Raga

  • Election special menu: NaMo Thali, RaGa Basket March 19, 2014

    New Delhi: In a bid to create awareness and encourage people to vote in the Lok Sabha elections, Tandoor Restaurant in Allahabad has taken up the ante and introduced NaMo Thali and RaGa Basket. The names are being derived from Bharatiya Janata Party's prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi and Congress Vice...
  • Congress to counter NaMo tea with RaGa milk: Report February 20, 2014

    The Congress is seeking to counter NaMo chai with RaGa (Rahul Gandhi) milk, says a report. A week after BJP's prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi held a 'Chai Chaupal' and interacted with people at 1,000 places in the country, Congress leaders in Uttar Pradesh have begun to sell milk in an...
  • Pandit Ravi Shankar bridged the gap between the East and the West: Shovana Narayan December 12, 2012

    Prominent dancer Shovana Narayan looks back at the impact of Pandit Ravi Shankar on popularising Indian culture abroad in an interaction with IBNLive readers. Q. Is there a possibility of the Panditji's performance being declared as a national treasure so that entire nation enjoys it and commercial exploitation of his work...
  • Pandit Ravi Shankar was Indian culture's global ambassador: Sitarist Purbayan December 12, 2012

    Purbayan has performed all over the world and his music has been appreciated by jazz artists Chick Corea, Bela Fleck, and Pat Metheny. He has performed several times with Ustad Zakir Hussain. A disciple of the Maihar Gharana, the school that Pandit Ravi Shankar also came from, he interacted with...
  • 'Okkadine' high on sentiment: Film's producer November 10, 2012

    Chennai, Nov 10: Upcoming Telugu action-romantic 'Okkadine' will be laced with sentiment, says producer CV Reddy. "Films should have an emotional connect with the audience besides ensuring entertainment. In order to have audience emotionally hooked, one should make a film high on sentiment, and my film definitely has that quality," Reddy...
  • 'Okkadine': One song yet to be edit August 3, 2012

    'Okkadine', starring Nara Rohith and Nithya Menen, is all done but for one duet. Directed by Srinivasa Raga of 'Katha' fame, a pub song titled 'Puttintollu Tarimesaru.. Kattukunnodu Vadilesadu' was shot at Ramoji Film City from July 29-31. "The song was filmed on Rachana Maurya, 12 boys and 70 female models,"...
  • Okkadine: Three songs yet to be filmed July 22, 2012

    Srinivasa Raga of Katha fame is directing Nara Rohith and Nithya Menon in a film titled Okkadine. Producer CV Reddy says that the film has love and familial affection as the leit motif. "Srinivasa Raga is extracting cent per cent from the actors. The film will consolidate...
  • The Silent Raga is a pleasant saga May 11, 2008

    New Delhi: There are some pieces of writing that pull a string within you and then there are some that make you hear the unheard notes of everyday music. Ameen Merchant's debut novel does just that. So get ready for a musical journey called The Silent Raga. "We shall not cease...
  • Chennai woman whistles her way to awards November 11, 2007

    Chennai: Whistling is probably not a hobby that will go down well in public. But in Chennai, a young woman's talent to whistle is her claim to fame. It has been 22-year-old T S Nivedhita's passion for almost 10 years now. And it is this passion that has earned the management...