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How Amala Shankar witnessed the evolution of modern Indian dance and shaped it with her enthusiasm for life
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How Amala Shankar witnessed the evolution of modern Indian dance and shaped it with her enthusiasm for life

The dance troupe led by Amala Shankar and her husband Uday Shankar was the central force of the cultural movement that introduced new dimensions in Indian dance and choreography

On Pandit Ravi Shankar's 100th birth anniversary, his wife Sukanya remembers a 'peerless musician, charming man'
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On Pandit Ravi Shankar's 100th birth anniversary, his wife Sukanya remembers a 'peerless musician, charming man'

“I want the world to remember him just as he was,” Sukanya Shankar said of her husband, he late sitar maestro Pandit Ravi Shankar. “A devoted and dedicated musician, who lived and breathed music until the very end."

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.

Yesterday: Exploring the 'Indian connection' shared by The Beatles and director Danny Boyle
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Yesterday: Exploring the 'Indian connection' shared by The Beatles and director Danny Boyle

Danny Boyle's Yesterday, that imagines a world without The Beatles, is slated to release in India this Friday on 12 July.

Sarbananda Sonowal commits gaffe, addresses Union minister Ravi Shankar Prasad as sitar maestro Pandit Ravi Shankar
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Sarbananda Sonowal commits gaffe, addresses Union minister Ravi Shankar Prasad as sitar maestro Pandit Ravi Shankar

Assam chief minister Sarbananda Sonowal on Saturday addressed Union minister Ravi Shankar Prasad as "Pandit Ravi Shankar", leaving the senior BJP leader embarrassed.

Monterey Pop movie review: 50 years later, DA Pennebaker's concert film still awes and inspires
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Monterey Pop movie review: 50 years later, DA Pennebaker's concert film still awes and inspires

DA Pennebaker captures iconic artists like Janis Joplin, Jimi Hendrix, Otis Redding, and bands like The Who, Animals and others in his concert film Monterey Pop

Cyclone Vardah: A tribute to Satyajit Ray, this video shows how Chennai endured the cyclone with a smile
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Cyclone Vardah: A tribute to Satyajit Ray, this video shows how Chennai endured the cyclone with a smile

A video has gone viral on Facebook and shows stunning visuals of Cyclone Vardah-struck Chennai serenaded by Pandit Ravi Shankar's music from Pather Panchali

Google Doodle celebrates Pandit Ravi Shankar's 96th birth anniversary
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Google Doodle celebrates Pandit Ravi Shankar's 96th birth anniversary

Google Doodle uses a sitar to celebrate the 96th birth anniversary of Pandit Ravi Shankar

Firstpost Playlist: This weekend's pick - Suckerpunch, Summer of '78, Dirt, and many more
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Firstpost Playlist: This weekend's pick - Suckerpunch, Summer of '78, Dirt, and many more

It's that time of the week again when we recommend some beautiful music to you on Firstpost Playlist.

Star sitar: In conversation with Anoushka Shankar
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Star sitar: In conversation with Anoushka Shankar

Anoushka, who has gathered a fifth Grammy nomination for her album Home, spoke to Firstpost a day before she began her India tour.

President honours Indian music maestros, releases commemorative stamps on them
India

President honours Indian music maestros, releases commemorative stamps on them

President Pranab Mukherjee on Wednesday released a set of commemorative postage stamps on eight Indian musicians, describing them among "the greatest music maestros of contemporary India".

Not surprised with dad's Grammy nomination again: Anoushka
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Not surprised with dad's Grammy nomination again: Anoushka

Anoushka Shankar, daughter of legendary sitarist Pandit Ravi Shankar, says she is not at all surprised that her father's album 'The Living Room Sessions Part 2' has received a posthumous nomination at 56th Grammy Awards.

Pt Ravi Shankar's last recordings to be released in May
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Pt Ravi Shankar's last recordings to be released in May

The last recordings of renowned sitar maestro Pandit Ravi Shankar would be released in May this year. This would be the first posthumous release of the recordings of Pandit Ravi Shankar, who died in December last year.

Ravi Shankar wins Grammy for best world music album
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Ravi Shankar wins Grammy for best world music album

The late Pandit Ravi Shankar has won one last Grammy. The sitar virtuoso, ambassador of Indian music and friend of The Beatles, who died in December at 92, won best world music album for The Living Room Sessions Part 1.

Anoushka Shankar, Norah Jones accept Ravi Shankar's posthumous Lifetime Grammy
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Anoushka Shankar, Norah Jones accept Ravi Shankar's posthumous Lifetime Grammy

Sixty days after his demise, sitar legend Pandit Ravi Shankar was honoured with the Lifetime Achievement Grammy award, which was jointly accepted by his musically gifted daughters Anoushka Shankar and Norah Jones.

Images: Legends who bid us goodbye in 2012
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Images: Legends who bid us goodbye in 2012

The entertainment world lost some of its stalwarts in the year 2012, as we step into the new year, here is a look back at the legends we left us.

Images: The Delhi music store behind Ravi Shankar's Sitar
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Images: The Delhi music store behind Ravi Shankar's Sitar

While there was no doubt that Pandit Ravi Shankar, who passed away on Wednesday, was a "maha guru" and the star of his concerts, his support staff and sitar maker also played a hugely important role in ensuring that his concerts were magical. Delhi's Rikhi Ram Musical Instruments Company played the part of his ever reliable sitar maker.

Images: The man who built Pandit Ravi Shankar's sitars
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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.

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