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Padma Awards 2013: The Winners

The 2013 Padma Awards were announced on the eve of the 64th Republic DayHere’s the complete list of the winnersPadma Vibhushan Sl No. Name Discipline State/ Domicile 1. Shri Raghunath......

Vaihayasi P Daniel speaks to William Dalrymple

India has probably just one Punjabi Scotsman. Writer and historian William Dalrymple lives in eccentric, oddball-style outside Delhi in a rambling bungalow in Mehrauli. He shares his home with......

'Ginsberg looked for the sacred in India'

In 1961, Allen Ginsberg, the poet who had become notorious and famous for his anti-establishment poem Howl, left New York for Bombay, with his troubled lover, Peter Orlovsky. And yet he would......

Desai, Mishra on New York Times' Top 100 books

Six weeks after winning the Man Booker Prize for her second novel, The Inheritance of Loss, Kiran Desai is hardly out of the news. She appeared with her mother, the novelist Anita Desai, last week......

A US achiever's advice for Indian students

Nandini 'Pushkin' Chattopadhyay is among 15 immigrant students chosen as the first Merage American Dream Fellow. The $20,000 scholarship is restricted to mostly elite universities in America,......

Bauls to come under medical insurance

In the first-ever initiative for the 'bauls' of rural Bengal, the folk baladeers now come under medical insurance. To honour and support the cause of 'bauls', whose stringed 'ektara' is unique......

Art in focus in AIDS fight

In an attempt to create awareness about AIDS and HIV in rural areas where media cannot reach, the Public Affairs Office of the US Consulate General, Kolkata, would make use of scroll-painters to......

Will these 3 Indians win the Grammy?

Music, they say, has no barriers. No wonder, Vienna echoes in the strains of the music of the Manganiyars (a singing community from Rajasthan). No wonder also that Baul singers from the villages......

Mira's Namesake comes to India!

Mira Nair started shooting her new film, The Namesake, in Kolkata on Sunday, May 22. The film isan adaptation of Pulitzer-winning writer Jhumpa Lahiri's debut book of the same name. "The two-week......

Advani rallies to down Hughes

Eighteen-year-old Pankaj Advani stretched his form further to win a difficult match against Eugene Hughes of the Republic of Ireland as two other Indians, Rishabh Thakkar and Siddarth Parikh, won......
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Q. Is BAUL sangeet ( popular music of west bengal) a mixture of classical and folk ?
:  A. Bauls are divinely inspired poets of Bengal.The music of the Bauls, refers to a particular type of folk song sung by Bauls. It carries influences...... more

http://qna.rediff.com/questions-and-answers/is-baul-sangeet--popular-music-of-west-bengal-a-mixture-of-c//answers/12035095

joyesh chakraborty
Q. can u name five saints bengal
Joyesh Chakraborty:  A. Here saints belong to different religions:aul, baul,vaisnava, and sahajiya. more

http://qna.rediff.com/questions-and-answers/can-u-name-five-saints-bengal/12034797/answers/12903416

Dinesh C S
Q. Who is a BAUL? What does a BAUL do? What is his way of life?
Dinesh C S:  A. Baul songs are folk songs originated in Birbhum district of West Bengal. A baul mela is organised every year during winter at Joydeb Kenduly...... more

http://qna.rediff.com/questions-and-answers/who-is-a-baul-what-does-a-baul-do-what-is-his-way-of-life/12901387/answers/10212307

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Malabika, Gabu join Sanjay in impromptu jam session in Kolkata

When Sanjay got together with other musicians like Bachospati Chakraborty and Sonai for a unique musical project, the result was magical! The... ...

http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/entertainment/bengali/music/Malabika-Gabu-join-Sanjay-in-impromptu-jam-session/articleshow/38975520.cms
Tryst of fate

| Utpal K Banerjee Chaturanga by Suman Mukhopadhyay is a film based on Tagore's play, set in colonial Bengal. The director tells Utpal K... ...

http://www.dailypioneer.com/vivacity/tryst-of-fate.html
Goutam Ghosh revisits Lalon shoot days

Joining celebrated contemporary singer Lopamudra Mitra in her effort to spread the wings of rural folk music and give succor to the hard-pressed... ...

http://www.business-standard.com/article/pti-stories/goutam-ghosh-revisits-lalon-shoot-days-114072000285_1.html
Whose song is it anyway?

From foreign and folk tunes that inspired Tagore to Rabindrasangeet remixed and influences on the Burman father-son duo's music to snatches used to... ...

http://www.telegraphindia.com/1140720/jsp/calcutta/story_18632188.jsp
I don't cry when my picture doesn't appear in print

In a freewheeling chat, the Shankars' go-to man Tanmoy Bose talks about the time he spent with Panditji and what keeps him going Midway through the... ...

http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/entertainment/bengali/music/I-dont-cry-when-my-picture-doesnt-appear-in-print-Tanmoy-Bose/articleshow/38318994.cms

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