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  • Baba Bihari Ji Kathak
    on Nov 18, 2012
    Born about 90 years back in BIDASAR village of Churu district in Rajasthan, Baba Bihari Ji Kathak is one of the greatest Folk Artist that India has borne. He took his initial classical music training from his mother. Later, he also got trained i...
  • Indian Raga's Favourites : Songs He Lived Through - #2
    on Nov 5, 2012
    Posting a few more 'Shabads'. Feel the bliss! Lakh Khushiaa - By Snatam Kaur & Prabhu Nam Kaur :   Dhan Dhan Ram Das Guru - By Snatam Kaur & Prabhu Nam Kaur :   Sat Gur Hoe Dayaalu - By Snatam Kaur & Prabhu Nam...
  • Indian Raga - On His Last Journey...
    on Oct 24, 2012
    With a heavy heart, I am writing about my father, Indian Raga. Indian Raga left all of us on 30th September 2012, to find a place for himself in heaven, which he surely will. As I believe, you all respect him a lot, let us all pray for him. And fo...
  • Indian Raga's Favourites : Songs He Lived Through - #1
    on Oct 24, 2012
    I cannot post articles like my father, but I can make sure this blog is alive by posting all his favorite music. I hope you all will like it. Om Namo Bhagwate - By Pandit Jasraj :   Soi Sunandarhee - By Snatam Kaur :   india...
  • Indianraga - On His Last Journey...
    on Oct 1, 2012
    With a heavy heart, I am writing about my father, Indian Raga. Indian Raga left all of us on 30th September 2012, to find a place for himself in heaven, which he surely will.As I believe, you all respect him a lot, let us all pray for him.And for any...
  • Jaltarang : pure nectarJaltarang, Jal Yantra, Jalatarangam or Jalatharangam is a unique instrument in the sense that it is both a percussion as well as non-percussion instrument. Basically, it is a series of china clay bowls of descending size layed in a circle, or row or...
  • Jaltarang : pure nectarJaltarang, Jal Yantra, Jalatarangam or Jalatharangam is a unique instrument in the sense that it is both a percussion as well as non-percussion instrument. Basically, it is a series of china clay bowls of descending size laid in a circle, or row or a...
  • Ramkumar Chatterjee : four songs
    on Feb 17, 2011 in ramkumar chatterjee thumri
    Ramkumar Chatterjee is regarded as the repository of Bangla Puratoni Gaan (old Bengali songs). It was he who popularized the genre of Bengali Baithaki songs. Hailing from a strong musical background as his grandfather, himself a classical singer, wan...
  • Ramkumar Chatterjee : four songs
    on Feb 15, 2011 in ramkumar chatterjee thumri
    Ramkumar Chatterjee is regarded as the repository of Bangla Puratoni Gaan (old Bengali songs). It was he who popularized the genre of Bengali Baithaki songs. Hailing from a strong musical background as his grandfather, himself a classical singer, wan...
  • Raga guide 4
    on Feb 4, 2011 in raga guide subhra guha
    A Raga must evoke a particular emotion or create a certain mood. Each Raga has a specific name. It also has a character, which can be devotional, erotic, bold and valorous, or even tragic. Time of day, when it is best performed, is usually specified...
  • Raga guide 4
    on Feb 4, 2011 in raga guide subhra guha
    A Raga must evoke a particular emotion or create a certain mood. Each Raga has a specific name. It also has a character, which can be devotional, erotic, bold and valorous, or tragic. Time of day when it is best performed, is usually specified as a 3...
  • Mukul Shivputra : four ragas
    on Jan 31, 2011 in mukul shivputra
    The story of Mukul Shivputra (born on March 25, 1956) is very sad indeed. Born to one of the greatest vocalists of Hindustani music, Pandit Kumar Gandharva and Bhanumati Komkali, Mukul apparently could not cope up with the pressures and expectation o...
  • Mukul Shivputra : four ragas
    on Jan 31, 2011 in mukul shivputra
    The story of Mukul Shivputra (born on March 25, 1956) is very sad indeed. Born to one of the greatest vocalists of Hindustani music, Pandit Kumar Gandharva and Bhanumati Komkali, Mukul apparently could not cope up with the pressures and expectation o...
  • Bhimsen Joshi : a tribute
    on Jan 26, 2011 in bhimsen joshi
    He was a colossus among musicians, loved for his humility and simplicity as much as his mesmeric voice and talent. In a career spanning over six decades, he took the Kirana gharana and Hindustani music to a new high and earned fans among connoisseurs...
  • Bhimsen Joshi : a tribute
    on Jan 26, 2011 in bhimsen joshi
    He was a colossus among musicians, loved for his humility and simplicity as much as his mesmeric voice and talent. In a career spanning over six decades, he took the Kirana gharana and Hindustani music to a new high and earned fans among connoisseurs...
  • Instrumental goldToday Indian classical instrumental music is sought after allover the world. Gone are the days when listeners from Western countries could not make out if the instrument that was being played was sarod or sitar. The only thing that convinced Westerne...
  • Ramkumar Chatterjee
    on Dec 22, 2010 in ramkumar chatterjee thumri
    Ramkumar Chatterjee (Chattopadhyay) (1921-2009) was a famous singer from Bengal. He is best known for his unique Bengali tappa and puratoni gaan (old Bengali songs). He also had a special place in singing in the baithaki gaan (songs sung at elite eve...
  • Kishori Amonkar : four ragas
    on Dec 20, 2010 in jaipur gharana kishori amonkar
    Believed by many as the finest female vocalist of her generation, Kishori Amonkar has been blessed with a naturally melodious voice. The distinguishing feature of her performance is the effortlessness with which she presents the ragas. Her renderings...
  • Shanti Hiranand
    on Dec 13, 2010 in shanti hiranand
    Shanti Hiranand was born in a business family in Lucknow. Her love for music goes back to her childhood. Soon it became on all consuming passion for her. Starting her early training at the Music College in Lucknow, she had to shift to Lahore in the e...
  • Raga guide 3
    on Dec 10, 2010 in raga guide subhra guha
    King Nanyadeva of Mithila (1097-1147) wrote that the variety of Ragas is infnite, and their individual features are hard to put into words. He wrote : "Just as the sweetness of sugar, treacle and candy cannot be separately described, but must be expe...
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