Samarth Goyal

Samarth Goyal writes on Hollywood and music, for the daily Entertainment and Lifestyle supplement, HT City.

Articles by Samarth Goyal

MCAI defends opinion confirming IPL song not plagiarised version of Kr$na’s song

MCAI’s committee members Lalit Pandit and Ravi, confirm issuing an ‘expert opinion’ to composer Pranav Ajayrao Malpe, which according to the association absolves Malpe of copyright violations, levelled against him by Delhi-based rapper Kr$na.

Mumbai, April 06, 2016 : lalit Pandit attended the GiMA Awards in Mumbai. (Freelance photo by Yogen Shah)(Yogen Shah)
Updated on Sep 12, 2020 01:29 PM IST
Hindustan Times | By, New Delhi

The secret ingredients in the making of a famous chef are...

Ahead of Teachers Day, here are a few mentors, experiences and anecdotes that helped these chefs become such a popular name in the country

Chefs Ranveer Brar, Manish Mehrotra, Sarah Todd, Sabyasachi Gorai (Saby) and Pankaj Bhadouria, ahead of Teachers Day, talk about people, experiences and incidents, that taught them the ‘art of cooking’ and helped them become big chefs.
Updated on Sep 17, 2020 05:15 PM IST
Hindustan Times | By, New Delhi

A great collab for a great cause

Vishal Dadlani, Penn Masala and lyricist Poojan Sahil have collaborated together on a song, which aims to raise money for migrant workers who have been affected because of the ongoing crisis.

The song has alreadu achieved their target of raising <span class='webrupee'>₹</span>20 lakh. They have now raised the target to <span class='webrupee'>₹</span>25 lakh.(Photo:YouTube)
Updated on Sep 27, 2020 08:49 PM IST
Hindustan Times | By, New Delhi

Sandesh Jhingan on winning the Arjuna Award: When I told my parents that I have won the award, I could see the pride in their eyes

Footballer Sandesh Jhingan, a 6’2 tall centre back for India talks about being awarded the Arjuna Award, the 27th footballer from the country to receive the recognition.

Sandesh Jhingan is the twenty seventh Indian footballer to win the Arjuna Award.(Instagram:Sandesh21Jhingan)
Updated on Aug 31, 2020 01:51 PM IST
Hindustan Times | By, New Delhi

Meet Anuradha Doddaballapur: Cardiovascular scientist, holder of cricket records too

Anuradha Doddaballapur shares a unique tag with Lasith Malinga and Rashid Khan.

On August 14 Anuradha Doddaballapur became the first woman to take four wickets in four consecutive balls in an International cricket match, during the recently concluded bilateral T20 series between Germany and Austria. Germany won the series 5-0.(Instagram)
Updated on Aug 30, 2020 05:49 PM IST
Hindustan Times | By, New Delhi

BTS fans’ rape threats force Neha Bhasin to file police complaint

Singer Neha Bhasin has decided to file a complain with Mumbai Police’s Cyber Crime branch after she and her family received abuses and rape threats by the fans of Korean pop band BTS.

Singer Neha Bhasin filed a complaint with Mumbai Police yesterday.
Updated on Aug 26, 2020 12:11 PM IST
Hindustan Times | By, New Delhi

Arjun Kanungo: Life does not change after you have Covid-19

Singer songwriter Arjun Kanungo who, along with his girlfriend, Carla Dennis, were tested positive for Covid 19, talk to us about how psychologically he is at peace now and also talks about how he was more scared for his girlfriend Carla who had to be hospitalised because of breathing issues..

Singer-songwriter Arjun Kanungo says he started started showing symptoms last month.
Updated on Aug 25, 2020 01:02 PM IST
Hindustan Times | By

Invoking divine flavours

We ask chefs to share some of their food memories, as well as recipes, associated with the festival of Ganesh Chaturthi

As ‘Ganpati bappa morya’ echoes in the streets, a number of sweets made from coconut, milk and jaggery, along with a host of other delectable food items are offered to Ganesh, and consumed as prasad by many.(Photo: Ranveer Brar)
Updated on Aug 22, 2020 12:26 PM IST
Hindustan Times | By, New Delhi

Anuv Jain: An artist cannot be scared of sharing emotions

Indie musician Anuv Jain talks about creating music that is relatable on an emotional level, and explains why he decided to leave his family business and become a full-time musician.

