Major Jagjit Singh shares stories of train massacres during Partition

Major Jagjit Singh was a 21 year old living in Amritsar at the time of Partition. He witnessed the first train massacres and the general deterioration of law and order in the months leading up to Partition, in 1947. In this video he describes these scenes. Major Jagjit Singh also formed a relief committee and volunteered in the hospitals and refugee camps. For more information visit … [Read more...]

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Campaign to stop Rape Rapper Honey Singh from performing in Gurgaon at New Year’s concert

Honey Singh is a Punjabi rapper  from Hoshiarpur, who is going to perform at the Bristol Hotel in Gurgaon.  A section of the society has started a campaign to ban this guy from performing in Delhi.  Actually he should be banned from performing anywhere in India.  He openly sings songs with "Rape themes" containing lyrics which are misogynistic and demeaning.He is known as the Rape Rapper.He has belted out songs like Main Hoon Balaatkari  and Ch** - punjabi word for female genitalia rhyming wi … [Read more...]

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Visual Details of Hindustani Classical Music (Infographic)

Hindustani Classical Music - the North Indian Classical - is a complex art and science.  It is tough to learn or fully comprehend its nuts and bolts.  But this Infographic tries to do a great job! (click on the image for larger size) Source: Creativeroots … [Read more...]

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Faiz's Aaj Baazaar Mein – Translated and Explained

By Toronto based Poet, Anis ZuberiCourtesy, Junaid ZuberiAnother translation of Faiz rendered by a Toronto based poet – Anis Zuberi. This is a timeless poem or nazm, aaj bazaar main pa ba jolan chalo has been translated and explained below.Aaj bazaar main pa ba jolan chaloaaj bazaar main pa bajolan chalo let us walk in bazaar in shacklesChashm-e-nam, jaan-e-shoreeda kafi nahin wet eyes and restless soul is not enoughTohmat-e-ishq-posheeda kafi nahin being charged for nurturing c … [Read more...]

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