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Banaras Diary

Banaras Diary: The City Of Gods And Other Stories

Banaras is the home of Shiva, and like everywhere else, he resides almost everywhere—from under a peepal tree to the big temples.

12 March 2022

Girija Devi: Music Queen Who Wore The Wrong Crown

For all her mastery in semi-classical thumri, Girija Devi was equally proficient in the weightier khayal stream. What were the circumstances that drew the late vocalist heavily to a smaller arena of Hindustani music?

25 October 2017

Asphyxiating Industrial-Grade Nitrous Oxide Was Used As Anesthesia In BHU Hospital Where 18 People Lost Lives: Reports

05 October 2017

'Ran To Save My Life': BHU Professor Attacked By Students For Supporting Feroze Khan

A group of students have been protesting the appointment of Firoze Khan as an assistant professor at the Sanskrit Vidya Dharma Vigyan Department as he is a Muslim.

10 December 2019

Legendary Thumri Singer Girija Devi Dies, Admirers Say Her Demise Will Create A Deep Void

A legendary singer of the "Benaras gharana" had received Padma Shri in 1972, Padma Bhushan in 1989 and the Padma Vibhushan in 2016.

25 October 2017

Yogi Adityanath Orders Probe Into BHU Violence

A number of students, including women, and two journalists were injured in a lathicharge by the police where a protest against an alleged eve- teasing incident turned violent.

25 September 2017

Omkarnath And Voleti: Curious Tales Of Give And Take In Indian Music

On this day half a century ago, Hindustani classical lost titanic Omkarnath Thakur. December 29 was also when Carnatic’s Voleti Venkateswarulu died (in 1989). A peek at the two vocalists’ lives:

29 December 2017

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