The Government recently asked people to cultivate good habits such as waking up early, sticking to a new diet and meditating during the 21-day coronavirus lockdown period. A Press Information Bureau (PIB) tweet quoted research by Dr Maxwell Maltz which claims that it takes 21 days to cultivate a new habit.With COVID-19 and the subsequent lockdown changing the way we work and function in our daily lives, we are faced with a rather paradoxical situation. With travel cut down to zero, except for going out to buy essentials, offices and schools shut and no entertainment options open outside, we are faced with both a lot of time in our hands and with having to ensure that we prioritise this time to become productive with work and family.So, rather than fret over what might be in store for us in the future, let us use the time we get beyond work to cultivate some good habits:
Fellow celebrities and fans have expressed their support after Welsh singer Duffy revealed she was drugged, raped and held captive in an ordeal that took place at some point in the past 10 years.“Of course I survived. The recovery took time. There’s no light way to say it,” she wrote. “But I can tell you in the last decade, the thousands and thousands of days I committed to wanting to feel the sunshine in my heart again, the sun does now shine.”
On 1 September 1949, Carol Reed’s celebrated thriller The Third Man was released. It was an immediate hit and in the ensuing seven decades, The Third Man’s popularity has remained constant, with frequent appearances on TV and in the cinema, as well as a beautiful restoration in 2015.The film has also featured regularly in lists of the greatest films of all time, and many critics treasure it. It’s been 20 years now since the BFI placed The Third Man at the top of their own list of greatest British films, so perhaps it’s time for a reappraisal of the finest examples of British cinema.
Harmonium-playing street singer as love guru, a sad piano song, and life lessons in a wistful violin number – we look at the contribution of various musical instruments in Bollywood.
Shah Rukh Khan recently came under fire for a photograph that his wife Gauri Khan had posted where the superstar is seen, along with their son AbRam, wearing Native American war bonnets. Khan was accused of cultural appropriation, and a Twitter user reminded Khan that since the feathers on the headgear needed to be earned as per Native American cultural, Khan should not be wearing them.
For an hour before stage time, seven screens across the Roundhouse stage rotate visuals of gruesome decay to a sinister, ambient Joey Santiago soundtrack. When stage time hits the visuals continue, now overdubbed with an audio interview with 4AD sleeve designer Vaughan Oliver, detailing how he came up with the memorably “debased” cover images for Pixies’ first two albums – the ape-man of 1987’s demo collection Come On Pilgrim, and the topless flamenco dancer of 1988’s debut album proper, Surfer Rosa. In keeping with their bone-saw allure, Pixies are drawing the Roundhouse into their soiled and sordid world in preparation for a night that feels like gazing into the volcanic spume of alternative rock.
Bollywood has always been the main channel of contemporary music in India, but 90s were a little different.This decade saw the rise of some of the greatest pop singers and music bands that shaped our affinity for music.Now that movies have again become the only source of music, with a few YouTubers covering the hit numbers, we sit back wondering about our favorite singers from childhood.
Balancing between pop and alternative-rock influences, combined with their anthemic lyrics, American band OneRepublic have become a regular hit, not just on the charts but also with the masses since their debut with ‘Apologize’ in 2007. The band comprises of lyricist and lead vocalist Ryan Tedder, Brent Kutzle, Eddie Fisher, Drew Brown and Zach Filkins. Currently on their big Asia tour, OneRepublic is set to hit the stage in India for the very first time. According to Indian Express, they also intend to experience a glimpse of Mumbai with itinerary including a visit to Elephanta Caves, Gateway Of India, Victoria Terminus, Kala Ghoda and Haji Ali among tourist spots in South Mumbai. A meeting with the dabbawalas is also planned and the band will also be given a ride in an auto-rickshaw and a bus. Their meals are also customised with dishes like dal makhani, dum aloo, mutton/chicken biryani, gobi paratha, rajma chawal, butter chicken, palak paneer, chola bhatura and mutton rogan josh, apart from idli sambhar, masala dosa, poha and tomato upma, as well as sweet delights like gulab jamun, rasgulla, kheer, shrikand and jalebi.
