Archive for January, 2009

Hip-hop in Mumbai (Part 1 of 2): The Artists

(Jan 23, 2009) Hip-hop as a genre, performed in English or with western influences, has only recently gained ground in Mumbai. To a large extent...

Electronica in Mumbai (Part 3 of 3): The Brands/Labels/Media

(Jan 23, 2009) As with live performances, electronica easily lends itself to corporate backing. All major events in the city find some sponsor...

Electronica in Mumbai (Part 3 of 3): The Brands/Labels/Media

(Jan 23, 2009) As with live performances, electronica easily lends itself to corporate backing. All major events in the city find some sponsor...

Electronica in Mumbai (Part 2 of 3): The Live Scene

(Jan 22, 2009) It is easy to understand why a plethora of venues in Mumbai are open to live electronica as opposed to live rock or metal. F...

Electronica in Mumbai (Part 2 of 3): The Live Scene

(Jan 22, 2009) It is easy to understand why a plethora of venues in Mumbai are open to live electronica as opposed to live rock or metal. For ...

Electronica in Mumbai (Part 1 of 3): The Artists

(Jan 22, 2009) Over the course of the next few posts, we will explore the independent music scene in Mumbai, specifically electronica, touchin...

Electronica in Mumbai (Part 1 of 3): The Artists

(Jan 22, 2009) Over the course of the next few posts, we will explore the independent music scene in Mumbai, specifically electronica, touchin...

Rock Music in Mumbai (Part 3 of 3): The Brands/Labels/Media

(Jan 21, 2009) Rock music in India is only now growing out of the “novelty” persona it has had for a very long time. A large part o...

Rock Music in Mumbai (Part 2 of 3) – The Live Scene

(Jan 21, 2009) Mumbai has a relatively vibrant live music scene as compared to other cities in India. Specific to rock, a large number of concert...

Rock Music in Mumbai (Part 1 of 3): The Bands

(Jan 21, 2009) Over the course of the next few posts, we will explore the independent music scene in Mumbai, specifically rock, touching upon th...

Metal in Mumbai (Part 2 of 3): The Live Scene

(Jan 21, 2009) Metal usually does not find many takers, in terms of the openness of venue owners to allow metal acts to perform at their esta...

Metal in Mumbai (Part 3 of 3): The Brands/Labels/Media

(Jan 21, 2009) Very few brands are willing to sponsor metal events in Mumbai. This is due to a variety of factors, apart from the fact that me...

Metal in Mumbai (Part 1 of 3): The Bands

(Jan 21, 2009) Over the course of the next few posts, we will explore the independent music scene in Mumbai, specifically the metal genre, to...

Singapore’s Smoking Situation 4: Barriers/Triggers to Quitting

(Jan 19, 2009) Danielle, 28, account manager, thinks that smokers who are trying to quit are really strong willed. I think this is the general c...

Singapore’s Smoking Situation 3: Anti-Smoking Campaigns

(Jan 19, 2009) Having spoken to several people, the anti-smoking TVC that stands out most is the one where it’s a stark frame of a woman w...