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R K Padmanabha: music missionary A shrine for music, and a singer who soars   Feature
R K Padmanabha has built a grand hall and named it after Vadiraja, whose compositions gave wing to his creative impulses. His success shows what one man's vision and hard work can do for music and musicians More

Jewel in waiting   Browser mail

Ustad Ali Akbar Khan deserves the Bharat Ratna as much as Pandit Ravi Shankar, and the authorities should recognise the sarod player even if he is indifferent to the limelight, write Avra and Abir Banerjee More

Holmes in the land of Copy Raga   Plagiarism

A music detective has put online over 170 songs to show the sources of Hindi and Tamil film hits. The evidence, in a just-posted sample, is clinching! More

South Asian galaxy for a New York nite   Events

A spectacular music awards nite and a couple of classical music concerts are lined up for South Asians in the US. It's a way of showing solidarity for terror victims, Ranjini Cariappa of Bollywood Music Awards tells The Music Magazine More

Skin the colour of evening   Review

In Shyama, Bombay Jayashri sings some finely chiselled pieces from Shyama Sastry, the 18th century master composer More

Hindi songs made in Chennai   Review

Harris Jeyaraj is the latest southern success to be imported into Hindi. Rehna Hai Tere Dil Mein, a remake of Minnale, features five remade tunes and two original ones More

Ehsaan Noorani: the blockbuster way Movie industry's dil chahta hai   Exclusive interview

Relating to filmwallas was difficult initially, but, says Ehsaan Noorani of the Shankar-Loy-Ehsaan music team, the tunes in Dus, Mission Kashmir and now Dil Chahta Hai and Abhay speak for themselves More

A closer look at Duur   Browser mail

Ali gives you some insider details about Duur the album and Strings the band More

An Indian bouquet for Vancouver   Interview

Rhythm India, earlier called Geetanjali, is a long-running radio show based entirely on Indian music and distinguished by its informed style More

Fraternal love, passable music   Review

Tera Mera Saath Rahen is about the love between two brothers, one of whom is a special needs child. Anand Raaj Anand dishes up some passable music More

Dream cast and a stale single   Preview & press meet

Karan Johar's new film Kabhi Khushi Kabhie Gham boasts a hotly saleable cast, and music by three composers. The title song, released as a single, is hopelessly uninspired More

Lata: a long haul from bhajans to rock and roll The unsung versatility of Lata   Reader mail

Why do people say Lata Mangeshkar can sing only one type of song? She has done rock and roll, classical and folk numbers with equal flair, says Ajit K in a well-documented defence More



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