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  • Sax and the city

    Sax and the city

    Three questions with Gianni Denitto, Italian saxophone artiste

  • My mother helped bring Indian music to the West: Gingger Shankar

    My mother helped bring Indian music to the West: Gingger Shankar

    Violinist and vocalist Gingger Shankar plans to remix her mother, classical singer Viji Shankar's old songs, for a documentary

  • Famous personalities reveal their YouTube connect

    Famous personalities reveal their YouTube connect

    While YouTube in India was launched only in 2008, the domain celebrated its 10th birthday this month. As an embedded player, a tool for promotions or as a talent showcase, the platform has impacted Indian professionals and artists from diverse fields. Some popular voices share how YouTube has fast-forwarded their journey

  • Special Feature: How Nicolaus Copernicus revolutionised astronomy

    Special Feature: How Nicolaus Copernicus revolutionised astronomy

    On the 542nd birth anniversary of mathematician and astronomer, Nicolaus Copernicus, we look back at his greatest contribution, the theory of heliocentrism, in which he formulated a model of the universe that placed the Sun rather than the Earth at its center

  • Google honours battery inventor Alessandro Volta with birthday doodle

    Google honours battery inventor Alessandro Volta with birthday doodle

    Italian physicist and inventor of the battery, Alessandro Volta, was commemorated with a special animated Google doodle on the occasion of his 270th birth anniversary

  • Sarah Jane Dias sings of love and breakups

    Sarah Jane Dias sings of love and breakups

    Actress, former beauty queen, VJ and model Sarah Jane Dias launched her debut single, 'Forgot To Be Me', on February 13. The lyrics (co-written by Dias) delve on heartbreak while the black-and-white video features actor Arunoday Singh, VJ Bani and hair stylist Sapna Bhavnani

  • 'Blues is the music  of everyday life'

    'Blues is the music of everyday life'

    Says 15-year-old guitar prodigy Quinn Sullivan, who is in India to perform at the Mahindra Blues Festival

  • Take their regional word for it

    Take their regional word for it

    Today, the Gateway LitFest hopes to the address the marginalisation of regional writing in India, spark debate on artistic freedom and focus on literature in seven Indian languages, writes Kareena Gianani

  • Nicolai Friedrich: I made a ball levitate when I was four!

    Nicolai Friedrich: I made a ball levitate when I was four!

    German mentalist Nicolai Friedrich tells us of the unknown potential of the human mind, his early influences in magic and cracking future lottery numbers, if he could travel in time

  • A lens into the past

    A lens into the past

    Pulitzer Prize-winning photographer David Turnley will be in Goa for the first edition of the Goa International Photo Festival on February 10. He talks about covering bloody wars and his therapeutic stay in Dharamsala with the Dalai Lama

  • 'Selecting a collaborator is like choosing a friend'

    'Selecting a collaborator is like choosing a friend'

    Tabla virtuoso Suphala, who will perform at the eighth edition of World Sacred Spirit Festival, reveals how collaborating with other artistes hones her skills and why she owes her success to her teachers, Ustad Alla Rakha and Ustad Zakir Hussain

  • Like mother, like son

    Like mother, like son

    India’s foremost composer and pianist, Merlin D’Souza and her son Rhys D’Souza, India’s most prodigious saxophone talent talk to Suprita Mitter about their relationship on and off stage

  • Special: How Johannes Gutenberg invented the modern printing press

    Special: How Johannes Gutenberg invented the modern printing press

    On the 547th death anniversary of German inventor Johannes Gutenberg, we look back at his contributions to the mechanisation of the printing process, which went on to create a revolution...

  • 'Many Indian stand-up comics are better than Russell Peters'

    'Many Indian stand-up comics are better than Russell Peters'

    With his documentary on stand-up comedy in India, I Am Offended, director Jaideep Verma hopes to break stereotypes and capture an exciting, new scene in India in its nascent stage

  • Project: Save our nature

    Project: Save our nature

    Two Germans are on a mission to clean up a small island in Alappuzha district, Kerala. Anu Prabhakar talks to the two about the need for dustbins and travelling across the backwaters in a self-made boat

  • Nostalgia is my urja: Saif Hyder Hasan

    Nostalgia is my urja: Saif Hyder Hasan

    After the critically-acclaimed Ek Mulaqaat, Saif Hyder Hasan returns to the period milieu with Gardish Mein Taare that harks back at the volatile relationship between Guru Dutt and Geeta Dutt. Excerpts from an interview with Krutika Behrawala

  • I used to lack stamina and patience: Dhruv Ghanekar

    I used to lack stamina and patience: Dhruv Ghanekar

    But now, they are Dhruv Ghanekar’s biggest assets. The music composer and producer, who is all set to release his second album Voyage, tells Deepali Dhingra how capturing an idea for him is akin to catching a butterfly as the more he chases it, it runs away

  • Beyond reality

    Beyond reality

    Bandmember Jono Grant of the British EDM band Above & Beyond talks to Ananya Ghosh about their new album, We Are All We Need, which is inspired by real-life situations

  • The Lowland was the result of curiosity: Jhumpa Lahiri

    The Lowland was the result of curiosity: Jhumpa Lahiri

    Jhumpa Lahiri bagged the 2015 DSC Prize for South Asian Literature and spoke to a jubilant audience over an internet call on Day Two at the Jaipur Literature festival

  • Lucky Ali talks about music, life and more in a candid chat

    Lucky Ali talks about music, life and more in a candid chat

    Musician Lucky Ali, who will be performing at SulaFest next month, discusses his new album in-the-making, why he can't farm anymore and his future plans

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This section contains articles about the IT Famous Personalities, Famous People Of India, Personalities Of India who have made a difference to India in the fields of Politics, Dance and Music, Literature, Science, Religion, Industry, Cinema etc and contributed towards the development of the country.