Sunday, 4 December, 2022
TopicFolk performers

Topic: folk performers

A Kumaoni Dalit is singing Qawwali in Delhi, won’t let folk music trap him in his caste now

Folk music just wasn’t cutting it anymore for Sarvjeet Tamta, a Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan fan who left home 10 years ago at the age of 16. He hasn't looked back since.

Gayak-ji – The unsung stars of UP elections who perform before star campaigners show up

Uttar Pradesh has always seen local folk singers warm up the stage during election campaigns. They have sung for all parties -- Akhilesh, Modi and even Nehru.

Meet Kanaka Raju, 80, Padma Shri awardee who has kept tribal folk dance Gussadi alive

A veteran practitioner of the folk dance Gussadi, Kanaka Raju emphasises the need for financial support to save the tradition from dying out

Mamta Sharma murder a grim reminder that Haryana’s raginis are targets of crime

Sharma’s murder is not the first crime against female folk performers in the state. Internet fame has just made things worse.

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EQB or GLB, the three-row compact SUVs are sure to give Mercedes a winner

The EQB and the GLB are siblings powered by different hearts, and while they do the same job, they feel very, very different.

51 cow universities, old pension scheme, jobs — what RSS affiliates want from 2023 Budget

Welfare schemes and ‘self-reliance’ figure high on Sangh organisations’ wishlists for finance minister Nirmala Sitharaman ahead of the Budget, which she will present on 1 February.


Navy chief Admiral Hari Kumar addressing a press conference on the eve of Navy Day | ANI

Indian Navy puts on hold plans to build IAC 2, but is considering repeat order of Vikrant

At his annual press conference, Navy chief Admiral Hari Kumar also said they'll soon take a call on whether they'll go in for marine version of Rafale fighters or F/A 18 Super Hornets.
Illustration: Soham Sen | ThePrint

Gujarat election is anything but dull. BJP’s political neurosis about AAP is the hidden headline

Gujarat is the only state where Modi is directly in contention. Even if he wins, the team that runs him closest has much to gain.