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Singing at Pushkar !


From the 22nd to the 25th of November, 2015, a festival of sacred music will take place at the sacred town of Pushkar in Rajasthan.I have been invited to present devotional music at the Raj Bohra Ghat in Pushkar on the 22nd of November in...

Arriving soon ! Hindustani Music in Colonial Bombay


Arriving soon: HINDUSTANI MUSIC IN COLONIAL BOMBAY by Dr. Aneesh Pradhan Published by Three Essays Collective pp xii, 348, plus 36 pages of photographs demy octavo 8.5 x 5.5 in., includes bibliographies and index. In hardcover. ISBN 978-81-88789-96-2

From Goa !


Tumbling back into the chaos and traffic snarls in Delhi after an invigorating ten days or so in Goa (from the 7th to the 17th of September) for my sessions as Visiting Research Professor, Goa University, I cannot help reminiscing about some of the sights...

Granny’s first division in vocal music exam !


In 1934, (ie 80 years ago) the Prayag Sangeet Samiti, Allahabad issued this certificate stating that my paternal grandmother Rameshwari Devi Goel passed the 4th year examination in Vocal Music with a 1st division ! my nephew Raghav found the certificate carefully packed away with...

Radio Mirchi cancels World Music Day show


Radio Mirchi has cancelled its World Music Day show with me at the last minute, citing “unforeseen circumstances” as the reason for the cancellation. This was conveyed to me by email and phone late in the evening on June 17, 2014. However, I have not...

Latest addition to my fountain pen collection !


A vintage Ever sharp that writes like a dream !  

And now for some music !


Shared with the kind permission of Sudhir Nayak, Aneesh Pradhan and Veena Modi. (Recorded in Delhi – March 2012) Photo: Courtesy Raghav Pasricha Album photo: Courtesy Veena Modi

I am going Baba dhaam !


Sprawled across the ghats of the Varuna and Asi, the ancient city of Banaras or Varanasi watches as tradition and modernity wind themselves around the teeming masses that ebb and flow into and from the city. Pilgrims flock to the city, often swelling its population...