Saturday, 2 July, 2022
TopicMusic

Topic: Music

Bhupen Hazarika: The ‘Bard of Brahmaputra’ who took Assamese music to the world

A 2006 poll in Bangladesh found Bhupen Hazarika’s ‘Manush Manusher Jonno’ the second-most loved song in the country after its national anthem

Ko Ko Korina: Why Pakistan is decrying a Coke Studio cover

A Coke Studio cover of the song Ko Ko Korina has been widely panned, and is perhaps the first song from the show to get more dislikes than likes on YouTube.

12 Kishore Kumar songs that are absolute gems but forgotten even by die-hard fans

Many forgotten songs by Kishore Kumar deserve the same treatment as his Dev Anand/Rajesh Khanna/Amitabh Bachchan classics.

Mohd Rafi was the voice that would soothe our broken hearts

Shammi Kapoor, possibly Bollywood’s first dancing star, might not have been able to woo Sharmila Tagore without Rafi’s songs.

Remembering the Manna from heaven and his evergreen melodies

Manna Dey was the fourth in a brilliant quartet with Mohammad Rafi, Kishore Kumar and Mukesh. To that extent, he was denied the fame due to a genius like him.

The rise of the communal hate soundtrack in India

Not just Muslims, even Bajrang Dal’s national convener has slammed the songs blamed for the violence. But police say they can’t do too much about them.

On Camera

YourTurn

Kanhaiya Lal Teli’s body being taken for last rites in Udaipur on 29 June 2022 | Photo: ThePrint | Manisha Mondal

India’s blasphemy beheadings have a new audience—and they’re sitting behind smartphones

Videos on social media have become a key feature of blasphemy killings. Each inspires communal competitors to stage a more macabre act of revenge.
The Reserve Bank of India logo | Photo: Suraj Singh Bisht | ThePrint

RBI intervenes with multi-pronged strategy in battle against rupee fall

The Reserve Bank’s challenges include crashes in forward dollar premiums to rising open interest in futures that adds to pressure on the currency.

Defence

File photo of Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Egyptian president Abdel Fattah Al Sisi on the latter's first visit to India | Photo: Twitter/@narendramodi

India and Egypt work towards building strategic relationship with focus on defence & security

From holding joint military exercises to exporting wheat as Russia and Ukraine stop supplies, New Delhi and Cairo are redrawing their relationship as geopolitical tensions rise.    

Moral, political & ideological questions on Maharashtra: 1st is simplest to answer, 3rd trickiest

What is Shiv Sena’s ideology? We might say it’s been a convenient mix of extreme ethnic chauvinism & unforgiving Hindutva. Within the second, the party retained space to manoeuvre.
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