Kalaa Utsavam – You Are Here by Pooja Nansi


Pooja Nansi is getting married, and planning a wedding in Singapore is making her think about her roots. As with all migration stories, hers bears the weight of travellers past, a complex cultural map of her parents’ move from India to Singapore, and the border-crossing love story of her grandparents. At the same time, her […]

Giveaway: 2 Tickets to “In Concert with Strings featuring Meesha Shafi” Worth SGD 160


Pop rock duo Strings featuring Bilal Maqsood and Faisal Kapadia need no introduction. Last here in Singapore at Kalaa Utsavam – Indian Festival of Arts 2012, the pair returns this year on 26 November at Esplanade Concert Hall with more of their impassioned display of guitar skills, rock tunes and compelling fusion folk melodies. This […]

Kalaa Utsavam – The Colour of Rain


Anil Srinivasan, Rakesh Chaurasia and U Rajesh  A coming together of diverse music styles, The Colour of Rain is a stream-of-consciousness collaboration that paints a rich tapestry of sounds from the Indian subcontinent. This trio of highly-acclaimed musicians at the forefront of Indian music takes listeners through the four Indian seasons, in a series of […]

Kalaa Utsavam – Papon & The East India Company


For multi-instrumentalist, composer, producer and singer Papon (Angaraag Mahanta), music has always been in his blood. Papon’s songs, while rooted in folk, bears influences from genres as diverse as traditional folk songs of Eastern India, ghazals, even new-age electronica. Blessed with a voice both smooth and soulful, Papon has managed to carve a niche for […]