Nonpur Begusarai, Bihar, India

The Film: Master ki class

In Begusarai I was in the place called Nonpur. Nonpur is a small village wher...

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Retroscope - Jagjit Singh- A Sweet Recollection

I don’t recall when I first met the two, Jagjit and Chitra Singh. It must be sometime in the early 1970s, when Chitra came round to our tiny apartment on 29th Road TP...

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