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He tuned, world roared and he showed them a new world

At Madison Square Garden, New York City, in 1971, three men in white dhotis and kurtas, along with a lady tanpura player, walked in and sat down on stage. Ravi Shankar, Ali Akbar Khan and Alla Rakha Khan were to perform, the support act if you will, before a star-studded rock concert that had been l...   | Read..
 

Last word

Tanmoy Bose accompanied Ravi Shankar on the tabla when he played one last time at Long Beach, California, on November 4....   | Read..
 

A test of love Calcutta could not pass

On the eve of his 92nd birthday, it was all quiet in the Shankar household at San Diego, Encinitas....   | Read..
 

Yellow ship in city for Robu Kaku & George

Pandit Ravi Shankar’s friends, The Beatles, would have us believe We all live in a Yellow Submarine. ...   | Read..
 

A miracle man: Amjad

Ustad Amjad Ali Khan...   | Read..
 
(From left) Ravi Shankar, tanpura player Kamala, Alla Rakha Khan and Ali Akbar Khan play during the Concert for Bangladesh at Madison Square Garden, N ...  | Read
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Chicken or human brain, sitar in science lab

Melodies from a sitar have been wafting into an incubator at the All India Institute of Medical...   | Read..

The guru who killed ‘worldly’ Ravi’s ego and changed his life

At 16, Ravi Shankar was a dancing star in Europe and America, leading a “worldly lifeR...   | Read..
 

The man and his women

“I felt I could be in love with different women in different places.”...   | Read..

Pupils recall a humane and zestful Guruji

Some students at Ravi Shankar’s institute here seemed to be struck by a coincidence as they gathered to mourn for ...   | Read..

From 42 inches flowed music that kept the world in thrall

How familiar are you with the sitar?
A stringed instrument used mainly in Indian classical music. ..   | Read..

The unforgettable compositions

Raag Parmeshwari and Raag Tilak Shyam, which Ravi Shankar created by fusing various ragas, remain two of his most rememb...   | Read..

In Nixon’s America, a Bangla blast

Akku Chowdhury was in the jungles of Bangladesh when he heard that Ravi Shankar and George Harrison were teaming up to r...   | Read..

From Apu to Gandhi, a Midas touch

Satyajit Ray’s Pather Panchali, Sir Richard Attenborough’s Gandhi, Hrishikesh Mukherjee’s ...   | Read..

When Andy made ‘Raavi’ sweat in a room with stark naked women

The jod and gat of Pandit Ravi Shankar’s life makes him one of the most colourful characters in Art Histo...   | Read..

George, I shall join you soon, he said

In a way it is strange this should have happened now, when I am in India and actually headed to a seminar in Chennai where I ...   | Read..

Keshu and caste hurdles for Modi

Keshubhai Patel’s Gujarat Parivartan Party (GPP) — a chip off the RSS-BJP block — and changed caste eq...   | Read..