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  • 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...
  • Pandit Ravi Shankar gets posthumous Grammy nomination December 7, 2013

    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 92. A...
  • 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. ...
  • 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...
  • Pandit Ravi Shankar's students will keep his legacy alive: Pandit Barun Kumar Pal December 14, 2012

    Indian classical musician and Pandit Ravi Shankar's disciple Pandit Barun Kumar Pal joined IBNLive readers for an interaction on the impact of Pandit Ravi Shankar on Indian classical music. Q. When did you last speak to him? And if not very personal, could you share some of the things you talked...
  • FTN: Are the classical arts in danger of being lost in India? December 13, 2012

    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 December 12, 2012

    Expressing his condolences over the death of Pandit Ravi Shankar, renowned Kathak dancer Birju Maharaj said that he had no words to express what he was feeling. "To say that I feel sad will be an understatement," said Birju Maharaj. "He is an immortal personality, he took sitar to great...
  • 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...
  • Family remembers Pandit Ravi Shankar as a man full of life December 12, 2012

    Pandit Ravi Shankar's daughterinlaw Tanushree Shankar says that the death of the sitar maestro is not only a loss to his family but to the entire artist family. "May be he grew in numbers but at heart he was absolutely a young dynamic and vibrant person," she said. ...
  • 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...
  • Pandit Ravi Shankar (19202012): Journey of the sitar maestro December 12, 2012

    Legendary sitarist and composer Pandit Ravi Shankar died near his home in Southern California on Tuesday. He was 92. He stood just 5 feet 3 inches tall but Ravi Shankar was a towering musical figure and was famously known as Pandit Ravi Shankar. ...
  • Watch: Ravi Shankar talks about the sitar and Indian music December 12, 2012

    With an instrument perplexing to most Westerners, Pandit Ravi Shankar helped connect the world through music. The sitar virtuoso hobnobbed with the Beatles, became a hippie musical icon and spearheaded the first rock benefit concert as he introduced traditional Indian ragas to Western audiences over nearly a century.From George Harrison...
  • 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,...
  • 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...
  • Bollywood is killing Hindustani culture: Sitar exponent October 6, 2012

    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 May 7, 2012

    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 Varanasiborn most known contemporary Indian musician, was cleared unanimously by a...
  • 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...
  • Thousand sitar maestros all set to woo the world November 20, 2008

    New Delhi: Kirtik is just six years old but when he plays the sitar he's nothing less than a maestro. It's his innate talent in music that has earned him a spot among 1200 sitar players from around the world, who would be performing at a grand ceremony in Delhi...
  • Anoushka Shankar unwell, to be operated in USA September 9, 2008

    Encinitas (California): Anoushka Shankar, the daughter of legendary sitar virtuoso Ravi Shankar and a noted sitar player in her own right, is to go undergo a major surgery in a US hospital, her family sources have said. The family has refused to comment on what ails the budding musician who is...
  • Hotel turns back Ravi Shankar for carrying pet dog December 14, 2007

    Pune: Sitar maestro Pandit Ravi Shankar and his daughter Anoushka were refused accommodation in a hotel in Pune because they insisted on taking their pet dog to their room. According to sources in the hotel (Sun and Sand), 87yearold Pandit Ravi Shankar's accommodation had been duly booked, but when it was...
  • Anoushka gets glamorous for the shutterbug December 11, 2007

    New Delhi: Close cropped hair and that impish smile defined sitarist Anoushka Shankar as Delhi based photographer Tarun Khilwal clicked away to get that perfect cover shot. And surprisingly the relationship between the photographer and his muse goes back a long way. I've known him since I was little so whatever...
  • Sitar maestro Ravi Shankar recovering November 7, 2006

    New Delhi: Sitar Maestro Pandit Ravi Shankar is recovering from double pneumonia at his house in San Diego. Though he's still on oxygen and under the supervision of doctors, his condition is not critical. Pandit Ravi Shankar came home after being in the ICU of a local San Diego hospital. He was...