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Pt Ravi Shankar's ashes to be taken to Varanasi

The ashes of noted sitar player Pandit Ravi Shankar, the who passed away last week, will be taken to Varanasi for the final rites, Lakshmi Shankar, the musician's sister-in-law, toldrediff.comat a......

Private funeral service for Pandit Ravi Shankar on Sunday

The funeral service for legendary sitar virtuoso Pandit Ravi Shankar will be held on Sunday near his home in Encinitas in San Diego, California. Ravi Shankar passed away on December 11 near his......

Ravi Shankar's memorial services to be held in US, India

Memorial services for the legendary Sitar virtuoso, Pandit Ravi Shankar will be held near his homes in southern California and in India. Both services will be attended by family and friends, and......

Pandit Ravi Shankar to be honoured with lifetime Grammy

Sitar maestro Pandit Ravi Shankar is set to receive a posthumous lifetime achievement Grammy award, organisers announced on Wednesday.Three-time Grammy winner Shankar, who died Tuesday in......

Pandit Ravi Shankar was miracle man: Ustad Amjad Ali Khan

Sarod superstar Ustad Amjad Ali Khan pays tribute to sitar maestro Pandit Ravi Shankar So 12.12.12 has done its damage! And what a loss! I just landed in Mumbai for the release of my book and I......

'Come. Make in India' -- but how?

Though Prime Minister Narendra Modi invited all to come and make in India, in the World Bank’s rankings on the 'Ease of Doing Business' India stands at 139 out of 18 economies surveyed in......

Budget 2013: Economy in 'rudali' mode. PM in silent mode

Isn’t it funny that we are importing in excess of $50 billion of gold every year while simultaneously pleading with foreigners to invest a few billions? asks M R Venkatesh. Bollywood......

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......

Nationwide strike affects transport and banking

Thousands passengers who travel by air or rail were hit hard by the nationwide strike called by various trade unions in Delhi, when they found that there were no taxis and autos at the airport and......

Ravi Shankar, daughter to peform together

Sitar legend Ravi Shankar and daughter Anoushka are set to share the stage at the closing day of this year's Womadelaide world music festival atAdelaide's Botanic Park, South Australia.The music......

No takers for Norah Jones in Hollywood?

Norah Jones, daughter of sitar maestro Ravi Shankar, has received mostly negative reviews for her work in the bleak love story of sorts. It marks the English-language debut of Hong Kong-based......

Grammy: Asha, Norah, Anoushka in race

Playbacksinger Asha Bhosle, sitar maestro Pandit Ravi Shankar's daughter Anoushka Shankar and Anoushka's sister, singer Norah Jones are among the nomineesfor the Grammy Awards 2005. Asha, 72,and......

'Song Of Life is not Pandit Ravi Shankar's story'

Dev Anand claimshis upcoming film Song Of Life is not the story of sitar maestro Pandit Ravi Shankar or his family. The actor-filmmaker asserted he would go ahead with his 'dream project' of......

Dev Anand plans film on Ravi Shankar and Norah

Dev Anand haskept his films on beauty pageants and a Nepali king on hold.Hewill now make an Englishfilm on the lives of sitar maestro Pandit Ravi Shankar and his daughter, Grammy Award winner Norah......

Flyover tragedy: WT20 finalist teams to wear black armbands

IMAGE: Rescue workers and locals help out at the site of the collapsed flyover in Kolkata. Photograph: Rupak De Chowdhari/ Reuters. All the four teams in the men's and women's ICC World Twenty20......
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Chandigarh marches for women's rights to public spaces

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