Anoushka Shankar: Ravi Shankar was ‘my guru and my father’
Anoushka Shankar: How to travel with a sitar
JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) — A world-famous spiritual leader is bringing his mediation practices to Juneau in hopes of teaching locals how to live stress- and violence-free lives.
The Juneau Empire reports 1,000 followers are expected to arrive in Juneau to take part in Sri Sri Ravi Shankar's group mediations at Juneau-Douglas High School later this month.
My First Gig: Anoushka Shankar
India’s top court: Instant divorce among Muslims unlawful
NEW DELHI (AP) — India's Supreme Court on Tuesday struck down the Muslim practice that allows men to instantly divorce their wives as unconstitutional.
The bench, comprising five senior judges of different faiths, deliberated for three months before issuing its order in response to petitions from seven Muslim women who had been divorced through the practice known as triple talaq.
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Bhaskar Chakravorti, Tufts University
In 1967 the Monterey Pop Festival served as a launchpad for such luminaries as Jimi Hendrix, the Who, Janis Joplin and the Grateful Dead. It also helped bring soul singer Otis Redding in front of a new audience and introduced master Indian classical musician Ravi Shankar to American ears.
MONTEREY, Calif. (AP) — The Monterey International Pop Festival turned 50 on Friday and celebrated its anniversary by kicking off another three-day concert that's bringing back a few acts from a half century ago.
NEW DELHI (AP) — An expert panel appointed by India's top environmental watchdog has said that damage caused by a cultural festival held on the banks of the Yamuna River a year ago would need at least a decade to be fixed.