Singer-songwriter Anuv Jain released his single, Alag Aasman .
Updated on Aug 18, 2020 12:26 PM IST
Hindustan Times | By, New Delhi

Bhoomi Trivedi ‘shocked’ how her complaint exposed artistes buying fake likes

Singer Bhoomi Trivedi is happy to see the work done by Mumbai Police and adds that she is stunned that her complaint against imposters led the Police uncovering a scam which involves buying fake likes and views on the Internet.

Singer Bhoomi Trivedi says that the practice of getting fake followers and likes in the industry is quite common, but, she has never opted to buy likes to showcase the popularity of her work.(Photo: Instagram)
Updated on Aug 11, 2020 12:33 PM IST
Hindustan Times | By, New Delhi

Jubin Nautiyal aids six thousand families in Uttarakhand amid the pandemic

Singer Jubin Naitiyal talks about helping nearly 6000 families in his village near Dehradun, amid the ongoing pandemic, and feels “extremely lucky” to be able to help those who need it the most.

Singer Jubin Nautiyal has been taking care of at least 6000 families, in Jubin’s village, Jaunsar Bawar, near Dehradun in Uttarakhand.
Updated on Aug 01, 2020 08:56 PM IST
Hindustan Times | By, New Delhi

Naezy: I want to bring the album culture back to mainstream music

Mumbai based rapper Naezy wants to focus on creating albums and EP’s over singles, and says that albums allow musicians to explain their ideas better, which can end up inspiring listeners.

Naezy has recently released the titular song of his EP, 2014.(Photo: Instagram)
Updated on Jul 27, 2020 06:04 PM IST
Hindustan Times | By, New Delhi

Salim-Sulaiman: People today are almost afraid of making good music

Music composers Salim and Sulaiman Merchant talk about the need to create good music, without getting worried about its fame, and feel that musicians today are scared are doing something out of the box.

Salim-Sulaiman have released their track Maangi Duaein recently.
Updated on Jul 27, 2020 05:34 PM IST
Hindustan Times | By, New Delhi

Playing to the rhythm: What’s the future of Live music post Covid-19?

With the number of cases rising everyday, musicians enthralling an arena full of audience, still remains a distant dream

Ritviz feels that artistes will have to find a way to “ blend in”, and adjust to doing things over the Internet for a while
Updated on Jul 20, 2020 02:53 AM IST
Hindustan Times | ByNishad Neelambaran and Samarth Goyal

Five snacks you must try this rainy season!

Here are five easy to make scrumptious delights that one can prepare, and enjoy while enjoying the rainy season and a hot cup of chai!

Snacks you must try this rainy season
Updated on Jul 17, 2020 04:41 PM IST
Hindustan Times | By, New Delhi

Prateek Kuhad: I did it my way because there was no other choice

Singer songwriter Prateek Kuhad says he had no other option but to release music himself, because all the deals offered to him five years ago were “shitty deals”.

Prateek Kuhad recently released his single, Kasoor.
Updated on Jul 15, 2020 06:42 PM IST
Hindustan Times | By, New Delhi

Guru Randhawa: We should take care of a soldiers family just like our own

Singer Guru Randhawa talks to us about his pledge to donate Rs one lakh to each of the families of the four soldiers from Punjab, who sacrificed their lives while fighting to the Chinese Army in the Galawan Valley, on June 15.

Singer Guru Randhawa feels responsible to help families of brave men, who sacrifice their lives for the country.
Updated on Jul 12, 2020 11:35 AM IST
Hindustan Times | By, New Delhi

Yo Yo Honey Singh: Meri wife apne haath mein chhadi pakad kar cardio karati hai mujhse

Opening up about his recent posts on Instagram, Yo Yo Honey Singh talks to us about following a strict work-out regime and diet, which helped him lose 16 kgs over two years, while also taking medication for bipolar disorder.

Yo Yo Honey Singh has lost 16 kgs over two years.
Updated on Jul 09, 2020 05:57 PM IST
Hindustan Times | By, New Delhi

Is non-film music the way forward?

Following the debate around composers dubbing multiple singers to get the best voice for their song, and Sonu Nigam’s claims that record labels push composers into working with singers for their labels, many musicians feel that independent and non film space is the only way s to break shackles and form an identity

Independent and non-film music has become even more prominent for musicians to establish themselves, feel several popstars, ever since Sonu Nigam’s claims about the presence of “mafia” in the film-music industry.
Updated on Jul 02, 2020 07:45 PM IST
Hindustan Times | ByNishad Neelambaran and Samarth Goyal, New Delhi

Shikhar Dhawn: Zoravar now spends less time on his iPad because of Chloe and Valentine

In an exclusive interview cricketer Shikhar Dhawan reflects on his time during this lockdown, spending all of it with his family, training to be available whenever the crisis is over and the latest additions to his family - Chloe and Valentine.

