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The Magic of Margazhi: Five musicians on their experiences this year

For music lovers and musicians, Margazhi in Chennai is magical. It features about 2000 classical concerts by all types of singers, instrumentalists and percussionists - ranging from veterans to young aspirants.

On Another Note...

Of the extremely scarce pieces, flute maestro Pannalal Ghosh, a disciple of Ustad Allauddin Khan of the Maihar gharana, created a raag named Deepawali.


Why you can't get enough of your favourite songs

Certain features of the song were particularly important reasons why respondents listened many times. The more times people listened to their favourite song, the more the listeners could hear it internally, the researchers said.

'Indian classical music is for certain class of people'

Artistes are usually the first ones to take the brunt because the reaction from artistes are the least damaging politically and gives maximum political mileage to parochial political parties and pressure groups during conflicts.

People today are more interested in fusion than pure classical music: Ustad Amjad Ali Khan

Sarod maestro Amjad Ali Khan ponders over the declining popularity of classical music and the curious rise of fusion.

The musician who never spoke but we all listened to

When U Shrinivas played his mandolin, the raga stood in all its majesty before you, writes Carnatic vocalist T M Krishna.


String theory

Shakir Khan, son of sitar maestro Ustad Shahid Parvez Khan, on his music albums and his closeness to classical music

Remembering Susheelarani Patel, a singer par excellence

Susheelarani Patel passed away last week. A relatively unknown Hindustani classical singer par excellence.

A Year in Mumbai

A novel about the creative life that is an ode to the city.

Oz You Like It

Pop singer Kate Miller-Heidke is among the artistes performing in the city as part of the Aussie BBQ.

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Inter-university youth festival in Ludhiana strengthens cultural bond

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.