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A legend’s 100-year journey to keep the magic of Indian classical music alive

August 10, 2022 4:24 am

The man of the moment, Navjeevan Khosla turned 100-years-old on Monday and with him, the legacy of the Indian National Theatre (INT) continues to thrive and inspire generations of Indian classical music.

'I wondered why we weren’t singing such fabulous poetry from Bhakti movement with our ragas': S Anand

July 21, 2022 7:35 pm

Author and co-founder of independent publishing house Navayana, S Anand, on his upcoming music performance that combines raga with ‘unsung’ poetry

How post-war innovators created a subgenre of music that is now an Instagram staple

June 01, 2022 4:35 pm

A subgenre of music invented by post-war engineers is now being accepted in the mainstream. You've likely heard it on Instagram Reels.

When Pasoori dancer Sheema Kermani used sari and dance to defy Zia regime in Pakistan

May 15, 2022 7:14 pm

Kermani, trained in Hindustani classical forms in India, brought dance to people against all odds, and fought for women’s rights

‘Art will change with time, so the shastra can’t stay behind’: Prabha Atre

February 05, 2022 4:58 pm

One of the seniormost performing artistes in the country, Hindustani classical vocalist Prabha Atre, who was awarded the Padma Vibhushan last month, continues to challenge ideologies of a rigid system and make classical music approachable to all

Pope makes surprise visit to Rome record store, gets classical CD

January 13, 2022 4:56 pm

Pope Francis is known to like Beethoven, Mozart and Bach -- and even tango music from his native Argentina.

Sanjay Sabha Live: the gravity defying journey into the unknown

December 13, 2021 2:36 pm

Any description of Sanjay’s music of late has become cliched with superlatives; however it’s safe to say that on Saturday, it was a new Avatar that took his music - technically, aesthetically and experientially - to a totally new sphere.

A clown and an orchestra: conductor brings love of music to the stage

December 04, 2021 3:55 pm

De la Parra's music selection includes pieces by Claude Debussy, Sergei Prokofiev and Igor Stravinsky among others.

Sitar player Rishab Rikhiram Sharma on battling anxiety, Pt Ravi Shankar, and healing powers of classical music

November 24, 2021 12:32 pm

On his connection with the sitar that "runs deep", Rishab said, "I have two lineages on my shoulders like one is my family lineage, and the other is the Ravi Shankar style of music and his gharana."


Pandit Rajan Mishra: A pictorial tribute to the classical singer from Rajan Sajan Mishra duo

April 27, 2021 1:04 pm

Belonging to Banaras Gharana, Pandit Rajan Mishra along with his brother Pandit Sajan Mishra, has wowed people with their khyaal style of Indian classical music. Here are some pictures of the renowned musician

Ustad Iqbal Ahmed Khan passes away: A pictorial tribute to the classical music maestro

December 17, 2020 6:34 pm

Born in 1954, Iqbal Ahmed Khan was raised in the Delhi Gharana of music. He began his stage career at the age of four, under the guidance of his teacher and grandfather Ustad Chand Khan


Inter-university youth festival in Ludhiana strengthens cultural bond

January 22, 2016 8:39 am

Ludhiana,Jan 22 (ANI): Punjab Agricultural University in Ludhiana comes alive with the lively performances by students from North India. "Goonj-2016", the four-day long 31st Inter-University North Zone Youth Festival was organised by the Ministry of Youth Affairs in collaboration with Association of Indian Universities (AIU). Some 1200 students from universities across North India participated in 26 events including folk and classical music, mimicry, theatre, quiz and literary activities. The best performers will represent the north zone in a national level youth festival to be held in Mysore city in Karnataka.