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AIR’s fete in Retrospect (Parts I-IV)
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AIR’s fete in Retrospect (Parts I-IV) By MOHAN NADKARNI The Economic Times, August 16, 1987 All India Radio turned 60 on July 23 last, if we take into account the establishment of the Bombay station of AIR. Indeed, this was the first set-up of the network which, today comprises as many as 93 main and 30 Vividh-Bharati stations or channels all over the country....

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Indian Music Today: Our Youngest Stylists
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By MOHAN D. NADKARNI The Bombay Sentinel, January 14, 1956 INDIAN music has a record of achievement through the ages. But the extent of neglect it suffered under the alien rule while popular patronage, too, fell because of economic and social backwardness of society was indeed appalling. Since independence, however, much artistic and cultural activity has been in evidence all over the country. The...

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India’s classical dancers
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By MOHAN D. NADKARNI The Bombay Sentinel, January 17, 1956 INDIAN dance, like Indian music, is a deliberate art, and has evolved in the perspective of the social and cultural history of the countr. In India, religion formed the nucleus of all artistic activity in ancient fines. The art of dancing was therefore conceived as a sacred rite and a symbol of religious expression....

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