Arts and Culture

Arts and Culture

When music becomes the language of love and justice

  SAROD MAESTROS AMAAN AND AYAAN ALI BANGASH DISCUSS THEIR MEANINGFUL EP SAROD virtuosos Amaan Ali Bangash and Ayaan Ali Bangash have carved out an incredibly...

Regional cinema rattles Bollywood

  NOT long ago, the most exciting Indian film news of this week would have been the release of Jersey on April 14. It is the Bollywood remake...

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...

Aman Gandhi: The big turning point

  AFTER bubbling away under the surface in smaller supporting roles, actor Aman Gandhi has come to the wider attention of audiences with a winning...

Life is Sad and Beautiful: Poetic masterpiece perfectly captures emotions of pain, angst and...

  THERE have been poetry collections and memoirs published, but none have been quite like the powerful debut book from Hussain Manawer. The acclaimed poet has...

Ram Kamal Mukherjee and the art of telling a gripping story

  WRITER-DIRECTOR DISCUSSES HIS MITHUN CHAKRABORTY BOOK AND FILM PLANS A DEEP love for cinema resulted in Ram Kamal Mukherjee forging an impressive career that has...

The Little English movie treasure

  A BIG highlight of this year’s London Indian Film Festival is the world premiere of Little English. The British Asian comedy based on hit play There’s Something...

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...

Ten most stunningly popular songs of singing star Jubin Nautiyal on YouTube

  THE last few years have been truly incredible for Jubin Nautiyal. The Indian sensation has become one of the most popular south Asian singers globally...

Pravesh Kumar: Bringing great theatre to audiences

  ACE DIRECTOR DISCUSSES HIS NEW PLAY ABIGAIL’S PARTY TALENTED director Pravesh Kumar has breathed new life into classic Mike Leigh play Abigail’s Party with a...