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Shashaa Tirupati
Shashaa Tirupati

Shashaa Tirupati: Lockdown has been a blessing in disguise

A National Award winning young singer, the voice of Shashaa Tirupati carries a charm that can sweep off even the most discerning listener. For someone who’s barely 30, her career has been illustrious and replete with creativity and opportunities galore. At the moment, she is basking in the success of her latest collaboration, ‘Raat’, with friend and producer Sid Paul.

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Sid Paul

Sid Paul: Shashaa’s voice sounds exquisite in the lower keys

Sid Paul, all of 24, comes across as a man of few words, who’d prefer that his music does the talking. Right off the overnight success of his latest collaboration, ‘Raat’ with friend and singer Shashaa Tirupati, Sid shares his insight behind making a simple sound sound extra-ordinary, in this exclusive chat with me for Radio City Freedom.

2020 seems to be a year of...
Maalavika Manoj aka Mali

Maalavika Manoj aka Mali: Artists are crucial in being advocates of mental health

When you listen to singer/songwriter Maalavika Manoj aka Mali, you aren’t merely listening to another musician. Her music makes you want to confide and confront matters that bother you. One of the few musicians whose songs centre largely around mental health, Mali’s latest single ‘Absolute’ speaks about the misuse of power by the hands of the privileged that leaves the hapless suffering....
Nikhil D’Souza

Nikhil D’Souza: I get sent at least 4 to 5 Sham covers every day

A decade ago, we heard a voice that felt less like a person and more like a warm, comforting blanket on a cold, rainy afternoon. Singer/songwriter Nikhil D’Souza warmed our hearts with ‘Sham’ and went on to deliver some of the decade’s most loved songs both commercially and independently. Basking in the success and the gracious reception of his latest EP, ‘Waqt’, the reticent but...
Lost Stories

Lost Stories: We want our music to be the medium

Prayag Mehta and Rishab Joshi aka Lost Stories have a lot of reasons to rejoice. For starters, the Indian electronic duo is receiving rave reviews for their summer releases ‘Mai Ni Meriye’ which featured Jonita Gandhi and Ashwin Adwani and the recent ‘Noor’ featuring Zaeden and Akanksha Bhandari. Secondly, the two are the first Indian musicians to represent India at the YouTube Foundry...
Prateek Kuhad

Prateek Kuhad: What you need first and foremost for a good song is craft

It’s hardly been a fortnight since ‘Kasoor’ by singer-songwriter Prateek Kuhad hit the Tube and it has clocked 1.6 million views on the video-sharing platform. Besides that, the IGTV stats suggest 4.2 million views, over a million streams on Spotify and the #No.1 song on Apple Music’s India Top 100 playlist. Quite a handful to celebrate for Kuhad who released a song in Hindi after two years,...

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