Not only is he the most followed DJ in India, DJ SHAAN was the first Indian artist to play at Tomorrowland in 2014, one of the biggest electronic dance music festivals in the world that is held in Belgium. That same year, he was also the first Indian to play The Box @ Ministry of Sound, London The Saturday Sessions. The 22-year-old started his DJ/producer career at the age of 15 and debuted at Asias premier music festival, Sunburn Goa, in 2010. Since then, SHAAN has performed alongside the biggest names in the industry, including Avicii, Afrojack, David Guetta, Hardwell, Swedish House Mafia, Tiesto, Axwell and Kaskade, to name a few.
Everyone has that song that makes their blood rush, their face flush, and their pulse quicken. It's the jam you always have queued up when there's even the slightest chance of an overnight guest. It's baby-making, hypnotic hip-swiveling, take-me-now music.
While artists like Rita Ora and Jessie Ware have mass appeal in the UK, it’s taken time for them to properly get the attention they deserve in the US. There’s an influx of talent constantly coming in from the UK to the US, but not everyone has the same success rate in both countries. From RAYE to J Hus, see which artists need to gain a mass following in the US as soon as possible.
Chvrches' frontwoman Lauren Mayberry has announced that she and bandmates Iain Cook and Martin Doherty will be releasing a new record next year. In an interview with Entertainment Weekly, she revealed that the trio opted to work with famed producer Greg Kurstin (Adele, Pink) for their third record. Of working with Kurstin, Mayberry says, "He pushed what we were doing to be bigger in some ways, but he also pushed us to be weirder.
If you recall the popular 1990’s ‘Wah Ustaad’ commercial of Taj Tea, you would remember the young boy who sat alongside Ustad Zakir Hussain, playing the tabla. Having embarked on his musical career as a protégé of Ustad Allah Rakha Khan, Aditya has come a long way in the Indian classical music scenario, both, in India and internationally. Kalyanpur mastered the intricacies of the tabla at a young age who had the privilege to accompany music legends such as Ustad Amjad Ali Khan, Pandit Jasraj, Pandit Shivkumar Sharma and A.R. Rahman, to name a few.
One of the biggest reasons for the success of Secret Superstar is its plot where Insia Malik, a 15-year-old Muslim girl, (played by the talented Zaira Wasim) who is an aspiring singer, becomes an overnight Youtube sensation after she posts a song that she has sung, online. To maintain her anonymity so that her abusive father does not find out, Insiya dons a burkha and sings under the name Secret Superstar. Much like Insiya in Secret Superstar, the internet, and Youtube, in particular, has given a platform to many talented and aspiring singers who otherwise would not have a place to showcase their talent.
If you’ve been on Google homepage today, you will know that today is the 44th anniversary of the birth of Hip Hop music. Forty-four years ago, hip-hop was born at a party in the Bronx when DJ Kool Herc used two turntables to isolate and extend the breakbeat of a song, inspiring people to cut loose on the dance floor.
As we approach Independence Day, there is nothing better than music to up that patriotic quotient in you. With the country gearing up to celebrate its 71st Independence Day, here is our pick of the top 10 patriotic songs that you must listen to this Independence Day. Insaaf Ki Dagar Pe: One of the most stirring patriotic songs of all times, Insaaf Ki Dagar Pe, from the 1961 film Ganga Jamuna, exhorts youngsters to walk on the path of justice and be the leaders of tomorrow. The song, which was composed at a time when a new nation was being built, finds much resonance today as well.
We all know Baba Sehgal as the pioneer of rap music in India, but lately a hoard of talented new generation rappers have emerged into prominence. Hit the pause button on Eminem and Jay-Z for a moment and show some love for our talented desi rappers.
