Arts and Culture

Arts and Culture

Yadav Yadavan: I learnt music with a specific understanding of its context in dance

  HAVING trained extensively under leading names and educational institutions, award-winning composer and vocalist Yadav Yadavan has been connected to music from a very young...

True Indian heroes at Cannes

  TELEVISION STARS HINA KHAN AND HELLY SHAH SHINE BRIGHTLY AT FILM FESTIVAL I HAD an interesting conversation with late actor Sushant Singh Rajput a few...

Natasha Vasandi: Politics with plenty of comedy

Politics has been a red-hot topic of conversation and takes centre-stage in the comedy sketch show NewsRevue, which is enjoying a run at this year’s...

My top 10 films – Sarmad Masud

  Ace British filmmaker Sarmad Masud has directed diverse projects that range from acclaimed movie My Pure Land to hit TV drama serial You Don’t Know Me, which...

Baluji Shrivastav: Music binds me to the world and gives meaning to my life

  BEING blinded as a baby hasn’t stopped the brilliantly talented Baluji Shrivastav OBE from becoming a globally acclaimed musician and one of the very...

The Return of Faraz Ali: Debut novel helps author define her ties with Pakistan

  THE DEBUT novel of Asian author Aamina Ahmad combines crime fiction and 1960s Pakistan to tell a story of murder, corruption and finding long-lost family. The...

Counting and Cracking: A moving story of love, political strife and exile

  An international theatre production about a family’s journey through love, heartbreak, civil war, and migration touches down in UK in August for epic performances at Royal...

Ajith Kumar: Leader of the pack

  ACTOR Ajith Kumar is one of the biggest names in Indian cinema and carved out an impressive career that has included countless blockbuster hits...

A perfectly fine literary journey

  British Bengali author discusses her relatable debut novel The Covid-19 lockdown saw Tasneem Abdur-Rashid brilliantly balance working full-time, raising small children and doing a master’s...

EXCLUSIVE: Ram Charan – The history making star

  MASSIVELY popular movie star Ram Charan has had some remarkable landmarks in his distinguished career. Perhaps the biggest so far has been his recently released...