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Indian musicians strike a chord with Grammy 2021 nominations

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  Amid all the noise about snubs and transparency, there are a few Indian tunes that have struck the right note at the Grammy Award...
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10 Bollywood Garba songs for Navratri 2020

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To make Navratri during the pandemic less somber, here are some Bollywood bangers that you can do Garba to every night for 9 days! 1....

5 incredible Lata Mangeshkar songs – that aren’t in Hindi!

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The 'voice of the nation', India's nightingale Lata Mangeshkar turns 91 years old, and what better way to celebrate than a look back at...

AR Rahman’s ‘Ae ajnabi’ recreated by French DJ Feder

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French producer-DJ Feder has launched his new single titled Meghna, which is his version of nineties Bollywood hit, Ae ajnabi, originally composed by AR...

Aussie band The Buckleys to virtually perform debut album in India

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Australian sibling band, The Buckleys, are excited to perform the songs of their debut album, Daydream, for fans in India via a virtual gig. The...

Remembering Pandit Jasraj: the last aalap

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It was a long journey for the six-year-old who, on his way to school stopped the moment Begum Akhtar's ghazal 'Deewana banana hai to...

Pandit Jasraj, Indian classical music veteran, passes away

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Pandit Jasraj, a veteran of Indian classical music, has passed away at the age of 90. A recipient of top civilian honours including Padma...

Vote for Indian Link Radio’s Super Singer Contest

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Indian Link Radio's global digital singing competition Super Singer Contest has now enetered its first phase with Kismey Kitna Hai Dum. Thirteen contestants show...

Indian Link Radio’s SUPER SINGER contest

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If you’ve always fancied yourself as a singer, then Indian Link Radio’s Super Singer Contest is still open. Perhaps you’ve taken to the community page...
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Indian music has to look beyond Bollywood

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Indian music is a vast ocean, yet all our attention seems to be focussed on the one small pond that is Bollywood Music. It...
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Raja Kumari: Women underrepresented in music industry

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Grammy-nominated Indian-American songwriter-rapper Raja Kumari feels women are underrepresented in the music industry, and says celebrating women is of supreme importance at the moment. Raja...

Hindi rap song about unity through Indian railways unveiled

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"Bhartiya rail", a Hindi rap song that sheds light on the unity within diverse India, through the railways, has been launched. The song has been...

Attempts to keep Indian Classical music alive go digital

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Listening to music online might be the way forward, but it's trickier when it comes to Indian classical music. A new digital initiative is...

Divine Steps Festival: Sikh Youth Australia gears up for multifaith music event

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To commemorate the 550th birth anniversary of Guru Nanak Dev Ji, Sikh Youth Australia are hosting the first-ever multi-faith music festival Divine Steps

Diwali Playlist: Top 10 Bollywood hits for this festive season

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Here are a few songs that will set you in the mood for the festival of lights with their direct connects or mood-setting peppy beats.
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Khayyam: Music maestro of classical allure (Obituary)

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When living legend Lata Mangeshkar tweeted to describe music maestro Khayyams demise as the "end of an era", she said it all. Khayyams music,...
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Singer Amritha Shakti's self-discovery as an Indian-Australian artist

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Amritha Shakti’s journey is one that feels incredibly familiar. And I know why. She’s a South Asian woman who has chosen to be an artist. And...
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Melbourne lad attains peak fanboy status with tribute to AR Rahman

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Melbourne-based Chander Ram, an ardent fan of Indian music director AR Rahman has inscribed the maestro's name on the number plate of his brand...
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My mum can sing – a look at Indian Link Radio's Mother's Day contest

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Sydney’s Arvinder Kaur Makkar debated with herself for two whole days before making the call. Ultimately, she gathered courage to pick up the phone,...

That old but new feeling

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Some of the most profound aspects of India’s ancient culture get a modern treatment in the works of Mohit Pandit and his Melbourne-based band Melody Theatre

A life devoted to the arts

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Nawal Moudgil’s arts institute is set to mark its 25th anniversary this year

Regarlanding the body

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Raina Peterson and Govind Pillai present a joyous, sensuous, and vulnerable celebration of the non-binary, ungendered, uncolonised body

The business of music

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Melbourne entrepreneur Harish Rao takes on new role – in music

Young violinist to perform with Australian World Orchestra in India

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Sagar Nagaraj has been invited to perform in India this month as part of the prestigious Australian World Orchestra (AWO), writes USHA RAMANUJAM ARVIND

How classical guitarist Alan Posselt became a sitarist

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Alan Posselt talks about discovering a 'strange instrument' that forever changed the trajectory of his musical career

'Indie music losing out to film industry in India'

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“It is about time the music scene changed in India.” India’s Grammy winning violinist Manoj George ditches his characteristic gentle, soft-spoken demeanour for a moment,...
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Badshah mood: ARIA red carpet

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KASHIF HARRISON is dusting stardust off his (shiny) jacket after his debut reporting gig at the ARIAs red carpet

AR Rahman in concert

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KASHIF HARRISON is at first underwhelmed, then overwhelmed, by the music icon who has long inspired him.

Top 10 Diwali songs from Bollywood to notch-up the decibels

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The ten best songs to celebrate the Festival of Lights
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Loving sarod, no strings attached

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Praashekh Borkar is a local sarod player and is gaining a growing Australian and international reputation. Originally from Pune, the 29-year-old first visited Perth in...

Podcasts

Ep8: Indian links in Indigenous Australian poet Ali Cobby Eckermann’s life

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To celebrate NAIDOC week 2020 (between 8-15 November) I spoke to Yakunytjatjara poet Ali Cobby Eckermann about her time in India where she taught...

Ep 7: In the case of Sushant Singh Rajput

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  The torrid and high-octane Sushant Singh Rajput case has been fodder for Indian people and press for the last few months. The actor’s tragic...

Ep 6: The Indian LGBTQ+ community in 2020

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  It’s been two years since the world’s largest democracy repealed the draconian Section 377 which used to allow discrimination against homosexual people. Only this...

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Guru Nanak Chair set up at Canada’s Concordia University

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To mark the 550th birth anniversary of Guru Nanak Dev Ji, the founder of Sikhism, the Concordia University in Montreal has set up a...

Cross Your Heart, Take My Name by Novoneel Chakraborty: A review

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  Cross Your Heart, Take My Name is a rare Indian book to explore the psychological impact of social media, especially Instagram. Garv Roy Gill and...
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Indian farmers continue protest for seventh day as diaspora joins in

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  As protests against three controversial agriculture laws gain momentum in India, many questions have been raised about the impact of these reforms. There’s growing...