An increasing number of young classical musicians are dabbling in fusion music, discovers Aditi Divekar. IMAGE: "Fusion offers ample scope to an artiste to experiment with his or her music and, in the process, create something new," says Niladri Kumar, seen here with his invention, the Zitar. Photograph: Kind courtesy niladrikumar.com It is no longer unusual to see sitarist Niladri Kumar or flautist Rakesh Chaurasia, nephew of flute maestro Hariprasad Chaurasia, performing in a flashy ambience ... Rediff.com, 1 day ago
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There was a time in this decade when Akshay Kumar films failed to get even decent opening at the multiplexes in India as the Khiladi was just known to do brainless entertainers mainly aimed at regaling the masses. However, Neeraj Pandey’s Special 26 was ...catchnews.com, 1 week ago
Dancer-choreographer Astad Deboo met Queen Elizabeth, William and Kate at Buckingham Palace on Monday at the launch of India-UK year of Culture. He tells Archana Masih/Rediff.com that the Queen even did a cute little dance mudra! IMAGE: Dancer-choreographer meets Queen Elizabeth at Buckingham Palace. The most spectacular part of the evening was being presented to the Queen. The member of the staff standing next to her whispered in her ear that I was a dancer and she said, ‘You are a ...Rediff.com, 3 weeks ago
The second day festivities of the majestic Neil Nitin Mukesh Rukmini Sahay wedding continued on a grand scale. Inspired by a colourful ethnic decor, crepe drapes in pink, orange and yellow contrasts brought the venue alive against the majestic backdrop of ...DNA, 1 month ago
A specially abled Sai Kaustuv Dasgupta tells Tista Sengupta that he wants to make his life a message to all wheelchair warriors. 30 Under 30: The world is watching these Indian super achievers IMAGE: Meet the wheelchair warrior and India's first #WheelchairWanderlust Competition winner Sai Kaustuv Dasgupta.All photographs: Kind courtesy Sai Kaustuv Dasgupta He is 26. And has survived 50 fractures. He might be in a wheelchair. But he lives life king-size. A self-taught graphic designer, who ...Rediff.com, 2 months ago
'Anil Kapoor is driven as no other I know in this profession.' 'He has a sharp sense of making the right choices. Even at the height of his herogiri, he realised that if he had to guarantee longevity of career, he would need to bag roles that offered him an opportunity to play substantial characters beyond the routine song-and-dance numbers.' Shabana Azmi showers praise on birthday boy Anil Kapoor. Anil Kapoor turned 60 on December 24 and we couldn't help but shower love on him! ...Rediff.com, 2 months ago
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