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ANUJ RASTOGI TALKS ABOUT BEING CANADIAN AND COMPOSING INDIAN

ANUJ RASTOGI TALKS ABOUT BEING CANADIAN AND COMPOSING INDIAN

Filmmaking is becoming a global process. Consider this, SURKHAAB, a film about a Punjabi story set in Canada, had cast and crew from Canada and India. In that Canadian crew, was Anuj Rastogi, the music director of the film. The music of SURKHAAB, which went live in October, has been getting very solid and positive reviews. Here we talk to Anuj, who makes his debut, as far as Indian audiences go, in... 

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SANDEEP NATH – ON WRITING THE MOST POPULAR SONGS FOR THE INDIAN AUDIENCES

SANDEEP NATH – ON WRITING THE MOST POPULAR SONGS FOR THE INDIAN AUDIENCES

His song from Aashiqui2, Sun Raha Hain Tu, is playing in every channel, on every station there is. But this is not the first time, Sandeep Nath, has had this impact through his lyrics. He wrote the lyrics for the National Award winning film, Fashion, with the same impact, as did he for Saheb Biwi Aur Gangster. It can easily be said that in the current times, this lawyer turned lyricist, is the best... 

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SHANTANU MOITRA – BEING TRUE TO HIMESELF DESPITE BOLLYWOOD

SHANTANU MOITRA – BEING TRUE TO HIMESELF DESPITE BOLLYWOOD

He is the Dilliwalla, who never figured he would be in Mumbai being a part of the film business. But now when you look at the business his films have done, 3 Idiots, Parineeta, Madras Café, Yahaan, Hazaron Khwaish, etc, it is still surprising that he maintains his originality and is absolutely uninfluenced by that “I want my single to be # 1” mentality. His music have left a legacy that will be... 

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Pranidhi Varshney- Actress, Singer, Yogini

Pranidhi Varshney- Actress, Singer, Yogini

Pranidhi is a Los-Angeles based actress with a degree in Theatre from Northwestern University.Her on-camera credits include the TNT series Rizzoli & Isles, Troublemaker, an independent film directed by Geeta Malik, and Foreign Body, a web-series based on Robin Cook’s novel by the same name.Pranidhi found the love of music early on in life, and it has been a driving force ever since.Having sung... 

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DELHI 2 DUBLIN – ROCKING VANCOUVER TO VASHI

DELHI 2 DUBLIN – ROCKING VANCOUVER TO VASHI

The band Delhi2Dublin truly represents globalization. Coming out of Vancouver, their music can be termed as a fusion of the Dhol meeting the Fiddle and it literally is that, a mix of Bhangra and Celtic. They have steadily climbed up the Canadian and global charts and remain true to their roots, which is the multi cultural base of their home town, Vancouver. Here we talk to the band, that is rocking... 

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EHSAAN NOORANI – MORE THAN JUST THE E in SEL

EHSAAN NOORANI – MORE THAN JUST THE E in SEL

Ehsaan Noorani depicts the new age Bollywood.  A trip to California changed this naturally talented guitar player, to becoming a complete popular Indian musician. His  tunes have become a part of some of the finest Bollywood music scores. As part of SHANKAR EHSAAN LOY and also as a solo Blues guitarist, Ehsaan has made Bollywood more appealing, not only to all ages, but also to all Geographies. Here... 

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THE ALTERNATIVE INDIAN ROCK GROUP CASSINI’S DIVISION

THE ALTERNATIVE INDIAN ROCK GROUP CASSINI’S DIVISION

THE ALTERNATIVE INDIAN ROCK GROUP CASSINI’S DIVISION Given that the band came together in 2001, how has the journey been? Cassini’s Division: The journey has been a long, and convoluted one. We were one of the first bands in the country to play full slots of exclusively original material (with a couple of covers of bands we enjoyed). Getting an audience hitherto unused to a desi band not playing... 

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HELLO WORLD !  COMING TO A LOCATION NEAR YOU- AR RAHMAN

HELLO WORLD ! COMING TO A LOCATION NEAR YOU- AR RAHMAN

A school of thought believes that the West must be won over. He has done that with his multiple Oscars. A school of thought believes that East is best. He has a plethora of Filmfare awards and Bollywood recognition to have put his flag there. The purist school feels it is all about classical study. He has his music credentials from Trinity. The non conformists feel that music cannot be taught. His... 

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UDAY BENEGAL –  THE  FIRST INDIAN ROCK SENSATION RETURNS HOME

UDAY BENEGAL – THE FIRST INDIAN ROCK SENSATION RETURNS HOME

He was the voice behind ROCK MACHINE, which in it’s time had cult like success in India. They played across the nation and overseas. When ROCK MACHINE, then evolved into INDUS CREED, UDAY BENEGAL continued to be it’s “voice.” Then at the height of their prowess, the group disbanded, Uday went West. Now he is back in Mumbai and India A new group, but the same resonating voice, which we also... 

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JASON JOSEPH – NEITHER BLACK NOR ROCK, JUST A STYLE OF HIS OWN

JASON JOSEPH – NEITHER BLACK NOR ROCK, JUST A STYLE OF HIS OWN

This is indeed the age of the Indian American /Anglo Indian, musician. While across the pond called the Atlantic, Jay Sean is making waves, on this side, we have Jason Joseph, whose singles, One Man and Just Move, are quickly moving this one man, into the upper echelons of the American music scene. If it hadn’t been the case of getting bored doing his desk time, as a Computer Engineer, Jason might... 

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