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Musicians always go out of way to stand by different causes: Shankar Mahadevan

Composer and singer Shankar Mahadevan believes music has helped him as well as many others to sail through the tough pandemic days
Shankar Mahadevan (sourced)
Shankar Mahadevan (sourced)
Updated on Oct 12, 2021 06:51 PM IST
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By S Farah Rizvi

Guest column: Are musicians treated like a part of the furniture?

A Delhi saxophonist opens up about the lack of respect talented musicians get at live private gigs around the country
Abhay, a saxophonist, who also plays at wedding gigs, says you need to be mentally strong to do them (Yeashu Yuvraj)
Abhay, a saxophonist, who also plays at wedding gigs, says you need to be mentally strong to do them (Yeashu Yuvraj)
Updated on Sep 25, 2021 09:43 PM IST
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By Abhay Sharma

Shankar gets nostalgic as Cadbury retains his song for recreated cricket ad

  • Cadbury recreated their iconic cricket field ad but this time, with a woman cricketer who gets cheered on by her boyfriend.
Cadbury released a new ad, which was a recreation of their old 1994 one.
Cadbury released a new ad, which was a recreation of their old 1994 one.
Published on Sep 18, 2021 10:54 AM IST
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Shankar Mahadevan: Never thought my life’s story could be shown on screen

A documentary on Shankar Mahadevan’s life wins two awards at the Cannes World Film Festival; says he’s open to more acting offers
Shankar Mahadevan
Shankar Mahadevan
Published on Sep 06, 2021 12:51 PM IST
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By Soumya Vajpayee

News updates from HT: Congress, TMC display bonhomie ahead of Mamata's Delhi

Here are today’s top news, analysis and opinion. Know all about the latest news and other news updates from Hindustan Times.
Mamata Banerjee’s visit to New Delhi, the Congress put out a post on Twitter wherein it hit out at the central government over the Pegasus row for targeting TMC MP Abhishek Banerjee.(PTI)
Mamata Banerjee’s visit to New Delhi, the Congress put out a post on Twitter wherein it hit out at the central government over the Pegasus row for targeting TMC MP Abhishek Banerjee.(PTI)
Published on Jul 25, 2021 04:56 PM IST
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Girl creates portrait of Shankar Mahadevan using Rubik’s cubes, he shares video

"Have never seen anything like this!! So so amazing ! I'm honoured and touched!" Shankar Mahadevan wrote while sharing the video.
A part of the image shows a snippet from the video shared by Shankar Mahadevan.(Instagram/@shankar.mahadevan)
A part of the image shows a snippet from the video shared by Shankar Mahadevan.(Instagram/@shankar.mahadevan)
Published on Jul 25, 2021 04:34 PM IST
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By Trisha Sengupta

Farewell Milkha Singh- the Flying Sikh

Actors Divya Dutta, Dalip Tahil and Pavan Malhotra and music director Shankar Mahadevan, reminisce about the legendary sportsman during the making of the film Bhaag Milkha Bhaag
Former Indian athletics Milkha Singh at an event. (Praful Gangurde)
Former Indian athletics Milkha Singh at an event. (Praful Gangurde)
Updated on Jun 19, 2021 06:04 PM IST
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Wishes pour in for Rajinikanth on Dadasaheb Phalke honour l Who said what

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Rajinikanth
Published on Apr 01, 2021 04:02 PM IST
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Shankar Mahadevan jams with son Shivam, musical video wows people

The video opens to show the duo sitting side by side with a harmonium kept in front of Shankar Mahadevan.
The image shows Shankar Mahadevan with his younger son Shivam Mahadevan.(Instagram/@shankar.mahadevan)
The image shows Shankar Mahadevan with his younger son Shivam Mahadevan.(Instagram/@shankar.mahadevan)
Published on Feb 17, 2021 10:55 AM IST
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By Trisha Sengupta

