Stan Swamy was a well-know human rights activist from India who passed away recently. He was serving his term in jail for his alleged involvement in the Elgar Parishad case and was not granted bail on medical grounds.
The article delves deep into the need for rethinking digitalised teaching-learning in the age of information technology especially at a time when we are moving towards an extensive use of virtual classroom spaces.
Gail Omvedt’s scholarship on the caste question and her ability to lead several grassroot movements from the front will keep her name etched high on the landscape of Caste Studies and anti-caste resistance in India.
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While a grand parade at the India Gate will remind us of our military arsenal, songs remind us that there is so much more that India is capable of and that the people are at the heart of it.
We live in the ‘fast food’ age where patience is a lacking value. As the writer attends a classical music rendition, she discovers how the symptoms of the collective ailment are all pervasive.
Pyarelal Wadali of the Wadali-Brothers duo passed away recently due to cardiac attack. Their genre of music and rich work will continue to inspire many musicians and music enthusiasts. Contributions to the domain of Sufi music remind us of the great lineage of poets and philosophers with a difference, with a devotional touch.
The Sawai Gandharva Bhimsen Mahotsav is going take place between 13th to 17th December at New Delhi’s Raman Baug ground. It is a music festival that will witness performances from both new and veteran artists in honor of the work and contributions of the legendary vocalist Pandit Bhimsen Joshi.