SP Balasubramaniyam dies after testing positive for Corona

Sripathi Panditaradhyula Balasubrahmanyam  popularly known as SP Balu, a renowned Indian musician, playback singer , music director, actor, dubing artist and film produced  who worked in worked in Telugu, Tamil, Kannada, Hindi and Malayalam, languages hailed as  “ Padum Nila “ (“singing moon”) and “music cloud” by his millions of fans died on Friday at…

“Let it Be ” Paul McCartney’s inspiration

Paul McCartney’s incredible inspiration behind his song “Let it Be” is a heavenly visit from his mother Mary as one morning in 1965 Paul McCartney woke with the tune for “Yesterday” fully formed, its melancholy melody belaying his ultra sunny reputation as the Cute Beatle. His trouble had seemed so far away during these heady…

Renowned Bollywood legend Choreographer dies aged 71

Bollywood choreographer Saroj Khan died early on Friday morning due to cardiac arrest. The renowned Saroj Khan was 71, in a career spanning over four decades choreographed over 2000 songs, some of the most memorable songs in Hindi cinema including “ Dola Re Dola” from Sanjay Leela Bhansali’s “Devdas”, “ Ek Do Teen” from Madhuri…

Coronavirus: Stars in One World Together At Home Concert

  Beatles and Rolling Stones appearing on the same show into your living room “One World Together At Home Concert”. Taylor Swift gave an emotional performance of her ballad Soon You’ll Get Better sat against the pastel-coloured floral backdrop of the piano room in her house, originally written as a memoir of Swift’s grief over…

Hunt for a piano in Sibieria

Travel journalist Sophy Roberts’s The Lost Pianos of Siberia is an idealistic quest, a mischievous travel adventure and a forgotten and one of best non-fiction story about one of the exiles, penal colonies, and unmarked graves  It all starts with a commission to track down a suitable piano for a Mongolian virtuoso of Siberian descent that…

Morally uplifting tale: Pretty Woman the Musical

Pretty Woman the Musical opened at the Piccadilly Theatre in London Valentines day 14th February 2020. Based on the 1990 mega box buster film of the same name starring Julia Roberts and Richard Gere, the stage adaptation of the romantic comedy which received its Broadway premiere last year. Pretty Woman the Musical features original music…

Way forward for 5G networks

A couple of months ago, the heads from 18 small British telecoms companies met at a London bank to discuss investment, strategy, and mergers. In the meeting, they were asked if they thought the Chinese could eavesdrop through back doors in Huawei equipment all 18 hands went up. One of the bankers then asked, if…

Terry O’Neill, British Photographer to the stars dies aged 81

  Terry O’Neill British photographer whose work captured iconic images of London’s Swinging Sixties died of prostrate cancer on Saturday night. He photographed iconic celebrities including David Bowie, Elton John, Queen and The Rolling Stones and received a CBE last month for services to photography.   O’Neill dreamed of becoming a jazz drummer ended up…

ByteDance to compete with Spotify and Apple

Bejing-based, TikTok, the Chinese company behind the popular video app is set to go head-to-head with the likes of Spotify and Apple in the music streaming market with the launch of its rival service ByteDance, which is in talks with largest record companies with the largest record companies  like Sony Music, Warner Music and Universal…