Samarth Goyal writes on Hollywood and music, for the daily Entertainment and Lifestyle supplement, HT City.
Articles by Samarth Goyal
A journey through soundscapes and time
Music composer Aseem Trivedi talks to us about his six-year-long journey as a musician, before bagging his first ever mainstream project, working alongside artistes such as Raftaar, Benny Dayal and Shreya Ghosal, and how those experiences helped him achieve his dream of becoming a composer.
Updated on Sep 22, 2020 06:14 PM IST
Anoushka Shankar: Many music festivals prefer popular or named artists
Musician Anoushka Shankar understands the difficulties for unpopular musicians to make a mark for themselves in the industry, and also talks about how the lockdown helped her fit her artistry around her two kids instead of it being the other way around.
Updated on Sep 20, 2020 12:23 PM IST
Carry Minati: A volcano erupted in me
Ajey Nagar aKa Carry Minati talks to us exclusively about breaking stereotypes through his comedy roast videos which often polarise the masses, dealing with critics and his “bold” decision to drop out of school which has seen him become the most subscribed individual creator on YouTube India.
Updated on Sep 19, 2020 07:11 PM IST
Sadu: Remixes were one of the many reasons behind the decline of pop music in the nineties
Sadasivan KM Nambisan aKa Sadu, a former member of indie-pop group The Aryans, explains why his desire to express freely as a musician kept him away from the scene for a long time and how the Internet was instrumental in his comeback.
Updated on Sep 17, 2020 07:09 PM IST
Ankur Tewari: Saying that all hip hop sounds the same is like saying all Asians look the same
Singer-songwriter Ankur Tewari, who is a member of Music Composer’s Association of India’s (MCAI), is appalled by the body’s recent statement that hip hop songs can be plagiarised since they sound similar.
Updated on Sep 16, 2020 06:31 PM IST
Hitting the right notes..
Sharif Rangnekar, frontman of the Delhi based band, Friends of Lingers talks about the making, and the idea behind the band’s recently released single, I Am Who I Am.
Updated on Sep 16, 2020 05:40 PM IST
Sky is the limit....
For guitar player Keshav Dhar, whose hunger to experiment with different soundscapes helped him make remarkable strides in the Hindi music industry after making a name for himself in the world of metal music.
Updated on Sep 16, 2020 06:33 PM IST
Raftaar: If I take the dhun out of any popular Bollywood song, and make a rap song, will that not be a copy?
Rapper Raftaar questions the reasoning behind MCAI’s recent explanation, absolving the makers of the IPL 2020 anthem of any copyright violations
Updated on Sep 13, 2020 01:16 PM IST
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.
Updated on Sep 12, 2020 01:29 PM IST
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
Updated on Sep 17, 2020 05:15 PM IST
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.
Updated on Sep 27, 2020 08:49 PM IST
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.
Updated on Aug 31, 2020 01:51 PM IST
Meet Anuradha Doddaballapur: Cardiovascular scientist, holder of cricket records too
Anuradha Doddaballapur shares a unique tag with Lasith Malinga and Rashid Khan.
Updated on Aug 30, 2020 05:49 PM IST
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.
Updated on Aug 26, 2020 12:11 PM IST
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..
Updated on Aug 25, 2020 01:02 PM IST
Invoking divine flavours
We ask chefs to share some of their food memories, as well as recipes, associated with the festival of Ganesh Chaturthi
Updated on Aug 22, 2020 12:26 PM IST
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.
Updated on Aug 18, 2020 12:26 PM IST
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.
Updated on Aug 11, 2020 12:33 PM IST
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.
Updated on Aug 01, 2020 08:56 PM IST
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.
Updated on Jul 27, 2020 06:04 PM IST
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.
Updated on Jul 27, 2020 05:34 PM IST
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
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!
Updated on Jul 17, 2020 04:41 PM IST
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”.
Updated on Jul 15, 2020 06:42 PM IST
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.
Updated on Jul 12, 2020 11:35 AM IST
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.
Updated on Jul 09, 2020 05:57 PM IST
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
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.
Updated on Jul 02, 2020 01:55 PM IST
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’
Updated on Jun 29, 2020 06:15 PM IST
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.
Updated on Jun 26, 2020 09:42 AM IST