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5 July, 2014 5:14 AM The Sachin vs Sharapova debate: What it tells us about Indians

There is this fabulous boxer called Manny Pacquiao. He is a Filipino. I wonder if Saina Nehwal will be able to recognize him. Why am I asking this? When Maria Sharapova, an icon in her native Russia for her tennis, could not recall who Sachin Tendulkar was it triggered a furore in social media by Indians who felt hurt and angry at the “disrespect”. Would 28

13 December, 2013 10:28 PM A Tale For Everyone

When Valmiki finishes writing his version of the Ramayana,he is informed of the existence of another,a better version. It is Hanuman’s Ramayana. Valmiki is in tears after he finishes reading it. He realises that while he sought to seek validation for his work through his telling of the story,Hanuman wrote his version simply to remember Ram. Valmiki then tells 26

10 May, 2013 8:19 PM Making a statement

They have all the essentials of a rock band. Lead singer with red hair and punk-goth looks. Check. Emo lyrics that are not whiny. Check. Great guitarists and percussionists. Check. American band Paramore gets their basics rights,be it their look,sound,or attitude. The nine-year-old band first caught the interest of the the music world in 2008,with their 42

5 April, 2013 8:02 PM Unorthodoxly Classic

After his hugely popular first album Doo-Wops & Hooligans (2010),Mars’ second compilation Unorthodox Jukebox takes off from where the debut album left. Mars has always toed the line where it came to choosing a genre. The 27-year-old is obviously inspired by elements of ‘80s music — instant-access tunes and snatches of dance-floor-themed pop beats. But with his sophomore 39

1 June, 2012 8:26 PM Pop goes the Rapper

Whoever said that rap and pop are like oil and water clearly hadn’t met Nicki Minaj. Far from it,Minaj manages to mix rap and pop like milk and chocolate — more like vodka and cranberry juice,in her case. Nicki drives down the lane of rap,with detours into pop and R&B,that too,with a Gaga-esque flourish. Her second album Pink Friday: Roman Reloaded has 19 tracks 51

13 April, 2012 7:14 PM Songs for the Soul

Almost 700 years ago,Amir Khusrau,the favourite disciple of Hazrat Nizamuddin Auliya and one of the finest contemporary poets,came up with this couplet in his modest house in Ghisiyapur,now known as Nizamuddin Basti,Delhi. As strains of the same tender poetry,set as khayals and taranas to the sounds of the humble harmonium and the tabla,play from Jashn-e-Khusrau 47

23 December, 2011 9:57 PM Frankly Sentimental

Out of the many Christmas albums available this season,we pick Canadian singer and songwriter Michael Buble’s latest offering,Christmas,for the simple reason that it is affectionate,relaxed and perfect for the holiday mood. Buble has cherry-picked classic Christmas songs,and presented them in the ‘50s and ‘60s swinging style in his deep,doozy and smooth 46

18 November, 2011 6:53 PM Where Country Meets Pop

Reality shows throw up many 15-minute celebrities,though some do seem to have a long shelf life. Like Scotty McCreery,the 18-year-old winner of American Idol’s Season 10,who had many swooning for his baritone,Elvis Presley-meets-John Denver singing style and impish charm. The teenager plays up his deep voice in his debut album Clear as Day,full of peppy 44

22 July, 2011 10:16 PM Fluffy and feather-light

Adam Young,the singer-songwriter behind Owl City,is no naïve young school boy. He’s a 25 year old multi-instrumentalist,who has fronted a number of musical projects,apart from Owl City. The reason one might be misled into believing him to be much younger and less worldly-wise than he actually is,is his music. His music,to use some of his favourite metaphors 42

17 June, 2011 12:01 PM Diane Schuur,“The Gathering”

Singer-pianist Diane Schuur joins the growing list of jazz musicians who’ve found inspiration in country music,including Wynton Marsalis,who recently released two CDs with Willie Nelson. Such collaborations go back as far as 1930 when the genres’ founding fathers,Jimmie Rodgers and Louis Armstrong,recorded “Blue Yodel No. 9” together. On the Nashville-recorded 37