Thursday, 30 June, 2022

Topic: Musicians

How Pakistan turned its back on Afghan musicians who fled Taliban rule

About 150 Afghan artists living in Peshawar since August 2021 face deportation back 'to a life of threat', with some already arrested under Pakistan's Foreigners Act.

We rise by lifting others, says Sanat Sawant, a rising young musician from Mumbai

Activism and cultural emergence have triggered a big change in the music industry, making it a way to express your opinions, says the up-and-coming Gen-Z musical artist and producer.

Learning from industry greats & travels, how Indian musician Vishal Jain is rocking Dubai

Vishal Jain, a model and musician, believes in his dreams and working towards achieving them. He has already launched three songs.

Off The Cuff with A.R. Rahman & Ananya Birla

In this edition of #ThePrintOTC, Editor-in-Chief Shekhar Gupta is in conversation with Oscar-winning composer A.R. Rahman and singer Ananya Birla, who talk about ‘Hindustani...

India ranks 20th for global music influence, 6th for uniqueness in study spanning 30 nations

The Global Influential Music Index ranked US, UK, France, Germany & Canada as the top 5 musically influential countries worldwide. India was among the 3 Asian countries to feature in the list.

World’s first socially distanced concert is being planned in Arkansas, US — Here’s how

With 'fan pods' that limit audience members, a six-feet apart rule and prepackaged beer, Travis McCready's concert on 15 May could show us how live gigs can return.

From religious meetings to music concerts, how ‘sabha’ culture changed in Madras

The book Music, Modernity, and Publicness in India edited by Tejaswini Niranjana explains how musicians moved to colonial cities and formed exciting spaces of listening and desire.

On Camera


Representational image | Islam devotees offer Friday prayers during Ramadan, Patna, April 2022 | PTI

Quran says no one can limit others’ freedom. Udaipur killing violates Islam’s golden rule

Throughout history, Islamic scholars have uniformly agreed that respecting and obeying the law of the land is an essential aspect of faith.
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.


The Indian Air Force logo | Commons

Almost 4,000 enrol for IAF’s Agnipath recruitment scheme on day 1 of online registrations

These registrations pertain to the Indian Air Force's Agniveer Vayu programme. The online portal for the first phase was opened at 10 am Friday, and will close on 5 July.

With Agnipath, Modi govt’s shock & awe doctrine may have misfired a vital reform, yet again

Modi govt's biggest flaw has been its disinclination to accept limitations of electoral majorities. This ruined land acquisition and farm reform, stalled labour codes.