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We recommend: The best new global music

July 6 2024

The splainer team curates the best new global beats of the past month.

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Vivaldi meets John Wick: A pop culture guide to concertos

June 29 2024

The second of a unique series on Western Classical music—and its influence on pop culture.

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Coz I’m going places…

June 19 2024

Here's the splainer fam's soundtrack to blast on your car stereo.

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We recommend: The queerest podcasts for PRIDE Month

June 15 2024

Our podcast picks to mark Pride month are a whole lotta fun.

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Keeping excellent score: Background music of desi cinema

June 8 2024

A lovely list of musical scores from Indian films to sweep you away.

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We recommend: The best new global music

June 1 2024

The splainer team curates the best new global beats of the past month.

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Coz I’m unwinding at the beach…

May 25 2024

A playlist to chase away summertime blues.

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When Beethoven met Travolta: A pop culture guide to the symphony

May 18 2024

The first of a unique series on Western classical music—and its influence on pop culture.

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We recommend: A mother's day list of podcasts

May 11 2024

A very good list of Mother’s Day podcasts—even for those who are not moms.

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We recommend: The best new global music

May 4 2024

The splainer team curates the best new global beats of the past month.

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Coz I’m vibing to vibgyor…

April 27 2024

Feeling blue? Going green? Back to black? Here’s a playlist to add some colour to your Spotify.

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We recommend: Podcasts for your inner wanderer

April 20 2024

Funny, philosophical—and informative. These podcasts will get you ready and raring for summer travel.

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Poll Numbers: Protest songs for election season

April 13 2024

An awesome (really!) political playlist just in time for the elections.

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We recommend: The best new global music

April 6 2024

The splainer team curates the best new global beats this month.

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A soundtrack for the slog

March 23 2024

Excellent tracks to keep you going when you’re working your ass off.

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We recommend: Pop culture and history podcasts

March 16 2024

The best podcasts about stuff that’s really intriguing—from Diana to the Vijayanagara empire.

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Yaman: The all encompassing

March 9 2024

Acquaint yourself with the all encompassing and introductory raga Yaman.

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Hidden gems: Underrated Coke Studio performances

March 2 2024

First.wav curates awesome, lesser-known Coke Studio performances for you to discover.

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Brass bands: Mardi Gras tunes for your soul

February 24 2024

March to these Mardi Gras beats—from classics to Grammy-winning jazz funk.

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We recommend: The best new global music

February 17 2024

The splainer team curates the best new global beats this month.

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Shringar: In the mood for love

February 10 2024

Ragas for the lover in you on this Valentine's Day.

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first.wav recommends: Breakout indie artists of 2024

February 3 2024

Meet the indie artists who are set to become household names this year.

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We recommend: The best new global music

January 20 2024

The splainer team curates the best new global beats this month.

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 Keeping your cool: Raga Marwa

January 13 2024

Allow a cool dusk to settle in with the reflective refrains of Raga Marwa.

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We recommend: Podcasts for a brand new year

January 6 2024

An engaging list of podcasts to kick off 2024 courtesy the splainer team.

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Winter songs: Meditative, quiet, beautiful

December 22 2023

What does winter sound like in Hindustani music? Discover the joys of contemplation.

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We recommend: The best global music of 2023

December 16 2023

Here’s the 2023 playlist—the big hits and the down low ones you may have missed.

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Manipur Magic: Indie music you need to hear

December 9 2023

Independent music journalist Anurag Tagat introduces us to Manipur's indie rock scene.

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Native beats: The best indie Indian music in 2023

December 2 2023

Check out the top 10 indie Indian tracks picked by music aficionados first.wav.

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We recommend: The best new global music

November 25 2023

The splainer team curates the best new global beats this month.

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The lovelorn songs of poet-saints

November 18 2023

Harini Calamur returns with a new instalment of her highly popular guide to Hindustani music.

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Coz I’m getting my karaoke groove on

November 4 2023

The splainer fam recommends the best songs to ace your karaoke game.

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We recommend: Paranormal podcasts with eerie episodes

October 28 2023

Spooky season is upon us—tune into the best Halloween-themed podcasts for frights and scares!

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We recommend: The best new global music

October 21 2023

The splainer team curates the best new global beats this month.

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Raga Hamsadhwani: The Song of the Swans

October 14 2023

Harini Calamur returns with a new instalment of her highly popular guide to Hindustani music.

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A groovy playlist of the best bass lines

October 7 2023

Rohit ‘P-Man’ Pereira curates a playlist where the bass slaps.

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We recommend: Our fav podcast episodes

September 30 2023

Nirmal and Aarthi offer a list of intelligent, poetic and moving podcast recommendations.

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We recommend: The best new global music

September 23 2023

The splainer team curates the best new global beats this month.

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Coz I’m covering my tracks

September 16 2023

The splainer fam’s recommendations of their favourite cover songs.

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Raga Shree: The Goddess of Ragas

September 9 2023

Harini Calamur returns with a new instalment of her highly popular guide to Hindustani music.

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Folk to film: Bollywood remakes traditional ballads

September 2 2023

Here's a unique playlist of folk songs and their Bollywood remakes.

