Malhar Thakar, an actor par excellence, has won many hearts. 'Saheb' actor has given many hits like 'Chhello Divas', 'Shu Thayu?', 'Love Ni Bhavai', 'Sharato Lagu', 'Golkeri' and a few more. Today on the account of the Birth Anniversary of The King of Ghazals late Jagjit Singh, his die-hard fan and a superstar of Gujarati cinema Malhar Thakar shares his warm wish exclusively with ETimes. Sharing his memory, Malhar relayed, "I really love and adore Jagjit Singh Ji. I remember when I got this tragic news that he is no more, I was in Mumbai and struggling. Those were the days when not a single day would go without remembering him and listening to his songs. It was such a piece of shocking news for me. Remembering him on his birth anniversary, he shared, "Today on his birth anniversary, I would just like to say that, he is an era, with an unbelievable journey. I had a wish to watch and listen to him live on stage. However, that wish could never be fulfilled but his songs will have a very … [Read more...] about Exclusive interview! Malhar Thakar on late Jagjit Singh’s Birthday: He is an era, with an unbelievable journey
JAKARTA: Ketika COVID-19 melanda Indonesia di bulan Maret tahun lalu, desainer Lody Andrian seketika jatuh iba kepada puluhan temannya yang terkena imbas Pembatasan Sosial Berskala Besar (PSBB). Lody, yang juga seorang penyanyi dan penulis lagu di sebuah band metal ini, mengatakan bahwa akibat dari tutupnya bar dan panggung musik, beberapa dari teman-temannya yang bekerja di industri musik kehilangan pemasukan mereka sepenuhnya. Ada pula beberapa temannya yang dirumahkan seperti pekerja hotel, restoran dan kafe karena tempat kerja mereka terpaksa tutup selama PSBB atau mengalami penurunan jumlah pelanggan yang signifikan. Sementara itu, para pekerja yang tidak terkena imbas pembatasan sosial sepertinya justru mendapatkan sisa uang yang lebih banyak. “Karena semua orang 'work from home' jadinya orang gak beli baju, ngabisin uang buat transport atau ngopi-ngopi di kafe,” kata Lody kepada CNA. “Itu cukup buat gue mikir: Apa yang bisa gue lakukan buat ngebantu orang-orang yang … [Read more...] about Desainer grafis pecinta musik metal membuat situs untuk bagi rezeki dengan sesama yang terdampak COVID-19
PETALING JAYA - A feel-good video for the festive season has emerged when a clip featuring a group of Chinese youths singing Hari Raya songs during a train ride went viral. The 30-second clip, in which the youths belt out Saloma's Selamat Hari Raya on a KTM Komuter train, was seen as a show of unity, especially in the wake of the Low Yat incident. It was uploaded by Twitter user Arisya on Monday night under the handle @sekuntum_isya and has since been retweeted more than 4,000 times. "Padunya Chinese pun nyanyi lagu raya dalam KTM! (How great is this that the Chinese are also singing a Raya song in KTM!)," wrote Arisya. Other Twitter users were also impressed with the positive message of the video clip. "This is beautiful," wrote user @AnihAzmi. "My Indian colleagues pun pasang lagu raya kat office (My Indian colleagues also play Raya songs in the office)," shared user @Zulfahmiabsalam. The video clip has been favourited more than 1,600 times by other Twitter users. … [Read more...] about Clip of Raya song on train ride a big hit
There is a space for everyone, provided it is based on dharma — compassion, reciprocity and social responsibility. Hindu culture forbids divorce. Yet Hindu personal laws permit divorce. Hindu culture allows gods, and men, to have many wives. Yet Hindu personal laws forbid polygamy. Does it mean Hindu personal laws are opposing Hindu culture? Or, does it mean they are being true dharmashastras, updating responsible social behaviour, i.e. dharma to suit the times (kala), the place (sthan) and the people (patra)? There are separate marriage laws for diverse communities in India, such as Hindu and Muslim . Why can’t there be a separate same-sex union law for queer people? Dharma-shastras are guided by Vedas, and shaped by tradition and wisdom. They have changed constantly from Apasthamba to Vasishtha, Gautama to Manu to Yagnvalkya, responding to contemporary economic, political and social challenges. This dynamism differentiates dharma-shastras from the biblical idea of God’s … [Read more...] about Can gay marriage be part of Hindu culture?