different ball game
the announcement of Premier League Soccer, can Indian football
enter a new era? Vaibhav Sharma checks
many times have we heard the arguments as to why the
Indian football is not a force to reckon with? People have come
up with the most inane reasons on why our footballers are not up
to the mark. And yet, we harbour dreams of seeing our
less-privileged and even lesser-known ‘Men in Blue’ play at
the biggest stage of all, the FIFA World Cup!
The new Premier League Soccer may see the likes of former Arsenal man and Japanese international player Junichi Inamoto
a League apart?
what exactly is it about the PLS that can make it
different from the existing national league, the ONGC I-League?
For starters, despite the fact that the I-League has expanded,
and has helped in taking the game to various parts of the
country, it still has not been able get a hold on the audiences.
in our times
GenNext may not be
singing Tagore songs but his philosophy does hold relevance
today, writes Ritusmita Biswas
the 150th year of Rabindranath Tagore’s anniversary
celebration, for the modern youth, the bard seems nothing but a
literary figure confined to their textbooks. This is more
evident among the students of elite schools, who prefer to opt
for ballet, salsa or any other western dance/music form rather
than opting to learn Rabindra Sangeet.
Gurudev wanted his
music to be heard beyond the boundaries of Bengal. He invited
French artist and scholar Alain Dani`E9lou to Santiniketan in
1932 to transcribe Rabindra Sangeet for the western audience,
writes Vandana Shukla
works as a bridge that takes us to unknown territories
— esoteric, exalted, and, at times, geographical. Had
Francesca Cassio not read Rabindranath Tagore’s poetry as a
child, her musical trajectory might have remained limited to
western classical music. But this trained opera singer from
Italy, a musicologist who specialises in ethnomusicology, took
the thread of Tagore’s musical poetry and a whole new tapestry
was woven around the musical systems of the East and the West.