Category Archive for: ‘Incredible Indians’

  • 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, …

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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 …

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  • 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 …

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  • 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 …

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    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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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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, …

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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 …

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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 …

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