Pankaj Udhas (1951-2024): Soul Singer

Madhavankutty Pillai

His experiments brought ghazal to a wider audience

Bhupinder Singh (1940-2022): The Urban Troubadour

His voice best articulated the pain of the city dweller

Krishnakumar Kunnath (1968-2022): Singing for India

KK’s career was the embodiment of a unique diversity

The Death of Sidhu Moose Wala

The focus has again shifted to the gangster-insurgent nexus in Punjab, which many believe will have a lasting impact on how things unfold in the state in the coming days

The Heart of the Song

Lata sang for all of us. Her voice was instantly recognisable. Whoever the star, she brought us into the heroine’s inner life

When Lata Came to Dinner

She showed me a gramophone record made of gold. All the songs she sang in the UK were on it. Could I give her a letter for the Bombay Customs Commissioner, asking him not to charge any duty as the record had been presented to her?

Her Own Superstar

Listen to ‘Aye Mere Watan ke Logon’ in the silence of solitude and you will break down as everyone else has done at some point or the other

An Art of Meditation

She was simply magical behind the mike, and she wasn’t afraid to make mistakes or try something new. Her understanding of music was beyond ragas and talas, it was deeper than that

Sense and Sensibility

If the weight of the world’s expectations of rectitude from her was too much, Lata never let anyone feel it

The Echo of God

Lata was much more than the voice of India. She was the voice of humanity, cutting across cultures


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