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MeToo in the world of Kathak: Faults within guru-shishya parampara, dependence on teachers has led to culture of silence
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MeToo in the world of Kathak: Faults within guru-shishya parampara, dependence on teachers has led to culture of silence

Though it does have its positives, the guru-shishya tradition unfortunately stops us from moving towards a more progressive and open community, where constructive discussions can take place without fearing consequences.

2020, a year in Indian classical music: How the pandemic impacted patrons, practitioners and the art itself
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2020, a year in Indian classical music: How the pandemic impacted patrons, practitioners and the art itself

Cyberspace — the space where most of this new normal is playing out — has never before had so much happening; musicians and audiences approached the space with a mix of hope and misgiving.

Ustad Iqbal Ahmed Khan, noted Indian classical vocalist and 'khalifa' of Delhi Gharana, passes away
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Ustad Iqbal Ahmed Khan, noted Indian classical vocalist and 'khalifa' of Delhi Gharana, passes away

Delhi Deputy CM Manish Sisodia noted that Khan was "an unmatched repository of Delhi's rich musical history and a generous guru".

IndianOil Now Hear Us, Episode 1: The Disciple actor, singer Aditya Modak takes centre stage
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IndianOil Now Hear Us, Episode 1: The Disciple actor, singer Aditya Modak takes centre stage

In the first episode of IndianOil Now Hear Us, Mumbai-based Hindustani vocalist Aditya Modak performs three ragas.

TN Krishnan's music is a lesson in the aesthetic value of restraint, for Carnatic artistes to reflect on and emulate
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TN Krishnan's music is a lesson in the aesthetic value of restraint, for Carnatic artistes to reflect on and emulate

Noted violin maestro and Padma awardee TN Krishnan passed away in Chennai at the age of 92, on Monday, 2 November.

TN Krishnan, legendary violinist and Padma Bhushan awardee, passes away aged 92
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TN Krishnan, legendary violinist and Padma Bhushan awardee, passes away aged 92

For his indelible impact in the world of Indian classical music, TN Krishnan was also conferred with many prestigious awards, most notably the Padma Shri (1973), the Padma Bhushan (1992) and the Sangeet Natak Akademi Award (1974).

As COVID-19 halts live performances, an opportunity for musicians to engage more deeply with their art
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As COVID-19 halts live performances, an opportunity for musicians to engage more deeply with their art

Concerts may be hard hit by the coronavirus pandemic, but it also offers musicians a chance to reach for their own light and find their roots without the demands of an audience and organisers.

How event organiser MadRasana migrated online to help Indian classical music thrive in lockdown
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How event organiser MadRasana migrated online to help Indian classical music thrive in lockdown

MadRasana was launched to take Carnatic music to a contemporary audience in novel ways, which have included organising concerts in cafes, theatres, and screening performances on YouTube that experiment with diverse formats

Umakant Gundecha named in #MeToo allegation by former student; Dhrupad Sansthan founder denies misconduct
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Umakant Gundecha named in #MeToo allegation by former student; Dhrupad Sansthan founder denies misconduct

Last month, several anonymous accusations of sexual misconduct had surfaced against two other members of the Dhrupad Sansthan founding family — the late Ramakant Gundecha, and pakhawaj artiste Akhilesh Gundecha.

Mysore's historic 8th Cross Ganesha Music Festival quietly and brilliantly eases into an online edition in COVID-19 era
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Mysore's historic 8th Cross Ganesha Music Festival quietly and brilliantly eases into an online edition in COVID-19 era

On 23 August, when TM Krishna’s mellifluous ‘Endullu Peddala’ in Raga Shankarabharanam filled his fans’ homes, history of a sort was made for Mysuru's 8th Cross Ganesha Music Festival. TMK was among the first stalwarts to lead the heritage festival into the digital world.

The irresistibility of Ravi Shankar: Biographer Oliver Craske on the sitar maestro's seductive music, effortless style
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The irresistibility of Ravi Shankar: Biographer Oliver Craske on the sitar maestro's seductive music, effortless style

We often think of the serious artist as one who is difficult or contrary, who struggles in anonymity. Ravi Shankar does not fit this description.

'Your transcendental music left listeners in a state of bliss': Shashi Vyas writes to his 'Bapuji', Pandit Jasraj
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'Your transcendental music left listeners in a state of bliss': Shashi Vyas writes to his 'Bapuji', Pandit Jasraj

Pandit Jasraj's close friend and confidant Shashi Vyas writes: 'I am so gutted Bapuji that someone like you, who loved to share his every moment with people around him, quietly left us on this journey alone'

In Film Division's 'Sangeet Martand Pandit Jasraj', an insight into the maestro's music and quest for the divine
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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”.

Mukund Lath, prominent cultural historian and exponent of Mewati gharana, passes away at 82
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Mukund Lath, prominent cultural historian and exponent of Mewati gharana, passes away at 82

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.

Coronavirus Outbreak: Will Indian classical world's move online prompt offline paradigm shift, reimagining of future?
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Coronavirus Outbreak: Will Indian classical world's move online prompt offline paradigm shift, reimagining of future?

As the coronavirus outbreak rips through the world, countless Indian classical musicians and dancers — along with many other sections of society — have had to contend with its swift and savage trail of destruction.

Breath of Gold: Sathya Saran examines flautist Hariprasad Chaurasia's life and music through a fluid, intriguing narrative
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Breath of Gold: Sathya Saran examines flautist Hariprasad Chaurasia's life and music through a fluid, intriguing narrative

Sathya Saran's free-flowing style makes disconnected incidents from Hariprasad Chaurasia's life come together to make the ride more intriguing.

Anoushka Shankar on seeking authenticity, vulnerability and imperfection as an artist, and being inspired by #MeToo
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Anoushka Shankar on seeking authenticity, vulnerability and imperfection as an artist, and being inspired by #MeToo

Twenty-five years ago, Anoushka Shankar stepped on a stage for the first time at Siri Fort in New Delhi when she was just 13. It was part of her father Pandit Ravi Shankar's 75th birthday celebration. Now, in the year she will celebrate the late sitar legend's 100th birth anniversary, she is gearing up to return with a concert at the same venue, on 14 February 2020.

Geometry sings the blues in Indian-American mathematician's radical new music system
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Geometry sings the blues in Indian-American mathematician's radical new music system

Several compositions on a CD, to be released on January 17, exemplify how the framework transcends civilisational genres of East and West

A decade in Indian classical music: Loss of stalwarts, convention-breaking new voices and technological advancements
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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
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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