Thursday, July 7, 2022


A screenshot from the film Pyaasa (1957) had many iconic songs.

Philosophical Songs of Hindi Cinema

The article walks us through some of the popular songs from Indian cinema where the lyrics convey deep and profound messages

Manoj Bajpayee’s Poem ‘Bhagwan Aur Khuda’ Awakens Us to Resist Communal Conflict

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Tapping the rich and profound lyrics of music

Exploring the Dialogic Possibilities of a Music Classroom

The article explores the usage of music as a possibility for generating dialogue in our classrooms.

Gilbert Matthews – a pioneer and a visionary of South African jazz

South Africa has done little to acknowledge the passing of a jazz great and titan of drums, Gilbert Matthews. For Bra Gil, who brought...

Music, Poetry and Art Sound Like “Hope” as the Pandemic Pushes Us into Isolated...

The coronavirus pandemic has locked us up in isolated and lonely existences, art alone can enable us to redefine and find meaning in life and deal with the changed reality around.

Watch | “Sarkar Jawab De…Jawab De” A new rap composition on the ongoing migrant...

Duleshwar Tandi, a 27 year, rapper from Kalahandi district, Odisha expresses his anguish about the migrant worker crisis during the Coronavirus pandemic and the institutional apathy experienced by the class, in his engaging rap composition. 
Little Richard

The 1950s queer black performers who inspired Little Richard

Little Richard – born Richard Penniman – honed his craft as a teenage drag queen in touring minstrel tent-shows and vaudeville revues, as well as in an extended network of clubs and bars in the southern and eastern United States known as the “chitlin’ circuit.”

Lockdown singing: the science of why music helps us connect in isolation

At the start of the lockdown, videos went viral on social media of neighbours singing with each other across their balconies.

How musicians are responding to the coronavirus crisis

With creators and lovers of music depending on digital mediation, a wide range of approaches to making, sharing and experience music have arisen. Here are five such musical responses.

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