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'Everything she sang became a prayer'

'Anyone who heard her sing was left with a lump in the throat.'Sunita Budhiraja recounts her encounters with the Goddess of Swara. IMAGE: 'Vrindavan being the bhoomi of Krishna, her music united......

'Kishori Amonkar made classical music accessible'

'Her ability and confidence to 'do her own thing,' both in her music and in her life -- and the great integrity with which she did it -- was amazing.' IMAGE: The legendary Kishori Amonkar, who......

'Kishori Amonkar was a slave to the purity of the note'

'At her last concert on March 26, she bowed down to the artistes and to the audience and said, "Main chahti hoon ki baar baar koi na koi is stage mein bulayein aur main gaati rahoon." But that was......

Carnatic music maestro M Balamuralikrishna dead

Legendary vocalist M Balamuralikrishna, who first exploded on the Carnatic music scene as a child prodigy and later strode classical and cinema worlds effortlessly across generations, passed away......

'Being a festival director is a crown of thorns'

Vikram Sampath's love for Bangalore Litfest equals his passion for music and history, say his friends. With a beautiful, well-polished gramophone resting on a mantle behind his desk, and a framed......

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......

Prasoon Joshi on ads, awards and brain drain

Advertising agency McCann Erickson won four Lions at Cannes. Its film for Happydent chewing gum won a silver Lion in the sub-category Sweet Foods and Snacks as well as a bronze for Best Use of......

'Why do today's kids want a fake world?'

'We thought Oh Jiya should give a message to the young generation that you are beautiful, you are one-of-a-kind.''It doesn't matter what shape, size or colour you are.''You should be beautiful from......

The Disciple review

The Disciple is an ode to music and a salute to Mumbai.The city can be harsh, but it also lets the voices of struggling classical musicians exist, although often they live on the edge of society,......

'I can travel that extra mile just to listen to Kishoriji'

Amol Palekar tells Patcy N/ Rediff.com how he captured Kishori Amonkar's life in his documentary called Bhinna Shadaj. Legendary singer Kishori Amonkar passed away into the ages on April 3. Amol......

'The world of music dims without Kishori Amonkar's light'

'She was a modern-day Tansen among the female classical vocalists of the country.' Musicians and film folk pay rich tribute to Kishori Amonkar. Legendary Hindustani......

Renowned Hindustani classical vocalist Kishori Amonkar passes away

Renowned Hindustani classical vocalist Kishori Amonkar passed away in Mumbai on Monday after a brief illness. She was 84. She passed away at her home in central Mumbai, family sources said. Born on......

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