Category: Interviews

Tete-a-Tete with Subhen Chatterjee

A disciple of Pandit Swapan Chaudhuri, Subhen Chatterjee is an internationally acclaimed tabla player.  Founder of the popular fusion band, Bandish Fusion, he has performed with many eminent personalities which includes the likes of Pandit Bhimsen Joshi, Pandit Jasraj, Ustad Shahid Parvezi amongst others. His band performed at Spring Fest this year with Pandit Vishwa Mohan Bhatt playing as the band’s guest performer. TSA: Did you enjoy coming to KGP […]

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Tete-a-Tete with Pandit Vishwa Mohan Bhatt

Pandit Vishwa Mohan Bhatt is a noted slide guitarist. A pioneer in the field of Indian classical music and the creator of Mohan Veena, he is a Padma Shri and has also won a Grammy Award (1994) for his famous album, A Meeting by the River. Having worked with famous musicians such as Ry Cooder, Taj Mahal, Jerry Douglas and […]

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Chandresh Kudwa

Chandresh Kudwa is one of India’s most worshipped guitarists, and has played with a number of bands including Thor, Freedom, Nexus, Vedic Chant and Dream Out Loud. He is also involved in a project called Axe-Tortion, a collaboration of various guitarists from across the country. The Scholars’ Avenue caught up with Kudwa this Spring Fest, and he obligingly shared his views on life, the […]

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A brief voyage on the Indian Ocean

Indian Ocean is India’s foremost contemporary fusion music band, and has to its credit the first live album released by anIndian band. They were in town recently for Spring Fest 2011, and were kind enough to acquiesce to our request for a Q&A, which is reproduced below. 1. Music that was relaxing, interesting and engaging- all rolled into one memorable evening! You’ve surely got […]

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Tete-a-Tete with the wildfire finalists

Upcoming metal band “What Escapes Me” left quite a mark by winning a well-fought “Wildfire” in Springfest 2011. Shourav (vocals), Sayan (Guitar), Arindam (Guitar), Joy (Bass) and Sandy (Drums) discuss their life, music and plans for the future: TSA: Hearty congratulations for winning “Best Band” along with “Best Vocalist” and “Best Guitarist”. What fuels your music? WEM: We are a core metal band and are very close […]

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Interview with Celestine Joseph, Vice President, TSG.

Midway through his term as the VP, The Scholars’ Avenue catches up with Celestine Joseph on the progress of his proposals , his take on some campus buzz and his experience so far. TSA: Could you shed some light on how effectively your proposals have been executed? VP: One of the main proposals was to improve the working of the […]

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The Year that was – Interview with the outgoing VP

The Year that was – Interview with the outgoing VP

An interview with the current VP on his experiences at the highest student post in the Institute. TSA: Election Season has begun and your tenure has all but come to an end. So, has it been a satisfying experience for you? VP: Satisfying, not completely. Some of my ideas could not be implemented due to various reasons. I would have […]

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Minutes of the meeting with BOG Chairman Mr. B Muthraman

Sports Infrastructure Issues:   1) Mr. Muthuraman assured the allotment of specific funds (some fixed percentage in the total funds allocated to institute) exclusively for sports infrastructure improvement and maintenance every year. 2) Mr. Muthuraman will talk to director and Gymkhana president in regards to networking with State Sports Associations for Coaches and other developments in sports. 3) Mr Muthuraman […]

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