21-17-21-15 to set up a clash with Korean Jeon Hyeok Jin, failed to get across Korean pair of Chung Eui Seok and Kim Dukyoung, Desai will also compete in the doubles, Desai was trailing 5-7 1-0 in her second round match when Russia’s Marta Paigina decided to withdraw from the contest.” said Chandigarh MeT director Surinder Paul, 1 degree above the normal. See pics Though the conversation seems impromptu, This film also starring Varun Dhawan was produced by Dharma Productions. Subashis Roy South Africa (From): Dean Elgar, IE Online Media Services Pvt Ltd More Related News
Part of a wall supporting bleachers seating fans from both sides then collapsed, (Source: File) Top News Eight people were killed during Senegal’s football league cup final in Dakar in a stampede that broke out following clashes between supporters that were met by police firing tear gas./ She wears her grief, a moon-soaked white/ corners the sky into disbelief The late Agha Shahid Ali began writing his tribute to Begum Akhtar when he returned from her funeral 40 years ago this month Last week on October 7 the 100th anniversary of her birth Shubha Mudgal offered haazri at Begum Akhtar’s mazaar in Pasand Bagh Lucknow Understandably she felt intimidated and decided not to sing any ghazals or other compositions associated with the late singer The space of ghazal gayaki left empty by Begum Akhtar stays empty It is easy to predict that this space will stay empty forever Begum Akhtar was the last of the singers in an illustrious line of women musicians who were steeped equally in music and poetry While all tawaifs had brought music to poetry Begum Akhtar brought poetry to music Both came to her instinctively The tawaifi tradition drew upon the knowledge and skills of the best music and dance ustads Many poets who aspired for wider fame too were willing to be patronised by these women Scholars were employed to teach them poetry Training in deportment etiquette style conversation etc were imparted in-house Begum Akhtar was the poster girl for the tawaifi music tradition and all its attendant sophistications Set to music and dance the ghazal had found wider space in the 20th century because of films and their music It was through these three-minute renditions of the ghazal that Begum Akhtar had first acquired fame But it was in her longer renditions either on All India Radio or later on long and extended playing records that it became evident she not only had a magical voice but also a masterly command of music However it was her instinctive relationship to language that set her apart from all others For instance the way she would split words or combine them into musical phrases shows how comfortable she was with Urdu’s poetic idiom This musical comfort level with the language also marked out some of her younger contemporaries like Mehdi Hasan Iqbal Bano and Farida Khanum and is sadly missing from most other singers Begum Akhtar knew she was belittled as a singer by critics and some other musicians because she did not sing khayal (though she recorded a few chhota khayals early in her career) She was labelled as a light classical singer which did not seem to bother her except when she was pointedly reminded of it by the establishment For instance she was hurt when the Sangeet Natak Akademi took its time in bestowing its annual award on her Begum Akhtar was never known as a dancer though she had been trained to dance From early on in life she had stuck to her passion — poetry She opted out of films and preferred to perform in personalised mehfils where she was at liberty to weave her musical and romantic magic over her audience An incurable romantic poetry suited her temperament and it is this that made her mehfils such a place to aspire to and be in Even her best known devotional thumris addressed to Krishna are romantic with the attendant emotions of love longing pain separation jealousy etc She could as easily be naughty as in the dadra “Hamri atariya aao sanwariya” In contrast her naats in honour of the Prophet are formal and competent but they never made it near the top of the popularity charts of Muslim devotional music anyway However we have been criminally denied access to a large body of her renditions of marsiya and soz mournful devotional music performed during Muharram Hidden somewhere in the impenetrable innards of AIR are hours of her renditions of poetry without any musical accompaniment Without listening to these Begum Akhtar’s musical greatness has yet to be pegged Post 1947 Begum Akhtar was one of the most effective ambassadors for Urdu She made the poetry of the great the talented and the popular — Mir Ghalib Dagh Makhdoom Josh Faiz Shakeel and Kaifi — sound even greater when she sang it So self-assured was she that she would on impulse set a ghazal to a raga different from the one she usually sang in She made Urdu familiar to non-Urdu speakers It wasn’t surprising therefore that MS Subbalakshmi turned to her for advice when she decided to sing a Ghalib ghazal With her passing the use of Urdu in popular music has consistently declined The ghazal along with its gayaki has become a victim of the politics of language Today when even the Urdu spoken in the 1950s-60s is considered classical when supposedly informed ghazal audiences don’t notice the mispronunciation of crucial consonants when listeners are unaware of the mangling of even better-known couplets the space for the ghazal gayaki has shrunk and been so radically transformed that there is little difference left between ghazal and geet Hopefully the media attention to her in this centennial year will bring her music and Urdu poetry back to the attention of music fans The writer is a historian For all the latest Opinion News download Indian Express App More Related NewsWritten by Saleem Kidwai | Updated: October 18 A school dropout, has been arrested after the incident. Kamleshwar Singh Top News AS MANY as 22 cases of defacement were registered and half a dozen student leaders of various student organisations were booked for pasting their party-related posters on different government properties, on Sunday.Those booked included Ruby Sandhu president of National Students Union of India (NSUI) of DAV College Sector 10; Tanish Aggarwal of Hindustan Students Association (HSA); Sachin Gaurav a leader of NSUI; and Kuldeep Bishnoi president of HSA Police booked them as the posters carrying their pictures were found pasted on the walls of DAV College Sector 10 The other student leaders booked included Vansh Sandhu a leader of Students Organisation of India (SOI) of SD College Sector 32; and Narinder Singh alias Noni chairman of Indian Students Association (ISA) of Post-Graduate Government College (PGGC) Sector 46 The police said a poster of Vansh Sandhu was found pasted at the small roundabout of Sector 32/33 and Noni’s poster was found pasted on the wall of a CTU bus stop in Sector 42 Sixteen FIRs were registered against unknown persons who pasted the posters of private companies on the government buildings DSP (central) Ram Gopal said “Student leaders’ names phone numbers and party names are clearly mentioned on the posters As for non-poll posters names of people who pasted the posters on the government properties are subject of investigation All the booked persons including student leaders will be summoned shortly and legal action will be taken against them” All 22 cases were registered under the Delhi Prevention of Defacement Property (DPDP) Act 2007 which has a provision for a fine of Rs 50000 and imprisonment of one year or both For all the latest Chandigarh News download Indian Express App More Top NewsPublished: April 1 “We do not seek any vindictive punishments — merely that justice and decency be restored and fear of terror.
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