Photography by Roy Beeson for Yahoo StyleLast weekend at the sixth annual Village Voice 4Knots festival — New York City’s premier indie-rock music event — showgoers dominated Manhattan’s downtown South Street Seaport district in a range of eclectic, mostly vibrant styles. Yahoo Style caught up with some of the most fashionable attendees, sporting outfits ranging from sentimental hand-me-downs to high-end vintage garb (purchased at a heavily discounted price, no less).Among the group, meet up-and-comers Diane Coffee, Bayonne, Mild High Club, and Boulevards (all of whom performed lively musical sets) as they dish on their music and personal style.Follow us on Facebook, Instagram, and Pinterest for nonstop inspiration delivered fresh to your feed, every day.
This World Music day, Benny Dayal talks about his love for all kinds of music and why he thinks it is a necessity to celebrate a day like this. Come June 21 and music lovers across the world get together to celebrate the universal language of music. World Music Day commemorates music and the peaceful, seamless manner in which it binds people together, transcending all boundaries of language, religion, ethnicity or nationality.
Throughout 15 season of American Idol, the groundbreaking singing competition has catapulted the careers of so many starry hopefuls. Think about this: what would the music scene be like without Kelly Clarkson, Carrie Underwood, and Katherine McPhee? Certainly not as melodic — or pretty. The ladies (minus Clarkson who’s about to give birth to her second child) showed off their fashion game during the final session of the show’s three-night event. Some things never change, like their beautiful voices, but their sartorial sense has certainly shifted from years earlier. Underwood in 2005 favored jeans and T-shirts and styled her hair in bouncy curls while McPhee’s turn on the series in the same year was a big fan of satin mini dresses. On Thursday, Underwood went full-on glam in a Yanina couture gown with a sheer skirt and McPhee opted for a LWD. Others on the blue carpet included many former contestants including Jordin Sparks in a crop top and wide-leg pant patterned ensemble, Justin Guarini, Diana DeGarmo, Fantasia Barrino, and more. Of course, Jennifer Lopez was also there. She chose a Zuahir Murad gown in gold with a mullet hemline. Its dramatic train fit the momentous occasion and she was also able to add some sex appeal by showing off her legs. Click through for a look at everyone from season one’s Justin Guarini to season 12 finalists La'Porsha Renae and Trent Harmon. Follow us on Instagram, Facebook, and Pinterest for nonstop inspiration delivered fresh to your feed, every day.
Kris Jenner might’ve been the coolest mom at the Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show, but Michelle Obama takes the prize for chillest in the nation. The first lady claimed her title on Thursday when a video of the 51-year-old rapping to promote higher education was released.
‘Tis the season of mistletoe, egg nog, gift giving, and Jingle Balls, when every radio station across the country throws their version of a holiday party: a concert with the hottest headliners of 2015. Selena Gomez, Demi Lovato, Tove Lo, One Direction, Ellie Goulding, two Jonas Brothers, and more are all hitting stages to perform their greatest hits of the past 365 days, with many of them getting into the spirit in the sartorial department. In one night in Dallas, Texas, the “Confident” singer wore a burgundy sheath with black booties that could be worn to an office soiree, and then changed into a Miley Cyrus-approved patent leather ensemble. The British boy band also hit up the Lone Star State and all of them displayed their signature styles (dandelion collared shirts and skinny scarfs included). In Oakland, California at WiLD 94.9’s FM's bash, Gomez slayed in a Givenchy corset and booty shorts. While she’s had some major fashion hits as of late, from the Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show to the AMAs, this could possibly be her hottest look yet. Joe Jonas, a bomber jacket fan, donned a yellow and red colored one, while his brother got so hot signing “Jealous” that he threw off his leather jacket and sunglasses and finished his set in white T-shirt. There’s holiday party fashion — and then there’s holiday concert clothes. Follow us on Instagram, Facebook, and Pinterest for nonstop inspiration delivered fresh to your feed, every day.
Undeniably, the Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show was one of the sexiest nights on television in 2015. Each of the 44 genetically blessed models dropped jaws putting their beauty and brawn (seriously, those girls train like Olympic athletes for this event) on display in raunchy, ridiculous (would you wear a spacesuit in the bedroom?!), and enviable lingerie. But Selena Gomez, who performed a medley of her hits “Hands to Myself” and "My Girls" from Revival while the winged women walked on by, was the hottest thing on the runway. ...