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2009: An Astounding Evening

Shankar Iyer | burmanfan@gmail.com Yeshwant Natya Mandir, Matunga stood testimony in 2009 an astounding evening on 15th February - The celebration of two legendary musical stalwarts - Sitar maestro Jairam Acharya and versatile champion percussionist Burjor Lord. The occasion stamped organizing group Swar Aalap’s passionate and unfailing dedication to the cause of Hindi film musicians. Shankar Iyer...

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2007: Percussions All The Way

Shankar Iyer | burmanfan@gmail.com Mysore Association Hall, Matunga witnessed a special musical event on 21" July, 2007- Percussions All The Way had Felicitation of Hindi films' multi-instrumentalist Homi Mullan and leading Nepali films music director and Maadal player Ranjit Gazmer. The occasion also saw ace drummer Franco Vaz taking stage to enthral viewers. The episode embossed...

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2008: The father of percussion

Shankar Iyer | burmanfan@gmail.com The evening of 7" February 2008, an evening to cherish at Mumbai's Dinanath Mangeshkar Hall in Vile Parle was an evening singularly dedicated to the industry's stalwart The father of percussion player, late Cawas Lord. No were sold and the press widely publicized the 'open to all music lovers' programme. Remembrance of the genius musician: A...

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આપણે ધંધાદારી ગાયક-ગાયિકા હોવું જરૂરી નથી …

Ajit Popat | ajitmpopat137@gmail.com ઘેર બેસીને સાજાસારા રહેવાની કેટલીક તરકીબો આપણા પૂર્વજોએ વર્ણવી છે. એવી કેટલીક તરકીબો આજના ઇન્ટરનેટ યુગમાં ભૂલાતી જાય છે. સાથોસાથ તંદુરસ્તીના કેટલાક નૂસખા આધુનિક વિજ્ઞાન આપણને જુદી જુદી રીતે યાદ કરાવે છે. એવો એક નૂસખો તાજેતરમાં 'હેલ્થ ટુડે'  સામયિકમાં વાંચવામાં આવ્યો. અહીં તમારી સાથે શેર કરું છું. આ નૂસખો એકદમ સહેલો છે.  એનો...

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Khaki Studio Mumbai Police: Beloved among Generals

Dinesh Ghate 'Jain' | dinesh@swaraalap.com The Mumbai Police is well-known for both its strong presence in the city and also on social media presence, amusing online users with memes and smart answers to common queries. An interesting fact includes that the Khaki Studio, Mumbai Police Band Department has a large following on social media. Since...

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Mera Saaya Saath Hoga – Raj Khosla

KV Ramesh |kvr4060@gmail.com Many directors went through tough times before they tasted success. For Raj Khosla, it was no different.  Born May 31, 1925, Raj Khosla came to Bombay (now Mumbai) to be a playback singer. Guru Dutt - Dev Anand pair "discovered" Raj Khosla. There is an apocryphal story that the trio promised each...

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Indian Idol Junior Anjana Padmanabhan Collaborates with 3 times Grammy winner Ricky Kej

Anisha Nandan | nandananisha575@gmail.com Anjana Padmanabhan is a name that people have never forgotten. She is the child genius who won the first-ever Indian Idol Junior Super Singer Junior competition when she was just 10 years old. Recently, she shared the same stage and collaborated with three-time Grammy winner Ricky Kej. She spoke about her...

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Pt. Hariprasad Chaurasia was the First bearer of The Padma Vibhushan Ustad Ghulam Mustafa Khan Award

Dinesh Ghate | dinesh@swaraalap.com Padma Vibhushan Ustad Ghulam Mustafa Khan Sahab left us behind on January 17, 2021. His first death anniversary was observed, and a program was organized which was made available online. I am glad to inform you that on his second death anniversary, the Pandma Vibhushan Ghulam Mustafa Khan Award was established. Pandit...

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The Grace of God that Gifted him Music – Girish Sadhwani

 Anisha Nandan | nandananisha575@gmail.com Indian Sufi singer Girish Sadhwani is a well-known musician who was raised in Mumbai. He is a disciple of Sufi Saint Hazrat Sufi Jalaluddin Basafa Aasvi. His captivating voice infuses the space with a delightful air that transforms the audience's experience into a fantastic one. Girish  is proficient at creating a spiritual...