Shankar Mahadevan turns traffic cop for a day in Navi Mumbai

The Navi Mumbai traffic police has asked the residents to man traffic for two hours a day at any junction of their choice
Singer and musician Shankar Mahadevan himself became a traffic cop and took to the streets in Vashi to regulate traffic, on Friday morning. (Bachchan Kumar/HT PHOTO)
Singer and musician Shankar Mahadevan himself became a traffic cop and took to the streets in Vashi to regulate traffic, on Friday morning. (Bachchan Kumar/HT PHOTO)
Published on Jan 23, 2021 12:41 AM IST
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By Raina Shine, Navi Mumbai

Game on: Meet the woman game developer now in a global Hall of Fame

Poornima Seetharaman, also lead designer on FarmVille 2, is the first Asian and one of only 24 women designers, entrepreneurs and researchers in the Women in Games Hall of Fame.
Stay hopeful and never give up, says Poornima Seetharaman, adding that her idol is Leslie Knope, the indefatigable, ever-hopeful government worker from the American TV series Parks & Recreation.
Stay hopeful and never give up, says Poornima Seetharaman, adding that her idol is Leslie Knope, the indefatigable, ever-hopeful government worker from the American TV series Parks & Recreation.
Updated on Nov 20, 2020 08:06 PM IST
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Hindustan Times | By Badri Chatterjee

Covid-19 crisis looms large over music festivals: Most postponed, some going virtual, but artists, fans & organisers are hopeful

Music festival organisers and musicians talk about how the crisis has affected the music scene and has been a crushing blow to independent artistes, who look forward to such events for visibility, earning and making more contacts for future work.
Singer Hariharan during his performance at NH7 Weekender last year.
Singer Hariharan during his performance at NH7 Weekender last year.
Updated on Nov 09, 2020 01:09 PM IST
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Hindustan Times | By Shreya Mukherjee, New Delhi

Dengue is under control in Delhi, says Arvind Kejriwal

The anti-dengue campaign was also supported by celebrities, including singer Shankar Mahadevan, who encouraged people to follow preventive measures against the disease.
Kejriwal changed water from potted plants and checked other sources of stagnant water at his residence under the campaign.(ANI)
Kejriwal changed water from potted plants and checked other sources of stagnant water at his residence under the campaign.(ANI)
Published on Oct 25, 2020 07:20 PM IST
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New Delhi | By Press Trust of India | Posted by Arpan Rai

Want a birthday wish from your favourite celeb? These platforms can help

You can now pay to get a personalised video from a celebrity. Take a look at those signing up on both sides.
Shipra Dubey, 30, a resident of Delhi, watches a birthday video greeting from singer Shaan, gifted to her by her husband in September.(Abhinay Dubey)
Shipra Dubey, 30, a resident of Delhi, watches a birthday video greeting from singer Shaan, gifted to her by her husband in September.(Abhinay Dubey)
Updated on Oct 11, 2020 04:55 PM IST
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Hindustan Times | By Vanessa Viegas

Social Media Star: Meet Saurav Kishan, the YouTube cover singer of Mohd Rafi songs

Our weekly award to the 23-year-old whose songs have made the internet fall in love with his voice.
Twenty three-year-old Saurav Kishan is a final year MBBS student in China and started uploading YouTube covers of Mohd Rafi songs during the lockdown
Twenty three-year-old Saurav Kishan is a final year MBBS student in China and started uploading YouTube covers of Mohd Rafi songs during the lockdown
Updated on Sep 27, 2020 02:11 PM IST
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Hindustan Times | By Shruti Nair

Shankar Mahadevan on fake like scam: Is it humanly possible to get millions of likes in a day? What do I gain when in my heart I know it’s fake

Singer-composer Shankar Mahadevan reveals his album, Is that So, a collaboration with guitarist John McLaughlin and table maestro Zakir Hussain, has been sent for upcoming Grammys. He also adds that they have applied for six to seven categories.
Shankar Mahadevan is composing music for Bollywood projects Bunty Aur Babli 2, Toofan, among others.
Shankar Mahadevan is composing music for Bollywood projects Bunty Aur Babli 2, Toofan, among others.
Updated on Sep 26, 2020 01:01 PM IST
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Hindustan Times | By Shreya Mukherjee, New Delhi

