Incredible Indians

AMAR GOPAL BOSE

AMAR GOPAL BOSE

Life could not have been easy in those early days for the child of an Indian freedom fighter, who fled the country to escape prosecution from the ruling British Government in the 1920s. His father, Nani Gopal Bose, took refuge in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, where his son was born. Eventually this little boy, who engaged himself in making small electrical toys …

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THE LEGENDARY AMIT KUMAR

THE LEGENDARY AMIT KUMAR

Amit Kumar’s name needs no introduction. Amit comes from a family with a rich music and acting background. The elder son of Kishore Kumar, Amit also carries a legacy from his mother, who is noted Bengali actress and singer Ruma Guha Thakurata. And then, who is not aware of Amit’s well-known uncles, Ashok Kumar and Anup Kumar, veteran actors and …

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Asha Bhosle The Timeless Wonder

Asha Bhosle The Timeless Wonder

The 75-year-old Asha has never been shadowed by her more illustrious sister, Lata Manageshkar, popularly known as the “Nightingale of India,” and has been able to create a niche for herself through her mesmerizing rendition of all genres of music. It would not be an exaggeration to say that versatility is the middle name of this immensely talented singer, for …

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Narendra Modi

The Man Behind Gujarat’s Success

Gujarat, the land of rich culture and heritage, from where Mahatma Gandhi started his satya griha movement to liberate India from the British rulers is today rated as the number one state in India, our beloved motherland. In a short span of just five years, Gujarat has achieved the highest degree of administrative efficiency and modernization. In fact, Gujarat has …

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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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