Saturday, 22 January, 2022
TopicHindustani classical music

Topic: Hindustani classical music

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.

Pandit Bhimsen Joshi, Hindustani classical doyen who wanted to spend his life in a garage

On the maestro’s eighth death anniversary, ThePrint takes a look at the legacy of India's leading Khyal vocalist who also sang 'Mile Sur Mera Tumhara'.

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Indian drawing room talk on ‘merit’ stands demolished by Supreme Court NEET ruling

Supreme Court's explanation on the constitutional validity of OBC quota in NEET rejects commonly held views of dominant castes who are blind to India's social realities.
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Joe Biden administration set to put itself at centre of US cryptocurrency policy

An executive order is being drafted which will soon set in place a govt strategy empowering US federal agencies to assess risks and opportunities posed by the digital assets.


German Navy chief Vice Admiral Kay-Achim Schonbach | Twitter: @chiefdeunavy

China ‘not that nice country’, giving money to dictators & killers: German Navy chief in India

Vice Admiral Kay-Achim Schonbach was speaking at Manohar Parrikar Institute of Defence Studies, having come to India with warship Bayern, which made a port call Friday in Mumbai.

Modi vs non-BJP CMs: When most popular isn’t all-powerful & why Centre-state ties will worsen

Modi’s inability to win many states, and the huge popularity his rivals enjoy there, is pushing Indian politics in a more robustly federal direction.