Category Archive for: ‘Incredible Indians’

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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Anita Goel

Incredible Indians

NRI doctor among 10 outstanding young Americans Indian American doctor Vikram Sheel Kumar will join the ranks of former US President Bill Clinton, entrepreneur Henry Ford and rock legend Elvis Presley as a recipient of the “Ten Outstanding Young Americans (TOYA)” award. Twenty-nine-year-old Vikram, who is an alumnus of Modern School and the Indian Institute of Technology in New Delhi, …

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Mirza Ghalib - The great Urdu Poet

Mirza Ghalib – The great Urdu Poet

We roll back the years till we see Ghalib as the child of a feudal aristocracy, embodiment of a class, rather than of a class, rather than of a nation, for nationhood had not yet been born in India. We see him happy, while his father and uncle were alive after their death Ghalib became a part of the extended …

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Kalpana Chavala

Incredible Indians

The final rites for Shri Sunil Dutt (world famous actor, political leader, humanitarian, social leader and philanthropist) were conducted at Parmarth Niketan. Sanjay Dutt and his sisters Priya and Namrata came with the entire family to immerse Shri Sunil Dutt’s ashes in the holy water of Mother Ganga. The puja was graced also by the presence of the Honorable Chief …

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Elements of Emerging Success of Indians

Elements of Emerging Success of Indians

India has been posting around 6% growth for a decade. It’s knowl edge proficiency has been known for a little more than that. It has been a democracy for half a century and has cherished family values for millennia. So what’s new that’s causing this new chorus of India praise? In the past six weeks a slew of columnists have …

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Remembering Ustad Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan

Remembering Ustad Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan

Some people are born great, some achieve greatness and some have greatness thrust upon them. With Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan it had only been the first two. This legendary singer was born on 13 October 1948 in Lyallpur (later renamed Faisalabad), Pakistan.Ustad Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan was one of the greatest Qawwals (Sufi singers) ever been on this earth. One …

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Dilip Barot

Dilip Barot

Building Bridge between Indian and USA Recently, Desh-Videsh sat down with Dilip Barot. A successful businessman, Mr. Barot’s latest venture is an oceanfront resort, and he resides in Palm Beach, FL. He has extensive hands-on experience in development, investment and management of over 7,000 residences over the past 12 years. His success has been published in national and international publications …

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