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He even went to Sharif’s grand-daughter’s wedding defying all conventional norms." he asked./ She wears her grief, a moon-soaked white/ corners the sky into disbelief The late Agha Shahid Ali began writing his tribute to Begum Akhtar when he returned from her funeral 40 years ago this month Last week on October 7 the 100th anniversary of her birth Shubha Mudgal offered haazri at Begum Akhtar’s mazaar in Pasand Bagh Lucknow Understandably she felt intimidated and decided not to sing any ghazals or other compositions associated with the late singer The space of ghazal gayaki left empty by Begum Akhtar stays empty It is easy to predict that this space will stay empty forever Begum Akhtar was the last of the singers in an illustrious line of women musicians who were steeped equally in music and poetry While all tawaifs had brought music to poetry Begum Akhtar brought poetry to music Both came to her instinctively The tawaifi tradition drew upon the knowledge and skills of the best music and dance ustads Many poets who aspired for wider fame too were willing to be patronised by these women Scholars were employed to teach them poetry Training in deportment etiquette style conversation etc were imparted in-house Begum Akhtar was the poster girl for the tawaifi music tradition and all its attendant sophistications Set to music and dance the ghazal had found wider space in the 20th century because of films and their music It was through these three-minute renditions of the ghazal that Begum Akhtar had first acquired fame But it was in her longer renditions either on All India Radio or later on long and extended playing records that it became evident she not only had a magical voice but also a masterly command of music However it was her instinctive relationship to language that set her apart from all others For instance the way she would split words or combine them into musical phrases shows how comfortable she was with Urdu’s poetic idiom This musical comfort level with the language also marked out some of her younger contemporaries like Mehdi Hasan Iqbal Bano and Farida Khanum and is sadly missing from most other singers Begum Akhtar knew she was belittled as a singer by critics and some other musicians because she did not sing khayal (though she recorded a few chhota khayals early in her career) She was labelled as a light classical singer which did not seem to bother her except when she was pointedly reminded of it by the establishment For instance she was hurt when the Sangeet Natak Akademi took its time in bestowing its annual award on her Begum Akhtar was never known as a dancer though she had been trained to dance From early on in life she had stuck to her passion — poetry She opted out of films and preferred to perform in personalised mehfils where she was at liberty to weave her musical and romantic magic over her audience An incurable romantic poetry suited her temperament and it is this that made her mehfils such a place to aspire to and be in Even her best known devotional thumris addressed to Krishna are romantic with the attendant emotions of love longing pain separation jealousy etc She could as easily be naughty as in the dadra “Hamri atariya aao sanwariya” In contrast her naats in honour of the Prophet are formal and competent but they never made it near the top of the popularity charts of Muslim devotional music anyway However we have been criminally denied access to a large body of her renditions of marsiya and soz mournful devotional music performed during Muharram Hidden somewhere in the impenetrable innards of AIR are hours of her renditions of poetry without any musical accompaniment Without listening to these Begum Akhtar’s musical greatness has yet to be pegged Post 1947 Begum Akhtar was one of the most effective ambassadors for Urdu She made the poetry of the great the talented and the popular — Mir Ghalib Dagh Makhdoom Josh Faiz Shakeel and Kaifi — sound even greater when she sang it So self-assured was she that she would on impulse set a ghazal to a raga different from the one she usually sang in She made Urdu familiar to non-Urdu speakers It wasn’t surprising therefore that MS Subbalakshmi turned to her for advice when she decided to sing a Ghalib ghazal With her passing the use of Urdu in popular music has consistently declined The ghazal along with its gayaki has become a victim of the politics of language Today when even the Urdu spoken in the 1950s-60s is considered classical when supposedly informed ghazal audiences don’t notice the mispronunciation of crucial consonants when listeners are unaware of the mangling of even better-known couplets the space for the ghazal gayaki has shrunk and been so radically transformed that there is little difference left between ghazal and geet Hopefully the media attention to her in this centennial year will bring her music and Urdu poetry back to the attention of music fans The writer is a historian For all the latest Opinion News download Indian Express App More Related NewsBy: Reuters | London | Published: August 4 2017 12:39 am Provided it does Neymar will become the biggest name in Ligue 1 as mega-rich PSG set their sights on becoming the powerhouse club of European football (Source: AP) Related News Neymar’s imminent arrival at Paris St Germain can help France’s Ligue 1 grow to match Europe’s powerhouse leagues