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  • Embattled Kashmir is getting back on tourists' radars

    Embattled Kashmir is getting back on tourists' radars
    The signs that greet you as you emerge from the little airport in Srinagar, Kashmir's main city, give you a sense of how unexpected the place is going to be. The first one I saw advised, "Do not get your daughter married before the age of 18. (It is a criminal offence.) Education first. Marriage afterwards."
  • Adjunct Jailbird

    Adjunct Jailbird
    Every time I hear the name Ravi Shankar, I think of the sitar player from India who played with the Beatles back in the last century. I don’t think of a tenured associate professor being promoted by Central Connecticut State University to full...

    Mohammed Fairouz is a composer of the world

    Mohammed Fairouz is a composer of the world
    Voices rose in a soft hum, as if bees buzzing in a distant jar. The chorale conductor awakened the air with his baton and the composer, wearing a Batman T-shirt and blue suede shoes and looking disheveled after a flight from New York, closed his eyes...

    Star India Reveals $3.2 Billion Sports Investment

    LONDON -- Star India, 21st Century Fox's pay TV subsid, has announced a 200 billion rupee ($3.2 billion) investment in the Indian sports business. Following News Corp's 2012 buyout of ESPN's 50 per cent share in the ESPN Star Sports joint venture...

    Ravi Shankar dies at 92; sitar master

    Ravi Shankar dies at 92; sitar master
    Ravi Shankar was already revered as a master of the sitar in 1966 when he met George Harrison, the Beatle who became his most famous disciple and gave the Indian musician-composer unexpected pop-culture cachet. Suddenly the classically trained Shankar...