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Farewell, Pandit Jasraj, the doyen of Hindustani classical music

Farewell, Pandit Jasraj, the doyen of Hindustani classical music

August 18, 2020

Pandit Jasraj, who passed away in the US on August 17 following a cardiac arrest, was a vocalist of the Mewati Gharana and was known for his distinctively rich voice. Decades ago, when Jasraj sang his famous Mero Allah Meherbaan at a concert in Pakistan, he went into a trance wit...

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Mahadevi Varma, the pioneer Hindi writer

Mahadevi Varma, the pioneer Hindi writer

March 26, 2020

Hindi literature is incomplete without the mention of Mahadevi Varma, one of the four pioneers who introduced neo-romanticism in Hindi poetry. A strong supporter of feminism, Varma became one of the first female Indian poets to raise the subject of women empowerment. “I remembe...

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Indian classical stalwart M Balamurali Krishna passes away

Indian classical stalwart M Balamurali Krishna passes away

November 24, 2016

Mangalampalli Balamurali Krishna, the iconic Carnatic vocalist and musician, who was hailed for his creative skills, passed away in Chennai on November 22, at the age of 86.

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Five maestros of Indian classical music

Five maestros of Indian classical music

October 27, 2016

An art form composed of tunes, traditions and history, Indian classical music is deep-rooted in Indian culture. Some fortunate few have mastered the art in varied disciplines and taken it across the globe. Now cherished internationally, these artists have had years of training in...

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