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ART & CULTURE

 |  9-minute read
Bollywoood, Asha Bhosle, Op nayyar, Lata Mangeshkar

Why there cannot be another Talat Mahmood

What makes Talat Mahmood's voice unique, beyond replication?

VARIETY

 |  4-minute read
Asha Bhosle, China's gdp, Coronavirus in china, Wuhan virus

Why China's figures can't be trusted

China could have downplayed its number of confirmed cases 'by a factor of 15 to 40 times'.

ART & CULTURE

 |  4-minute read
Asha Bhosle, Humma Humma, AR Rahman, Delhi-6

Why poor copies of great originals rankle

Much like the oft-repeated points in the remix debate, the powers that be invariably end up blaming the public for accepting the new version.

VARIETY

 |  BREAKING NEWS INTO PIECES  |  5-minute read
Google Maps, Social Media, Smartphones, Asha Bhosle

Thank you, smartphone. Humanity is doing fine without talking

Iconic singer Asha Bhosle feels smartphones killed conversations. Interestingly, we're all talking about her views on our smartphones.

ART & CULTURE

 |  6-minute read
Bollywood, Lata Mangeshkar, Asha Bhosle, SD Burman

Why few people know it was SD Burman who made Asha Bhosle a youth icon

A tribute to the legendary music director on his 42nd death anniversary that fell on October 31.

ART & CULTURE

 |  19-minute read
Playback Singing, RD Burman, Lata Mangeshkar, Asha Bhosle

Asha Bhosle: The bad girl of playback singing

[Book extract] With 11,000 and counting solo, duet and chorus-backed songs in over twenty Indian languages since 1947, Asha tai shows no signs of stopping even at 83.

ART & CULTURE

 |  4-minute read
Asha Bhosle, RD Burman, Book Extract, Lata Mangeshkar

What Lata-Asha meant to RD Burman and OP Nayyar

[Book extract] There is the key difference between the two music composers as trailblazers.

ART & CULTURE

 |  3-minute read
Book Extract, Asha Bhosle, SD Burman, Pancham

When SD Burman paid his son Pancham the biggest compliment of his life

[Book extract] The acknowledgement of his talent by his parents gave RD immense satisfaction.