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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

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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…

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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…

TK Sarasvathy painting of Dosa and Sambar

Nourishing the Soul

One of the most appealing things about food is the way it looks. Great food is just as much a visual experience as a physical one. And even something that tastes bad…