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Reminded of the past controversies over the appointment of vice-chancellors and their dismissalsJoshi said the selection process should be made more transparent The new Governor will temporarily stay at a bungalow in Gautam Palli close to the chief ministers residence as renovation work is in progress at Raj Bhavan The new GuvJoshia native of Rajasthanhas replaced T V Rajeswarwhose term expired on July 7 Seventy-three-year-old Joshia former 1957-batch IPS officer from Rajasthan cadre is the 22nd Governor of UP He was the Governor of Uttarakhand from October 2007 till he was made the UP Governor Previouslyhe had served as Lieutenant-Governor of Delhi and Governor of Meghalaya between 2004 and 2007 For all the latest Lucknow News download Indian Express App More Related NewsBy: Tech Desk | Updated: September 22 2016 5:28 pm Crusaders air quality meter is fitted with a PM25 Laser Meter that can give real time readings on PM25 particles in the air Top News Crusaders has announced the launch of its “Crusaders PM 25 Air Quality Monitor” that is designed to check the quality of air in the immediate environment of a user The AQM can be used to check the air quality of rooms public areas cars etc The product parts on the device includes a main device having an Air inlet Air outlet display and charging jack Crusaders air quality meter is fitted with a PM25 Laser Meter that can give real time readings on PM25 particles in the air It comes with an auto standby option when the device is left idle time of two minutes The AQM comes with an in-built Li-ion rechargeable battery To use the air quality monitor press and hold the ON/OFF button for three seconds LED light up and signigy that the PM 25 detector has started working To turn the device off just press and hold the button for three seconds Pressing the button twice will make the device work in super-mode ie it continuously monitor the concentration of PM 25 At the launch of the air quality monitor Ankur Chawla Director (Sales and Marketing) Crusaders Technologies India said “Our aim is to improve the life of millions of people through continuous Innovation At Crusaders products are designed according to the Indian Environment Conditions And we feel the Laser PM 25 Air Quality Monitor will prove to be an effective and economical tool for diagnosing the air quality around us and will help us to take immediate measures to avoid its adverse effects thereby leading a healthier lifestyle” Crusader AQM is priced at Rs 4999 and is available in white colour It is exclusively available through the company’s website and other e-commerce portals like Flipkart Snapdeal Amazon and more For all the latest Technology News download Indian Express App IE Online Media Services Pvt Ltd More Top NewsWritten by Agencies | London | Published: May 8 2012 3:10 pm Related News Actress Freida Pinto says fame was too much for her after the superhit movie “Slumdog Millionaire” The 27-year-old felt that her co-star and boyfriend Dev Patel was the only person who truly understood what she was going through during that periodreported Contactmusic “If I needed to talk to someone about what happenedhe was the only one who knew what was going on It was nice to have those moments and that experience together “It took a while to accept what had happened As much as I was happy with what was going onit was almost too much to take in for somebody who’d never experienced any of that before” Pinto said For all the latest Entertainment News download Indian Express App More Related NewsWritten by Suanshu Khurana | New Delhi | Updated: January 28 2015 2:40 pm Pandit Jasraj at his home in Mumbai (Source: Express photo by Amit Chakravarty) Related News Legend has it that in the middle of 16th century Tansen and Baiju Bawra matched their voices at a recital in Agra Tansen opened with Todi Minutes into the raga a herd of deer came running in the musician’s direction and stood transfixed by his voice Since then the raga has been represented in visual art especially in Rajasthani miniature paintings as a woman in a forest holding a veena surrounded by deer In 1996 at a concert held in Varanasi’s Hanuman temple the strains of the Todi were heard too As the performance began Pandit Jasraj subtly oscillated the rishabh (re) during the ascent and cajoled the pancham (pa) in the descent Suddenly a deer darted across the central aisle and stood near the stage A murmur rippled through the audience But Jasraj kept up with his taans oblivious to this unexpected visitor At the end of the khayal he opened his eyes and smiled as he saw the deer “Jai ho” he mumbled The two anecdotes centuries apart seem to signal a belief in the continuity of Hindustani classical music “It was God’s intimation I was on the right track” says Jasraj in the course of a long conversation in his apartment in Versova Mumbai From the family album photographs with his wife and disciples (Source: Express photo by Amit Chakravarty) On January 28 Pandit Jasraj turns 85 He represents the last of a generation of classical vocalists which includes 83-year-old Kishori Amonkar the doyenne of the Jaipur Atrauli gharana His riyaz once lasted 14 hours a day now he sings for four hours But his voice has defied age as capable of reaching the heights of swara as he could two decades ago He sings regularly at concerts even though now his repertoire consists of more bhajans and shorter performances than hours of delineating a khayal “How he reaches the notes is as important as the notes themselves And with his gharana’s Sufi and kirtankaar influence (the lyrics are inspired by a variety of Sufi and Hindu poets) when he enunciates a swara the feeling is that of being in a temple His music has a heightened level of devotion” says Pandit Rajan Mishra of the Banaras gharana “Musicians like Jasraj are one of a kind His performances take you into a different world one where God exists Uss Allah ko kya pukar lagata hai ye… mantramugdha kar dene wali (His call to Allah casts a spell on you)” says thumri exponent Girija Devi For music lovers today Jasraj is a reminder of the the gold standard of musical performance attained through years of rigorous riyaz “There was and is no other way It’s relatively easier for instrumentalists Woh toh hathauda maar kar ya side se taar theek kar apna saaz tune kar lenge (They can hammer away or pluck a string to tune their instrument) But for a vocalist the throat is the instrument How do you tune