Samarth Goyal

Samarth Goyal writes on Hollywood and music, for the daily Entertainment and Lifestyle supplement, HT City.

Articles by Samarth Goyal

Had tears in my eyes, glad I could do something for India: Gaurav Taneja

YouTuber Gaurav Taneja, who has scripted history by creating the largest map of India in the sky, talks about his feat and the challenges he braved en route

Gaurav Taneja created history after he flew 350 kms in US airspace creating the largest ever map of India
Gaurav Taneja created history after he flew 350 kms in US airspace creating the largest ever map of India
Published on Feb 02, 2023 02:24 PM IST

Influencers react to Government's new disclosure rules

Social media influencers in India talk about the recent government order mandating them to disclose all material interests, such as gifts and discounts, when endorsing products or services, reflecting on the impact it might have on their content creation and credibility

Reacting to the guidelines, many influencers have welcomed the move, while others spoke about how the industry adapts to the new rules and the impact it will have on their content creation and credibility.
Reacting to the guidelines, many influencers have welcomed the move, while others spoke about how the industry adapts to the new rules and the impact it will have on their content creation and credibility.
Published on Jan 27, 2023 04:11 PM IST

'I knew about the MBE but couldn’t share for 10 days!’

Popular chef, Vineet Bhatia, talks to us after it was announced that he will be honoured with the prestigious MBE (Member of the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire), which will be handed to him by King Charles II, soon.

Chef Vineet Bhatia will be awarded with the MBE this year(Bhatia)
Chef Vineet Bhatia will be awarded with the MBE this year(Bhatia)
Published on Jan 17, 2023 01:21 PM IST

Representing Odisha is the most important thing: Lisa Mishra on her performance at the Hockey World Cup

Singer-songwriter Lisa Mishra talks about her performance at the upcoming Hockey World Cup in Odisha

Singer-songwriter Lisa Mishra performed at the opening ceremony of FIH Men’s Hockey World Cup 2023 on Wednesday in Cuttack, Odisha (Phtoto: Abhay Behera)
Singer-songwriter Lisa Mishra performed at the opening ceremony of FIH Men’s Hockey World Cup 2023 on Wednesday in Cuttack, Odisha (Phtoto: Abhay Behera)
Updated on Jan 12, 2023 03:15 PM IST
BySamarth Goyal

Background score of our films is on a par with Hollywood movies: Nakul Abhyankar

Singer-composer Nakul Abhyankar talks about working on multiple projects across different languages, working with AR Rahman and Mani Ratnam for PS1 and creating soundscapes that would music producers in Hollywood envious

Music composer -singer NAkul Abhyankar has his hands full with several projects in the pipeline.
Music composer -singer NAkul Abhyankar has his hands full with several projects in the pipeline.
Published on Jan 11, 2023 03:01 PM IST
BySamarth Goyal

‘It killed us to think they are out in the open’

Singer Mohit Chauhan has set up 120 bori beds for stray dogs in Delhi to help them get some respite from harsh winters

Singer Mohit Chauhan has placed around 120 bori bags in Delhi’s Jahanpanah City Forest for stray animals living in the area to sleep on.
Singer Mohit Chauhan has placed around 120 bori bags in Delhi’s Jahanpanah City Forest for stray animals living in the area to sleep on.
Updated on Jan 10, 2023 02:01 PM IST
BySamarth Goyal

Artistes are now being taken seriously in all formats: Curtain Blue

Delhi based artiste Abhishek Bhatia aKa Curtain Blue, who has been an independent artiste for nearly two decades, talks about the evolution of the indie space and it empowered several artistes to focus on creating soundscapes instead of following trends.

Abhishek Bhatia aKa Curtain Blue released his four-track EP titled Stripes, last month.
Abhishek Bhatia aKa Curtain Blue released his four-track EP titled Stripes, last month.
Updated on Dec 24, 2022 11:25 AM IST
BySamarth Goyal

Imagine Dragons, The Strokes and AP Dhillon to headline Lollapalooza India

A couple of months after we reported that Imagine Dragons, The Strokes etc were rumoured to headline the maiden edition of Lollapalooza Music festival in India, the organisers have confirmed that the two acts along with other big names such as American rock band Cigarettes after sex and Canadian-Indian hip hop star AP Dhillon will also headline the music festival.

