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Mumbai – #BreakAadhaarChains Protest – #Videos

#BreakAadhaarChains is a campaign to stop the government from treating us like criminals out to loot the state. Today, Aadhaar is required for a host of services from birth certificates to death certificates, school admissions, scholarships, PDS rations, NREGA job cards,… Continue Reading →

#Sundayreading – Counting 116 Moonlit Nights… Gulzar Sahib

  photo courtesy: Gokry M. In one of the most memorable songs penned by Gulzar sahib i.e. Mera Kuch Saamaan the last stanza makes a mention about 116 moon lit nights (ek sau solah chaand ki raatein) that were spent together. Why… Continue Reading →

Kabir festival to add mystic flavour to Mumbai life

Sunday, Jan 5, 2014, 10:40 IST | Place: Mumbai | Agency: DNA DNA Correspondent 26 events based on the poet’s philosophy will draw fans from across the country starting January 8. Parvathy Baul, a celebrated Baul singer from West Bengal,… Continue Reading →

#India – Zubin Mehta and the unequal music in Kashmir

Sadanand Menon The maestro’s performance in Kashmir was more akin to Nero fiddling as Rome burned There is a delightful story I heard in the mid-1980s from a prominent economist from Chennai who happened to be then India’s executive director-alternate… Continue Reading →

#India – Kashmir, Music, memory, #zubinmehta

Muzamil Jaleel : Sat Sep 07 2013, The plan to oppose Zubin Mehta‘s concert with another concert in Srinagar is significant. It is a moment of departure in Kashmir. It isn’t the fact of the opposition to Zubin Mehta’s concert… Continue Reading →

Rap in Support of Soni Sori ,tribal teacher behind bars #Vaw #Raptivism #mustshare

Association for India’s Development Johns Hopkins University chapter volunteer Nirvan Sengupta performing a Rap in Support of Soni Sori on March 08, 2013 at Johns Hopkins University Homewood Campus on Gilman Quad.   Who is Soni Sori ? Soni Sori… Continue Reading →

Rhymes for a Reason #Raptivism #Protestmusic #Hiphop

Despite his blingy alias, Ashwini Mishra, also known as A-list, is taking rap back to its political roots, says Richa Kaul Padte Richa Kaul Padte 15-06-2013, Issue 24 l t Hip-hop journalist Ashwini Mishra Photo:Andrea Fernandes “It’s so damn fake, we act so holy when… Continue Reading →

A Song of Protest from Northeast – #India, Your Constitution Has Nothing for Me #AFSPA

Ronid Chingangbam Pic courtesy- Divya Adusumilli 2013 Blood soaked streets That’s my ground That’s where i play around Sound of gunshots That’s my song That’s my lulla- lullaby Your revolution has snatched away My right to education Te te tenouwa… Continue Reading →

Hari Prasad Chaurasia’s life in 60 minutes #Sundayreading

Rajeev Chaurasia on what it took a son to condense 74 years of his maestro father’s life into an hour Gitanjali.Chandrasekharan @timesgroup.com On April 12, Rajeev Chaurasia will figure if he passed the “agneepariksha”. The 43-year-old son of flautist Padma Vibhushan… Continue Reading →

MC Manmeet lambasts YO YO Honey Singh and his #Rap #Vaw #1billionrising #protest #Foe

Manmeet Kaur the bubbly , lively ,  woman rapper , a  Japaite ,   set the stage on fire  at the program  ON 26TH jAN 2013, at Ambedkar bhavan  bhavan in Mumbai. The program on freedom of expression ‘ bOl ke lab… Continue Reading →

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