that I have to keep singing keep polishing it keep learning new things I am in my 80s it takes double the energy to make the raag speak to the audience” says Jasraj whose packed concerts across the world are proof of the legendary status he has acquired in 50 years When the history of Hindustani classical music is written Jasraj will be remembered as the pioneer who added elements of the thumri to the khayal giving it more flexibility and making it more audience-friendly This would have been considered blasphemous half a century ago when the khayal was serious business and sung without any ornamentation Even the bandish would be sung with a certain indifference “Jasrajji introduced elements to make the khayal sound like a thumri sometimes while still retaining its classical elements” says musicologist and sitar player Arvind Parikh However purists do note: he never sang a thumri He also created a unique jugalbandi style called Jasrangi in which a male and a female vocalist sing a different raga at the same time Born in Hisar Haryana in 1930 to a family of classical musicians of the Mewat gharana Jasraj was only four when his father Pandit Motiram passed away He still has faint memories of learning a song from his father and singing it all day The family — his mother and two brothers — moved to Hyderabad soon after where his brother Pratap Narayan (composer duo Jatin-Lalit’s father) began teaching him the basics of the tabla Almost six years later when he was 11 Jasraj began accompanying his elder brother Maniram a vocalist on the tabla so that “the chulha kept burning in the house” “I don’t even remember when I fell in love with music” he says It was a fellow musician’s derisive remark that set him on a different path Tabla’s loss was gayaki’s gain It was 1945 and 15-year-old Jasraj was accompanying Kumar Gandharva on the tabla at a concert in Lahore Gandharva decided to begin the first beat of the time cycle from dhaivat (dha) The rules say that the note can’t be predominant in Bhimpalasi the raga he was playing But Jasraj went along The next day Pandit Amarnath Chawla would criticise Gandharva for the rookie mistake “But I argued that one cannot ignore the brilliance with which Gandharva sang He snapped at me and said ‘Jasraj tum mara huya chamda peette ho tumko raagdaari ke baare mein kuch nahi maloom (Jasraj you pound dead leather What do you know about raagdaari)’ I was hurt I didn’t touch the tabla again I had to master the raagdaari he was talking about” he says Jasraj began to learn singing from his elder brother Maniram He also trained under Swami Vallabhdas of the Agra gharana Two years later he was accepted as a radio artiste in Calcutta and moved to the city For a classical musician there could have been no better place than Calcutta of the 1950s and 1960s At its all-night music festivals in Dover Lane and Sutanuti the leading musicians of the time from Bade Ghulam Ali Khan to Pandit Bhimsen Joshi Pandit Ravi Shankar to Ustad Allah Rakha and Pandit Bismillah Khan would perform Concerts were held not just at Rabindra Sadan and the Academy of Fine Arts but also on the lawns of Victoria Memorial Slowly and steadily the portals to this select circle were opening for Jasraj At the time the gharana system in Indian classical music was quite distinct But Jasraj who had been greatly influenced by Ustad Amir Khan of the Agra gharana began incorporating elements from other gharanas into his music “Everyone was taking what was great in every gharana and mixing it up Jasraj was at the helm of this” says music critic S Kalidas That was the biggest criticism Jasraj faced for 10-15 years “But a few years later people began enjoying this music The criticism was forgotten” says Kalidas That was also the time he met his future wife Madhura filmmaker V Shantaram’s daughter at a recording studio “I was 17 then but no bells rang” says Madhura But at a concert some years later she was touched by a beautiful bandish in raga Lalit the lyrics of which went Ratnare naino mein mohan ki moorat and went to meet him backstage “He told me ‘Aapki aankhon ko dekhkar gaaya (I looked into your eyes and I sang)’ I laughed and told him I was sitting right at the back” They were married two years later After spending a year in Calcutta they moved to Bombay in 1963 and began living near the Opera House “It’s been a wonderful life with her No one else could have understood my eccentricities better” says Jasraj His popularity as a musician owes a lot to his friendliness with the audience Jasraj isn’t temperamental like Amonkar or oblivious to his audience as Bhimsen Joshi was or strict like Pandit Shiv Kumar Sharma “Kishori mein thodi zyada Kesarbai Kerkar hai (There is a lot of Kesarbai Kerkar in Kishori) There is less of her own mother Moghubai That is why she is a little angry at everyone all the time But that’s her nature Her music however is beautiful and pure As for me I learnt from my elder brother who was gentle and nurturing I can’t be mad at my audience I enjoy talking to them giving in to their farmaish (requests) sometimes On other occasions I coax them to listen to what I want to present” says Jasraj “He is a performer who connects with the audience’s innermost thoughts It’s hard to find a greater male voice in the current classical milieu” says classical vocalist Prabha Atre These days a lot of his time is spent teaching In his spare time he plays the LPs of Bade Ghulam Ali Khan and Ustad Amir Khan But he still hasn’t been able to acquire a taste for Bollywood music “Young classical musicians are doing interesting work and we have to stop underestimating them I like Ramkumar Mishra and Rattan Mohan Sharma a lot” says Jasraj But his greatest legacy remains in rejecting the elitism of Indian classical music “Music belongs to everyone It should be heard by everyone Only then will it throw up new insights and reach Allah” he says For all the latest Lifestyle News download Indian Express App More Related NewsBy: IANS | New York | Published: July 20 2016 8:54 pm “The study confirms the urgent need to treat people with HIV infection as soon as the infection is diagnosed to protect their health and for public health” said lead author Myron S Cohen from University of North Carolina in the US (AP Photo) Top News Anti-HIV medications have the potential to suppress the viral load of people living with HIV and provide durable protection against heterosexual transmission a study says The 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