Samarth Goyal

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

Articles by Samarth Goyal

Smashing Patriarchy! One touchdown at a time!

Set to play in the Asian Games 2023, the Indian Women's Rugby Sevens tell us their stories of defying gender biases to dictating terms, on the pitch and off it.

Indian Women's Rugby Sevens team are currently participating in the Asian Games 2023
Published on Sep 23, 2023 10:43 AM IST

Westlife's Mark Feehily: India Tour Promises Unforgettable Musical Spectacle

Mark Feehily shares insights into Westlife's India tour, blending personal experiences with the band's musical journey.

Irish boyband Westlife will perform in India in November
Updated on Sep 23, 2023 10:53 AM IST

Indie music has played a significant role in ‘empowering’: Rashmeet Kaur

Singer-songwriter Rashmeet Kaur discusses the cultural inspirations and creative process behind her latest single, Cherie Coco.

Rashmeet Kaur has recently released the song Cherie Coco
Published on Sep 22, 2023 05:40 PM IST

PV Sindhu and Tim Cook's meeting sets the stage for future collaborations

A source close to PV Sindhu has confirmed that the Olympic winner's conversation with Tim Cook at Apple Park has opened doors to possible future ventures.

PV Sindhu was the only Indian athlete who was present at the launch of Apple iPhone 15 in the US, last week
Published on Sep 18, 2023 05:04 PM IST

Dassde singer Jai Dhir: Independent artistes are selling out stadiums today

Jai Dhir's 'Dassde' success shines a spotlight on live music's pivotal role for artists.

Jai Dhir's latest single Dassde has crosses 101k views so far
Published on Sep 16, 2023 10:13 AM IST

For Allen Ling, collaborating with Flipsyde's Dave Lopez is a validation

American-Chinese singer-songwriter Allen Ling talks about his debut EP and collaborating with Flipsyde's Dave Lopez

Allen Ling has collaborated with Flipsyde's Dave Lopez for his debut EP
Updated on Aug 31, 2023 03:37 PM IST

30 years of Khal Nayak: Ila Arun was told to not sing Choli Ke Peeche at shows

Ila Arun reflects on how the song Choli Ke Peeche gave her an identity as a singer, despite facing criticism. The song featured Madhuri Dixit and Neena Gupta.

Singer Ila Arun reflects on how the song Choli Ke Peeche gave her an identity as a singer, despite facing criticism.
Updated on Aug 06, 2023 04:01 PM IST

30 years of Khal Nayak: Alka was initially shy about singing Choli Ke Peeche

Singer Alka Yagnik recalls how she was a little hesitant and shy at first, when she was asked to sing Khal Nayak song Choli Ke Peeche.

Alka Yagnik sang the portions of the song that were picturised on Madhuri Dixit-Nene
Updated on Aug 06, 2023 10:30 AM IST

Parikrama’s resolve to foster organ donation awareness

Delhi-based band Parikrama hopes to raise awareness about India's organ donation challenge with their latest song, Translucent Nights.

Delhi-based band PRaikrama has released their new song, Translucent Nights
Published on Aug 04, 2023 12:09 PM IST

I am better than Messi and Ronaldo: Sunil Chhetri

Sunil Chhetri acknowledges support after winning three trophies, aims for Asian Cup and believes he can outshine Messi and Ronaldo for the national team.

Sunil Chhetri is in the all-time top 10 list of highest goal scorers for their national teams alongside Cristiano Ronaldo, Lionel Messi and Pele(SunilChhetri/Instagram)
Published on Jul 10, 2023 10:14 AM IST

How Sanjeeta Bhattacharya is balancing music and acting

Singer-songwriter Sanjeeta Bhattacharya talks about her foray into acting and sharing screenspace alongside big stars including Ranveer Singh and Shah Rukh Khan

Sanjeeta Bhattacharya will soon be seen in Jawan starring Shah Rukh Khan(Sanjeeta Bhattacharya)
Published on Jun 09, 2023 12:33 PM IST

Peter Drury on Harsha Bhogle: I admire his technical knowledge about cricket

Famed football commentator Peter Drury talks about his admiration for cricket commentator Harsha Bhogle ahead of meeting him at the Oval for the WTC final.

