“My music is divine. Trying to understand it is like reaching for the sky with your feet tied to the earth. Come sit with me every day for a year, and then we’ll think of the interview”, Kishori Amonkar told me.
In conversation with Bhuvanesh Komkali about what it means to be Kumar Gandharva’s grandson, why Skype isn’t the medium for teaching Hindustani Classical music and more.
The singer who refused to be bound by tradition has left behind a vast body of avant-garde music, which even a quarter century after his death, remains a matter of searing debate in music circles.
Automation is deindustrialising India, which is not sufficiently innovative to face up to the threats posed by artificial intelligence, nor equipped to build on its mainstay capabilities in agriculture and other traditional industries.
Sahasrabuddhe released the Gwalior tradition from its shackles even while remaining true to it.
Adichie recreates the very narrative she has famously warned against.
An annual festival in Miraj keeps the Ustad’s legacy and a tradition of secularism alive, in a time when communal passions rage.