according to the director general of top flight side Lille The Brazilian striker’s 222 million euro transfer from Barcelona to PSG hit a glitch on Thursday with Spain’s La Liga rejecting the payment of Neymar’s release clause from his contract although his move is expected to go through Provided it does Neymar will become the biggest name in Ligue 1 as mega-rich PSG set their sights on becoming the powerhouse club of European soccer While the staggering sums of money involved in the Neymar saga have drawn criticism Lille’s director general Marc Ingla believes it will help Ligue 1 punch its weight after so long being the poor relation of Spain’s La Liga England’s Premier League the German Bundesliga and Italy’s Serie A “It is amazing We invested in Lille knowing that Ligue 1 has a bright future and Neymar is an accelerator to this bright future of Ligue 1” he told the BBC’s World Service “The young talent pool we have here is the best in Europe That is why France is the number one exporting country in football And that is why we think Ligue 1 is ripe for growth” PSG owned by the Qatar Sports Investments are the only French club in the top 20 of Europe’s rich list But Ingla thinks believes the arrival of Neymar will the help others grow and boost the profile of French football “I don’t get why (Ligue 1) should be number five in terms of money generated and audience generated” he said “It does not mirror the talent potential we have So I see Neymar’s arrival as an accelerator for Ligue 1’s potential and the possibility to shine globally” Earlier on Thursday Spain’s La Liga rejected payment of a record-breaking release clause that would allow Neymar to leave Barcelona for PSG A group of lawyers representing Nemar visited La Liga in Madrid on Thursday to try to settle the transfer and pay the 222 million-euro ($263 million) break fee The French League later issued a statement saying it “did not understand” the refusal of La Liga to accept the payment of the release clause for Neymar “The LFP asks the Liga to abide by the FIFA rules and its responsibilities” the statement said “The LFP supports Paris St Germain and wishes Neymar to join the Ligue 1 championship” For all the latest Sports News download Indian Express App More Related NewsWritten by Parmita Uniyal | New Delhi | Updated: January 5 2015 4:07 pm Cookbook author and chef Nita Mehta during the finale of LG’s Mallika-e-Kitchen Related News She has a distinct glow on her face that combined with her simplicity towards life and approach to cooking creates a magnetic aura around her A keen observant adapting herself to the changing world every moment and sharing the pearls of wisdom with those who are equally keen to learn celebrated cookbook author and chef Nita Mehta at 63 is raring to go as the life unfolds before her Mehta who has 400 cookbooks to her credit of which 6 million copies have been sold worldwide is also a recipient of Best Asian Cookbook Award for her book Flavours of Indian Cooking at the World Cookbook Fair in Paris Dressed impeccably in a purple and yellow anarkali suit Mehta was elegance personified as she made her presence felt at the grand finale of 6th edition of LG’s cookery contest Mallika-e-Kitchen on Friday Mehta loves every dimension of her professional self – a cook an author an entrepreneur and a teacher and immensely enjoys donning all these hats simply because she’s passionate about cooking Incidentally Mehta also runs a culinary academy known as Nita Mehta Culinary Academy that she inaugurated in 2001 At her fittest best currently the ace chef-cum-author believes in healthy cooking and has also penned books on Zero Oil Cooking and Diabetes Delicacies “I really don’t like paunches I want myself to be fit and people around me to be fit that’s why I promote healthy food” Nita Mehta tells Indian Express Online She also owns a publishing house SNAB Publishers Food lover to the core Mehta also launched her restaurant Kelong in Ludhiana In a conversation with Indian Express Online she suggests healthy food ideas for kids opens up on fitness and tells us why Samosa is healthier than pizza Cookbook author and chef Nita Mehta during the finale of LG’s Mallika-e-Kitchen Q According to a recent report a majority of school children aren’t fit partly because of the lack of physical activity and partly because of food habits Do you have some fitness advice for our school kids A To cultivate fitness habits about children parents have to be more active around them For example today in the evening me and my husband will go for a walk with my grandson Same goes with the food habits of the children If they like aloo paratha don’t start by giving a whole bowl of palak paneer You can serve just a spoonful of palak paneer with their aloo-parathas in the beginning One takes some time to acquire taste Q We all know it is important to have a balanced diet but we are simply not able to incorporate it in our diet What to do A Although people are becoming more and more aware about the importance of balanced diet and healthy food thanks to internet and cookbooks there are gaps that need to be filled Serving a nutritious meal to kids is a bigger challenge We have to make their soya and sprouts tasty For example if you are planning to make matar-aloo just add soya granuels to it kids will get their protein intake I get these ideas from people around me Mix fruits like pomegranate