Samarth Goyal writes on Hollywood and music, for the daily Entertainment and Lifestyle supplement, HT City.
Articles by Samarth Goyal
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.
Ahead of Teachers Day, here are a few mentors, experiences and anecdotes that helped these chefs become such a popular name in the country
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.
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.
Anuradha Doddaballapur shares a unique tag with Lasith Malinga and Rashid Khan.
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 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..
We ask chefs to share some of their food memories, as well as recipes, associated with the festival of Ganesh Chaturthi
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 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 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.
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.
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.
With the number of cases rising everyday, musicians enthralling an arena full of audience, still remains a distant dream
Updated on Jul 20, 2020 02:53 AM IST
Hindustan Times | ByNishad Neelambaran and Samarth Goyal
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!
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”.
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.
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.
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
Updated on Jul 02, 2020 07:45 PM IST
Hindustan Times | ByNishad Neelambaran and Samarth Goyal, New Delhi
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, who announced that he has adopted two dogs on Friday, urges everyone to follow the policy of ‘adopt and don’t shop’
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.
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.
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...
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.
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
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.
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.
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
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.