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Why Annapurna Devi chose her music over Ravi Shankar
Dissonant artistic visions drove Annapurna Devi and her husband Ravi Shankar apart, notes Swapan Kumar Bondyopadhyay.
The Other Superstar Named Amitabh
'I am an accidental lyricist,' confesses the superstar who has written Haanikaarak Bapu, Emotional Atyachar, Abhi...
reminded me of Savarkar'
'He was a poet at heart and a saint by nature.'
: Indian theatre comes of age
The camaraderie between the Genie and Aladdin is expressed in Hindi, a language that only the two of them can use to...
The Lady Who Writes Magical Songs
'We, the audience, listen to stories that have nothing to do with us and we cry, just from the truth of those...
'Balabhaskar was a true legend, a great musician'
'I told him, "Balu, you have to get out of the hospital. We have to do a lot of programmes together".' 'When I kissed...
'I want to sing for the Khans, the Kapoors, the Kumars'
'Getting a song in Bollywood isn't easy.' 'I don't charge for Bollywood songs.' 'Your song may release today, but it...
'Nobody can take Balabhaskar's place, ever'
'I had always felt he was on par with international musicians.' 'Everybody realised his worth as a musician only...
The singers Asha Bhosle admires
The legend talks about her favourite singers. Syed Firdaus Ashraf listens in.
Kumar Gandharva is a companion for all time
'I doubt very much if I will ever move on from his music, as I have from so much else through the years,' says Aakar...
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