Anoushka Shankar

Anoushka Shankar

‘She plays with great sensitivity and emotion, bending and twisting notes so that they pirouette like the dancers that spin around in interminable circles. Sometimes they leap from the great globe of the sitar and bolt like excited impalas as they ascend into the infinite blue.’ -The World Music Report Anoushka Shankar is a thrice-nominated Grammy artist, an acclaimed writer, as well as an actor. She is one of the major exponents of the World…

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Pantera

Pantera

By Asmita Goyanka, Batch of 2017 The ‘80s are known for the fall of the Hippie movement, the rise of Michael Jackson and U2, but the one ignored facet of this transitional time is metal music. Metal was never a mainstream genre because of its complex music, extreme head-banging and the ‘evil’ persona it always wore. But the truth is, once you listen to a metal band, you can never stop listening to their music. Pantera taught me this lesson. Pantera is a…

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Reflektor

Reflektor

By Ira Saxena, Batch of 2016 If only you can handle so many diverse sounds in a single record coming from a once indie-rock-turned-electro Canadian band, then Reflektor is your album of the year. Now, to deem Arcade Fire’s music as ‘electro’ at this stage may be called ‘amateurish’ by some, but you can’t help it, if that’s the kind of sound their music has been converging into lately. Released in November, last year, Arcade…

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The 27 Club

The 27 Club

By Ira Saxena(ECE, Batch of 2016) They were nothing less than demi-gods in the eyes of their worshippers. They were heroes, saints, whose larger than life posters decked the rooms of the young and the faithful. Yet, their sudden demise merely at the age of 27 brings forth a really mystifying and chilling theory of the curse of the 27. So what is the 27 club?   Many popular musicians like Jim Morrison, Jimi Hendrix, Janis…

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