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THE GHARANA

The concept of gharana was peculiar to North Indian music. The word “Gharana” literally means “house” and it implies the house of the teacher. It was linked to the very ancient concept of the Guru-Shishya-Parampara (linage of teacher /disciple) but it had some interesting twists.

The names of the gharanas were almost always derived from a geographical location. This was usually the city, district or state that the founder lived in. Two examples are the ...

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KATHAK – A CLASSICAL DANCE OF NORTHERN INDIA

KATHAK – A CLASSICAL DANCE OF NORTHERN INDIA

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Kathak is the major classical dance form of northern India. The word kathak means “to tell a story”. It is derived from the dance dramas of ancient India. When the patronage shifted from the temples to the royal court, there was a change in the overall emphasis. The emphasis shifted from the telling of religious stories to one of entertainment. Today, the story-telling aspect has been downgraded and the dance ...

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Health benefits of Soursop

Health benefits of Soursop

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Soursop is definitely the fruit of the exotic tree, also referred to as custard apple, graviola or even Brazilian paw paw. It’s a specific preferred in the West Indies and South America both for its tangy flavor along with its intended therapeutic qualities. If you’re able to imagine a situation, most likely somebody may have reported ...

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