US college screens `Sholay’ to kick off ‘Year of India’

September 13th, 2012 - 1:27 pm ICT by IANS
New York, Sep 13 (IANS) An American college, which has on its rolls over 20,000 students from 170 nations, screened the 1970s bollywood blockbuster "Sholay" as it hosted a `Year ... Read more...

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Tibetan monk-musician makes music across cultures (With Image)

August 15th, 2012 - 2:10 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 15 (IANS) Nawang Khechog, a nomadic tribal of Tibetan origin, has clung to his wooden flute for the last five decades since his family ... Read more...

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NASA astronaut hopes to stage ‘out of this world’ concert

February 11th, 2011 - 4:16 pm ICT by ANI
London, Feb 11 (ANI): A NASA astronaut is hoping to stage a concert that is literally out of this world, and plans on doing it with the help of Irish band The ... Read more...

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Jackie Shroff gets a slice of ‘Hero’

November 20th, 2010 - 10:38 pm ICT by IANS
Pune, Nov 20 (IANS) Bollywood actor Jackie Shroff was transported to the days of his hit film "Hero" when a flautist who was roped in for designer Deepak Shah's Pune Fashion Week ... Read more...

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International guitarists want to jam with Ravi Shankar, Chaurasia

November 17th, 2010 - 9:06 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Nov 17 (IANS) Music is said to transcend borders. No wonder a group of international guitarists on a tour of India aspire to play with sitar maestro Ravi Shankar ... Read more...

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Playing flute like practising yoga: Hari Prasad Chaurasia (Interview)

November 11th, 2010 - 10:25 am ICT by IANS
By Madhusree Chatterjee New Delhi, Nov 11 (IANS) The language of the humble bamboo flute is universal and more sought after than other classical instruments like the sitar and sarod, says flute maestro ... Read more...

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Banerjee, Hariprasad Chaurasia honoured by IIT-Kharagpur

July 17th, 2010 - 11:22 pm ICT by IANS
Kharagpur (West Bengal), July 17 (IANS) Atomic Energy Commission chairman Srikumar Banerjee and flautist Pandit Hari Prasad Chaurasia were conferred honorary Doctor of Science degrees by the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) ... Read more...

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Bangalore, Bollywood new brand icons of India: Economist Guy Sorman

July 5th, 2010 - 10:41 am ICT by IANS
By Madhusree Chatterjee New Delhi, July 5 (IANS) Bollywood and Bangalore have changed the image of India in a globalised world, says noted French economist Guy Sorman."In the era of globalisation, countries ... Read more...

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Talented youth meet the maestros at classical music fest

February 12th, 2010 - 1:12 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 12 (IANS) Youth is the buzz at the 63rd Shriram Shankarlal Music Festival that begins here later Friday. While young musicians like Shakir Khan, Rakesh Chaurasia and Shounak ... Read more...

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Pied Piper of Reliance Mobile - the Hrithik look

December 1st, 2009 - 11:21 am ICT by IANS
By Arpana New Delhi, Dec 1 (IANS) There's a new Pied Piper in town. Long curly locks, face covered behind a beard, a flute on his lips, he is here to eradicate "telecom ... Read more...

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Kashmiri cuisine, Shabana films to mark South African festival

August 23rd, 2009 - 5:35 pm ICT by IANS
By Fakir Hassen Johannesburg, Aug 23 (IANS) Wazwan cuisine of Kashmir, a retrospective of films starring Shabana Azmi and a literary festival featuring Shobha De are among the highlights of a six-week Indian ... Read more...

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Corrie Lazar: A Young Life Gone

July 29th, 2009 - 8:48 pm ICT by GD
In an unfortunate incident Corrie Lazar, the counselor of Camp Laurel was killed after accidentally being hit by an SUV in Maine on Monday. The 21 year old counselor was pronounced dead ... Read more...

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1,200 sitarists create magical music together

November 22nd, 2008 - 12:11 am ICT by IANS
Noida, Nov 21 (IANS) The soul-stirring music seemed to reach up to the heavens as 1,200 sitarists played together to create a scintillating symphony here Friday evening, holding the audience spell bound. ... Read more...

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I am thrilled to play with Jethro Tull: Anoushka

November 18th, 2008 - 12:05 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Nov 18 (IANS) Sitarist Anoushka Shankar is thrilled at the prospect of playing alongside legendary rock band Jethro Tull, saying her fans would appreciate the "cross-cultural ties" they plan to ... Read more...

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Nicole Kidman and Keith Urban getting ready for babys birth

July 5th, 2008 - 7:26 pm ICT by ANI
Melbourne , July 5 (ANI): Actress Nicole Kidman and her country music singer husband Keith Urban are getting ready for the arrival of their first biological baby.The two are believed to ... Read more...

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Nicole Kidman plans musical birth for baby

June 30th, 2008 - 3:32 pm ICT by ANI
New York, June 30 (ANI): Pregnant Nicole Kidman has planned a musical birth for her first biological child.According to Britains Daily Mail, the Aussie actress wants to play her carefully selected ... Read more...

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South Indian composers create music for Beijing Olympics

June 19th, 2008 - 1:51 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, June 19 (IANS) Original tracks by south Indian composers have been chosen for the gymnastics events at the Beijing Olympics, starting Aug 8. "While my music available in the Germany-based Sonoton ... Read more...

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No kid’s stuff: 13-year-old croons for needy kids

May 22nd, 2008 - 7:33 pm ICT by admin
New Delhi, May 22 (IANS) Thirteen-year-old Tara Venkatesan belies her age, as she sings with the elan of a seasoned maestro. Her voice, confident and strong, drives home the message that she ... Read more...

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When music from the dark lit up Dubai’s heart

March 30th, 2008 - 2:11 pm ICT by admin
(Feature) By Aroonim Bhuyan Dubai, March 30 (IANS) Just over four years ago, Benny used to eke out a living as a musician playing the guitar as a church choir member in Kochi once ... Read more...

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