IC submits findings in Dhrupad Sansthan sexual harassment cases; Bhopal-based institute may temporarily close
The committee looking into the students' allegations reportedly advised the Bhopal-based Sansthan, founded by the Gundecha Brothers, to use the time for 'internal reflection' and for instituting wide-ranging corrective measures.
Ustad Ghulam Mustafa Khan, legendary Hindustani classical vocalist and Padma Vibhushan awardee, passes away aged 89
Ustad Ghulam Mustafa Khan was awarded the Padma Shri in 1991, followed by Padma Bhushan in 2006 and Padma Vibhushan in 2018. In 2003, he was honoured with the Sangeet Natak Akademi Award, the highest Indian recognition given to practising artistes.
Named in #MeToo allegations, pakhawaj artiste Akhilesh Gundecha is invited to, then dropped from, Tansen Samaroh 2020
Akhilesh and the other Gundecha brothers — the noted vocalists Umakant and (late) Ramakant — were embroiled in sexual harassment accusations from current and former students of the institute they founded, Dhrupad Sansthan.
In the first episode of IndianOil Now Hear Us, Mumbai-based Hindustani vocalist Aditya Modak performs three ragas.
The Friday List: From Netflix's Ratched to folklore around supernatural cats, your weekly calendar of virtual events
Every Friday, we'll bring you a curated list of online experiences — performances, talks, tours, screenings — to mark on your weekly calendar.
Gundecha Dhrupad Sansthan forms new IC to investigate #MeToo allegations as students protest handling of harassment plaints
The students issued a statement through their legal representatives that takes issue with the Sansthan's newly constituted Internal Committee
On Teachers' Day, Kala Ramnath remembers Pandit Jasraj: 'Even if he was sick, he would fulfil his commitments'
'A celebrity of his stature would even remember someone whom he had met for a very brief period...He also had a great sense of humour. More than being his students, he treated us like his children,' says violinist Kala Ramnath on her guru, Pandit Jasraj
Pandit Jasraj's students highlight the maestro's legacy with stories of his compassion and generosity
Pandit Jasraj was not just musician extraordinaire, but also a humble, doting, and caring teacher. From Sanjeev Abhyankar to Kavita Krishnamurthy, his students remember their beloved Guru ji, and commemorate his profound artistic legacy.
Pandit Jasraj handled well known and rare ragas with mastery which revolved around something that was a wondrous rarity in the world of Khayal – pronouncing the text of the composition right, and presenting the composition as if it mattered.
In Film Division's 'Sangeet Martand Pandit Jasraj', an insight into the maestro's music and quest for the divine
Pandit Jasraj’s was a life lived in the service of his craft. As he explained in an FD film on his life: “Main sangeet ko bhagwaan hi manta hu, bhagwaan ke sabse kareeb manta hun”.
In a career spanning eight decades, Pandit Jasraj has been awarded numerous accolades and titles. He is credited to bring to the fore the unique and distinct style of the Mewati gharana to the world of Hindustani classical music.
A trained singer in Indian classical music, Mukund Lath studied under the tutelage of Pandit Maniram, Ramesh Chakravarti, and later more rigorously, under Pandit Jasraj.
Renowned Hindustani singer Shanti Hiranand Chawla, a disciple of legendary artiste Begum Akhtar, passes away at 87
Shanti Hiranand Chawla was trained in thumri, dadra and ghazal singing by Begum Akhtar, and was world renowned for keeping the legendary ghazal singer’s style alive in her performances
A decade in Indian classical music: Loss of stalwarts, convention-breaking new voices and technological advancements
From the passing away of several classical music virtuosos to the rise of technology, to some of the conversations and events that marked the Indian classical music scene, here’s a look at the decade that has been.
Dhrupad, across borders: American musician Jody Stecher on learning under ZM Dagar, taking up the sursingar
Jody Stecher is one of the very few Dhrupad exponents of the sursingar, the baritone predecessor of the sarod. His collection of instruments also features the beautiful sursingar that originally belonged to Ustad Zia Mohiuddin Dagar, his guru
My brother, the maestro: Dhrupad meant everything to Ramakant Gundecha; so did the pursuit of excellence
I can say with confidence that my brother Ramakant Gundecha's biggest dream and singular passion — of training professional Dhrupad artists and enthusiasts — has come to fruition and will continue to grow beyond his wildest dreams | Akhilesh Gundecha writes
Shubha Mudgal on her debut work of fiction, Looking for Miss Sargam, and the real-life inspirations behind it
Shubha Mudgal's debut work of fiction — Looking for Miss Sargam: Stories of Music and Misadventure, a collection of short stories, steers clear of stereotypes and happy endings, and are instead, realistic accounts of classical musicians of our times.
Arati Ankalikar on the importance of hard work, gurukul, and the listeners Hindustani classical music deserves
Arati Ankalikar — the two time National Award-winning Hindustani classical vocalist — talks about what makes one an ideal student, her journey with the musical greats, and why Hindustani classical music deserves "good" listeners.
Poignant Song: Lakshmi Shankar's biography is affectionate but let down by its ordinary, casual storytelling
Lakshmi Shankar’s life holds great interest and Poignant Song outlines its broad contours, but the picture that emerges has not the excitement of light and shade, or depth and perspective.