Siddhant Pillai

Siddhant Pillai

19 Posts

Assistant Editor at Saavn/travel adventurer/badminton player/sitar student!

  1. Imagine Dragons Festival

    Posted Mar 24, 2015 in News

    Are you still loving Imagine Dragon’s sophomore album Smoke + Mirrors? Well, today they’re sharing a set of their favorite songs just for you, only on Saavn! Give it a whirl at http://saa.vn/imaginedragonsfest. We got a chance to chat with the Grammy award-winning band who shared their thoughts on Smoke + Mirrors and alternate career choices, and also… Continue Reading

  2. Dusty Springfield: A Portrait

    Posted Mar 12, 2015 in News

    Siddhant Pillai traces the meteoric rise & fall of the iconic star of the swinging sixties. Before Adele, Duffy, Amy Winehouse & Lulu, there was Dusty Springfield, Britain’s greatest female soul singer who brought unparalleled depth to whatever genre she touched – be it pop, R&B or disco. She was the original diva, cloaked in… Continue Reading

  3. A Singing Rebel

    Posted Mar 5, 2015 in News

    As we approach International Women’s Day, Siddhant Pillai remembers Gangubai Hangal, the doyen of the Kirana gharana, who dared to scale the heights of music. Born on this day into a “low-caste” fishing community in 1913, Gangubai Hangal fought caste and gender barriers to chisel a singing career that spanned more than seven decades. She… Continue Reading

  4. The One & Only S. D. Burman

    Sachin Dev Burman was born on October 1, 1906 to Nabadwipchandra Dev Burman, son of the Maharaja of Tripura, and his wife Nirupama Devi. As the youngest of the five sons of his parents, S. D. Burman was introduced to the world of music by his father, who was a noted sitarist and dhrupad singer…. Continue Reading

  5. Bollywood Goes Classical

    Posted Sep 30, 2014 in News

    “In Indian music, it is not possible to build anything other than the raga basis. We can run away from its fetters, but not from its main outline.” – Rabindranath Tagore Since the golden years of Hindi films, music composers have often turned to Indian classical music in search of inspiration. Naushad was one of… Continue Reading