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Hindi Film Music - Interviews

Hindi Film Music - Interviews

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  •     O.P.Nayyar- an intimate Interview
    The man was frank and forthright, giving two hoots to conventional celebrity wisdom of speaking the diplomatic lingo. He used language that the purists would certainly deem un-parliamentary....
  •     Pt.Hariprasad Chourasia
    If fate had had some other plans, then Pandit Hariprasad Chaurasia would have become a wrestler like his father. Instead he became an artist widely acclaimed as the greatest exponent of Baansuri- the wooden flute. Over the years, if connoisseurs have...
  •     Pankaj Udhas
    The famous ghazal singer Pankaj Udhas was enjoying a quiet getaway amidst his hectic global schedule at his friend's sprawling villa in Jumeirah, Dubai, where I met him for an interview. Suave, sophisticated and articulate, Pankaj was a pleasure to ...
  •     Amjad Ali Khan - The Master Of Sarod
    From whatever I have read, heard or seen about the man, Ustad Amjad Ali Khan comes through as a cool, classy and cultured personality. Recipient of many an award, inventor of many a new Raga and a sought-after performer at many an international music...
  •     Rahat Fateh Ali Khan - Carrying On The Legacy
    It is almost 11.30 p.m. when I reach Al Nojom Ballroom in Hotel Shangrila. There Rahat Fateh Ali Khan is just in the process of concluding the first session of his exclusive concert for Club Encore. For a while, I just stand admiring his booming bass...
  •     Sairam - The Eighth Wonder
    They say- ‘Seeing Is Believing’ but when I saw the musical performance of Sairam Iyer during the recently concluded concert- Nostalgia, I almost did not believe what I was seeing. Here was a young, handsome guy who started off with a macho Rafi- ...
  •     L.Subramaniam
    Analyzing the genius of Violin-maestro L. Subramaniam makes you wonder about the man’s amazing versatility. A trained M.B.B.S. doctor, a post-graduate in Western Classical music, a composer for films like Salam Bombay and a world- renowned violinis...
  •     Three Brothers And A Violin
    Meeting Vishwanath Parsuram- one of the master-minds of the audio-book phenomenon- Karadi Tales and one of the celebrated musicians from the pop-group ‘Three brothers and a violin’, is a pleasant experience. This outwardly easy-going man with his...
  •     Jaani Babu Qawwal- an interview
    On phone, his 62 year- old voice sounds just like any other but give him a microphone and Jaani Babu is in his zone – the specialized zone of qawwalis. His energetic vocals then enthrall the audiences. With extremely popular qawwalis like Khalli Wa...
  •     Sneha Pant- a new voice in Bollywood
    She is young, good-looking and confident- and yes, she sings very well, too. Sneha Pant represents the new face of female playback singing in Bollywood. Her songs like On The Roof In The Rain and Sainya Dil Mein Aana Re have been lately ruling the ch...
  •     Shreya Ghoshal- a talent beyond her years
    When I first call her on the mobile, Shreya Ghoshal sounds like any other twenty- year old girl- a little hesitant, unsure of what to talk to a stranger. But as the conversation progresses and as she comes to realize my genuine admiration for her son...
  •     Calling up Abida Parveen
    Right in the middle of our telephonic interview, Abida Parveen – the uncrowned queen of Sufi music sweetly asks, "How do you think I am answering? Am I doing alright?" I am simply taken aback by her humility and mumble something about being honor...
  •     Hindi Film Music-Interviews
    I take up the upcoming Ghulam Ali- concert in Dubai as an opportunity to chat with the maestro about his music. After persisting efforts I finally manage to get him on the phone and his heavy bass voice starts to explain his philosophy of music....
  •     Udit Narayan - an interview
    In today’s times, where show- off has become more important than real talent and arrogance has become synonymous with any tiny achievement, meeting an artiste like Udit Narayan comes as a pleasant surprise. This uncrowned king of male playback sing...
  •     Sonu Nigam- unplugged
    That is the call I am waiting for since last four days. Since the day I have come to know that Sonu Nigam is coming to Dubai to perform live together with ‘Junoon’ for his show ‘Jaan yehi dosti hai’, I am after the organizers- Mr. And Mrs. Na...
  •     Shaan - Up Close Personal
    “Shaan is in town. Would you like to interview him?”- My editor calls me and I am up and ready in a moment. Shaan is one of my favourites amongst new artists. Braving the afternoon traffic, I reach Dubai from Sharjah and somehow manage to find an...
  •     Hariharan - The Man & His Music
    Sitting in Deira’s Dubai Sheraton Hotel’s lobby, I amusedly watch Hariharan handling his fame with aplomb. There he is- willingly obliging the hotel- staff eager to pose with him for photographs, animatedly discussing the program details with the...

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