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Folk songs reflect as if corruption is a way of life: Uttarakhand HC

The High Court referred to Narendra Singh Negi’s folk songs while passing an order for a CBI probe against Chief Minister Trivendra Singh Rawat on Tuesday. On Thursday, the Supreme Court stayed the CBI probe.
The Uttarakhand high court in a recent order cited two songs of the state’s famous folk singer Narendra Singh Negi (in pic), saying they reflect “as if corruption is a way of life”.(Instagram)
The Uttarakhand high court in a recent order cited two songs of the state’s famous folk singer Narendra Singh Negi (in pic), saying they reflect “as if corruption is a way of life”.(Instagram)
Published on Oct 29, 2020 03:59 PM IST
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Revolutionary balladeer Vangapandu Prasada Rao dies at 77

Hailing from Pedabondapalli village of Parvathipuram block in Andhra Pradesh, Vangapandu was inspired by Adibhatla Kailasam, and took to writing folk songs that inspired thousands of youths in the region.
File photo of Vangapandu Prasada Rao.
File photo of Vangapandu Prasada Rao.
Updated on Aug 04, 2020 08:53 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, Hyderabad | BySrinivasa Rao Apparasu | Edited by Ashutosh Tripathi

Happy Lohri 2020: Here are some lip-smacking delicacies to celebrate Lohri

Lohri 2020: The festival of Lohri has a lot to offer — great food, a taste of tradition, dance and dhol.
Happy Lohri 2020: Here are some lip-smacking delicacies to celebrate Lohri.
Happy Lohri 2020: Here are some lip-smacking delicacies to celebrate Lohri.
Updated on Jan 13, 2020 03:47 PM IST
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Happy Lohri 2020: 5 things that are an integral part of the festival

Lohri 2020: The festival is celebrated to mark the end of winter and is associated with the harvest of the Rabi crop. The festival is also known as Lohadi or Lal Loi.
Jammu, India – January 12, 2020: A roadside vendor displays customary eatables like peanuts, popcorns and other snacks ahead of Lohri festival, which will celebrated on 13th January every year in Jammu, on Sunday, January 12, 2020. On the Lohri day people fly kites in the day and light bonfires in the night to celebrate the event Lohri.(Photo by Nitin Kanotra / Hindustan Times)
Jammu, India – January 12, 2020: A roadside vendor displays customary eatables like peanuts, popcorns and other snacks ahead of Lohri festival, which will celebrated on 13th January every year in Jammu, on Sunday, January 12, 2020. On the Lohri day people fly kites in the day and light bonfires in the night to celebrate the event Lohri.(Photo by Nitin Kanotra / Hindustan Times)
Updated on Jan 13, 2020 03:23 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, Delhi | ByHT Correspondent

Labourer’s daughter from Udhampur bags first prize for singing at national-level Kala Utsav competition

Khushi, a Class 10 student of Government High School, Kawa, sang the folk song, Himachali; she won the contest, organised under the government’s Samagra scheme, without any professional training
Khushi (garlanded) with her family and teachers at the Government High School, Kawa, in Udhampur district after winning the first prize in the solo vocal music category at the national-level Kala Utsav competition in Bhopal recently.(ANI Photo)
Khushi (garlanded) with her family and teachers at the Government High School, Kawa, in Udhampur district after winning the first prize in the solo vocal music category at the national-level Kala Utsav competition in Bhopal recently.(ANI Photo)
Updated on Jan 11, 2020 12:09 PM IST
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Asian News International | ByAsian News International, Udhampur

Songs from around world display a common universal pattern, says study

Songs from different genres like rock, pop, folk songs and lullabies from all the corners of the world share a common universal pattern.
Songs from around world display a common universal pattern, says study.(Unsplash)
Songs from around world display a common universal pattern, says study.(Unsplash)
Updated on Jan 05, 2020 12:25 PM IST
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Washington D.C. | ByAsian News International

Preserving folk music heritage of a western UP village

For ages people in western UP villages sang ‘Ladli do do chike dalan’ (our girl now has two houses) to celebrate their daughters’ marriage. But today, with the new generations busy in their world of gadgets, technology and instant entertainment, such songs are on the verge of being lost forever. 
Rendition of a folk song being documented in Chithara village.(Sourced)
Rendition of a folk song being documented in Chithara village.(Sourced)
Published on Jun 24, 2019 01:40 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, Lucknow | By, Lucknow

#Travel: Living the fairytale life in Germany

Along the 600-km trail from Marburg to Bremen, the Brothers Grimm classics come alive.
At the Marburg Castle, a larger-than-life Cinderella slipper waits indefinitely to be found.(Photo: Sonia Nazareth)
At the Marburg Castle, a larger-than-life Cinderella slipper waits indefinitely to be found.(Photo: Sonia Nazareth)
Published on Jun 22, 2019 05:18 PM IST
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Hindustan Times | BySonia Nazareth

Couple gives a romantic twist to this famous folk song with playful lyrics

Anant and Veena picked up the famous folk song ‘Kothe Te Aa’, popularized by Jagjit and Chitra Singh, to create their version. Posted by Twitter user Anant on April 21, the video has gained more than 107,000 views and 6,500 likes.
Not just Twitter but the video is doing its round on other social media platforms too.(Twitter/@anantmt)
Not just Twitter but the video is doing its round on other social media platforms too.(Twitter/@anantmt)
Updated on Apr 27, 2019 02:20 PM IST
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ByTrisha Sengupta

In Sabarimala, it’s Hindu vs Hindu

Lord Ayyappa devotees display placards during a protest rally against the Supreme Court order that allowed entry of women of all ages into the Sabrimala temple.(HT Photo)
Lord Ayyappa devotees display placards during a protest rally against the Supreme Court order that allowed entry of women of all ages into the Sabrimala temple.(HT Photo)
Updated on Nov 04, 2018 12:51 AM IST
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Hindustan Times | ByDeepanjana Pal

Folk funda: Revive your old connect with native songs at this folk music fest

This event will enliven the oral tradition of narrating stories through folk songs via both formats, traditional and contemporary.
Singer Vidya Shah has curated IHC Lok Sangeet Sammelan this year.(Photo: Manoj Kumar/HT)
Singer Vidya Shah has curated IHC Lok Sangeet Sammelan this year.(Photo: Manoj Kumar/HT)
Published on Aug 17, 2018 07:39 PM IST
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