Although Sitar and Sarangi are prominent Indian Classical instruments, they encountered very rarely in Jugalbandi/duet setup. So, this concert album is a rare and great treat for those who have an enthusiastic ears for Indian Classical music. Ustad Rais Khan & Ustad Sultan Khan are not only very esteemed musicians but are noted for an outstanding capability for Jugalbandi performances. In this Live in London concert accompanied by much soughtafter tabla player Pandit Anindo Chatterjee, It captured their great and detailed skills of musicianship which took them to new heights in their fields. The volume 1 is completely devoted to Raga Yaman Kalyan, an evening raga and performed in detailed Alap, Slow and Fast Teentaals. The second volume consists of Ragamala (A Garland Of Various Ragas) based around Raga Khamaj and the concert ends with bewitching Medium Tempo Teentaal in Raga Bhairavi. IMO, An outstanding and a rare Jugalbandi. Highly Recommended.
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Enemy of the Reich: The Noor Inayat Khan Story brings to life the story of a woman's extraordinary courage, tested in the crucible of Nazi-occupied Paris. With an American mother and Indian Muslim father, Noor Inayat Khan was an extremely unusual British agent, and her life spent growing up in a Sufi center of learning in Paris seemed an unlikely preparation for the dangerous work to come. Yet it was in this place of universal peace and contemplation that her remarkable courage was forged. In early 1943, Khan was recruited as a covert operative into Winston Churchill's Special Operations Executive (SOE). Churchill's orders: to "Set Europe ablaze". After the collapse and arrest of her entire network, Khan became the only surviving radio operator linking the British to the French Resistance in Paris, coordinating the airdrop of weapons, explosives, and agents and supporting the rescue of downed Allied fliers. Betrayed by a French collaborator after four months, Khan resisted brutal interrogation by the Gestapo, escaping twice–only to be recaptured and sent to Germany where, at last, she was executed at Dachau.
He was a man who combined the savagery of a real-life Conan the Barbarian with the sheer tactical genius of Napoleon, a man from the outermost reaches of Asia whose armies ultimately stood poised to conquer Europe. His name was Genghis Khan. Today the name of Genghis Khan is synonymous with dark evil yet in his lifetime he was a heroic figure, a supreme strategist capable of eliciting total devotion from his warriors. He grew up in poverty on the harsh unforgiving steppe of Mongolia. From the murder of his father, the kidnap of his wife and the execution of his closest friend, he learned the lessons of life the hard way. So how did this outcast come to conquer an empire larger than the Roman Empire? And was Genghis Khan the brutal monster who ruthlessly slaughtered millions in his quest for power, or was he a brilliant visionary who transformed a rabble of warring tribes into a nation capable of world domination? Filmed entirely on location in Mongolia, the film tells the truth behind the legend that is Genghis Khan.