Born in 1941 in war-torn Calcutta, Dambar Bahadur Budaprithi was re named “Louiz” to fit into the anglicised world of nightclubs
28 Mar 2021 9:48 AM
The recent concert by Vidushi Padma Talwalkar was a true eye opener.
17 Feb 2020 2:07 AM
Nirmala Rajasekar started her concert with a “varnam” in Raga Sahana, in Telugu, seeking divine grace.
12 Feb 2020 2:45 AM
Tansen’s daughter Saraswati whom he taught, married a musician prince of repute — Raja Misri Chand, of the Chandravanshi Rajput lineage.
22 Jan 2020 7:12 AM
Malavika is a most effective communicator, extremely lucid and cerebral, apart from having an easily perceivable highly evolved sensitivity.
02 Jan 2020 1:32 AM
Indian Classical musicians too happen to be in a festive mood, and they have their repertoire to show for it.
27 Dec 2019 1:03 AM
On Saraswati Puja day, the instrument finally took shape, and I named it pushpaveena, in the honour of the goddess.
18 Dec 2019 2:16 AM
The next concert was by Waseem Ahmed Khan, grandson of Ustad Ata Hussain Khan of the Agra gharana.
10 Dec 2019 5:37 AM
In the capital, the baton of a musical tradition is passed on to the next generation in spellbinding fashion.
05 Dec 2019 12:23 AM
The main piece with “aalap” and “thanam” was again in a raga common to both systems — Jaijaiwanti, adopted in Carnatic music as Dwijawanti.
28 Nov 2019 2:28 AM
In a candid chat with Bharatiya Vidya Bhawan Awardee Dr Jayanthi Kumaresh, the maestro opens up about receiving this honour.
22 Nov 2019 1:31 AM
The next day starts with a vocal recital by Waseem Ahmed Bhat from Kashmir.
19 Nov 2019 1:08 AM
The simple yet poignant lyrics of the under-two-minute song are “Dharti Ma pranaam, tujh par nirbhar hum, sadeeyon se tummne sabhi ko dee jeevan”.
06 Nov 2019 1:29 AM
Pandit Debashish Bhattacharya is a leading Maihar gharana exponent of the modified slide guitar.
30 Oct 2019 12:35 AM
One could shower in the musical wealth of North and South India at this two-day extravaganza that recently concluded in the city.
27 Oct 2019 1:38 AM
Kapila Venu’s performance radiated the concentrated energy she exudes.
15 Oct 2019 1:48 AM
The festival was opened by Union minister Ravi Shankar Prasad, who is from Patna.
08 Oct 2019 1:24 AM
The lineup of artistes is staggering — literally the who’s who of the world of music.
24 Sep 2019 1:13 AM
The annual Durga Mandir classical music and dance festival concluded recently.
04 Sep 2019 1:30 AM
Pandit Ravi Shankar too is written about, as are other musical legends. One hopes the book is translated into English as well.
22 Aug 2019 2:30 AM