The very first edition of Lollapalooza India will feature popular acts such as Imagine Dragons, The Strokes and Cigarettes After Sex for the very first time.
The very first edition of Lollapalooza India will feature popular acts such as Imagine Dragons, The Strokes and Cigarettes After Sex for the very first time.
Published on Nov 03, 2022 12:28 PM IST
BySamarth Goyal

No amount of rain could spoil the Unwind party!

From high-octane gigs to scrumptious food and culinary classes by the best in the business, day 2 of HT City Unwind proved to be bigger and better

Day of HT City Unwind saw performance by Jass Manak and an interactive session with actor Taapsee Pannu
Day of HT City Unwind saw performance by Jass Manak and an interactive session with actor Taapsee Pannu
Published on Oct 19, 2022 03:32 PM IST
BySamarth Goyal

Music, masti and mouth-watering food! Unwinding in style

The first day of HT City Unwind, India’s biggest food and music festival, was everything it promised, and more!

Day 1 on HT City Uneind saw performances by Sunanda Sharma, Rashmeet Kaur and Nucleya
Day 1 on HT City Uneind saw performances by Sunanda Sharma, Rashmeet Kaur and Nucleya
Updated on Oct 19, 2022 03:27 PM IST
BySamarth Goyal

Rewind to unwind! How HT City Unwind became India’s biggest food and music festival

High-octane gigs and finger-lickin’ delicacies, HT City Unwind proved to be India’s biggest food and music festival. Have a dekko at all that ensued!

HT City Unwind is India’s biggest food and music festival
HT City Unwind is India’s biggest food and music festival
Updated on Oct 19, 2022 12:44 PM IST
BySamarth Goyal

Gajendra Verma says collaboration with Flipsyde was possible only because of the Internet

Singer songwriter Gajendra Verma and American rock/hipho group Flipsyde’s member Dave Lopez talk about their recent collaboration and insist that they could work together only because of the Internet and a few common friends

Gajendra Verma has collaborated with American band Flipsyde for the recently released single Maar Sutteya
Gajendra Verma has collaborated with American band Flipsyde for the recently released single Maar Sutteya
Updated on Oct 19, 2022 12:34 PM IST
BySamarth Goyal

#MeToo: Bollywood vs Hollywood

In light of #MeToo accused Sajid Khan’s reality show stint, we explore the contrasting nature of how sexual misconduct allegations are dealt with in India and the West

The MeToo movment was big, both in the US and India, however there is a big contrasts in the consequences faced by those accused during the movement.
The MeToo movment was big, both in the US and India, however there is a big contrasts in the consequences faced by those accused during the movement.
Published on Oct 08, 2022 09:36 PM IST
BySamarth Goyal

Come Unwind at the biggest food and music festival!

HT City Unwind, a three-day food and music festival is being held from October 07-09 in association with HT Cityfoodies — HT City’s dedicated food handle on Instagram

From EDM to techno and rock to Punjabi pop music, there is a slew of high-octane performances lined up by some of the biggest music stars in the country. at HT City Unwind.
From EDM to techno and rock to Punjabi pop music, there is a slew of high-octane performances lined up by some of the biggest music stars in the country. at HT City Unwind.
Published on Oct 05, 2022 06:04 PM IST
BySamarth Goyal

Delhi getting ready to Unwind at the biggest food and music festival!

With high-octane live performances from renowned artists and a spread of culinary delights, the first ever edition of HT City Unwind will be one of the biggest food and music festival in the country!

