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Vidya Shah

  • Rallying cry of music

    Protest songs have a rich subaltern history. Worldwide, they have been catalysts for movements.

    Saturday, 9 August 2014 - 6:00am
  • A celebration of women

    Sufi poetry and the Bhakti tradition opened a window to freedom, denied to women in real life.

    Saturday, 28 June 2014 - 6:00am
  • Notes of a different kind

    Sakala Sadhana Keeje Leeje Sudh/ Ram Rang Tere Dwar Khadyo/ Taal Taan Sab De ri Maayi Sharade” (With every penance to acquire that wisdom, ‘Ram Rang’ waits at your doorstep, Bestow me with the richness of Taal, Taan O Goddess Sharada! ((From the composition of Pandit Ramashreya Jha, Raag Todi).

    Saturday, 10 May 2014 - 6:00am
  • The plaintive numbers flow

    As we walk around the pond in the Gurudwara Bangla Sahib in Delhi during a film shoot for the BBC, the well known Scottish violinist Nicola Benedetti is amazed at the Raagi singing continuously and even more so when told there is music being performed nearly through the day at the Gurudwara. The...

    Saturday, 12 April 2014 - 6:00am
  • International Women's Day special: Challenging conventions

    Indian women shine in pristine glory for their contributions to music and literature

    Saturday, 8 March 2014 - 9:00am
  • The poetry of resistance

    The sheer beauty of Urdu also served as a powerful tool against colonialism and oppression.

    Saturday, 8 February 2014 - 6:30am
  • Plight of travelling musicians

    Airlines charging extra for musical instruments tax the shrinking income of musicians even further.

    Saturday, 4 January 2014 - 11:28am