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ART & CULTURE

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Resul pookutty, Bollywood Music, Oscars, Arrahman

AR Rahman and the Oscars ‘curse’

When it comes to the likes of Rahman, and Pookutty, there could also be something else at play. There is a mindset that stops people from approaching artists that might simply be too good.

POLITICS

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Poetry, Bollywood Music, Partition, Gulzar

The Anger of Gulzar: Unlike his softly musing romantic poetry, Gulzar sahab's political verse is hard-hitting and edgy

On his birthday, a look at the poet extraordinaire's writing on communal violence, corruption, unemployment. The tone and words here are different from Gulzar's beautiful romantic verse.

ART & CULTURE

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Dangal, Indian cinema, Bollywood Music

The single biggest reason Bollywood is ruining Indian cinema

Everybody is always asking why India has not been able to make that one big cross-over film that the whole world sits and takes notice of.

ART & CULTURE

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Club songs, Bollywood Music

How Bollywood's 'club songs' once swayed India and faded away

1965 was a landmark year for this genre. Four such songs ruled the radio waves.

ART & CULTURE

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Bollywood Music, Ravi Shankar Sharma

Celebrating Bollywood's most underrated musician Ravi (of Babul Ki Duyaen fame)

No Indian wedding used to be complete without at least two songs of the maestro who died five years ago.

ART & CULTURE

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Bollywood Music, Khayyam

Haunting melodies from life of Bollywood musical genius Khayyam

The perfectionist composer turned 90 recently.

ART & CULTURE

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Bollywood Music, Hindi Films, RD Burman

Why RD Burman gave his best songs to Lata Mangeshkar, not muse Asha Bhosle

While the nation dances to 'Monica, my darling', most would probably rate 'Naam Gum Jaayega' as the better song.

ART & CULTURE

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RD Burman, Bollywood Music

How RD Burman transformed Hindi cinema music not once but twice

Pancham Da would be one of the few creative geniuses who would be equally at home in the 'late bloomer' category.

ART & CULTURE

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Music, Mashups, Bollywood Music

How mashups are changing the way we listen to music

They capture the imagination of listeners by offering a heady cocktail of myriad musical genres.