Category Archives: Music

A song-filled ode to a musical genius who’s ‘been’ there

By Tirtho Banerjee

When I was knee-high to a grasshopper, I used to listen to Hemanta Kumar Mukherjee’s renditions of Rabindra Sangeet: Diner Sheshe Ghumer Deshe, Mone Robe Ki Na Robe, and so on, which my baba (father) would play on his record player. Some of the lyrics were unfathomable back then (and most of them still are), but there was something in his soulful voice that kept lingering in my consciousness.

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Sharing is caring for those who want to discover new music

By Dhanusha Gokulan​

At its advent, the Internet was seen as a ‘The Great Equalizer’ – an egalitarian cosmos where all users presumably had access to the same content. Today, tech companies have found that tracking user habits enable the creation an online universe where you only (mostly) see what you’d like to see, in a manner that completely denies you the freedom of choice. It’s not a conspiracy; we are all trapped in what the New York Times calls an ‘online echo chamber’. 

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