Indian Classical Music
News  /  Published 17.05.22

Indian music-&-art jugalbandi on London canvas

Jocelyn Lightfoot, managing director of the London Chamber Orchestra, folk artist Saskia Griffiths Moore and Indian art expert Caterina Corni were present as guests at the event. After the performanc...
By Reshom Majumdar

People  /  Published 24.02.22

Music teacher, cartoonist, playwright: Varsha Sheth's many callings

Sheth’s cartooning career has also blossomed during the pandemic. “I did a series called Lockdown Laughs based on general everyday observations. These cartoons went viral and I started rec...
By Vedant Karia

Arts  /  Published 27.11.21

A promising future

The first evening concluded with a sitar recital by Kalyanjit Das, who was accompanied by Soumen Nandy on the tabla. Kalyanjit’s talent flourished under the tutelage of his father, Kushal Das, w...
By Payel Sengupta

Books  /  Published 17.09.21

Incomplete melody

In this section, personal anecdotes are interspersed with serious deliberations on Western music and experimentation, on somewhat superficial asides on Carnatic music and on laboured analyses of ...
By Lakshmi Subramanian

Books  /  Published 06.08.21

A man, music and his mission

The most interesting part of the biography is the episode about the founding of ITC SRA — the way A.N. Haksar, the first Indian chairman of the Imperial Tobacco Company, later renamed as the Ind...
By S.D. Chaudhuri


Arts  /  Published 31.07.21

Rich and vibrant traditions

Mita Nag, a sincere follower of the Bishnupur gharana, presented a captivating rendition of Raga Maru Bihag. Her take on Maru Bihag was slightly different from the usual, making her recital excep...
By Payel Sengupta

Arts  /  Published 26.06.21

Fresh notes

Mita Nag’s Piloo also enhanced the celebration of World Music Day in a digital initiative taken by Yatrapath Cultural Society. The listeners were impressed by her maturity and uniqueness. The pr...
By Payel Sengupta

Arts  /  Published 29.05.21

Connected through music

Swami Vivekananda focused on the connectivity of music, life and nature in many of his articles on music. While writing on the Utsaah series (#spreadinghappiness with the YouTube channel, ‘Art a...
By Payel Sengupta

Arts  /  Published 27.03.21

Melody that heralds spring in the city

The vocal rendition in Chhayanat by Omkar Dadarkar (picture, left) changed the ambience completely; the melodious mood was further enhanced by an attractive and compact presentation of Vasant. The fin...
By Payel Sengupta

Calcutta  /  Published 13.02.21

Music contest for the young in north Calcutta

A three-day classical music competition for those aged 19 and below started in a heritage house in north Calcutta on Friday. Thirty participants took part in the round for percussion instruments. Th...
By Our Special Correspondent in Calcutta


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