"This is a double khushi moment," said Hariharan to STOI before he went on stage. He was referring to his being named a national-award winner on Saturday evening, apart from the fact that he was performing with ghazal maestro Ghulam Ali.
Hariharan started with the lovely slow tune 'Kash Aisa Koi Manzar Hota' and went on to a faster number like 'Mujhe Apne Hi Rang Mein Rang De'. People in the audience echoed his swars before he moved on to one of his favourites — 'Krishna Nee Begane Baaro'.
Hariharan mixed classical with ghazal and mesmerized the audience, which clamoured for more. Ghulam Ali, listening to Hariharan, had some wonderful words to say: "Main sun raha tha... Aisa lag raha tha ki mera chhota bhai gaa raha hai'' (I was hearing him. It was as though my younger brother was singing).
The Pakistani ghazal legend then took the stage and sang the well-known 'Dil Mein Ek Lehar Si'. It was a proud moment for both singers to share the the stage for the cause of unity, and it culminated in a grand jugalbandi. 'Is aman ki asha ko hum apne suron se paar karenge, hum ek hi hai, hamara sur bhi' (We are bridging differences through aman Ki asha. We are one, our voice is one).
"Sur, aman, asha are all the same. Everything expresses love. These may be different words, but they convey the same thing — love," he said.
Monday, January 25, 2010
A cross-border collaboration
Representatives of the internationally recognised Self Employed Women Association (SEWA) Academy, India, visited Pakis .....more
The conscience-shaking brutal rape and subsequent
death of the anonymous student from Delhi is not India's issue alone and the grief is not for one case alone<
The spirit of Aman ki Asha is embodied in the gesture of an Indian who gives a Pakistani a free ticket to the first Twenty20 cricket match between India and Pakist .....more
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The News on Sunday Special Report: India Pakistan prisoners more editions
We probably didn't need to do this Special Report. Newspaper stories don't matter when it comes to Indians in Pakistani jails and vice versa. In fact, 'vice versa' sums it up. We do to them what they do to us.
Except when the two countries decide to begin talking, yet again! This time a little before the foreign secretary level talks, some Pakistani prisoners were released by India (and vice versa must have happened) and some more were release....read more
For the past 2 years the Jang Group and Geo have been working on a project of great national interest; one that we hope will help usher in an era of peace and prosperity in the country and indeed, in the region. And one that hopefully all Pakistanis can be proud of. more
The Jang Group has entered into an agreement with the Times of India Group, the largest media group of India, to campaign for peace betw