Peter Drury and Harsha Bhogle will meet during the ongoing Test match between India and Australia
Published on Jun 07, 2023 01:28 PM IST

We’re going to see different kinds of roles for foreigners now: Mark Bennington

Saas Bahu Aur Flamingo actor Mark Bennington gets candid about his evolution as a white actor in the Indian film industry.

MArk Bennington was recently seen in Saas, Bahu Aur Flamingo(mark bennington)
Updated on Jun 08, 2023 09:17 AM IST

'Larger than life' night in Delhi with Backstreet Boys

The Delhi concert on Friday was the final stop of Backstreet Boys' India tour after an electrifying performance in Mumbai.

Backstreet Boys performed in front of 10000+ crowd in Gurugram on Friday(Raajeshh Kashyap/HT Photo)
Updated on May 16, 2023 02:50 PM IST

Can AI replace musicians on stage?

AI is changing the way music is created and listened to, but it won’t affect live shows, feel musicians

Indian musicians including Arjun Kanungo and Yashraj Mukhate don't think AI will replace a musician onstage, anytime soon.
Published on Apr 01, 2023 12:10 PM IST

Women’s Day 2023 Sufiya Sufi: When I run, I’m transported to another place

Guinness Book of World Records holder Sufiya Sufi Runner talks about breaking her own record in a marathon in Qatar, and inspiring people with her passion and positive mindset. She continues to strive and achieve new milestones in long-distance running.

World record-breaking athlete Sufiya Sufi Runner is an inspiration for those who want to take up long-distance walking as a sport.
Published on Mar 04, 2023 06:45 PM IST
BySamarth Goyal, New Delhi

Celebrating 20 glorious years of empowering visually impaired

After a successful past year, city-based NGO Saksham hopes to continue driving change and uplifting the community via digital education, assistive technology as well as social media accessibility initiatives

Delhi based NGO Saksham has completed 20 years today
Published on Feb 14, 2023 01:29 PM IST

When Delhi felt the ‘Divine’ intervention!

Popular rapper Divine stunned a crowd of nearly 10,000 fans in Delhi's JLN stadium with a dynamic and high-energy performance, featuring hit tracks such as Baazigar, Kohinoor, and Kaam 25.

Divine performed in the Capital on Saturday at the JLN stadium.(Photo: Raajesh Kasshyap/HT PHoto)
Published on Feb 12, 2023 07:05 PM IST
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Divine: Delhi is one of my favourite cities to perform live!

Mumbai based rapper Divine talks about his last album, Gunehgar, addressing social issues like hunger and poverty through his music, the positive impact his music has had on fans and how the upcoming concert in Delhi will be full of surprises for Divine’s devoted fanbase

Divine will perform in the Capital on Feb 11
Published on Feb 07, 2023 06:02 PM IST

Narrating stories, one song at a time

Actor-singer Taaruk Raina talks about how he draws inspiration from a diverse range of artists, and is determined to bring his unique style and stories to the masses

Singer Taaruk Raina has released his debut single Narazi
Published on Feb 06, 2023 01:13 PM IST

Too good to be true: Delhi-based band Bloodywood on mainstreaming folk metal

With upcoming performances at some of the most popular music festivals such as Download and Sonic Temple, the Delhi-based folk-metal band, Bloodywood, talks about defying all genre boundaries to create head-crushing music, along with their socially conscious lyrics that leave a lasting impression

(From L-R) Jayant Bhadula, Karan Katiyar and Raoul Kerr are the founding members of Bloodywood(Instagram)
Updated on Feb 06, 2023 12:45 PM IST

