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Nov 20, 2018
Simit Bhagat's In Search of Bidesia is a poignant narrative of longing, pain and separation'In Search of Bidesia', a film by Simit Bhagat, is a poignant narrative of longing, pain and separation, that dates back to an era which has been resigned to history books and selective accounts by fourth generation migrants.
Oct 02, 2018
Monsoon Music: Maharashtra sings of farmers and fruitful harvestsMaharashtra's folk music is deeply inspired by the monsoon and agriculture, and the songs speak of sowing, harvest and the farmers' plight and prayers
Sep 29, 2018
Monsoon Music: In Assam, prayers for the arrival of rain — and its departureThe genres of folk music created by tribes in Assam address the monsoon in varied ways, depending on their relationship with this destructive and nourishing season
Sep 25, 2018
Monsoon Music: Uttar Pradesh and Bihar's Kajri — an ode to dark cloudsThe most popular forms of the Kajri can be found in the Bhojpuri language, but it is also sung in Awadhi and Maithili. The prominent motifs in this genre are Radha-Krishna, looming clouds and peacocks
Sep 10, 2018
Swarathma frontman Vasu Dixit on the power of folk music, wanting to collaborate with Lamb of GodVasu Dixit talks about his upcoming projects and his earliest musical memory
Sep 04, 2018
In Bundelkhand, the onset of the rains is marked by nostalgia for sawan celebrations of the pastAfter a long summer marked by the dry, scorching heat and a relentless sun, the onset of the rains is a harbinger of good things to come, especially for the parched Bundeli landscape and its people
Sep 01, 2018
Monsoon music: From Manipur, mystical songs for the rainThe Meitei people of Manipur have songs for every aspect of the rains. There are songs for when the rain does fall, and songs for when it doesn’t. Songs to appease the rain gods, and songs that embrace all manner of flora and fauna.
Aug 28, 2018
Monsoon music: In Rajasthan, the Manganiars dedicate ragas to the rainThe earth has a deeply symbiotic relationship with the rain, but few places anticipate the monsoon with as much anxiety, or welcome it with as much joy, as the desert
Aug 23, 2018
Monsoon Music: From Himachal Pradesh, songs about sowing and separationEach of Himachal Pradesh’s 12 districts has its own tradition of folk songs about the rains, defined by the topography.
Aug 18, 2018
Monsoon Music: In Punjab, singing songs of SawanIn the first part of our #MonsoonMusic series, a look at the folk music of Punjab that is inspired by the rain