Connect with us
Friday,17-September-2021

Bollywood

Anoushka Shankar: There is great strength in vulnerability

Published

on

Anoushka-Shankar

Grammy-nominated sitarist, composer and producer Anoushka Shankar finds strength in vulnerability, and says she is increasingly finding it easier to trust that she can be vulnerable in her music.

Asked how important it is to be vulnerable as an artist, Anoushka told IANS: “There is great strength in vulnerability, as it takes courage to push through the fear and share one’s true self with others. In music, that vulnerability really speaks to listeners as it connects with their own hearts. I find it increasingly easier as the years go by, to trust that I can be vulnerable in my music.”

Apart from music, the daughter of the late globally-renowned sitar exponent Ravi Shankar is known for her personal battles, from successfully battling substance abuse, opening up about sexual abuse, hysterectomy to her struggle with depression.

In a social media post, Anoushka shared that she took her youth and potency for granted, and had no self-worth. The internationally-acclaimed sitarist feels that embracing one’s true vulnerability and honesty is “an ongoing process, like any growth!”

“I saw things five years ago I couldn’t see ten years ago, but I see things now that I couldn’t see five years ago. I’ve become more fiercely protective of my self-worth than I used to be. And I learn more every day what honesty really is, beyond lies and witholding truth, and into an internal sense of integrity,” she said.

The mother of two channels her inner thoughts and her emotions through her music. “Traces of You” was about intense joy, pain and sadness, her album “Land Of Gold”, released in April 2016, was written in response to the refugee crisis. Her latest album “Love Letters”, a compilation of songs written across 2018-2019, documents a time of profound flux for the artist: health issues, heartbreak, domestic upheaval.

Reflecting about the process of making music, Anoushka said: “It’s always been my feelings that push me to create music. The feelings can be due to my own personal experiences, such as on ‘Love Letters’, or they can be my feelings in reaction to world events, such as on ‘Land of Gold’. Intense feelings need an outlet, and music is one of my strongest outlets.”

Anoushka will perform in India as part of her worldwide tour of her latest album “Love Letters”. She will perform in Mumbai on February 13, and in Delhi on February 14. The tour, presented by Alchemist Marketing Solutions, will mark her homecoming to the Indian sub-continent after more than two years.

“It’s a homecoming, personally and musically, a return to roots and an offering to where it all began,” she about performing in India.

Continue Reading
Click to comment

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Bollywood

I-T sleuths ‘search’ Sonu Sood’s home for second day

Published

on

By

 For the second consecutive day, the Income Tax Department continued its ‘survey’ operations at the home of Bollywood actor Sonu Sood, official sources said here on Thursday.

A team of IT sleuths swooped on the 48-year-old Sood’s Juhu home to carry out search operations to detect certain alleged financial irregularities.

The IT department is examining bank statements, books of accounts, documents and details of financial or other business transactions during the ‘survey’, for suspected tax evasion, though no details are being shared officially.

In Wednesday’s operations, the IT had searched around half-a-dozen premises linked to the actor, including offices and other properties in Mumbai and certain locations in Lucknow.

Sood shot into limelight last year (2020) for arranging free flights or luxury buses for stranded migrants during the lockdown due to Covid-19 pandemic and sent them to different parts of India, besides organising liquid medical oxygen supplies to various hospitals during the second Covid wave this year (2021).

Continue Reading

Bollywood

IT department ‘surveys’ actor Sonu Sood’s Mumbai premises

Published

on

By

Actor Sonu Sood.

 The Income Tax Department is ‘surveying’ the Mumbai offices and home in the suburbs belonging to Bollywood actor Sonu Sood here on Wednesday, official sources said.

Teams of IT sleuths began the operations since morning, though the reason behind the action is not immediately known.

Sood had shot into prominence last year for arranging free flights to enable stranded migrants reach their homes in different parts of India during the nationwide lockdown.

He also had a scrap with the BrihanMumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) for allegedly converting his six-story house in Juhu into an illegal boarding.

Continue Reading

Bollywood

Tahira Kashyap reveals how Ayushmann Khurrana won her heart

Published

on

By

Ayushmann-Khurrana

On Ayushmann Khurrana’s 37th birthday on Tuesday, his filmmaker-wife Tahira Kashyap revealed how the actor won her heart, when they both were just 19 years old.

Tahira on Tuesday shared a throwback picture on Instagram and penned a heart-warming note talking about how the actor wooed her.

“We were 19! I found you quite cool, with your frames, bike, matching sweaters and mufflers, but what got my heart was when you held the guitar and sang a song for me,” Tahira wrote.

She added: “You have always been passionate about art and what inspires me is after all these years your innocence and excitement towards work and life remains the same. You have been my biggest confidante and cheerleader.

“I might not be a big romantic as the goofiness (like you would say) gets the better of me, but I want to tell you that life is amazing with you and I continue learning a lot from you! Happy birthday umm P.S. – we were such lookers no.”

Ayushmann and Tahira were childhood sweethearts. The two got married in 2008. The couple welcomed their son Virajveer in 2012 and daughter Varushka in 2014.

Ayushmann’s upcoming roster includes ‘Anek’, ‘Chandigarh Kare Aashiqui’ and ‘Doctor G’.

Continue Reading

Trending