Category Archive for: ‘Incredible Indians’

Incredible India! - Amazing facts about Gujarat!

Incredible India! – Amazing facts about Gujarat!

Gujarat is one of the most prosperous states of the country with a per capita GDP 3.2 times India’s average. If Gujarat was a nation, it would be the 67th richest nation in the world above many European and Asian economies like China and Ukraine. Gujarat holds many records in India for economic development: – 20% of India’s industrial output …

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Sa Re Ga Ma Pa Challenge 2007

Sa Re Ga Ma Pa Challenge 2007

In a country as big and as populous as India, the citizens exhibit a multitude of talents in the arena of performing arts. However, it is always challenging to identify talent and bring it to the forefront. Whether in sports, arts and culture, or music, often the best of the artists fade away, only because they do not succeed in …

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Pandit Jasraj: The Voice of Indian Classical Music

Pandit Jasraj: The Voice of Indian Classical Music

On a hot and stifling summer night in Delhi, a vocalist started singing the raga, Dhulia Malhar. The moon was shining full and bright, but the weather was unbearable. While the singing progressed, nature seemed to get involved too. Dark clouds began gathering and before the audience could applaud, loud thunderclaps were soon followed by pouring rain. It was as …

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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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