is the doyenne of the illustrious Agra-Atrauli Gharana. Leaving behind a lucrative engineering career, she took to Hindustani classical music as a full-time pursuit and became one of its ace performers. She was groomed by Ustad Khadim Husain Khan, the acknowledged doyen of the Agra-Atrauli Gharana and one of the finest teachers of the last century. She has been a regular concert artiste for over three decades and has performed in important musical events all over India and undertaken several concert tours of the US, Canada, UK and Continental Europe.
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Ashish Rajadhyaksha is Senior Fellow at the Centre for the Study of Culture & Society, Bangalore. He started his career in political journalism, and has written numerous essays on the cinema since the 1980s. He has taught cinema in many places round the world, including at the Jadavpur University’s Department of Film Studies, the Korean National University of Art etc.
The hybrid practice of the Raqs Media Collective is as expressively poetic as it is rigorously analytical. A Raqs work, like a move in an ongoing game of chess that anyone can enjoy, can be strikingly simple in its appearance and execution and yet be driven by an immense complexity of motives.