Had tears in my eyes, glad I could do something for India: Gaurav Taneja

YouTuber Gaurav Taneja, who has scripted history by creating the largest map of India in the sky, talks about his feat and the challenges he braved en route

Gaurav Taneja created history after he flew 350 kms in US airspace creating the largest ever map of India
Published on Feb 02, 2023 02:24 PM IST

Influencers react to Government's new disclosure rules

Social media influencers in India talk about the recent government order mandating them to disclose all material interests, such as gifts and discounts, when endorsing products or services, reflecting on the impact it might have on their content creation and credibility

Reacting to the guidelines, many influencers have welcomed the move, while others spoke about how the industry adapts to the new rules and the impact it will have on their content creation and credibility.
Published on Jan 27, 2023 04:11 PM IST

'I knew about the MBE but couldn’t share for 10 days!’

Popular chef, Vineet Bhatia, talks to us after it was announced that he will be honoured with the prestigious MBE (Member of the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire), which will be handed to him by King Charles II, soon.

Chef Vineet Bhatia will be awarded with the MBE this year(Bhatia)
Published on Jan 17, 2023 01:21 PM IST

Representing Odisha is the most important thing: Lisa Mishra on her performance at the Hockey World Cup

Singer-songwriter Lisa Mishra talks about her performance at the upcoming Hockey World Cup in Odisha

Singer-songwriter Lisa Mishra performed at the opening ceremony of FIH Men’s Hockey World Cup 2023 on Wednesday in Cuttack, Odisha (Phtoto: Abhay Behera)
Updated on Jan 12, 2023 03:15 PM IST
BySamarth Goyal

Background score of our films is on a par with Hollywood movies: Nakul Abhyankar

Singer-composer Nakul Abhyankar talks about working on multiple projects across different languages, working with AR Rahman and Mani Ratnam for PS1 and creating soundscapes that would music producers in Hollywood envious

Music composer -singer NAkul Abhyankar has his hands full with several projects in the pipeline.
Published on Jan 11, 2023 03:01 PM IST
BySamarth Goyal

‘It killed us to think they are out in the open’

Singer Mohit Chauhan has set up 120 bori beds for stray dogs in Delhi to help them get some respite from harsh winters

Singer Mohit Chauhan has placed around 120 bori bags in Delhi’s Jahanpanah City Forest for stray animals living in the area to sleep on.
Updated on Jan 10, 2023 02:01 PM IST
BySamarth Goyal

Artistes are now being taken seriously in all formats: Curtain Blue

Delhi based artiste Abhishek Bhatia aKa Curtain Blue, who has been an independent artiste for nearly two decades, talks about the evolution of the indie space and it empowered several artistes to focus on creating soundscapes instead of following trends.

Abhishek Bhatia aKa Curtain Blue released his four-track EP titled Stripes, last month.
Updated on Dec 24, 2022 11:25 AM IST
BySamarth Goyal

Imagine Dragons, The Strokes and AP Dhillon to headline Lollapalooza India

A couple of months after we reported that Imagine Dragons, The Strokes etc were rumoured to headline the maiden edition of Lollapalooza Music festival in India, the organisers have confirmed that the two acts along with other big names such as American rock band Cigarettes after sex and Canadian-Indian hip hop star AP Dhillon will also headline the music festival.

The very first edition of Lollapalooza India will feature popular acts such as Imagine Dragons, The Strokes and Cigarettes After Sex for the very first time.
Published on Nov 03, 2022 12:28 PM IST
BySamarth Goyal

No amount of rain could spoil the Unwind party!

From high-octane gigs to scrumptious food and culinary classes by the best in the business, day 2 of HT City Unwind proved to be bigger and better

Day of HT City Unwind saw performance by Jass Manak and an interactive session with actor Taapsee Pannu
Published on Oct 19, 2022 03:32 PM IST
BySamarth Goyal
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