with sprouts to make them healthier and tasty Q Do you think the Western snacks like burger and pizza have completely overtaken our desi Samosa and Kachauri A See trends keep changing This suit I’m wearing was popular some decades back and then came back in vogue again Similarly burgers pizzas undoubtedly are more in demand than samosa and kachauri But I would like to add here that snacks like Samosa and Kachauri are healthier and have lesser calories than burger and pizza Q You are a cookbook author a chef and an entrepreneur Which hat do you enjoy donning the most A It is all inter-related and the connecting dot is Food Even when I go out eating I obseve people keenly and see what they are ordering what they like The process never stops I keep learning from people around me and keep evolving That keeps me going Email author: parmitauniyal@expressindiacom Follow on Twitter: @parmitauniyal For all the latest Lifestyle News download Indian Express App More Related NewsNew Delhi: Buoyed by government retreating on the land ordinance Congress President Sonia Gandhi on Tuesday attacked Prime Minister Narendra Modi saying he has been "reduced to unedifying flip flops" and most of his poll promises were nothing more than "hawabaazi" (empty talk) Congress president Sonia Gandhi PTI Giving credit to the campaign by Congress workers against land bill "under active guidance" of Rahul Gandhi for the government climbdown Gandhi spoke of launching "similar" action against the "assault" on issues like labour reforms women and child development RTI and MGNREGA She alleged Modi government has "failed abysmally" to match words with deeds media events with actual accomplishments and headlines with substance "The U-turn on the land ordinance is evidence that the government is out of touch with ground realities It has become painfully clear that most of the pledges made by the Prime Minister during his election campaign were nothing more than hawabaazi" she said at a meeting of the Congress Working Committee in New Delhi In the first meeting of the CWC since the Prime Minister declared that land ordinance would not be repromulgated Gandhi said that due to Congress’ sustained campaign the government has been compelled to withdraw its "anti-farmer" amendments "The credit for this goes to every worker of the Congress Party who under Rahul’s active guidance carried out a sustained agitation" Gandhi said hailing the leadership of the Congress Vice President to the cause of farmers She also said that this became possible due to all like minded political parties and all members of civil society who joined hands with Congress in this fight Expressing concern over considerable deterioration in the security situation in India’s neighbourhood she said jawans and civilians are being increasingly targeted "Instead of a coherent policy on Pakistan this government can’t seem to make up its mind on what it should do" she said "From aggressively mocking Manmohan Singh and his policy during the election campaign the Prime Minister has been reduced to unedifying flip-flops casting doubts on what he really stands for" she said The economy is on a downward slide while prices continue on their unrelenting rise she said adding that the Modi Government has "failed abysmally to match words with deeds to match media events with actual accomplishments to match headlines with substance" As for promises such as the creation of jobs or slogans such as Make in India the less said about them the better she said She also charged the government with "systematically eroding" the autonomy and integrity of vital institutions which have stood the country in good stead In an apparent reference to the killing of Govind Pansare and MM Kalburgi she said writers and progressive thinkers are being physically eliminated In the backdrop of some news channels being served notices over their coverage Gandhi alleged that the media is being threatened with notices and other repressive measures Gandhi also deprecated attempts to "revamp" the Nehru Memorial Museum and Library and some other cultural organisations "History is sought to be rewritten with special targeting of Jawaharlal Nehru the architect of modern India and builder of democratic institutions" she said Gandhi told the CWC that these developments had hardly come as a surprise "The country last week was given clear evidence of what has been obvious for a long time — that the Modi government is controlled and directed by the RSS whose agenda is well known to all of us" she said in an obvious reference to a meeting of top Ministers BJP leaders and the RSS top brass which was also attended by the PM here At the outset the Congress President recalled that the last CWC meeting was held just two weeks after the Modi Government had first promulgated its "draconian" Land Ordinance "For reasons best known to it the Modi-Government chose to disregard the will of Parliament and displayed an inexplicable hurry to snatch lands from our farmers" she said Gandhi said now similar campaigns need to be mounted against the assault on tribal welfare on women and child welfare on labour laws on laws that protect the environment and forests on RTI and "on our flagship initiatives like MGNREGA which are being systematically undermined" The Congress chief said that farmers are even today under "great distress " because of excess rain or drought conditions