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

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.

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

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

Guru Maa portrays Annapurna Devi tenderly, as a devout musician who shared an enriching relationship with art
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Guru Maa portrays Annapurna Devi tenderly, as a devout musician who shared an enriching relationship with art

Shot in multiple cities, Guru Maa features interviews with fellow musicians and devout disciples, all of whom are in thrall Annapurna Devi's enormous talent and uniquely elusive personality

Poignant Song: Lakshmi Shankar's biography is affectionate but let down by its ordinary, casual storytelling
Life

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.

Namita Devidayal's book on sitar virtuoso Ustad Vilayat Khan is a portrait of the man, and the musician
Life

Namita Devidayal's book on sitar virtuoso Ustad Vilayat Khan is a portrait of the man, and the musician

Author-journalist Namita Devidayal's latest book The Sixth String of Vilayat Khan attempts to 'create an impressionistic fluid portrait — of a magnificent artiste and a fragmented human being.'

Indian classical music legend Annapurna Devi, 91, passes away in Mumbai of age-related ailments
India

Indian classical music legend Annapurna Devi, 91, passes away in Mumbai of age-related ailments

Annapurna Devi was an Indian surbahar player of Hindustani classical music and she was the daughter and disciple of the music maestro Baba Allauddin Khan.

CBI writes to Cambridge Analytica, Facebook and GSR  in data breach case
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CBI writes to Cambridge Analytica, Facebook and GSR in data breach case

Cambridge Analytica declared bankruptcy after using personal information of 87 million Facebook users.

After raising pro-freedom slogans at Sri Sri Ravi Shankar's event in Srinagar, people leave venue midway
India

After raising pro-freedom slogans at Sri Sri Ravi Shankar's event in Srinagar, people leave venue midway

Groups of people raised pro-freedom slogans at an event of Art of Living founder Sri Sri Ravi Shankar in Srinagar on Sunday and left midway alleging that they were tricked

The Beatles in India: 50 years later, a look at how the band's stay in Rishikesh influenced their discography
Life

The Beatles in India: 50 years later, a look at how the band's stay in Rishikesh influenced their discography

The Beatles could let their hair down in India, the place where they would go on to write roughly 40 songs | #FirstCulture

On Aparajito, Pather Panchali's successor and Satyajit Ray's commentary on new vs old
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On Aparajito, Pather Panchali's successor and Satyajit Ray's commentary on new vs old

In Aparajito, Satyajit Ray explores the themes of 'new vs old' through the relationship shared by Apu, who is fascinated by the promise of urban life, and his mother, who is rooted in the village | #FirstCulture

Zakir Hussain: A Life in Music offers great insights into the mind of a brilliant artist and individual
Life

Zakir Hussain: A Life in Music offers great insights into the mind of a brilliant artist and individual

Full of interesting anecdotes, with stimulating ideas about the universality of music, Nasreen Munni Kabir’s book on the life of Zakir Hussain is a fantastic read | #FirstCulture

Chandrababu Naidu says Centre's failure to fulfil commitments to Andhra Pradesh causing unrest among people
Politics

Chandrababu Naidu says Centre's failure to fulfil commitments to Andhra Pradesh causing unrest among people

Andhra Pradesh chief minister N Chandrababu Naidu on Monday said the non-fulfilment of commitments made to the state by the Centre was causing unrest among people.

'Give disputed Ayodhya land to Hindu parties': Sri Sri Ravi Shankar's aide presents 'compromise formula' to AIMPLB
India

'Give disputed Ayodhya land to Hindu parties': Sri Sri Ravi Shankar's aide presents 'compromise formula' to AIMPLB

Spiritual leader Sri Sri Ravi Shankar's aide has presented a "compromise formula" to the All India Muslim Personal Law Board (AIMPLB) in the Ayodhya dispute.

'By and far Muslims not against temple,' says Sri Sri Ravishankar in Ayodhya; VHP, Sunni Waqf Board snub outreach
India

'By and far Muslims not against temple,' says Sri Sri Ravishankar in Ayodhya; VHP, Sunni Waqf Board snub outreach

Sri Sri is also scheduled to meet litigant in Babri case Iqbal Ansari. He has welcomed the spiritual leader in Ayodhya but has said that he doesn't feel he can achieve much through mediation.

Sri Sri Ravi Shankar's Ayodhya visit highlights : 'No hope for solution, too late for dialogue,
Politics

Sri Sri Ravi Shankar's Ayodhya visit highlights : 'No hope for solution, too late for dialogue," Yogi Adityanath on AoL chief's visit

Ahead of his visit to Ayodhya on Thursday, Art of Living founder Sri Sri Ravi Shankar met Uttar Pradesh chief minister Yogi Adityanath on Wednesday in the state capital, officials said

Union minister KJ Alphons hits out at Aadhaar critics, says people more willing to share details with foreign nations
India

Union minister KJ Alphons hits out at Aadhaar critics, says people more willing to share details with foreign nations

Taking on critics of biometric identifier Aadhaar, Minister of State for IT KJ Alphons Kannanthanam on Wednesday said people have no problem in giving out details to foreign nations like US while applying for visa but call it a violation of privacy when asked to give simple details for Aadhaar.

Anoushka Shankar on her musical journey and composing for a film for the first time
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Anoushka Shankar on her musical journey and composing for a film for the first time

Anoushka Shankar talks about the experience of being the youngest person and first woman to be nominated for a Grammy in the World Music category

Gauri Lankesh's killers are long gone and the trail is cold, expecting justice is a fool's errand
India

Gauri Lankesh's killers are long gone and the trail is cold, expecting justice is a fool's errand

By now, the masterminds of Gauri Lankesh's murder have surely put enough space between themselves and those who carried out the dastardly act.

Wipro strengthens security after second e-mail threat
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Wipro strengthens security after second e-mail threat

A second e-mail threat within a month made Wipro step up security at its offices across the country, said the software major on Friday.