Arts and Culture

Arts and Culture

Falguni Shah: Music-filled world of Grammy greatness

  A MARVELLOUS musical achievement of 2022 has been Falguni Shah magnificently winning a Grammy award for her second children’s album A Colorful World. It follows on...

Why Asian artists must take up portrait painting

  THIS year’s annual exhibition of the Royal Society of Portrait Painting, with over 200 works on display, drives home that this is a genre...

Taz Stereo Nation: Impressive legacy of an iconic pop fusion artist

  TRIBUTES poured in for British music icon Taz from Stereo Nation after he tragically passed away, aged 54. Those who praised the late singer ranged...

Suchismita: A life-long connection to music

  ONE of India’s best kept musical secrets is stunning singer and composer Suchismita. Her wide array of achievements include being AR Rahman’s protégé, lighting up...

Top 10 Mrinal Sen films

  THIS week marks the birth anniversary of legendary Indian movie director Mrinal Sen. The pioneering filmmaker, born on May 14, 1923, received global acclaim for...

Manoj Bajpayee: Memorable movies of a magnificent star

  MAGNIFICENT movie star Manoj Bajpayee is widely regarded as one of the most marvellously talented actors working in India today and this is backed...

Vijay Bhola: Audiences want great entertainment by brilliant performers

  THE live south Asian music scene has thrived in recent years with singing superstars filling up major arenas around the UK and London based...

Ali Rehman Khan: We’ve a responsibility to point society in the right direction

  THE big Pakistani Eid film release is taboo-busting comedy Parde Mein Rehne Do. The stereotype smashing story revolves around a married couple unable to have children...

Celebrating 30 years of King Khan

  FROM AWARDS TO ZERO AND EVERYTHING IN BETWEEN, WHY SHAH RUKH HAS RULED BOLLYWOOD THIS week marks the 30th film anniversary of Shah Rukh Khan. Hindi...

Satyajit Ray season at BFI will show all his 38 movies

  SATYAJIT RAY was one of India’s greatest film directors and also very highly regarded in the history of world cinema – ironically, however, his...