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S.M. Shahid

In focus: Keeping old melodies alive

The last six decades have seen strange things happening to music in this country. First, there was a wealth of... Published Oct 20, 2013 08:44am

Ravi Shankar and Sitar were synonymous

I CAN’T say about other music lovers who were born during the middle of the last century, but I became familiar with the word sitar and its sound when I heard the name Ravi Shankar. In other words, sitar and Ravi Shankar were synonymous. Published Dec 12, 2012 09:10pm

Trial and error

iv id= “Why is it that people underestimate and downplay everything that is done on a trial and error basis?” To... Published Apr 04, 2010 12:00am

Education and learning

iv id= “Frankly speaking, education is a racket,” said Babboo. “You have a knack of passing sweeping judgment on ... Published Mar 21, 2010 12:00am

Two`s company: In fashion

“When did FASHION become such a great thing for mankind? It`s certainly not a part of nature or instinct. Animals do... Published Mar 07, 2010 12:00am

Do more!

iv id= “What was the thing that annoyed you the most when you were in school, if you ever attended one that is?”... Published Feb 27, 2010 12:00am

Two`s Company: Breaking news

TV anchors are always looking for some big fish to be trapped. “Babboo, do you remember you once told me that it was... Published Jan 24, 2010 12:00am