The HT City Unwind festival will take place at Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium in Delhi from Oct 7-9.
The HT City Unwind festival will take place at Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium in Delhi from Oct 7-9.
Published on Sep 30, 2022 12:13 PM IST
BySamarth Goyal

Falguni Pathak on Neha Kakkar: Jab khud pe guzarti hai tab pata chalta hai

Falguni Pathak talks about her recent Instagram posts, where she shared fans’ reaction dissing Neha Kakkar, who sang the recreated version of Pathak’s hit Maine Payal Hai Chhankayi, and says while she is not averse to the idea of recreations she feels there has to be a heart and soul behind them

Falguni Pathak has expressed her disappointment after Neha Kakkar sang the recreated version of Pathak’s popular song Maine Payal Hai Chhankai
Falguni Pathak has expressed her disappointment after Neha Kakkar sang the recreated version of Pathak’s popular song Maine Payal Hai Chhankai
Updated on Sep 26, 2022 03:24 AM IST
BySamarth Goyal

Your three-day hall pass to Unwind is here!

MobiKwik presents HT City Unwind promises to be one of India’s biggest food and music fests, featuring high-octane performances and a spread of culinary delights!

HT City Unwind will be a three-day festival featuring performances from Yo Yo Honey Singh, Jass Manak, Sunanda Sharma and Rashmeet Kaur
HT City Unwind will be a three-day festival featuring performances from Yo Yo Honey Singh, Jass Manak, Sunanda Sharma and Rashmeet Kaur
Updated on Sep 24, 2022 12:46 PM IST
BySamarth Goyal

Ritviz sees trolls as ‘ultimate compliment’

Electronica musician Ritviz talks about dealing with trolls with empathy, working in the independent space and the reason behind his decision to release his debut album after 6 years.

Electronica musician Ritviz released his debut album Mimmi recently.
Electronica musician Ritviz released his debut album Mimmi recently.
Updated on Sep 17, 2022 06:45 PM IST
BySamarth Goyal

Armaan Malik: You need to trust yourself enough

Singer songwriter Armaan Malik, in a candid conversation, opens up about how his non-film music is a reflection of his personality and seemingly confesses he is dating Aashna Shroff, just days after we reported about the same.

Singer-songwriter Armaan Malik’s recently released single Memu Aagamu, saw him collaborate with Allu Arjun and Kpop outfit TRI.BE.
Singer-songwriter Armaan Malik’s recently released single Memu Aagamu, saw him collaborate with Allu Arjun and Kpop outfit TRI.BE.
Published on Sep 12, 2022 05:44 PM IST
BySamarth Goyal

Queer, live-in couples laud SC ruling on social welfare

After the Supreme Court of India passed a judgement , ruling that queer couples, unmarried partners also entitled to social welfare benefits, celebrities and live-in couples talk about their reaction this judgement

A bench headed by justice Dhananjaya Y Chandrachud, underscored that familial relationships may also take the form of “domestic, unmarried partnerships, or queer relationships”.
A bench headed by justice Dhananjaya Y Chandrachud, underscored that familial relationships may also take the form of “domestic, unmarried partnerships, or queer relationships”.
Updated on Sep 01, 2022 04:59 PM IST
BySamarth Goyal

Indie artist Vineet Singh Hukkmani on his record breaking spree: I am grateful

Delhi based musician Vineet Singh Hukkmani’s recent single, Dee Da Da Da, has become the number one song on DRT Independent 150 chartsm making him the only Indian/Asian artist to have the most played independent song on US radio channels.

HT Image
HT Image
Updated on Aug 21, 2022 12:10 PM IST

Vishal Krishna: Where are the writers in Bollywood?

Actor Vishal Krishna, popular his roles in Tamil-language films such as Pandiya Naadu (2013), Naan Sigappu Manithan (2014) and Poojai (2014), feels that lack of writers and not the popularity of films produced down South, is the reason behind Bollywood’s recent slump at the box office

Vishal Krishna is currently shooting for the upcoming film Mark Antony
Vishal Krishna is currently shooting for the upcoming film Mark Antony
Published on Aug 17, 2022 06:23 PM IST

‘Even when I play ludo, I am extremely competitive’

In a candid interview, Indian cricketer Shubman Gill talks about his preparations for the upcoming tour in Zimbabwe, the perils of being a popular sportsperson in the country, how he deals with social media trolls and how his friends drive him to be more competitive.

