Interviews  |  17 Sep 2018

I want to introduce a different genre and wish that it turns out to be a trendsetter: DJ Paroma Chatterjee

MUMBAI: From flying high in the skies as an air-hostess to diving into the Djing field to become one of the successful female DJs in India, DJ Paroma Chatterjee has created a niche of herself in the man’s world.

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Interviews  |  02 Feb 2008

Irshad Khan - 'Unfortunately there is some kind of racism in the music industry worldwide'

Irshad Khan is considered among the world's best Sitar players and the leading Surbahar (BassSitar) player of his generation. First recognised as a child prodigy, today he has emerged to be among the most sought after and versatile Indian musicians of India. With uncompromising dedication in training both vocally and instrumentally, he has gained proficiency in classical vocal.

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Interviews  |  25 Jan 2008

Anoushka Shankar - You can expect my next album only after two years

A sitar player and composer based in the UK, she is the daughter of the legendary Ravi Shankar, a task difficult in itself. She gave a public performce at the age of 13; and has since been known as an accomplished sitar artist. Now, she is all energised with her laest album, Breathing Under Water, released by Saregama. Anoushka Shankar in candid conversation with's Aaishwari Chouhan. Excerpts:

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Interviews  |  19 Jan 2008

Big FM RJ Archana - We need to break the perception that only prime time slots have bulk listeners

She is 30 years old, married with a three year old kid, but those who have heard RJ Archana on Big FM Hyderabad may not connect any of this to the bubbly, young voice that loves to talk of a myriad things on air.Archana loves hanging around at Necklace Road in the city of the Char Minar, and also loves to spend time with her family at some peaceful place.'s Aaishwari Chouhan engages the talented RJ Archana in conversation. Excerpts:

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Interviews  |  14 Jan 2008

TV producer Gajendrra Singh - I have an instinct for music

In the two decades that he has spent working in Mumbai, Gajendrra Singh has become more of an institution within the television industry. He is the unseen force behind Antakshari, the guiding hand behind Cinestars Ki Khoj and the hand that shaped Voice of India. Singh has managed what few else in the industry could - getting veterans in the industry to endorse and support raw talent that traveled to Mumbai to compete on Singh's TV talent hunts. Driven by a passion to hone fresh musical talent, Singh has now started an academy that will nurture this talent.

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Interviews  |  12 Jan 2008

Mahendra Kapoor - You cannot sing a song unprepared and expect it to do well

After completing almost five decades in the field of playback singing, the first National Award (when it was instituted) winner in 1968 for the song 'Mere Desh Ki Dharti,'Mahendra Kapoor celebrated his 74th birthday on 9 January 2008. Even now, he is enthusiastic about practising and teaching music.'s Aaishwari Chouhan involves him in a frank conversation. Excerpts from the interview:

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Interviews  |  07 Jan 2008

Punkh founder Deepak Nair - It is my right and my duty to be true to myself, and write and compose in the language that belongs to me

Punkh, a fresh experiment in the Indian music arena, released their self-titled debut album. The heart and soul of Punkh is Deepak Nair, better known as Dean. Dean has been singing professionally for more than 12 years now and is the founder, song-writer and lead singer of Punkh. He holds a Bachelors degree in jazz and pop music from Germany with a major in vocals and has also had the opportunity to learn Hindustani classical music for some time.

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Interviews  |  26 Dec 2007

Above & Beyond member Paavo Siljamaki - To be a great band, you need greater Music

To trance lovers all over the world, the UK based band"Above & Beyond"needs no introduction. The band, that has produced hit remixes for artists like Madonna ("What It Feels Like for a Girl"and"Nobody Knows Me"), Britney Spears ("Everytime"), and Dido ("Sand in My Shoes"), has been rated No. 6 by the DJ Magazine amongst the top 100 DJs, and has also been regarded to have released one of the most original trance albums by"The Sun"(a UK based tabloid). The band (Jonathan"Jono"Grant, Tony McGuiness and Paavo Siljam?¤ki) is right now in Goa, with fans waiting to get high on good music.

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Interviews  |  19 Dec 2007

Radio City RJ Varun - A morning show should provide fun without being too demanding on listeners' time

He's 23 and considers 'Baba Bangali' from the film 'No Smoking' as his mentor – this is RJ Varun – one of the most popular RJs in Delhi, who loves hanging out at Cafe Morrison, can't resist Dilli da chicken and his favourite songs are the ones which he can sing. This peppy youth has taken over almost all the Dilli hearts. Aaishwari Chouhan in an unplugged conversation with RJ Varun of Radio City. Excerpts:

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Interviews  |  08 Dec 2007

Band Prestorika - 'Every band has a self-life, not a shelf-life'

With Lokesh Bakshi at the Lead Guitar, Nitesh Vasandani at the drums, Rahul - the bassist and vocalist Vasav Vashisht - Delhi-based band Prestorika made their mark as a cover oriented band and very soon became known for their heavy metal coverage of Metallica, Megadeth and Maiden. They won the MTV Campus Rock Idols in 2005 and from then on, there was no looking back. Their debut original composition titled Emergence added to their fan following. Currently, the band is looking forward to its next album and a tour to Australia.

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Interviews  |  03 Dec 2007

Singer Reenie Mansata - 'Punjabi is more acceptable abroad today than Hindi'

Reenie Mansata, a New York based Indian singer is being introduced by Saregama India Ltd. Reenie, who collaborated with Pakistani artist and producer Mahmood Khan in 2004 for an album 'Rahe Tu Rahe, is ready for an India release of her solo debut album "Reenie", produced by New York's R&B and dance guru, David Anthony.

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Interviews  |  29 Nov 2007

Shaan - 'I will be back in the next season of VoI'

Shaan, the singer with the mellifluous voice and captivating smile has become the face of television in his latest avatar as host. Undoubtedly one of the reasons behind the popularity and success of Voice of India, the music based reality show, Shaan was loved both by the contestants as well as the viewers. Since then it's been a long journey for Shaan. It was way back in 2004 that Shaan began his association with Gajendrra Singh which culminated with Voice of India.

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