Music

The Pulsating World of Music and Technology

“If music be the food for love, play on…” Remember the bard’s fabulous line in his romantic comedy, ‘Twelfth Night’ that celebrates the romantic passion of humans through the magical device of melodies? Yes, ages have passed by since, and our ardent fervor for music is miraculously magnifying with the …

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Tirupati - pilgrimage city that beckons
Travel

Tirupati – pilgrimage city that beckons

Does the pilgrimage city of Tirupati need any introduction? It is one of the most ancient and sacred pilgrimage spots of Hindu Dharma across the globe and on each year millions of devotes visit the Tirumala Venkateswara Temple in India to show reverence. The pilgrimage city is located in the state of Andhra Pradesh, basically at the foothills of Tirumala, in India and owes its …

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Music

Digital Music: an art with a new life-form

“Music that gentlier on the spirit lies Than tired eyelids upon tired eyes”. The act of finding a recluse with your inner-self listening away to the tunes of your favourite maestro has evolved from the archaic vinyl record album to the compact disc and finally the ubiquitous iPods and mp3 players …

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Tigers, honey and widows
Travel

Tigers, honey and widows

The liquor was colorless, but pungent and foul-smelling. I felt like throwing up when it wet my tongue before making its fiery way to the stomach. But once the initial shock was over, it began to seem fine. Subhash Naskar told me it was called Bangla or Desi, which meant …

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Art Beat

“CALL CUTTA”, the world’s first mobile theatre experience

Buy a ticket from the century old, nostalgic and newly renovated Star Theatre at Hatibagan in north Kolkata. Now you must be expecting to be ushered to your seat in the auditorium as usual and quite dramatically, you are handed a mobile phone and shown the exit! Almost immediately, bright …

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Fitness

Work Out The Techy Way

Just as technology goes from micro to nano in every sphere, fitness gear industry lags no behind. It’s no more the traditional treadmill with just computerised display of speed, time, distance, pulse and calories that rules but machines with monitors, TV screens, music system and special sensors which tracks down …

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The Kanchenjunga, the queen and the marvelous Toy Train
Travel

The Kanchenjunga, the queen and the marvelous “Toy Train”

His name is Dipak Chettri. This 65-year-old man is acquainted with most aspects of today’s fast, hurried life but has never compromised with one of his cherished obsessions. Sitting in front of me on this little compartment of this adorable “toy train” on our way to Darjeeling, he says he …

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