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Shiv Sena workers disrupt Pak band's press conference

Shouting anti-Pakistan slogans, dozens of Shiv Sena activists on Tuesday disrupted the press conference of a Sufi music band from that country at the Mumbai Press Club, the police said. Carrying......

Bhajan for Krishna Kanhaiya at a Sufi saint's shrine

The day I arrived in Delhi recently for a short visit, a friend took me to a post-evening prayer qawwali performance by the Nizami brothers at Hazrat Imayat Khan’s dargah in Nizamuddin (best......

PM offers 'chadar' at Ajmer Sharif

Prime Minister Manmohan Singh on Tuesday offered a chadar at the dargah of Sufi saint Moinuddin Chishti on the occasion of the 801st Urs. Minister of State in the Prime Minister’s Office V......

Sonia Gandhi offers 'chadar' at Ajmer Sharif

All India Congress Committee President Sonia Gandhi on Monday offered a chadar at the dargah of Sufi saint Moinuddin Chishti on the occasion of the 801st Urs. Rajasthan Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot......

Pak advises its citizens against travelling to Ajmer

Pakistan on Friday advised its nationals not to participate in the annual 'urs' at the Sufi shrine in Ajmer after India said it could not ensure their safety and security. Deputy High Commissioner......

Tourist trains to connect pilgrim centres

Aiming at boosting domestic tourism, Railways on Tuesday announced several tourist trains connecting pilgrim centres across the country. Special pilgrim circuits like Devi Circuit, Jyotirling......

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......

Vote! Bollywood's best sufi songs

In the earliest Bollywood movies, Sufism was represented in the form of qawwali which in turn made its way from dargahs (shrines). Mixing it with pop influences, Hindi movies began using......

Photo: Amitabh visits Ajmer Sharif

Amitabh Bachchan visited the holy Sufi shrine in Ajmer Sharif on Monday when one of his wishes had been 'fulfilled.' Bachchan tweeted that he had visited the shrine 40 years ago. He untied a dhaga,......

The birth of a Sufi singer

Sandip Roy tells the story of Shye Ben-Tzur, an Israeli musician who found his calling in Sufi music."I am not a Hebrew qawaal," says Shye Ben-Tzur. "I've never been one and never will be." But......

Kavita Seth: Wake Up Sid changed my life

Singer Kavita Seth shot to fame with her chart-topping Sufi rendition of Gunja Sa Koi Iktara from the film Wake Up Sid. Today, just a year later, she finds herself one of the......

Bringing Sufi Paranja Katha to life

Prakash Bare is perhaps living his dream. But his journey from a cozy life as a techie to movies has been an eventful one. His maiden Malayalam venture as a producer, Sufi Paranja Katha directed......
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Vilas Deshpande
Q. what is the difference between gazal and qawali?
Vilas Deshpande:  A.  more

http://qna.rediff.com/questions-and-answers/what-is-the-difference-between-gazal-and-qawali/27337333/answers/

jaya
Q. Whats the meaning of " Sayonee '' . Might be a Sufi word ?
Jaya:  A. The roots of Qawwali can be traced back to 8th century Persia (today's Iran and Afghanistan). During the first major migration from Persia, in the...... more

http://qna.rediff.com/questions-and-answers/whats-the-meaning-of---sayonee--.-might-be-a-sufi-word-/27269434/answers/27337352

Ginger
Q. MUSIC ---What kind of music or any song in particular which rejuvenates your senses?
Ginger:  A. I think its parsi. It means say something more

http://qna.rediff.com/questions-and-answers/music----what-kind-of-music-or-any-song-in-particular-which-/27141692/answers/27269440

subhash
Q. How to control the effects, if someone is found deeply frustrated?
Subhash:  A. Great music, carefully selected, can change my moods, energize me, calm me, improves my mental focus, lift us up spiritually, and helps me to...... more

http://qna.rediff.com/questions-and-answers/how-to-control-the-effects-if-someone-is-found-deeply-frustr/27084047/answers/27141738

  Web results for Sufi
Melody will always rule

Pandit Shivkumar Sharma introduced the world to the magic of santoor. He has carved a niche for himself in the world of classical music. Pandit... ...

http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/entertainment/hindi/music/news/Pandit-Shivkumar-Sharma-Melody-will-always-rule/articleshow/39305036.cms
Chinmay bonds with Sharad on the sets of Tu Maza Sangati

Actor Chinmay Mandlekar was in for a pleasant surprise when he spotted actor Sharad Ponkshe on the sets of 'Tu Maza Sangati'. Chinmay was unaware... ...

http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/entertainment/marathi/tv/Chinmay-Mandlekar-Vadalvaat-Sharad-Ponkshe-Tu-Maza-Sangati-Tukaram-Kasturi/articleshow/39311600.cms
Valour, victory and voices

Event was organised by Citizens for Forces, an NGO, at Central Park in the heart of the Capital. SingerShamsher Mehndiand... ...

http://www.millenniumpost.in/NewsContent.aspx?NID=64104
All the Stringing sounds of success

TO celebrate the 60th anniversary of Lalit Kala Akademi, a musical concert is being organised in the Capital where santoor maestro and composer... ...

http://www.millenniumpost.in/NewsContent.aspx?NID=64107
24th Urs Mubarak of Madavur from tomorrow

A variety of programmes would mark the 24th Urs Mubarak of Madavur C M Valiyullahi Makham Sharif at Madavur in this district of Kerala beginning... ...

http://www.netindia123.com/netindia/showdetails.asp?id=2432806&n_date=20140730&cat=India

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