Music for the soul
From the time he made a splash in 1975 with his first album of ghazals ‘The
Unfor- gettables’, his baritone cont- inues to strike deep chords. From ghazals to bhajans and playback singing, Jagjit Singh regales fans with a rich repertoire of lyrics in his haunting voice. He talks of his life and journey in music to
Jagjit and Chitra
Singh on a recent visit to Chandigarh. — Photo by Vinay Malik
of the only photograph to ever capture legendary German composer
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart's widow has come to light in the archives of a
town in the musician’s native country. The
long-lost photograph of Mozart’s widow Constanze Weber was taken in
1840 at the home of the composer Max Keller when she was 78 years old.
the high road to Bhutan
From snow-capped mountains to
prayer flags fluttering in the wind, from fortresses shrouded in
mystery to resplendent monasteries, from mask dances to folk music,
Bhutan is an elevating experience, says Mukesh
I for regional theatre
activists from Karnataka
would meet every year on World Theatre Day to advocate a better deal
for regional theatre. Every year the Ministry of Culture would make
the right noises and protests would be put off for another year.
hit in the UK, and now Meera Syal and Sanjeev Bhaskar are getting set
to take their act, The Kumars at Number 42, across the ocean to
the US. Producers of the hit BBC
chat show, which ended its seven-series run last year, are in talks
with US broadcasters to have the comedy remade in the country.
love can be a hit too
There is much more to
Bollywood than romance and running around trees.
Shoma A. Chatterji looks at the
many shades of platonic love in Hindi films
Partying is passe
Late nights and a
hedonistic lifestyle are 'pass in Bollywood. Kareena starts her day
with yoga, and Sush has a strict daily regime which includes pooja in
the morning and quality time with daughter Renee.