Category Archive for: ‘Incredible Indians’

Anoushka Shankar

ANOUSHKA SHANKAR

To be the heir to a famous name is difficult. To follow in your father’s footsteps makes things far more complex. And, if the father happens to be as legendary as the world’s greatest ever Sitar player, Pandit Ravi Shankar, then the going is indeed very, very tough. But for Anoushka Shankar, there was hardly any adverse impact in being …

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Mira Nair

NRI ACHIVERS – II MIRA NAIR

An Indian lady born in the state of Orissa some time in the late fifties, involved in doing political protest theater in the streets of Delhi in the Seventies – eventually works her way up to the International moviedom and has to her credit, apart from innumerable prestigious movie awards, the distinction of directing top rated Hollywood actors of the …

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PT. HARIPRASAD CHAURASIA

PT. HARIPRASAD CHAURASIA

Pandit Hariprasad Chaurasia– recognized all over the world as the living master of Bansuri (the North Indian flute) – is among a few but growing classicists who have made a conscious effort to reach out and expand the audience for classical music. Hariprasad Chaurasia’s music compositions with Pandit Shiv Kumar Sharma in the 1980s and 90s, his tryst with Bollywood …

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Anil Kumble - India’s Greatest Wicket Taker

Anil Kumble – India’s Greatest Wicket Taker

The game of cricket has, over the hundred years of its prevalence, witnessed the rise of numerous outstanding performers – players who have excelled and outpaced their contemporaries in the race to superiority, but seldom has one found someone so remarkable, yet so unsung; so unputdownable yet so ignored like the illustrious Indian leggie – Anil Radhakrishnan Kumble – loving …

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Rising Star - Falguni Shah

Rising Star – Falguni Shah

I was born in and grew up in Mumbai. My schooling was in Mumbai and Panchgani. Professionally I received a Masters degree in Hindustani vocal music from SNDT University in Mumbai. Indians are smart, and if you look at the history of Indian music, most of the names we remember are people who were world-class – in classical music Kishori …

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The Biocon Bible

The Biocon Bible

The progressive, driven and enterprising Kiran Mazumdar, is almost everything one would look for in a woman of her caliber. With a decent academic history from the Bishop Cot ton Girls School and then the Mount Carmel College, she then went on to Ballarat College, Melbourne, specializing in Malting and Brewing Technology there to become India’s first woman Brew master. …

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A R Rahman - The King of Music

A R Rahman – The King of Music

AR Rehman strode as a colossus in the world of film music after his debut in Roja. Rehman, a man with grim look, shyness and long hair, is now considered to be the definition of music. From a keyboardist to the most respected name in music business today, it’s been a long and winding journey for this longhaired composer who …

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Successful Women from the Indian Subcontinent

Successful Women from the Indian Subcontinent

Common Questions About the Validity of Student Visas Anoushka has shared the stage with many of the world’s top celebrities, including Sting, Madonna, Nina Simone, Anjelique Kidjo, Herbie Hancock, Elton John, Peter Gabriel and James Taylor, and had the fortune to perform in front of such personalities as Ray Charles and Prince Charles. Anoushka Shankar Hailing from an impeccable musical …

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Kalpana

Successful Women From Indian Subcontinent

When the first Americanmusic videos and popularTV shows began appearing in Indian homes in the early 1990s thanks to satellite and cable, many predicted Indian society would never be the same. For the first time, young Indian women saw a regular dose of sexy, scantily clad divas shimmying. Female viewers also saw independent, successful women, like Ally McBeal. Sex and …

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Lata Mangeshkar

Lonely at the Top – Lata Mangeshkar

The realm of music remains incomplete without the mention of the nightingale of India-Lata Mangeshkar. Born on September 28, 1929 in Indore, Lata Mangeshkar has lent her superlative voice to Indian popular and light music having sung film songs, ghazals, bhajans and pop. Till recently (1991) her name found it self on the pages of the Guinness Book of Records …

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