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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
Images The man who built Pandit Ravi Shankar's sitars

Dec 13, 2012

Images The man who built Pandit Ravi Shankar's sitars

Ravi Shankar was the master of the sitar the sitar that Sanjay Sharma made. Images of Sanjay Sharma with the sitars he created for the godfather of world music. #ImagesOfTheDay #Ravi Shankar #Pandit Ravi Shankar #Sitar
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
Norah Jones says her dad Ravi Shankar will be 'greatly missed'

Dec 13, 2012

Norah Jones says her dad Ravi Shankar will be 'greatly missed'

American singer-songwriter Norah Jones, who exploded into the music industry by sweeping eight Grammys in 2003, has always been guarded about her famous father Ravi Shankar and their complicated relationship. She broke her silence following Shankars death on Tuesday. #VeryCloseUp #Anoushka Shankar #Pandit Ravi Shankar #Sitar #Norah Jones
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
Ravi Shankar was our Columbus (and a damn good looking one)

Dec 12, 2012

Ravi Shankar was our Columbus (and a damn good looking one)

"I cannot rest on my laurels," Ravi Shankar said when he turned 90. "My mind is still young." Here's what friends, colleagues, and family had to say about the little master who never lost sight of the child within him. #Inpraiseof #Ravi Shankar #Zakir Hussain; #Sitar #Vishwa Mohan Bhatt #Mamata Shankar
Pandit Ravi Shankar The man who took Indian music to the world

Dec 12, 2012

Pandit Ravi Shankar The man who took Indian music to the world

Labelled the 'godfather' of world music, Ravi Shankar undertook an extraordinary journey from the banks of Ganges to the heart of the west mesmerising them with Indian ragas. Here's a look at Shankar's life at a glance. #InMemoriam #Ravi Shankar #Pandit Ravi Shankar #Classical music #George Harrison #Sitar