Artists

mental health

Jeffrey Sparr: “Thank You, But No Thank You”

Artist Jeffrey Spar lets his creative juices run free with his beautiful tribute to Naomi Osaka and the strength she displays as a mental health advocate.

gandhi

Jonita Gandhi: On a Song

Singer Jonita Gandhi, the voice behind several chart busting numbers, shares her journey and how she has managed to sing in several languages

qureshi

Ami Qureshi is Using Self-Expression to Empower Others

Ami Qureshi has been creating art since she was a child. As an adult, she has parlayed her passions into a profession, creating and designing for others, as well as helping people…

Aasif Mandavi

Aasif Mandvi on the Legacy of Race in America

Actor and comedian Aasif Mandvi is a square peg in a round hole. As a person of color, an immigrant Muslim of Indian descent, Mandvi stood little chance of breaking into television…

‘We should accept that there are other things women can do’

As I finish my conversation with singer, songwriter and composer Rianjali, there is one thing that strikes me: how candid she is. Self-assured and forthcoming, she shares her story of success, struggle,…

Kamakshi Khanna

Singer Kamakshi Khanna’s Ode to Self-Love in New Single

“Qareeb,” Kamakshi Khanna’s first-ever attempt at writing a Hindi single, is a celebration of self-love for any woman experiencing romance or heartbreak. In an inventive, stop-motion music video that gained nearly 8,000…

Tapati Lahiri

In Memoriam: Tapati Lahiri

Tapati Lahiri Tapati Lahiri died peacefully at home, surrounded by her loving family, on April 2, 2021. A former educator in the South Kingstown School Department and a cherished member of the…

Shazia Sikander thinks of Creativity as a Code to Live

While growing up as an introverted child, Pakistani-American artist Shazia Sikander fell back on drawing as a refuge at times she felt too shy to speak. For Sikander, art was a thinking…

chavi sodhani music

The Voice That Makes You Love Music all Over Again

Her first single, “Banna Re” crossed over 12 million streams on JioSaavn alone. A singer, song writer, lyricist, music producer and poet- Chhavi Sodhani is no ordinary musician. Whether as an independent…

A Life Well Lived: Singer Asha Bhosle

As a child, Asha Bhosle used to sing the songs she learnt from her father Pandit Deenanath Mangeshkar in the loudest voice possible. When her sister Lata Mangeshkar asked Asha why she…