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Malayalam Film, Fahadh Faasil, Kumbalangi nights, Dailyrecco

Daily Recco, September 28: Kumbalangi Nights, a cinematic gem

Every frame of this Malayalam masterpiece will leave you yearning for more.

ART & CULTURE

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Musician, Tamil cinema, Spb death, Spbalasubrahmanyam

Farewell SP Balasubrahmanyam: The ever-smiling face and emotive voice

Singer SP Balasubrahmanyam has died. The voice that sang for actors across generations, from MGR, Rajinikanth, Salman Khan, Kamal Haasan to Shah Rukh Khan, has fallen silent.

ART & CULTURE

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Born in usa, E street band, Brucespringsteen

Born in the USA - Bruce Springsteen: Hero of the working class

Bruce Springsteen's songs chronicle his working-class roots and cover social and political commentary. On September 23, 2020, he turns 71.

ART & CULTURE

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Indian bands, Music covers, Rock Music, Indie music

How Western music covers have yielded to a fertile, original indie music scene in India

The indie music scene is buzzing with huge potential and the future looks promising.

ART & CULTURE

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Radio kaos, English rock music band, Pink Floyd, Rogerwaters

Roger Waters: The septuagenarian firebrand

Roger Waters is 77. He is still selling out concerts around the world. He is a loud voice on human rights issues — sometimes aggravating and occasionally troublemaking.

ART & CULTURE

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Advertisements, Hindi film music, Playback Singing, Jingles

How Rafi, Asha and other playback singers of 50s and 60s sang jingles too

The nostalgic era of a fascinating slice of music and advertising history when many of our classic playback singers lent their voice to advertisement jingles.

ART & CULTURE

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Ghazals, Urdu Poetry, Rahatindori

Remembering Rahat Indori: A fiery solace

Despite often being scoffed at by the purists, Rahat Indori’s evocative and easily graspable poetry, richly expressive of life and our common social concerns, makes him the poet of the masses. The fiery poet passed away on August 11, 2020.

ART & CULTURE

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Madonna, Like a virgin, Madame x, Happybirthdaymadonna

At 62, Madonna continues to provoke

The adage goes, "women do not get to be sexual in old age". On August 16, 2020, Madonna turns 62. And she continues to provoke by daring to be an ageing woman exhibiting her desires and the need to be desired.

ART & CULTURE

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Sridevi, Bollywood, Tamil cinema, The eternal screen goddess

How Sridevi eclipsed her heroes

August 13, 2020 marks Sridevi's 57th birth anniversary. Here's an exclusive excerpt from Satyarth Nayak’s Sridevi — The Eternal Screen Goddess, that delves into how Sridevi emerged as the ‘hero’ at the box office.

ART & CULTURE

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Guitar, Western music, Dire straits, Markknopfler

Happy Birthday, Mark Knopfler: The Sultan of Swing

Mark Knopfler — born on August 12, 1949 — made a massive impact on rock history with some of the best guitar playings to ever come out of the rock world.