Anuradha Paudwal’s son Aditya’s friends shocked at his death: ‘He had been ill for a while, but we didn’t think it’d lead to this’

Musicians Rohan Rohan, DJ Shiezwood talk about Aditya Paudwal--son of singer Anuradha Paudwal, who died at 35. They also talked about how everyone though it was some infection, and nothing fatal.
Anuradha Paudwal’s son Aditya died at 35.
Anuradha Paudwal’s son Aditya died at 35.
Published on Sep 13, 2020 04:16 PM IST
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Anuradha Paudwal’s son Aditya dies at 35, Shankar Mahadevan expresses condolences: ‘Just can’t come to terms with this’

Aditya Paudwal, son of singer Anuradha Paudwal, has died at 35. Aditya was a music composer and arranger. His death was mourned by his colleagues from the music industry.
Anuradha Paudwal’s son Aditya has died.
Anuradha Paudwal’s son Aditya has died.
Updated on Sep 12, 2020 03:58 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Entertaiment Desk

Grammy nominated singer Falu Shah: The recording academy would love to get submissions from Bollywood

Singer-songwriter Falu Shah says people in the west adore south Asian music, especially classical music.
Falu Shah along with her band Karyshma recently released their album, Someday.
Falu Shah along with her band Karyshma recently released their album, Someday.
Updated on Sep 09, 2020 11:31 AM IST
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Hindustan Times | By Shreya Mukherjee, New Delhi

Bandish Bandits concert: Shankar Mahadevan, Prateek Kuhad set mood for monsoon with powerful performances

Several singers and musicians including Shankar-Ehsaan-Loy, Prateek Kuhad, Lisa Mishra, Armaan Malik, Jonita Gandhi and Mame Khan performed during the Bandish Bandits concert.
(Clockwise from top) Shankar Mahadevan, Prateek Kuhad, Lisa Mishra and Armaan Malik perform during the Bandish Bandits concert.
(Clockwise from top) Shankar Mahadevan, Prateek Kuhad, Lisa Mishra and Armaan Malik perform during the Bandish Bandits concert.
Updated on Aug 05, 2020 09:51 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Entertainment Desk

Shankar Mahadevan: At this point, if you’ve food on your plate and a roof over head, feel grateful

Singer-songwriter-composer Shankar Mahadevan shares that those who have the basic need sorted during this time of crisis should extend support towards the deprived.
Singer Shankar Mahadevan have been doing lives from home to raise money to help those in need.(Instagram)
Singer Shankar Mahadevan have been doing lives from home to raise money to help those in need.(Instagram)
Updated on Jun 24, 2020 07:47 PM IST
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Hindustan Times | By Shreya Mukherjee, New Delhi

World Music Day: Singers get innovative, shoot, edit music videos from home

Singers Papon, Mika Singh, Shankar Mahadevan, Shashaa Tirupati , Raftaar and Prashant Ingole share their experience and the response around the songs they have been creating from home.
Singer Papon is doing a live concert today to raise fund for Amphan survivors in Bengal.(Instagram/paponmusic)
Singer Papon is doing a live concert today to raise fund for Amphan survivors in Bengal.(Instagram/paponmusic)
Updated on Jun 21, 2020 01:33 PM IST
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Hindustan Times | By Shreya Mukherjee, New Delhi

World Music Day: Shankar Mahadevan hopes his new song will heal hearts, urges everyone to let independent music shine

Popular music artiste Shankar Mahadevan of Shankar-Ehsaan-Loy trio believes in spreading awareness and positivity through music andthat it often helps is expressing the message better.
Singer-songwriter Shankar Mahadevan and his musician sons Siddharth and Shivam are releasing a new song on World Music Day.
Singer-songwriter Shankar Mahadevan and his musician sons Siddharth and Shivam are releasing a new song on World Music Day.
Updated on Jun 20, 2020 11:59 PM IST
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Hindustan Times | By Shreya Mukherjee, New Delhi

