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Ruhi Batra | July 20, 2013
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'I obsess over my music'

Ruhi Batra | July 13, 2013
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old and new
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From murgh biryani to McChicken

Ruhi Batra | July 13, 2013
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Ruhi Batra | July 6, 2013
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Altaf Raja is back!
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He's back, even if he never went away

Ruhi Batra | June 29, 2013
Altaf Raja's hit song 'Jholu Ram' recalls his greater hit of 90s.
Pink and rosês
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Rosê future

Ruhi Batra | June 22, 2013
Pink used to be plonk. But no longer. The market for rosê is acquiring a serious hue. The world has started to drink rosê.
Music's anatomy
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Funk with junk

Ruhi Batra | June 22, 2013
Some bang on pots and pans. Ben Walsh drums his own body and sings his own tune.
Money-making pie
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Dough rising

Ruhi Batra | June 15, 2013
Four entrepreneurs share the secret ingredient that made their restaurant businesses winners.
Not all cool

Not all cool

Ruhi Batra | June 8, 2013
Lady Gaga loves his music. But Zedd is candid enough to admit that most of dance music today is dull and generic.
World music is a terrible term

World music is a terrible term

Ruhi Batra | May 25, 2013
Music historian Jacob Edgar on how he discovered Kailash Kher in an autorickshaw in Kerala.
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