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Rudra veena exponent Ustad Asad Ali Khan dead

Rudra Veena exponent Ustad Asad Ali Khan, one of the last existing advocate of the Khandarbani dhrupad school, passed away in New Delhi in the wee hours on Tuesday. He was 74.The classical musician......

When Astad Deboo wowed Sweden's royalty

The performance was very well received, not only were the distinguished guests impressed with the grace, balance and control, but also that at age 68 I am dancing with such stamina, a thrilled......

Assam: Congress gains 32, loses 15 sitting MLAs

The Congress in Assam, winning a near absolute majority with 78 seats, has wrested 32 seats from its opponents but its 15 sitting MLAs, including two ministers, have lost their seats.The Congress......

Assam: Former CM Mahanta to contest from Barhampur

The Asom Gana Parishad on Monday announced the second list of 35 poll candidates which included names of 17 MLAs including the former chief minister Prafulla Kumar Mahanta. The former chief......

Classical singer Bhimsen Joshi passes away

Classical vocalist Pandit Bhimsen Joshi passed awayon Monday morning in Pune. The veteran classical singer was rushed to a hospital with age-related ailments. Joshi, an exponent of the Kirana......

Railways to take passengers on a musical journey

A musical journey awaits passengers of premier trains like Rajdhani and Shatabdi with Railways deciding to play classical sound tracks in coaches.Instrumental music played by maestros like Ustad......

This Janmashtami, hi-tech flute for Lord Krishna

The lyrical sound of the flute, often associated with Vrindavan, Lord Krishna and his numerous gopis, can also fill up auditoriums and big music halls without distorting its charming musical......

The application of three systems

Three is often the largest number written with as many lines as the number represents. To this day it is written as three vertical lines in Roman and Chinese numerals. This was the way the Indians......

Death of the classical music industry

The ageless voice of vocalist Prabha Atre floats off the speakers at the head office of Ninaad Records. The niche music label is in the process of putting together a two-series album comprising......

What ails higher education in India

Speech by Sudeep Banerjee, Chairman, Board of Governors, Maulana Azad National Institute of Technology, Bhopal. He was the chief guest at the 4th Annual Convocation of MANIT, Bhopal.It is a matter......

10 historical performances!

Some historical performances here! India’s heritage brims in rich history and heroes. Bollywood has often attempted to tap its grand potential on celluloid too. The result is some of Hindi......

'Ghazals are the biggest hero; you don't need Shah Rukh or Salman to promote it'

'Today, where are singers like Udit Narayan, Kumar Sanu and Abhijit Bhattacharya? They didn’t sing anything apart from Bollywood.' 'When there is a change in trend, you are gone. But I will......

Mehdi Hassan: An unmatched legacy of soulful melodies

Ab ke hum bichhade to shaayad kabhii khwabon mein milen' (If we part now, we may meet in dreams). The world of ghazal will no longer be same without legendary singer Mehdi Hassan who leaves behind......

Indo-pak leaders mourn Mehdi Hassan's demise

Legendary Ghazal singer Mehdi Hassan's demise is being equally mourned in Pakistan and India alike. Both the countries' leaders and celebrities have termed it as a tragic loss to the music industry......

Coming up, a unique short film

Have you ever felt lonely even though you're surrounded by people?If you've answered yes, you should probably watch first-time filmmaker Amit Mehra's short film called Ekanth.The 22-minute film......

'That's Tendlya. Kaay ahe to!'

'When he cover drives, who the hell cares about where the ball pitched? I only know that he seems to move so lazily and has all the time in the world to make incredibly elegant and powerful......

'That's Tendlya. Kaay ahe to!'

'When he cover drives, who the hell cares about where the ball pitched? I only know that he seems to move so lazily and has all the time in the world to make incredibly elegant and powerful......
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Mastering the king of instruments

Jyoti Hegde, India's only woman rudraveena artist, talks to Sowjanya Peddi about conquering the unconventional rudraveena and storming a male... ...
Cultural progs leave audience spellbound

01:03 am Ujjain : Cultural performances presented at the premises of Kalidas Sanskrit Academy enthralled the audience on Wednesday evening.... ...
Resonance of fusion

| Utpal K Banerjee A recent Dhrupad recital by the Gundecha Bandhu extended the horizons of the gharana to include unorthodox instruments like... ...
Bipin clinches chess title

GUWAHATI, Nov 25 - Th Bipin Singha won the title in the Rajat Chandra Sarma, Smriti Shastri and Kamini Priya Devi Memorial Guwahati Chess... ...
Resonating ragas

23 November 2015, New Delhi, Team MP Music touches, heals and the consistent tradition of classical renditions has echoed in the... ...

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