ANOUSHKA SHANKAR

  • Grammys 2015: Anoushka Shankar nominated in the Best World Music Album category December 6, 2014

    New Delhi: Sitarist Anoushka Shankar, daughter of late sitar maestro Ravi Shankar, has been nominated in the Best World Music Album category for her album, 'Traces of You' at the 57th Annual Grammy Awards. Anoushka has been nominated for the coveted award thrice in the past. 'Traces of You' is...
  • I feel unsafe in India, says Anoushka Shankar December 14, 2013

    Speaking at the HT Leadership Summit, sitarist Anoushka Shankar confessed to feeling scared while traveling in India. Shankar said that after December 16 incident she feels too scared to walk alone at night. ...
  • Music roundup: Beyonce is 'Drunk in love' and ready to surprise you December 14, 2013

    New Delhi: When the strings judder, when the drums thump, when the blow comes out in a mesmerising tune through those wooden holes, when the drone gives that firm harmonic base, when the keys are pressed artistically and when they narrate verses, in voices high and low then they sketch...
  • Watch: Anoushka Shankar dedicates song to Delhi braveheart December 14, 2013

    Musician Anoushka Shankar has in her new album dedicated a song to Delhi braveheart. She said, "At the time I was feeling a lot of emotions and anger. So I wrote a song to put some of those emotions and it ended up becoming a very dark track." Here is an...
  • Life changes completely as a parent, says Anoushka Shankar December 13, 2013

    New Delhi: Motherhood has brought a lot of changes in sitarist Anoushka Shankar's life, who now plans all her concerts carefully as she does not like to travel without her twoyearold son Zubin Wright Shankar. The 32yearold musician, who will perform in the Capital tomorrow, says despite the changes, she...
  • Need male role models for boys not Bollywood stars: Anoushka Shankar December 8, 2013

    New Delhi: Sitar player Anoushka Shankar today blamed Bollywood for objectifying women instead of creating awareness about gender sensitisation. "We need male role models for young boys to look up to, not Bollywood stars who are said to have beaten their girlfriends and yet continue to be worshipped by the...
  • Anoushka Shankar, Norah Jones pay tribute to their father Ravi Shankar March 12, 2013

    Pandit Ravi Shankar's musician daughters, Norah Jones and Anoushka Shankar, wife Sukanya were among many who turned out to pay tribute to the late sitar maestro at his memorial service in Delhi on Sunday evening. ...
  • One Billion Rising: Anoushka Shankar shows her support February 14, 2013

    One Billion Rising is an online campaign spearheaded by change.org. This Valentine's Day, make a pledge and show your support for crime against women by taking part in marches happening all over the country and the world or by simply dancing! ...
  • FTN: Child sex abuse more widespread than we realise? February 14, 2013

    Anoushka Shankar, daughter of legendary sitarist Ravi Shankar, on Wednesday said she was a victim of sexual abuse as a child, at the hands of a man her parents trusted implicitly. Sagarika Ghose discusses with a panel of experts whether child sex abuse is more widespread than we realise. Below is...
  • This Valentine's Day, many join One Billion Rising campaign February 14, 2013

    New Delhi: This Valentine's day millions of people across the world will be part of a global campaign 'One Billion Rising' to fight crimes against women. Many celebrities too have joined this campaign and leading the charge is Anoushka Shankar with a personal story of abuse. Legendary sitar maestro Ravi...
  • FTN: Is child sex abuse more widespread than we realise? February 13, 2013

    Anoushka Shankar, daughter of legendary sitarist Ravi Shankar, on Wednesday said she was a victim of sexual abuse as a child, at the hands of a man her parents trusted implicitly. ...
  • Grammy Awards: Ravi Shankar wins best world music award February 11, 2013

    Los Angeles: The sitar virtuoso, ambassador of Indian music and friend of The Beatles, who died in December at 92, won best world music album for 'The Living Room Sessions Part 1.' Anoushka Shankar, his daughter, accepted the award on his behalf. The sitar player and composer was also a nominee...
  • Best world music Grammy award for Pandit Ravi Shankar February 11, 2013

    Apart from being honoured with the Lifetime Achievement award, Late Pandit Ravi Shankar was awarded his fourth Grammy award for The Living Room Sessions Part 1. ...
  • Anoushka, Norah receive Pandit Ravi Shankar's Grammy February 10, 2013

    Los Angeles: Sixty days after his demise, sitar legend Pandit Ravi Shankar was honoured with the Lifetime Achievement Grammy award, which was jointly accepted by his musically gifted daughters Anoushka Shankar and Norah Jones. Anoushka, a reputed sitarist herself, and Norah, who has carved a niche as a singersongwriter, attended the...
  • US: Hundreds pay tribute to Pandit Ravi Shankar December 21, 2012

