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Waiting for the Mahatma
Lalita Ubhayaker belongs to the rigorous Agra gharana in Hindustani classical music. This pioneer, who has many firsts to her credit, has just turned 75.
A singer comes of age
Dhananjaya Hegde, known as a gifted child artiste, is launching his post-college music career with an album. The tape, he hopes, will convince music lovers of his abilities as a mature vocalist.
Two troupes, from places that one normally never gets to hear of Surinam and Seychelles left the audience thirsting to know more about their cultures.
What does the future hold for India's first all-girl pop band, Viva, after their contract with Channel V expires? They would rather live one day at a time than worry about it.
Triumph of the mixing console
Here is a remix album that packs 40 tracks in a row to provide 70 minutes of breathless Indo-foreign melange.
Trumpeting its success
The trumpet is an inseparable part of classical music. But it was jazz that pushed to the limits both the player's and the instrument's capabilities.
From humble beginnings, Honnappa has risen to the apex of acclaim in his chosen sport. He is the first kabaddi player from Karnataka to be honoured with the prestigious Arjuna Award. This quiet achiever doesn't want to rest on his laurels.
A surprise gift from Sahara
Air Sahara sprang a pleasant surprise on all those teeing off at the Eagleton Golf course on the Republic Day.
The recently concluded festival of films in the City, organised by Collective Chaos, was an interesting exercise not only in film-making, but in communicating serious issues in the shortest time possible.
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