My top 10 musical moments – Ali Ashraf

TERRIFICALLY talented singer-songwriter Ali Ashraf recently teamed up with music producer Haris Rao and released his first patriotic song Mein Pakistan, which was accompanied by a video featuring photos of legendary icons from the country. This is the latest creative chapter in a journey for an artist that has included acclaimed songs, albums and live […]

My top 10 dance moments – Vidya Patel

Watching Bahok at Birmingham Rep Theatre in 2008: This was the first time I had seen a work by world-renowned dancer/choreographer Akram Khan. I remember going with my family to watch, not knowing what to expect. This show remains a vivid memory, a clear moment of feeling wowed and inspired. Seeing works created and performed […]

My top 10 musical heroes – Ricky Kej

GRAMMY award winner and US Billboard number one artist Ricky Kej is an internationally renowned Indian music composer and environmentalist. He has performed at prestigious venues in over 30 countries, won more than 100 music awards internationally and was named as one of the 100 Real Leaders who ‘inspire the future’. Ricky Kej selected his […]

My top 10 dance heroes – Suhani Dhanki Mody

“THERE are many precious hands that have sculpted various aspects of my life as a dancer, and I do believe that as an artist, it has been the consistent support of these heroes at different stages, which have been my guiding light. I am sharing who they are and some of the inspiring things that […]

My top 10 favourite films – Meera Deosthale

RENOWNED actress Meera Deosthale is known for her performances in popular drama serials such as Udaan and Vidya. The beautiful actress has been spending lockdown watching movies and shared her 10 favourite ones, in no particular order. Zindagi Na Milegi Dobara: The 2011 Zoya Akhtar directed movie about friendship recently completed nine years. It features […]

My top 10 reasons why Mughal-e-Azam is India’s greatest film – Deepesh Salgia

SHAPOORJI PALLONJI produced Bollywood’s greatest epic Mughal-e-Azam, which celebrates its 60th anniversary this month. Deepesh Salgia is currently the director of Shapoorji Pallonji Real Estate and produced the colourised Mughal-e-Azam in 2004 for Shapoorji Pallonji, as well as Mughal-e-Azam: the Musical in 2016 (directed by Feroz Abbas Khan). He also released a special edition book […]

My top 10 children’s book for summer – Zanib Mian

I’M Zanib Mian, the author of the Planet Omar series. I wanted to share my top picks for children to read over the summer. I loved writing in Omar’s voice, creating a character that I hope kids from all backgrounds will love. I wanted the message to be clear: you can be yourself, even if […]

My top 10 career moments – Amin Dhillon

Youth marketing manager: My first corporate job out of university was as youth marketing manager. It was my first taste of working in the real world and what an experience it was. I was given an entire portfolio to manage and learned so much in that job. I still use the skills I learned there […]

My top 10 celebrities to photograph – Prashant Samtani

“AS A photographer, I am able to capture a moment in time and some of those are magical. I have been fortunate enough to photograph a number of celebrities and they have always gifted me that magic. Here are 10 of my favourite stars to photograph.” Arjun Bijlani: I have immense respect for him. Words […]

My top 10 memorable musical moments – Bismil

Inspiration: When I was in the second year of my college, we went to IIT Kanpur for music competitions. At the end of the competitions, there was a performance by Sonu Nigam. I was in the audience looking at him perform on the stage and when he started singing Abhi Mujh Me Kahin, I just […]

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