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Indian Music on flights and at airports

Accepting the request of Indian Council for Cultural Relations (ICCR), the Civil Aviation Minister Jyotiraditya Scindia advised airlines in India to play Indian music on their flights and at airports in India. Key Points This decision was taken as music played by most airlines worldwide is quintessential of country to which the airline belongs. For ..




Eminent musician Sonam Sherpa passes away

Renowned Musician and founder of the famous music band Parikrama, Sonam Sherpa recently passed away at the age of 48. Sonam was the lead guitarist of the celebrated music band. He died of a massive cardiac arrest, while he had arrived in West Bengal for recording music. He founded the Parikrama band in the year ..


Digital version of Gurbani released by I&B Minister

On 15 Nov, Information and Broadcasting minister Prakash Javadekar inaugurated the new state-of –the-art Auditorium of All India Radio,  Rang Bhavan in New Delhi. Digital Version of Gurbani and Shabad Kirtan from Prasar Bharti’s archives was also launched on the same day. To mark the 550th Prakash Parv of Guru Nanak Dev Ji, ‘Bani Utsav’ ..


Devotional Music of India

In the Vedic period (3000-1500 BC), music was solely ritualistic. Some of the major earlier forms of Indian Classical music like Prabandh Sangeet and Dhruvapada were all devotional in character. Gradually other forms of devotional music like bhajans, kirtans, shahbads and qawwalis came into being. Bhajan Bhajans owe their origin to the Bhakti Movement. The ..