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  • Bad Bunny tests positive for coronavirus

    The Puerto Rican star canceled his performance at last night’s AMAs but did appear remotely to present the award for favorite Latin female artist

  • Flipkart Big Billion Sale: Best overhead earphones to buy right now

    Overhead earphones are the best kind of earphones to get an immersive sound experience along with comfort and audio quality.

  • Johnny Nash death: I Can See Clearly Now singer dies aged 80

    Reggae and pop artist spent his later years transferring analogue recordings to digital formats

  • Am Getting Rape Threats: Divya Khosla Kumar Responds to Sonu Nigam

    Divya reacted to Sonu Nigam’s allegations of Bhushan Kumar approaching him for help.

  • The Highly Relatable Lockdown Playlist

    Staying indoors and social distancing have become the new way of life. So we whipped up a playlist of Bollywood songs that seem extra relatable at the moment.

  • Eight good habits that you can cultivate this lockdown

    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.

  • Duffy: Celebrities and fans express support after singer says she was ‘drugged, raped and held captive’

    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.”

  • From Kes to Clockwork Orange, the 20 best British films

    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.

  • World Music Day: 10 Musical Instruments Bollywood Loves

    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.

  • Celebrities who have been accused of cultural appropriation

    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.

  • Pixies review, Roundhouse: Gore, religion and incestuous union on a culture-defining race through seminal early albums

    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.

  • Alisha Chinoy, Stereo Nation, Euphoria! Where are the 90s pop sensations today?

    Bollywood has always been the main channel of contemporary music in India, but 90s were a little different.

  • American band 'OneRepublic' has arrived to rock their fans in India

    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.

  • DJ SHAAN answers our 8 burning questions

    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.

  • The Sexiest Songs Of All Time

    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.

  • These are the UK artists that need to break America

    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 reveal first look at new album

    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.

  • Meet the tabla musician who is keeping the flame of classical music alive

    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.

  • These Indian Youtube super singers will make you fall in love with their voices

    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.