Shankar Mahadevan: My messages reach out well through music as I communicate better via melodies

In this lockdown, the music composer-singer’s social media is filled with various musical initiatives he is immersing himself in,rather than fancy culinary videos
Shankar Mahadevan says if he conveys a message through music, it reaches more ears and hearts
Shankar Mahadevan says if he conveys a message through music, it reaches more ears and hearts
Updated on Jun 04, 2020 05:50 PM IST
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Hindustan Times | By Shreya Mukherjee

Akshay Kumar pays tribute to Wajid Khan, calls him ‘talented and ever-smiling’

Akshay Kumar joined Bollywood in paying tribute to music composer Wajid Khan, who died on Monday.
Wajid Khan died at the age of 42 on Monday.
Wajid Khan died at the age of 42 on Monday.
Updated on Jun 01, 2020 10:54 AM IST
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Hindustan Times | By HT Entertainment Desk

Dil Chahta Hai recreated by Shankar Mahadevan for life in lockdown, features Aamir Khan, Farhan Akhtar

Shankar Mahadevan is out with a new version of Dil Chahta Hai and it also has an appearance by Aamir Khan and Farhan Akhtar.
Aamir Khan and Farhan Akhtar in a still from Dil Chahta Hai.
Aamir Khan and Farhan Akhtar in a still from Dil Chahta Hai.
Updated on May 05, 2020 03:30 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By hindustantimes.com

Eight languages, nine singers and a musical ode to the planet on Earth Day

April 22, 2020, marks the 50th anniversary of Earth Day, and nine renowned artistes from different parts of the country, have come together with an eight-language composition, a song Dharti Ma - a tribute to Earth
Singer-composer Shankar Mahadevan recorded the song at his home studio and says that it is a medium to pay salutations to Mother Earth(Photo: Yogen Shah)
Singer-composer Shankar Mahadevan recorded the song at his home studio and says that it is a medium to pay salutations to Mother Earth(Photo: Yogen Shah)
Updated on Apr 22, 2020 05:34 PM IST
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Hindustan Times | By Ashish Kedia

Asha Bhonsle, Lata Mangeshkar, KJ Yesudas: Top Indian musicians to perform virtual concert ‘Sangeet Setu’

The concert, blessed by nightingale of bollywood Lata Mangeshkar, has an impressive line-up of veterans Asha Bhonsle, S P Balasubramaniam, K J Yesudas, Udit Narayan, Anoop Jalota, Pankaj Udhas, Kavita Krishnamurthy, Talat Aziz, Alka Yagnik, Kumar Shanu, Hariharan, Shankar Mahadevan and Shaan, among others.
The Indian Singers Rights Association (ISRA) announced that it will hold a three-day concert ‘Sangeet Setu’, starting from April 10 between 8 pm and 9 pm(Instagram)
The Indian Singers Rights Association (ISRA) announced that it will hold a three-day concert ‘Sangeet Setu’, starting from April 10 between 8 pm and 9 pm(Instagram)
Updated on Apr 10, 2020 03:44 PM IST
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New Delhi | By Press Trust of India

RIP Shaukat Kaifi Azmi: Amitabh Bachchan, Rekha, Rishi Kapoor, pay respects to late actor at prayer meet. See pics

Bollywood celebs, including Amitabh Bachchan and Rekha, gathered at the residence of late actor Shaukat Kaifi Azmi to pay their last respects. Some also paid tributes on Twitter.
Amitabh Bachchan, Rekha and Rishi Kapoor arrive for Shaukat Kaifi’s prayer meet at her residence in Mumbai.(Varinder Chawla)
Amitabh Bachchan, Rekha and Rishi Kapoor arrive for Shaukat Kaifi’s prayer meet at her residence in Mumbai.(Varinder Chawla)
Updated on Jul 28, 2020 01:21 AM IST
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