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Feb 14, 2020
Anoushka Shankar on seeking authenticity, vulnerability and imperfection as an artist, and being inspired by #MeTooTwenty-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.
Dec 07, 2018
Namita Devidayal's book on sitar virtuoso Ustad Vilayat Khan is a portrait of the man, and the musicianAuthor-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.'
Oct 13, 2018
Annapurna Devi passes away: A glimpse into the mind of the elusive Indian classical music legendAnnapurna Devi would say, 'Music has real power. It can bring the rains. It can put trees on fire. It can make cows give more milk.'
Apr 07, 2018
How the world's first female vichitra veena player found the instrument that spoke to her soulDr Radhika Veena Sadhika is one of the left few vichitra veena players in the world.
Oct 26, 2017
Grace in an era of immoderation: A conversation with sitarist Budhaditya MukherjeeSitarist Budhaditya Mukherjee refuses to pander to mawkish sentiments
May 07, 2017
Pakistani sitar maestro Ustad Raees Khan dead at 77Renowned Pakistani sitarist Ustad Raees Khan passed away here on Saturday, media reports said on Sunday.
Apr 07, 2016
On Pt Ravi Shankar's 96th birthday, a look at the man beyond the sitar legendPt Ravi Shankar's 96th birthday seems like an ideal occasion to recount some of the lesser known facets of the legend’s life; overshadowed by his artistry
Sep 01, 2014
The illustrious other: Pandit Ravi Shankar's first wife says the maestro was insecure of her popularityPandit Ravi Shankar's first wife in an interview opens up about her life
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.
Dec 13, 2012
Images: The man who built Pandit Ravi Shankar's sitarsRavi 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.