    Encinitas, California: Ravi Shankar's daughters, Norah Jones and Anoushka Shankar, along with the wife of late Beatle George Harrison said their final goodbyes to the sitar virtuoso on Thursday at a public memorial service in Encinitas, California. The legendary musician and composer, who helped introduce the sitar to the Western...
  • Grammy lifetime achievement honour for Pandit Ravi Shankar December 13, 2012

    Washington: Legendary sitar maestro Pandit Ravi Shankar would receive the lifetime achievement Grammy award, organisers of the top music award announced on Thursday. Shankar would receive the award posthumous on February 10 at the 55th Grammy Awards ceremony in Los Angeles, said the Recording Academy, which gives the prestigious Grammy...
  • Pt Ravi Shankar's music was as vivacious as his personal life December 12, 2012

    New Delhi: With the death of Pandit Ravi Shankar, passes an era of Hindustani classical music an era which saw the Indian musical artform going global in the true sense of the word. Ravi Shankar, born as Robindro Shounkor Chowdhury to a Bengali Brahmin family in Varanasi in 1920,...
  • Pandit Ravi Shankar: How the West was won December 12, 2012

    New Delhi: Sitar maestro and composer Pandit Ravi Shankar, one of India's most loved and best known musicians, died in the US Tuesday. He was 92. He had been admitted to the Scripps Memorial Hospital in La Jolla, San Diego last Thursday after he complained of breathing difficulties. He breathed...
  • Playlist: Pandit Ravi Shankar's best compositions December 12, 2012

    New Delhi: Noted musician Ravi Shankar enthralled the audience with his great piece of works for more than six decades. The threetime grammy award winner, who began his career as a music composer for Satyajit Ray's 'Apu Trilogy', went onto compose some of the best classical renditions of all times. His...
  • Sitar maestro Pandit Ravi Shankar dies at 92 December 12, 2012

    New Delhi: Legendary sitar maestro Pandit Ravi Shankar died on Wednesday morning IST in San Diego in the United States at the age of 92 years. Pandit Ravi Shankar was in the US with his family for a surgery. Pandit Ravi Shankar's wife Sukanya and daughter Anoushka have issued a...
  • Ravi Shankar, Anoushka to compete at Grammys 2013 December 7, 2012

    Mumbai: Legendary sitarist Ravi Shankar and his daughter Anoushka will be competing against each other at the 55th Grammy Awards, with both being nominated in the same category of Best World Music Album. Shankar, 92, who has been ailing for sometime and currently in the US for surgery, has been...
  • Anoushka Shankar gets candid about her new album January 11, 2012

    Anoushka Shankar talks about recording her latest album 'The Traveller' while expecting her first child Zubin. ...
  • Pics: Models, celebs who bared it all for PETA December 3, 2009

    Models and celebs bare it all for People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA). ...
  • Anoushka Shankar blackmailer sent to police custody October 3, 2009

    New Delhi: The man responsible for allegedly blackmailing Pandit Ravi Shankar's daughter Anoushka Shankar has been sent to jail till the October 16. Junaid Jameel Ahmed Khan, a resident of Mumbai suburb Thane, was arrested by the Delhi police on September 20. He was held for hacking...
  • Watch: Anoushka Shankar's blackmailer held September 21, 2009

    Sitarist Anoushka Shankar's alleged blackmailer has been arrested in Mumbai for hacking into her email, accessing her private photos and demanding Rs 48 lakh for keeping her secret. But the question now is how vulnerable are you on the information highway? ...
  • Man held for blackmailing Anoushka Shankar over photos September 20, 2009

    New Delhi: A Mumbaibased man has been arrested by the Delhi Police for allegedly blackmailing sitar player Anoushka Shankar over her pictures, officials said on Sunday. "The man was arrested on September 15 and is being questioned by Delhi Police," a police officer told IANS. Sitarist Pandit Ravi Shankar told police that...
  • Pics: Anoushka is Verve's cover girl April 14, 2009

    In between playing the sitar and collaborating with international musicians, the sexy sitar player Anoushka Shankar let her hair down for the cover of the latest issue of Verve. ...
  • Anoushka Shankar to perform in Mumbai on VDay February 13, 2009

    Sitar player Anoushka Shankar s now focusing on what she does best music with her new five city tour with the Anoushka Shankar Project. ...
  • Nothing can overtake sitar: Anoushka Shankar February 10, 2009

    In India on a fivecity tour, Pandit Ravi Shankar's successor and daughter Anoushka, speaks to TWF correspondent Ritesh Sharma about The Anoushka Shankar Project, sitar and father. Read On... Question: A performance in India again? Answer: Yeah, but this time it's different. I am performing with my band The Anoushka Shankar Project. Question:...
  • Jethro Tull, Anoushka in first postattack Mumbai concert December 5, 2008

    Mumbai: British rock band Jethro Tull and musician Anoushka Shankar hope to get Mumbai back on its feet with a concert on Friday, barely a week after at least 171 people were killed in militant attacks in the city. (Read about the concert. Visit ABillionsHand.com.) It will be the first major...