Shubman Gill is excited about the upcoming Zimbabwe tour.
Shubman Gill is excited about the upcoming Zimbabwe tour.
Updated on Aug 15, 2022 04:59 PM IST

That Viral Girl!

Popular actor and content creator Apoorva Arora talks about tackling fame after being part of successful YouTube shows such as Every School Romance and Filtercopy, how Internet made her popular than she ever was before and how she has to thank her family for keeping her feet on the ground.

Apoorva Arora is popular for her roles in shows such as Every School Romance and Filtercopy.
Apoorva Arora is popular for her roles in shows such as Every School Romance and Filtercopy.
Published on Aug 13, 2022 09:28 PM IST

Camila Cabello, Pearl Jam to headline Lollapalooza amid ticket mess

The first India edition of Lollapalooza is off to a rocky start with music lovers facing ticketing troubles

If sources are to be believed, some of the most popular musicians bands are set to headline the first ever edition of Lollapalooza India including PEarl Jam, Red Hot Chili Peppers, Imagine Dragons and Camila Cabello
If sources are to be believed, some of the most popular musicians bands are set to headline the first ever edition of Lollapalooza India including PEarl Jam, Red Hot Chili Peppers, Imagine Dragons and Camila Cabello
Published on Aug 05, 2022 04:22 PM IST

Falling In Love, Again! Courtesy: When Chai Met Toast

Members of folk-rock band When Chai Met Toast talk about their fast-growing popularity, their upcoming tracks as they record in the UK and secret behind writing music with an empathetic take on life and relationships.

When Chai Met Toast are currently in the UK
When Chai Met Toast are currently in the UK
Published on Jul 27, 2022 05:13 PM IST

YouTuber Gaurav Taneja Says Getting Arrested Was A ‘Traumatic Experience’

Youtuber Gaurav Taneja opens up about his “traumatic experience” after he was arrested by the UP Police, earlier this month, and talks about how he pleaded the police to not put his photos on the Internet.

Gaurav Taneja was arrested by the UP Police, earlier this month.
Gaurav Taneja was arrested by the UP Police, earlier this month.
Published on Jul 24, 2022 05:46 PM IST

Agnee’s Mohan Kannan ‘Didnt Know Kahani Was Part Of Laal Singh Chaddha’

Singer-songwriter Mohan Kannan, who is also the frontman of Agnee talks about his recent single for Aamir Khan’s Laal Singh Chaddha, completing 15 years with the band and the gap between independent and film music.

Singer-songwriter Mohan Kannan has sung Kahani for Aamir Khan starrer Laal Singh Chaddha
Singer-songwriter Mohan Kannan has sung Kahani for Aamir Khan starrer Laal Singh Chaddha
Updated on Jul 21, 2022 12:17 PM IST

I Am Still Shocked, says Jasbir Jassi on Sidhu Moose Wala’s death

Singer Jasbir Jassi says he is still processing the news of Sidhu Moose Wala’s death and says he one of the very few musicians who knew how a song should “sound like”.

Singer Jasbir Jassi saidSidhu Moose Wala was extremely passionate about his music.
Singer Jasbir Jassi saidSidhu Moose Wala was extremely passionate about his music.
Published on May 30, 2022 12:53 PM IST

Ashok Mastie Says ‘Punjab State Govt And Police Responsible’ For Sidhu Moose Wala’s Death

Singer songwriter Ashok Mastie says that the state government has to be blamed for the “murder of Sidhu Moose Wala”, a day after Bhagwant Mann had revoked security of 434 local politicians in Punjab

Ashok MAstie said he was extremely sad after hearing the news about Sidhu Moose Wala’s death
Ashok MAstie said he was extremely sad after hearing the news about Sidhu Moose Wala’s death
Published on May 30, 2022 12:50 PM IST
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