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Vasant Utsav at Nadaun

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Sa Re Ga Ma Sangeet Academy Nadaun organised  ‘Vasant Utsav’ in which classical and ghazal singers in addition to instrument players of national and international repute performed. Pt. Sudhir Pandey and his wife Amrita Prabha Pandey performed very well during the function. Classical music evening that started with the Raag Maru Bihag by sitar player Dr. Ashok Kumar let everybody feel the magic of classical music. Sudhir Pandey also performed Teej Taal, uthaan and peshkaar on tabla. In the classical singing Prabhakar Kashyap and Divakar Kashyap who are  the students of Pt. Rajan-Sajan Mishra performed bhajans and music of Banaras gharana. Senior Administrative Officer and the Director of Central Co-operative Bank Sandeep Kumar was the chief guest on the occasion. During the concluding ceremony of ‘Vasant Utasv’ he told that classical music is our cultural heritage that must be protected. He praised the director of the music academy Ajay Dogra for organizing ‘Vasant Utsav’ that witnessed participation of many renowned artists. Such programmes are good for cultural exchange in this multi-religion country, he added.

Sudhir Started Practice at the Age of Three

Internationally acclaimed tabla player Sudhir Pandey is one of India’s leading tabla players.  He started practice of tabla playing at the age of three. While talking to Himachal This Week he told that taal and lay are two important parts of every type of music.  He said that nobody can get full knowledge of music without a guru who plays an important role in this field. Sudhir had started his training at early age with his father Arjun Pandey and Bhagwat Singh of Ajrada (Delhi and Benaras styles). Pandey has attained a beautiful combination of these traditional schools.  He is an A grade artiste on India’s national radio and television. His reputation puts him in demand with renowned artists such as Vilayat Khan, Nikhil Banerji, Amjad Ali Khan, Girija Devi, Pandit Jasraj, Pandit Ramnarayan, and Rajan -Sajan Mishra. Sudhir has also been awarded a national fellowship by the Indian government for improving the cultural heritage of the country.  He was selected to represent India in cultural events in Bhutan, Vietnam and Geneva.

March 9th, 2013

 
 

Politics of Vendetta in Himachal

The Congress government is undoing what the previous government had done. Himachal This Week, Shimla It is a common practice that when a new party takes over the government it opens cases of misuse of power of the previous government. The BJP did it and […] विस्तृत....

March 9th, 2013

 

Rakesh, Reeta Win Half Marathon

Rakesh, Reeta Win Half MarathonHimachal This Week Team The District Police, Mandi organised a half marathon race in Mandi to aware people to remain away from drug addiction. Inspector General of Police Dr. Atul Verma inaugurated the marathon race. The marathon race was organised in two categories viz. boys […] विस्तृत....

March 9th, 2013

 

Aerial Eye to Curb Crime on Highway

Devender Verma A national highway of Himachal Pradesh will soon be guarded from the sky. The State Police Department has decided to keep an aerial eye on National Highway – 22 from Parwanoo to Shimla. The department has decided to install four camera fitted balloons […] विस्तृत....

March 9th, 2013

 

History Brings British to Shimla

History Brings British to ShimlaHimachal This Week, Shimla More than six decades have gone when the British left India, but the roots of their history are still alive here in Shimla. This is the fact which keeps their next generations connected with this beautiful hill town. They traverse the […] विस्तृत....

March 9th, 2013

 

Countdown Begins for Mandi’s Shivratri Fair

Countdown Begins for Mandi's Shivratri FairHimachal This Week Preparations have started for the famous international Shivratri Fair that is celebrated every year in Mandi. Many contests are being organised this year. Playing traditional music instruments (related to local deities) will be held in which local Bajantaris will play the tunes […] विस्तृत....

March 9th, 2013

 

Growing Need for Professionals in Museology

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March 9th, 2013

 

Video Editing: Interesting Career for Creative People

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March 9th, 2013

 

Five Sizzling Item Girls of ‘Himmatwala’

Five Sizzling Item Girls of 'Himmatwala'Sajid Khan ropes in five regional film actresses to star for an item song ‘Dhoka’ in ‘Himmatwala’ After his Sonakshi Sinha item song in Himmatwala, Sajid Khan will soon be releasing the next track Dhoka, which features five item girls. Incidentally, these girls belong to […] विस्तृत....

March 9th, 2013

 

Tirthan Valley A Bliss for Trekkers and Anglers

Tirthan Valley A Bliss for Trekkers and AnglersTirthan valley is the base for many fishing and adventure camps. The valley gets its name from the Tirthan River that abounds in trout. Situated besides the Tirthan River in Himachal Pradesh at an altitude of 1600 meters, Tirthan Valley is a gateway to the […] विस्तृत....

March 9th, 2013

 
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