Music matters

The original ‘petiwala’: Walawalkar at his home in Mumbai. Photo: Courtesy Shubha Mudgal<br />

Wah Walawalkar!

3 min read . 25 Jan 2014
Composers Kalyanji-Anandji at Mukund Radio. Photo courtesy: Sanjay Mohdiwale (Mukund Radio)<br />

Men behind the mike

3 min read . 11 Jan 2014
The Congress theme song, ‘Nahin Rukegi Meri Dilli’<br />

Campaign notes

3 min read . 18 Nov 2013
Kishore Kumar sang in ‘Jhumroo’ a song that Saraswati Devi had composed 25 years earlier<br />

Song of a woman

3 min read . 18 Oct 2013
The website features rare sessions of the musician<br />

The inner circle

2 min read . 05 Oct 2013
‘Purdah hai...’ song from ‘Amar Akbar Anthony’<br />

The ‘jhinga lala’ note

3 min read . 13 Jul 2013
Manna Dey. Photo: Hindustan Times<br />

The art of adapting

2 min read . 29 Jun 2013
Mangeshkar (left) and Bhosle set playback standards. Photo: Hindustan Times<br />

The girlish timbre

4 min read . 01 Jun 2013
Music arranger Master Sonic (in dark glasses, centre) during a Madan Mohan recording. Photo: Courtesy Swaraalap.com <br />

The DNA of film music

3 min read . 18 May 2013
Doordarshan is negotiating telecasting rights for events like The Dover Lane Music Conference. Photo: Indranil Bhoumik/Mint<br />

Live on Doordarshan

4 min read . 20 Apr 2013
The 1992 version has Sridevi and Anil Kapoor.<br />

More power to Heer

2 min read . 06 Apr 2013
Begum Akhtar’s mastery of the ghazal, thumri and dadra forms accorded her an unparalleled iconicity.<br />

A loyal patron

3 min read . 09 Mar 2013
Immersed (2010), a performance by Aditi Mangaldas. Photo: Dinesh Khanna.<br />

The arty ‘khap’

3 min read . 26 Jan 2013
Marriage Procession, from 18th century Murshidabad, West Bengal, from the Kasturbhai Lalbhai Collection. Photo: Courtesy Lalbhai Dalpatbhai Museum, Ahmedabad<br />

Beats in a painting

2 min read . 11 Jan 2013
Lakdi ki kaathi was recorded in a child’s voice, a departure from usual practice.<br />

Child’s play

2 min read . 14 Dec 2012
Bombay Jayashri co-wrote Pi’s Lullaby along with Danna<br />

Credit notes

2 min read . 30 Nov 2012
Wajid Ali Shah was a great patron of the arts. Photo: Wikimedia Commons<br />

The Lucknow lament

2 min read . 19 Oct 2012
The Afro-pop band Osibisa did a rendition of Raghupati Raghav Raja Ram, possibly during their India tour in 1981. Photo: Mark Metcalfe/Getty Images<br />

Songs for Gandhi

2 min read . 04 Oct 2012
Devotees pray ahead of the Ganesh festival in Mumbai. Photo: Rafiq Maqbool/AP<br />

The Ganesh ‘qawwali

2 min read . 21 Sep 2012