and no adequate relief was reaching them due to the government’s "insensitivity" to their plight PTI Written by Anant Sudarshan Santosh Harish Michael Greenstone | Updated: May 13 2016 1:36 pm Illustration by C R Sasikumar Related News Delhi has now had two encounters with the odd-even pilot experiment The first in January succeeded in reducing pollution by about 10-13 per cent as we showed in a previous article (‘Yes Delhi it worked’ The Indian Express January 19) But this time around we find no evidence that the same policy running from April 15 to April 30 affected pollution levels This difference illustrates an important point we have made before: That the odd-even policy is inherently unpredictable and ultimately is likely to have an insignificant impact on pollution In the long run other approaches are likely to be better suited to reduce pollution The difference also underlines why context matters Different conditions require different measures and government action in one arena can undermine efforts in another Before going further it’s important to understand the methods we used to arrive at these estimates We deployed what is known as a difference-in-differences approach This involves comparing changes in pollution trends in an area where a policy did occur to a similar area where it did not The point of this approach is to control for external factors that influence pollution outside of the policy For example April has seen crop burning and forest fires in Uttarakhand Certainly these factors influence air pollution levels and trends in Delhi But they are likely to equally affect the rest of the NCR too The method we use therefore can account for such external factors and then examines policy impacts We used data only from government monitors in Delhi Faridabad and Gurgaon Share This Article Related Article So why didn’t the April pilot work when the January programme did One reason might be the differences in atmospheric conditions between summer and winter In the winter air pollution stays trapped close to the ground in Delhi (a phenomenon known as thermal inversion) As a result short-term policies to reduce air pollution such as the odd-even scheme can have a brief detectable effect The summer however is very different Pollution rises and quickly disperses As a result it is less likely that any short-term policy will have immediate and significant impact on ground-level air pollution There are other factors that might be at play that demonstrate how one policy may impact another During the April odd-even scheme private taxi services such as Uber and Ola were banned from using surge pricing When peak hour taxi prices are constrained to be low then supply may also drop at these times Indeed taxi availability through online services was very low in the second half of April and it is plausible that this made it hard for some consumers to find an alternative In general constraining prices in the private market is inefficient policymaking On the flip side increasing government enforcement of the diesel ban on commercial vehicles while a good idea in the long run might have further constrained taxi availability during this period The chart accompanying this article sharply illustrates the difference between odd-even in January versus April In our previous article evaluating the January odd-even scheme we found that pollution reductions started to become visible around 8 am with the maximum declines appearing between 11 am and 2 pm As temperatures fell and 8 pm approached reductions became smaller Overall we estimated that pollution levels dropped by an average of 20-30 microgram per cubic metre during the hours when the programme wasin place This time around things look very different Hourly estimates of pollution reduction are small Indeed none of the hourly estimates for the second round of odd-even can be statistically distinguished from zero These estimates suggest congestion and vehicle use did not significantly decrease as they did during the January iteration What then might we concludefrom this One argument has been that the odd-even policy should be extended over a longer period of time But experience proves otherwise as humans learn to adapt and game the system In Mexico City where an odd-even programme was enforced over a longer period of time pollution reductions vanished as commuters bought cheaper second-hand and often higher-polluting cars The only thing these vehicles had going for them was the right number plate It is very unlikely that this is a factor in India currently But if the scheme was extended Delhi might experience something similar to Mexico City Watch video Delhi not the most polluted city A more successful longer-term measure may be to adopt congestion pricing in areas where local pollution levels are high and traffic jams are common In such a system drivers are charged for using the roads at certain places and times allowing cities to effectively reduce car use at periods of peak congestion and pollution This approach has been successful in places such as London and Singapore Alternatively taxing actual fuel consumption might also be a sustainable long-term policy if designed well With programmes such as these that use financial incentives to change behaviour it also becomes possible to raise revenue? “We don’t know why anyone would do this. 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