On Women’s Day: Playing an Equal Note
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On Women’s Day: Playing an Equal Note

Amber Glow, Kolkata - March 7, 2019

On International Women’s Day, one of the happiest domains to explore is probably the gender roles in Indian Classical Music. To put it more appropriately, in Indian…

Is #MeToo a Bomb Waiting to Explode in the Hindustani Classical Music and Dance Community?
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Is #MeToo a Bomb Waiting to Explode in the Hindustani Classical Music and Dance Community?

Amber Glow, Kolkata - November 20, 2018

Hindustani Classical Music and Dance is a discipline and tradition which has been resting since thousands of years on the foundation of the Guru-Shishya Parampara. In this…

It would be naive on my part to imagine that there are no #MeToo stories in the field of Indian Classical Music – Shubha Mudgal
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It would be naive on my part to imagine that there are no #MeToo stories in the field of Indian Classical Music – Shubha Mudgal

Amber Glow, Kolkata - November 20, 2018

Classicalclaps is honoured that renowned vocalist, Shubha Mudgal agreed to talk about #MeToo. While the whole gamut remains a very sensitive one, the diva spoke her mind…

Learning is like setting hurdles and conquering each one – Pt. Rajeev Taranath
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Learning is like setting hurdles and conquering each one – Pt. Rajeev Taranath

Amber Glow, Kolkata - September 17, 2018

Pt. Rajeev Taranath sounds stoic and expresses himself very clearly during a quick interview we had with him recently. Currently on a tour of the US, the…

The journey of Classical Dance is like a hurdle race – Usha Rk
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The journey of Classical Dance is like a hurdle race – Usha Rk

Amber Glow, Kolkata - September 10, 2018

Nisha Nair's conversation with the renowned Art Consultant, Dr. Usha Rk for ClassicalClaps, can turn into a full-blown experience where you can feel her passion for dance…

A Cup O’ Carnatic with Jayanthi Kumaresh
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A Cup O’ Carnatic with Jayanthi Kumaresh

Amber Glow, Kolkata - August 2, 2018

When I met Dr. Jayanthi Kumaresh this time, the first question I asked was, “Do you think a bad person can play good music?” It didn’t take…

Sangeet Natak Akademi Awards – of anger, disagreement and courage…
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Sangeet Natak Akademi Awards – of anger, disagreement and courage…

Amber Glow, Kolkata - June 21, 2018

When we uploaded our reports about the Sangeet Natak Akademi Awards and the Ustad Bismillah Khan Yuva Puraskar, we received many emails and messages on Facebook (privately),…

SNA’s Ustad Bismillah Khan Yuva Puraskar 2017 for young dancers and musicians
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SNA’s Ustad Bismillah Khan Yuva Puraskar 2017 for young dancers and musicians

Amber Glow, Kolkata - June 21, 2018

Sangeet Natak Akademi's Ustad Bismillah Khan Yuva Puraskar 2017 were announced on 19th June. Yuva Puraskar, given to artistes below the age of 40 years, was introduced…

Sangeet Natak Akademi announced Akademi Puraskar-2017
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Sangeet Natak Akademi announced Akademi Puraskar-2017

Amber Glow, Kolkata - June 20, 2018

The much-awaited Sangeet Natak Academy Awards 2017 have been announced yesterday. The General Council of the Sangeet Natak Akademi, the National Academy of Music, Dance and Drama,…

Missing the Guru with a legacy
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Missing the Guru with a legacy

Amber Glow, Kolkata - May 25, 2018

Losing a mentor leads to a vacuum and for most of the disciples of Padmashree Guru Rani Karnaa, her demise this month came as a sudden loss.…