Category: Interviews

Shomshuklla Das, Director, Actor, Musician & Poet

Director, Actor, Musician and Poet, Shomshuklla Das is a powerhouse of talent. She made her debut in cinema in 2013 as one of India’s few women feature film directors. She also directs her own theatre company, Kali Theatre, and has produced six books of poetry and nine music albums. Shomshuklla’s debut film Sandcastle won the…

Arun Shenoy, Music Composer & Record Producer

GRAMMY® Award nominated composer and record producer ARUN SHENOY’S versatile production style spans genres as wide as rock and funk, to jazz and world music. Born and brought up in Karnataka, India Arun is currently based in Singapore. His debut world fusion production titled Rumbadoodle released in 2012 was nominated at the 55th Annual GRAMMY®…

Padma Shree Niranjan Goswami, Mime Artist

Multi-award winning pantomime artist Padma Shree Niranjan Goswami has been a pioneer in bringing the art of mime to India. He is today instrumental in successfully developing the art of mime and elevating its status of an independent art form in India. He founded the Indian Mime Theatre in 1976, and through it, has been working for…

Navroze Contractor, Photographer & Cinematographer

Multi-Award winning Cinematographer, Navroze Contractor is a huge contributor to the documentary world across the globe. He has been a part of many award winning films like The Legacy of Malthus by Deepa Dhanraj (Winner of Several International Awards), Limited Manuski by Nachiket Patwardhan (Winner of the National Film Award), Percy by Pervez Merwanji (Winner…

Satyendra Pakhalé, Industrial Designer

Amsterdam-based Industrial Designer Satyendra Pakhalé completed his Degree in Engineering and a Masters in Design from India, and studied Advanced Product Design in Switzerland. He later worked at Philips Design – creating innovative products in the areas of digital communication and transportation. In 1998, he set up his own design practice in Amsterdam. His clientèle include…

Savan Kotecha, Songwriter

Savan Kotecha, more recently known as the lead voice coach for the X-factor 2010 contestants, is also an award winning songwriter. Starting off writing songs at the age of 16, today at only 31 he has sold over 40 million albums with artists such as Enrique Iglesias, Carrie Underwood, Britney Spears, and Celine Dion. With 4 BMI awards…

TAAQ, Top Indie Rockers From Bangalore

An interview with Thermal and a Quarter Winner of the WorldSpace Radio Award for ‘Outstanding Contribution to Indian Rock’ and ranked #48 in Blender magazine’s ‘100 Ultimate Rock Bands’ among top international acts, Thermal and a Quarter is the only band to have supported Deep Purple, Jethro Tull, Megadeth and Machine Head on Tour in India. Rocking India for…

Dawa Daru – An audio visual experience

An interview with Harshvardhan Kadam and Atul Paranjpe, the duo who are making news in Maharashtra. Tell us a little about Dawa Daru, what is it all about and how did it start? Dawa Daru is an audio-visual experience with music, poetry and visual art woven together in a live performance. It all started from…

Papa CJ, stand-up comic

Wolf in sheep’s clothing: Interview with stand-up comedian Papa CJ Instrumental in the growth of live stand-up comedy in India, Papa CJ has wowed millions around the world with his cutting-edge, sarcastic humour. Hailed as India’s greatest comedy export he was amongst the top ten acts in the world on NBC’s Last Comic Standing in 2008…