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Using the healing power of music

ZAHEER ABBAS KHAN ON CREATING MENTAL HEALTH AWARENESS THROUGH HIS SONG FEARLESS independent artists such as Zaheer Abbas Khan are delivering the most inventive songs in British Asian music. With his new release Allah Jalashan, he has tackled the subject of mental health on a commercial song that fuses rock with classic music. It is […]

Giving a voice to the voiceless

ANUBHAV SINHA DISCUSSES HIS IMPORTANT NEW FILM THAPPAD by ASJAD NAZIR IN 2018, filmmaker Anubhav Sinha turned a major corner with critically acclaimed film Mulk, and followed that up with Article 15, which was arguably the finest Bollywood film of 2019. The producer/director continues his run of message-driven films with his latest release Thappad, which […]

Love and courtship through the ages

HOW ANCIENT WOOING RITUALS EVOLVED INTO MODERN DAY CULTURE by MITA MISTRY THIS week couples all over the world celebrating love and romance to mark Valentine’s Day would have met in different ways. Many would have courted each before getting together as a couple and gone through a process that led them into a relationship. […]

An explosive fusion of Sufi and rock music

DANISH-PAKISTANI BAND ON THEIR MUSICAL JOURNEY AND LATEST ALBUM by ASJAD NAZIR GREAT song releases find the hallowed middle ground between artistic, commercial and meaningful music. Acclaimed Danish-Pakistani rock band Rocqawali have done that with their newly released third album Kalam, which has taken sounds rooted in over 800 years of Sufi tradition and combined […]

All for the love of creating characters

ANJLI MOHINDRA ON HER ACTION-PACKED ACTING JOURNEY by PRIYA MULJI IN THE most recent series of Doctor Who, Anjli Mohindra looked unrecognisable as the fierce alien Queen Skithra and added to her impressive list of winning turns on television. The inspiring British actress has shown off her wonderful range with popular shows, including The Sarah […]

Strong Big Brother bond

UMAR RIAZ ON THE SUCCESS OF SIBLING ASIM ON INDIA’S MOST POPULAR REALITY TV SHOW by ASJAD NAZIR NO REALITY TV star in India has seemingly come out of nowhere and captured the imagination of a global audience in a way Bigg Boss 13 contestant Asim Riaz has. By offering something new to the Indian […]

The next big thing in Hindi cinema

ACTOR SIDDHANT CHATURVEDI ON BECOMING AN IN-DEMAND STAR by MOHNISH SINGH EVERY year Bollywood has a big breakout star who shines more brightly than the rest and in 2019 that was big screen debutant Siddhant Chaturvedi. His performance as the spirited street rapper, MC Sher, in the Zoya Akhtar-directed Gully Boy tugged at viewers’ heartstrings […]

British talent DJ Mixa Lucks on the art of entertaining a big crowd

THE DJs will be taking over this party season in a big way. One of the rising British stars to look out for is DJ Mixa Lucks, who will be spinning the hottest tunes at Bombay Funkadelic’s 2020 NYE Naach party at Cinnamon Kitchen and Anise Bar in London on December 31. Real name Harjeet Singh […]

Celebrity highs and lows of 2019

LOOKING BACK AT A ROLLERCOASTER YEAR, WHERE TALENT ROSE TO THE TOP AND MEDIOCRITY SANK BADLY For celebrities around the world, 2019 was another year filled with highs, lows and unexpected turns. There were triumphs, defeats and plenty of things that just should not have happened. Here is my look back over the past 12 […]

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