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  • Persuasive Tones, Compulsive Rhythms: Tuning in to Adivasi Music

    Adivasi Music is often considered unsophisticated and crude. When a musician trained in classical music begins to study tribal music, there are fascinating discoveries to be made, fundamental notions to be questioned. It is a journey that transcends boundaries, writes Mallika Iyer “How can this be called music?!” Prachi Dublay winced, when her guru Sri…

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  • “Music is music, old or new, but surely there is nothing that can replace the golden era of 1950 to 1970”, says Bipin Pandit

    Bipin Pandit, the founder of Khumaar and the COO of The Advertising Club, speaks to Manasi Y Mastakar about his upcoming concert, music, advertising and more…   Bipin R Pandit, COO of The Advertising Club, needs no introduction in the world of advertising. A man of many talents, he keeps his passion for music alive through…

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  • Happy birthday Charles Dickens, Charles Dickens, writer of literature, fun facts about Charles Dickens, weekend, weekend reads

    Happy birthday Charles Dickens: Some fun facts about the most celebrated writer of literature

    On the occasion of Charles Dickens’ birthday, here are some fun facts about one of the most celebrated writers of literature It is a belief in amongst Charles Dickens’ followers and literary critics that his surname, Dickens, was probably a curse invented by none other than the bard himself, William Shakespeare. During his times, instead…

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  • Ocean’s 8 to Super Troopers 2: Hollywood sequels to look forward to

    With Mama Mia: Here We Again! all set to take us on a musical ride, Manasi Y Mastakar takes a look at Hollywood movies that will continue their tales Sequels are a way in which filmmakers can continue telling stories that they were unable to complete in the first film. Or simply, keep the franchise…

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  • Tejasswi Prakash: I don’t want to limit myself

    Tejasswi Prakash speaks to Manasi Y Mastakar about her new show, music and exploring newer entertainment mediums… Many would know her as the lovable Ragini from the serial Swaragini or Diya from the controversial show ‘Pehredar Piya Ki’. Though the show faced backlash because of its story line, that didn’t deter Tejasswi Prakash. In fact,…

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  • The Journey Within: Radhanath Swami shares experiences which would enlighten the readers with spiritual thoughts

    Mumbai: Chants for Hare Krishna reverberated throughout the auditorium, transporting everyone to the land of divine. The occasion being, launch of the book, ‘The Journey Within’ authored by Radhanath Swami, renowned spiritual leader of International Society for Krishna Consciousness (ISKCON). ‘The Journey Within’ was launched by producer Smita Thackeray, Mrs Napual – Consul General, Mauritius,…

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  • ‘It’s hard to survive in the industry’, says Ashmit Patel

    Ashmit Patel speaks to Manasi Y Mastakar about his upcoming movies, impending marriage to actress Maheck Chahel and more… When you a sizzling Mallika Sherawat and Bollywood’s serial kisser Emraan Hashmi under one frame, it becomes difficult to remember others around them. But Ashmit Patel, managed to stand out amidst all the sensuality and steamy…

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  • Welcome 2018! 8 books that should be on your to-read list

    2018 is here, and also the time to set make a new list for the year. Here are a few books coming out soon that should be on your to-read list Why I Am A Hindu Author: Shashi Tharoor In Why I Am a Hindu, Shashi Tharoor gives us a profound book about one of…

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  • Origin by Dan Brown: Review

    Book: Origin Author: Dan Brown Publisher: Penguin Random House Pages: 544; Price: Rs 799 Dan Brown returns with yet another Robert Langdon novel, set in a world of art and, to his fan’s surprise, Artificial Intelligence (AI). Robert Langdon, Harvard professor of symbology and religious iconology, arrives at the Guggenheim Museum Bilbao, Spain to attend…

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  • Flashback 2017: 7 Best selling books of the year

    Origin Author: Dan Brown Symbology and religious iconology professor Robert Langdon along with Guggenheim Museum Bilbao Museum Director, Ambra Vidal embark on a mission to unveil their murdered friend’s scientific discovery. Into the Water Author: Paula Hawkins A single mother turns up dead at the bottom of the river that runs through town. Earlier in the…

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