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'Who will carry Birju Maharaj's legacy forward?'

'To match his passion for his craft is impossible.''I don't know of any Kathak dancer who can equal his passion.' IMAGE: Pandit Birju Maharaj. Photograph: Kind courtesy Sudhanwa/Wikimedia Commons......

US wanted China to intervene against India in 1971 War

On December 10, Kissinger began to encourage the Chinese to take action against India: 'If the People's Republic were to consider the situation on the Indian subcontinent a threat to security, and......

Sitar maestro Pandit Debu Chaudhuri dies of Covid related complications

Sitar maestro Pandit Debu Chaudhuri died of Covid related complications at a Delhi hospital on Saturday, his son Prateek Chaudhuri said. He was 85. Prateek announced the death of his father,......

Jumbled seating 'new normal' as Parliament commences

The Parliament, for the first time in its history, witnessed a reorganised seating arrangement as the monsoon session began on Monday with many members of Lok Sabha and Rajya Sabha......

Noted dancer-choreographer Amala Shankar passes away

Eminent dancer and choreographer Amala Shankar died in Kolkata on Friday morning at the age of 101, her family said. Shankar, who had been suffering from age-related ailments, died of cardiac......

The dancing legends wowing India

Bharata Natyam legends Shanta and V P Dhananjayan discover they are a national sentation after their Vodafone ads.Nikita Puri encounters a couple who believe in breaking moulds. IMAGE: Shanta and......

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......

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......

When Lata Refused To Sing For Hema Malini

'It will remain my one regret that Lataji didn't sing for me in Meera.' IMAGE: Hema Malini and Raj Kapoor in the song Nadaan Ki Dosti Jee Ki Jalan from Sapnon Ka Saudagar. Hema Malini feels Lata......

Lata Mangeshkar's BEAUTIFUL Life In Pictures

As India mourns Lata Mangeshkar's passing, Namrata Thakker takes a look at The Legend's life through these amazing pictures:   A young Lata Mangeshkar with her sisters: Usha, Meena and Asha.......

The Ultimate Lata Mangeshkar Playlist

The Incomparable Lata Mangeshkar passed into the ages on February 6, 2002. She was 92.Some of her best songs, in celebration of an incredible life. Nightingale of India. Greatest Indian Singer......

HOLI: 7 songs you must listen to!

Subhash K Jha lists Holi songs that you have probably never heard. We all dig out the same old Holi songs like Holi ke din dil khil jaate hain, Holi aeee re aeee re and Rang barse every year. How......

'Sitar meant Ravi Shankar and Ravi Shankar meant the Sitar'

Photograph: Herwig Prammer/Reuters Not too many know this, but the music for India's favourite patriotic song Saare Jahan Se Achcha was composed by Pandit Ravi Shankar, whose birth centenary we......
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