Articles by Lakshmi Govindrajan Javeri
Oct 11, 2018
#SingIndiaSing: Rahul DaCunha and Bugs Bhargava on staging India’s first all-original English musicalIn #SingIndiaSing, compelling performances on stage, enchanting songs and intelligent use of technology will drive the story of three contestants and a masked girl in a singing reality competition
Oct 06, 2018
#MeToo: A personal account of dealing with harassment over a nearly two-decade media careerWhy do we joke with the very people who make us uncomfortable? Why do we shrug off damning judgment from both men and women when we tackle sexual harassment in a way that is unconventional? Why do we ignore the branding of being “easy because you’re chirpy”? #MeToo
Oct 05, 2018
Paddy Fields 2018: In its third edition, the fest offers perfect representation of India’s musical heritageJugalbandi, a musical structure that is common in classical music, finds prominence at Paddy Fields this year
Oct 04, 2018
Piano & A Microphone 1983: The dilemma in loving Prince's posthumous album, a masterclass in musicThe first album to be released since his death in 2016, is more a snapshot into the life of Prince in 1983, than a well-planned, produced masterpiece.
Sep 16, 2018
Akarsh Khurana on his troubled play Bombay Dying, and how wit finds a way into his writing'While writing, it is very important to be true to your own voice,' says Akarsh Khurana. 'Write what you know and what you have researched.'
Sep 07, 2018
VH1 Supersonic: Flash sales, and what they tell us of how music festivals are perceived in IndiaFlash sales for tickets to music festivals such as VH1 Supersonic, months before the line-up is even announced, is a little like buying a ticket to a holiday without knowing the specifics of the itinerary
Sep 02, 2018
I’d rather be scared, than unhappy: Mahesh Dattani revisits 'Final Solutions' and '30 Days in September'Revisiting a play over 25 years since writing it often takes a playwright through a range of emotions — from pride at the writing to a feeling of irrelevance. A lot has changed in context and the style of writing, Dattani admits.
Aug 29, 2018
On Michael Jackson's 60th birth anniversary, celebrating his profound songwriting geniusHow strange is it that for a man whose private life has played out so widely in public, one about whom so much has been documented in various media, Michael Jackson's songwriting talent remains almost an after-thought
Aug 24, 2018
Backlash to VH1 India's live-streamed gigs highlights how bad sound quality often lets down good musiciansAsk anyone in the sound engineering space today and a constant complaint is that the budgets aren’t allocated to good equipment and sound
Aug 19, 2018
Purva Naresh on her unfinished Irom Sharmila play: We've already failed her; I can't do it againPurva Naresh says, "One of the reasons I’m stuck with this script is because we as a people have already failed Irom Sharmila once. I can’t do that again. I need to have the script right.”