Shikhar Dhawan recently adopted two dogs.
Updated on Jul 02, 2020 01:55 PM IST
Hindustan Times | By, New Delhi

Shikhar Dhawan: I would urge everyone to help animals in whatever capacity they can

Shikhar Dhawan, who announced that he has adopted two dogs on Friday, urges everyone to follow the policy of ‘adopt and don’t shop’

Shikhar Dhawan announced on Friday that he has adopted two dogs.
Updated on Jun 29, 2020 06:15 PM IST
By, New Delhi

Unlock 1.0: Back again, on stage!

Musicians are excited about getting to doing live shows once again, though with a few rules and regulations according to the guidelines laid down by the ICMR and the Government.

Singer songwriter Guru Randhawa will perform in Delhi at a private event on June 30.
Updated on Jun 26, 2020 09:42 AM IST
Hindustan Times | By, New Delhi

Arjun Kanungo: I want to do good work and be the hero of my own story

Despite loving the fact that he gets to sing in Bollywood films, singer-songwriter Arjun Kanungo talks to us about focussing his energies and efforts on non-film music and also explains why he is not an indie artist.

Arjun Kanungo has released his latest single Fursat Hai Aaj Bhi
Updated on Jun 26, 2020 04:07 PM IST
Hindustan Times | By, New Delhi:

World Music Day: From Humble Beginnings to becoming Musical icons

From getting paid nothing, to being paid a meagre amount, top musicians from the country talk about their humble beginnings, recalling their first ever musical projects and how it pushed many of them to become icons inspiring others to follow their dreams...

As we celebrate World Music Day today, we spoke to a few Indian musicians, across various genres, and asked them to recall their first ever professional gig.
Updated on Jun 21, 2020 12:00 PM IST
Hindustan Times | By, New Delhi

Too much power wielded in limited hands will create more Sushant Singh Rajput like stories

Singer Sonu Nigam speaks to us explaining his intentions behind releasing the seven-minute long video on Instagram, in which he asked music labels and top stars to be “sensitive and kind” towards young artistes and newcomers.

Sonu Nigam spoke about how the Bollywood music industry functions in a new video.
Updated on Jun 20, 2020 08:17 AM IST
Hindustan Times | By, New Delhi

Armaan Malik: Non-film should have its own distinct sound and approach

Singer-songwriter Armaan Malik explains why non film music needs to sound different from film music and how adapting to technology post the coronavirus crisis, will pave way for musicians to be successful in future

Armaan Malik recently released his English single, next 2 me.
Updated on Jun 17, 2020 06:00 PM IST
Hindustan Times | By, New Delhi

Lucky Ali: I am probably the only artist who has not been paid royalties by a label

In his own style, Lucky Ali talks about making peace with the fact he may never receive any royalties for his music from record labels and explains why hasn’t been releasing music as often as his fans would like him to.

Singer - songwriter Lucky Ali has recently collaborated with the Bengaluru based hip hop outfit Low Rhyders for the single, Sacrifice.(Photo: Gokul VS/HT Photo)
Updated on Jun 16, 2020 03:55 PM IST
Hindustan Times | By, New Delhi

Delhi based musician Kohra ‘deeply moved’ after DJ John Digweed played five tracks from his upcoming album

Delhi based electronic musician, Madhav Shorey was shocked and surprised when former World number one DJ, John Digweed played five tracks from Shorey’s upcoming album, akhõ, on Digweed’s weekly live streaming sessions.

Madhav Shorey aKa DJ Kohra’s album, akhõ, will be out next month.
Updated on Jun 13, 2020 03:24 PM IST
Hindustan Times | By, New Delhi

Divine: Need to keep putting out music despite the limitations we have at the moment

Mumbai-based rapper Divine talks about the importance of musicians adapting to the situation created by the lockdown, and feels that as a musician it’s his responsibility to keep people’s anxiety and stress at bay

Divine and his fellow Gully Gang rappers have released an eight-track EP, titled Shutdown.
Updated on Jun 11, 2020 06:30 PM IST
Hindustan Times | By, New Delhi

Monali Thakur: Me and Maik got married in 2017

Singer- songwriter Monali Thakur reveals that she married to her German boyfriend, Maik Richter, in 2017, in Mumbai and only a handful of people, including their families, knew about their marriage.

Singer Monali Thakur has revealed that she married Maik Richter in 2017 in Mumbai.(Photo: Instagram/Monalithakur3)
Updated on Jun 10, 2020 06:32 PM IST
Hindustan Times | By, New Delhi
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