Ishq Tolly Tales with Riya - Unfiltered Chats with Bengali Stars

Ishq Tolly Tales with Riya – Unfiltered Chats with Bengali Stars (Trailer)

Ishq Tolly Tales with Riya – Unfiltered Chats with Bengali Stars (Trailer)

Ishq Tolly Tales is not just a podcast, it’s an audio hangout session where the host, RJ Riya, will have an unfiltered chat with singers, actors and stars from Kolkata, about their inspiration and their personal journeys.

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Talking Childhood, Nightclub Singing, Balancing Life and Music Ft. Usha Uthup

In this exciting episode, RJ Riya chats with the living legend - singer Usha Uthup! Uthup opens up about her childhood, how she was a night club singer before stardom hit her, her personal life, and how she balances career and home.

19:15
Sep 16, 2021

Talking Music, Love Life, and Social Media Ft. Lagnajita Chakraborty

In this episode, RJ Riya sits down with young budding singer Lagnajita Chakraborty. She talks about her big break in the industry, her social media absence, love life, and how she balances her personal and professional life, shuttling between multiple cities.

16:00
Sep 16, 2021

Talking Riyaaz, Music, and Working with Pandit Ravi Shankar Ft. Pandit Tanmoy Bose

In this episode of Ishq Tolly Tales, RJ Riya sits down for an enriching chat with music maestro, Pandit Tanmoy Bose. Bose speaks about his journey of becoming a table player and percussionist, his strict ‘Riyaaz’ routines, and his experience of working with stalwarts including Ustad Amjad Ali Khan and Pandit Ravi Shankar. They also get candid about his personal life and his deep admiration for his wife.

15:24
Sep 16, 2021

Talking Music Industry, Singing, and Personal Life Ft. Raghab Chattopadhyay

In this episode, RJ Riya sits down with veteran Singer Raghab Chattopadhyay to talk about his beginnings as a singer, music industry politics, and how the availability of great singers far exceeds the demand for them in the market.

15:10
Sep 16, 2021

Talking Films, Mothers, and Social Media Sass Ft. Monami Ghosh

In the fourth episode of Ishq Tolly Tales, RJ Riya talks to famous Bengali actor Monami Ghosh about her journey in the film industry and the extent to which her mother went to help her on the way. As a bonus, she also shares tips for hitting it out of the park on social media.

12:57
Aug 04, 2021

Talking Music, Poetry, and Lockdown Chores Ft. Srijato Bandopadhyay

In this episode, RJ Riya sits down for a fun chat with famous Bangla poet, writer and lyricist Srijato Bandopadhyay. Srijato bears his soul about his journey as a writer and why despite all these years, he still actively helps his partner with household chores.

23:22
Aug 04, 2021

Talking Life, Kolkata Music Scene, and the Band Cactus Ft. Siddhartha Ray ‘Sidhu’ – Part 2

Continuing the chat with Bangla singer of the 'Cactus' fame, Siddhartha Ray aka Sidhu, RJ Riya talks to him about his relationship status. The singer opens up about why and how he’s single and totally ready to mingle.

15:11
Aug 04, 2021

Talking Life, Kolkata Music Scene, and the Band Cactus Ft. Siddhartha Ray ‘Sidhu’ – Part 1

In this episode, RJ Riya sits down for a chat with famous Bangla singer Siddhartha Ray aka Sidhu about his band 'Cactus,' the music scene of Kolkata and why he left the medical profession to pursue a career in music.

25:05
Aug 04, 2021