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We recommend: Our fav podcast episodes

August 26 2023

Nirmal offers a list of intelligent, nerdy and moving podcast recommendations.

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AHH’s indie picks of the month

August 19 2023

A Humming Heart recommends the best new indie music for your weekend playlist.

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Let the shehnai play: Ragas of Indian freedom

August 12 2023

Harini Calamur offers a lovely Independence Day edition of her Hindustani music guide.

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We recommend: Indie music from the Valley

August 5 2023

Fresh indie and folk music straight outta Kashmir!

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Coz I’m singin’ in the rain

July 29 2023

The splainer fam’s recommendations of songs to sing in the rain.

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AHH’s indie picks of the month

July 22 2023

A Humming Heart recommends the best new indie music for your weekend playlist.

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We recommend: A bangers-only K-pop playlist

July 15 2023

A banger K-pop playlist to introduce you to contemporary music from South Korea.

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Monsoon Melodies: A Symphony of Raindrops

July 8 2023

Harini Calamur returns with a new instalment of her highly popular guide to Hindustani music.

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 An excellent playlist of drummer beats

July 1 2023

A list of songs that help drummer Aarifah Rebello pick up her sticks.

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AHH’s indie picks of the month

June 24 2023

A Humming Heart recommends the best new indie music for your weekend playlist.

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We recommend: The queerest podcasts this PRIDE

June 17 2023

Arunima Joshua’s podcast picks to mark Pride month are a whole lotta fun.

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The song of eternal love: Raga Brindabani Sarang

June 10 2023

Harini Calamur returns with a new instalment of her highly popular guide to Hindustani music.

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Shred that solo, baby!

June 1 2023

A headbanging collection of heavy metal songs to bring down the roof.

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AHH’s indie picks of the month

May 27 2023

A Humming Heart recommends the best new indie music for your weekend playlist.

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Rock through the ages

May 20 2023

Advisory Editor Sooraj Rajmohan lists his fav rock music from the 70s to the present.

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The courtly Raga Darbari

May 13 2023

Harini Calamur returns with a new instalment of her popular guide to Hindustani music.

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Coz I’m going places

May 6 2023

The splainer fam has the perfect playlist to make you want to hit the road again.

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When it’s all about voice

April 29 2023

An awesome a cappella playlist that will broaden your musical horizons.

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AHH’s indie picks of the month

April 22 2023

A Humming Heart recommends the best new indie music for your weekend playlist.

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We recommend: Our fav podcast episodes

April 15 2023

Nirmal offers a list of intelligent, funny, and moving podcast recommendations.

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Coz I’m raring for a run

April 8 2023

Need tunes for your run? Check out this amazing playlist curated by the splainer fam.

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A time of renewal: The ragas of spring

April 1 2023

Harini Calamur returns with a new instalment of her popular guide to Hindustani music.

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Indie inspiration from A Humming Heart

March 25 2023

A Humming Heart recommends the best new indie music for your weekend playlist.

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Beats to put you in the groove

March 18 2023

Priyanka Gulati pulls together the perfect playlist of techno tracks with cool vibes.

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Raga Lalit: Healing Light of Dawn

March 11 2023

Harini Calamur returns with a new instalment of her series decoding classical music.

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Coz I’m feeling the movie magic…

March 4 2023

A wonderful ‘Movie Magic’ playlist curated by the splainer fam!

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Insane vibes, incredible voices

February 25 2023

A Humming Heart recommends the best new indie music for your weekend playlist.

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We recommend: Our favourite podcast episodes

February 18 2023

Nirmal offers a list of intelligent, funny, and moving podcast recommendations.

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The Queen of Dusk: Puriya Dhanashree

February 11 2023

The Queen of Dusk: Puriya Dhanashree.

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Coz I'm feeling my zen...

February 4 2023

Tunes to ‘feel your zen’.

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Music To My Ears

January 25 2023

The best indie music of 2022 and then some.

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For the love of Bhairavi

January 21 2023

A wonderful Raga Bhairavi playlist curated by Harini Calamur.

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Siddhant's playlist

January 14 2023

What indie artist Siddhant is vibing to right now.

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'Best club remixes' playlist

January 7 2023

Rav Singh’s top picks of the best club remixes.

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The corny Christmas playlist

December 23 2022

Our Editorial Manager Rachel curates a cheesy Christmas playlist.

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The 'Dancin' in my underwear' playlist

December 17 2022

Splainer fam’s ‘Dancin’ in my underwear’ playlist.

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The cool jazz playlist

December 10 2022

Vagda Galhotra put together the perfect jazz playlist to chill you out.

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Jaimin Rajani's playlist

December 3 2022

A fab curated playlist by singer-songwriter Jaimin Rajani.

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An indie playlist to unwind

November 29 2022

Here’s an awesome Indie playlist for you to chill out with.

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Ameya Nagarajan's Podcast Picks

October 19 2022

Podcaster Ameya Nagarajan picks out her top podcast recommendations—with a few special Indian ones.

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An excellent guide to podcasts

October 12 2022

Change up your Netflix and chill routine with some awesome podcasts

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October 5 2022

Entrepreneur extraordinaire and podcaster Pooja Dhingra shares her own favourite podcasts to tune into!

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