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  • Need male role models for boys not Bollywood stars: Anoushka Shankar 08-12-2013 10:44 AM

    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...
  • Pandit Ravi Shankar gets posthumous Grammy nomination 07-12-2013 05:37 PM

    Los Angeles: Indian sitar legend Ravi Shankar, who was awarded two Grammy honours earlier this year, has received a posthumous nomination in the 56th Annual Grammy Awards for his album 'The Living Room Sessions Part 2'. The maestro breathed his last at a US hospital Dec 11, 2012. He was...
  • Anoushka Shankar, Norah Jones pay tribute to their father Ravi Shankar 12-03-2013 05:55 PM

    Norah Jones, Anoushka Shankar paid tribute to the Pt. Ravi Shankar at his memorial service in Delhi. ...
  • FTN: Are the classical arts in danger of being lost in India? 13-12-2012 11:59 PM

    Did Pandit Ravi Shankar show the way as to how the classical arts can be kept alive in the contemporary world? ...
  • Pandit Ravi Shankar is an immortal personality: Birju Maharaj 12-12-2012 07:32 PM

    The renowned Kathak dancer said he has no words to describe his feelings. ...
  • Family remembers Pandit Ravi Shankar as a man full of life 12-12-2012 04:59 PM

    His daughter-in-law Tanushree Shankar says that the death of the sitar maestro is a loss to the entire artist family. ...
  • Pandit Ravi Shankar (1920-2012): Journey of the sitar maestro 12-12-2012 01:30 PM

    He stood just 5 feet 3 inches tall but Ravi Shankar was a towering musical figure and was famously known as Pandit Ravi Shankar. ...
  • Bollywood is killing Hindustani culture: Sitar exponent 06-10-2012 11:30 AM

    New Delhi: Leading sitar exponent Imrat Khan of the Etawah gharana, who is one of the few surviving players of surbahar, a variation of veena, says that India should put clamps on "sleazy songs and movies" as Bollywood and mass entertainment was "killing the culture of Hindustan." "The whole world...
  • Pt Ravishankar gets Rabindranath Tagore award 07-05-2012 11:35 PM

    New Delhi: Sitar maestro Pandit Ravishankar has been nominated for the first Tagore Award, instituted by the government to commemorate the 150th birth anniversary of Nobel Laureate Rabindranath Tagore, for promoting values of universal brotherhood. The name of Ravishankar, the Varanasi-born most known contemporary Indian musician, was cleared unanimously by...
  • Hotel turns back Ravi Shankar for carrying pet dog 14-12-2007 09:31 PM

    Colombo: Ramnaresh Sarwan never thought of quitting playing for the West Indies at the World Cup, even after selectors dropped the middle-order batsman. "No, no, no, not at all," said a perspiring Sarwan on Monday after an intense batting practice session at the R Premadasa Stadium in humid conditions. "I...
  • Anoushka gets glamorous for the shutterbug 11-12-2007 12:53 AM

    Karachi: Banned trio of Salman Butt, Muhammad Asif and Muhammad Aamer have been summoned to Islamabad by the Pakistan government tomorrow following sanctions handed out to them by the ICC for involvement in spot fixing. Pakistan's sports minister Ijaz Hussain Jakhrani confirmed that three have been called to the capital...
  • Sitar maestro Ravi Shankar recovering 07-11-2006 08:56 AM

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