Tuesday, 4 October, 2022
TopicHindustani classical music

Topic: Hindustani classical music

EDM singer-songwriter Ritviz’s story shows what ‘creative courage’ means—life as a canvas

In 'Unstoppable', Manthan Shah carries out analyses of what makes champions tick—grit, courage, determination, creativity & empathy.

Violin maestro M.S. Gopalakrishnan who mastered both Carnatic and Hindustani Classical music

M.S. Gopalakrishnan, popularly known as MSG, was part of the holy trinity of violinists who played Carnatic music and was also well-versed in Hindustani Classical music.

Rasoolan Bai — one of the foremost performers of ‘thumri’ who died in penury

Rasoolan Bai's renditions occupy a prominent position in the Benaras style of thumri. She was awarded the Sangeet Natak Akademi award in 1957.

Nepotism is key in musical gharanas too. But anger only for Sushant Singh Rajput

Sushant Singh Rajput’s death put Bollywood’s nepotism in spotlight. But feudal sites with the power to break young careers have been the hallmark of classical gharanas too.

Kumar Gandharva, the musical prodigy inspired by his battle with tuberculosis & Kabir

On the 96th birth anniversary of Kumar Gadharva, a glimpse into the life of one of the most revered Hindustani classical singers who was unafraid of breaking tradition.

Ariyakkudi, maestro who woke up snoring crowds at concerts & made modern-day Carnatic music

Ariyakkudi Ramanuja put together styles of various musicians across centuries to create the ‘golden mean’ for Carnatic music.

Janki Bai, singer disfigured by 56 stab wounds sold more records than her contemporaries

Janki Bai not only trained in music and dance, but also learnt English, Sanskrit and Persian, and wrote a collection of Urdu poetry.

Bangalore Nagarathnamma, the singer who took to Sanskrit and feminism in 19th Century India

European record companies participated with artists like Nagarathnamma, a devadasi, at a time Indian society hounded them in name of morality.

Ustad Zia Fariduddin Dagar, the Dhrupad titan whose music was as much whim as tradition

Ustad Zia Fariduddin Dagar, who passed away 8 May 2013, represented the 19th generation of Dhrupad musicians in his family.

Bade Ghulam Ali Khan, the ‘Tansen’ who demanded & got Rs 25,000 per song for Mughal-e-Azam

On his 51st death anniversary, ThePrint traces the journey of classical vocal legend Ustad Bade Ghulam Ali Khan, who took the Patiala gharana to new heights.

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Beneficiaries of the PM-GKAY PDS centre in Odisha | Representational image | ANI

Free grains, fuel tax deferred – Gujarat, HP on its mind, Modi govt puts politics over economy

RBI's rate hike also among decisions announced last week that might pay political dividends in state polls, but could come with commensurate economic costs, say economists.

Defence

The LCH is designed with stealth features such as reduced visual, aural, radar and infrared signatures | Photo: IAF

Prachand, India’s new Light Combat Helicopter, doesn’t yet have main arsenal or protection suite

IAF inducted new helicopter Monday, but it'll get anti-tank guided missile only by mid-2023, while air-to-air missiles haven't yet been ordered, it is learnt.

India’s hijab supporters will lose even if they win SC battle. Because the real war is political

In a highly polarised time, cornered minorities tend to lean back and protect the roots and fundamentals of what is so dear to them. Politically, it can often be a bad trap.
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