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Watch: This Independence Day, celebrate the common man!

Aug 15, 2013

Watch: This Independence Day, celebrate the common man!

As India celebrates its 66th birthday, two sisters rendered the National Anthem in sitar and dedicated it to the common man. Firstpost spoke to the duo to find out what inspired them to play the National Anthem. #ThingsWeLike #Independence Day #Aam Aadmi #Sitar #15th August #The String Theory
Ravi Shankar called me for the first time a week before his demise: Big B

Dec 13, 2012

Ravi Shankar called me for the first time a week before his demise: Big B

The 70-year-actor says Ravi Shankar spoke to him with great warmth and also appreciated his work. #Amitabh Bachchan #Music #WhoSaidWhat #Pandit Ravi Shankar #Sitar
'Ravi Shankar ignited an interest about India in the West'

Dec 13, 2012

'Ravi Shankar ignited an interest about India in the West'

Legendary Sitar maestro and composer Pandit Ravi Shankar, who has breathed his last at a hospital in California, ignited an interest in the West about India, an eminent think tank said here as condolence message continued to pour in from across the globe. #WhoSaidWhat #West #Pandit Ravi Shankar #Classical music #Sitar
With age, Ravi Shankar's sitar grew smaller and lighter

Dec 12, 2012

With age, Ravi Shankar's sitar grew smaller and lighter

It all began in the mid-eighties when he first contacted Sharma's family, which runs a shop by the name of 'Rikhi Ram' in New Delhi, to redesign his sitar for a concert with Zubin Mehta. #didyouknow #Ravi Shankar #Sitar

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With age, Ravi Shankar's sitar grew smaller and lighter

Sep 17, 2014

Guests are treated like Gods at the heavenly Taj Mahal Palace hotel in Mumbai

The Taj staff will do anything for their guests: extending Gregory Peck’s bed, providing jazz singer Dana Gillespie’s favourite chocolates, sitar lessons for George Harrison from Ravi Shankar, the use of the entire hotel for President Obama and his s... #Barack Obama #George Harrison #Gregory Peck #Ravi Shankar
With age, Ravi Shankar's sitar grew smaller and lighter

Sep 05, 2014

The Hundred-Foot Journey review: Neither haute cuisine nor dodgy kebab

This east-meets-west clash is too gently handled and the faintly spiritual overtones – Papa communing with his dead wife to the strain of sitars – may cause indigestio... #Barack Obama #George Harrison #Gregory Peck #Ravi Shankar
With age, Ravi Shankar's sitar grew smaller and lighter

Aug 24, 2014

KABF's programming a feast of voices, music

As co-hosts of , featuring music made by women, Alex Cox, 25, and Katie Osborne, 26, spend every Thursday night in the KABF studio, a place with slick equipment and inefficient air conditioning. "We always try to have a girl from the local community ... #HBO #Amy Poehler #Tina Fey #Bollywood