RFAK final night of US-Canada-Caribbean tour

This was Rahat Fateh Ali Khan earlier this week at a press conference and reception at Antun’s by Minar in Hicksville, Long Island.   More about that later. Meanwhile, gotta get ready for tonight’s show at Nassau Coliseum, the final one in the singer’s tour which began back in mid-April and took him from back and […]

Falu on Foras Road

  When we chatted briefly at the opening night of the IAAC‘s 2013 New York Indian Film Festival – in addition to discussing her wonderful turns in not one role but two in last December’s Bumbug Musical (she played Mrs, Scroogewala and also Cratcheeta) – the vivacious singer Falu was clearly excited about her latest […]

Sardars and U2: Rock On!

When U22 – the special edition, live album of songs selected by fans from U2‘s 2011 tour playlist – arrived in the mail, one of the pages in the accompanying program caught my eye: Among the various pages of images of the band performing and fans in arenas around the world cheering them on, here […]

Life’s filmi soundtrack

This is a piece that appeared on Firstpost today, under the title How I met and fell in love with AR Rahman: On my commute to work the other day, plugged in like always to my iPod, I scrolled through playlists, trying to find something I hadn’t listened to lately. I stopped at a playlist labelled […]

U2 concert pix

Here are some pictures from this Wednesday’s U2 concert at the new Meadowlands Stadium in New Jersey, delayed by one year due to Bono’s back surgery. Even with the balmy weather, it was a brilliant show. That expensive claw device that they designed to give their stadium show audiences a 360 degree experience was well […]