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Remembering Girija Devi, the voice of Benares

'There is no one who can fill the vacuum created by the passing of Girija Devi,' mourns Sunita Budhiraja. Photograph: Kind courtesy Suyash Dwivedi/Wikimedia Commons It was the year 2008. I learnt......

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......

Meet the little Krishnas

Janmashtami, which celebrates the birth of one of most revered of Hindu deities, Lord Krishna, is being celebrated across the country on Monday.The celebration of Janmashtami still carries on with......

Freedom, for Afghanistan and for us, rules Day 3 of JLF!

Rediff.com’s Sanchari Bhattacharya reports on all the action from Day 3 at the Jaipur Literature Festival               Code,......

Inspiring courage and valour with martial music

Armed forces all over the world have deep-rooted martial music traditions. Martial music is one of the many forms of music particularly composed to create 'Veer Rasa'. The essential qualities of......

The Stanford graduate who left Oracle to make wine

It's been 16 years since Rajeev Samant launched the first Sula wine by selling 50,000 cases.Today, Avantika Bhuyan reports, Sula is on track to sell a million cases this year. Rajeev Samant of......

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......

Catering biz: Serving up the power sushi

The catering industry was once wedding-centric. Now it's learning to do things in style, to match the evolving tastes of a young, corporate India. Blue Label scotch but also custom-made rose-petal......

18 ayurvedic drugs violate norms: report

Labels of 18 Ayurvedic drugs made in India violate drugs and cosmetics rules.Around 18 ayurvedic, says a report by consumer magazine Insight that has published the findings of a study of labels.......

Navarasa review

If the stories weren't bound by their themes or expectations or if they weren't limited to the time and the medium, Mani Ratnam's Navarasa could have been something better, feels Divya Nair. What......

COMING UP in August: Shershaah, Bhuj, Cartel

July saw many movies finding straight-to-OTT releases, what with Toofaan, Hungama 2, 14 Phere and Mimi arriving one after another. August is set to be exciting as well with films like Bhuj - The......

25 Years Ago in Bollywood...

1996, recapped. 25 years ago, Madras became Chennai, Dolly the sheep was successfully cloned, Doordarshan combatted aggressive satellite cable networking, Indian politicians engaged in a crazy game......

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......

Quiz of the day: Where was Khuda Gawah shot?

In a special series, we will put YOU to the test everyday! Take part in our daily Bollywood quiz, and see how well you know Hindi cinema! 1. In which country was Khuda Gawah shot? A. Tajikistan......

Salgaocar hold East Bengal goalless

Defending champions East Bengal survived anxious moments through the match but managed to hold Salgaocar to a goalless draw in the ONGC ninth National Football League, played at Nehru stadium, in......
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