Sarita & Nishant in Live Ghazal Concert

Sarita & Nishant in Live Ghazal Concert

Live Ghazal Concert at Gurgaon, India

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Recent Ghazal and Song Programme Videos

I along with my wife, Sarita, deliver decent ghazal programmes that includes old bollywood songs as well. We have been delivering live programmes more than a decade. You can go through some of our videos below.

We do have our own ghazal and geet compositions and entertain farmaishi ghazals sung by famous ghazal singers such as Jagjit Singh, Ghulam Ali, Mehdi Hassan, Talat Aziz etc. and songs of Lata Mangeshkar, Asha Bhonsle, Geeta Dutt, etc.

FOR MORE VIDEOS PLEASE GO TO YOUTUBE AND ENTER NISHANT AKSHAR

Lost my Wallet! Learnt a lesson but.

Today was an eventful day. I lost my wallet. Gone with it my pan card, driving license, some documents, and above all, hard earned cash. In fact, it slipped out of my shorts.

As I am of the opinion that if something like this happens, you must learn a lesson, here is what I learnt from the incident:

  • It’s always better not to keep your important documents in your wallet. After losing my Pan Card, I was just thinking that what was ‘that’ doing in my wallet. Well, this is what realization is, you see.
  • Driving License is something, which you cannot avoid. However, it is good to keep it elsewhere as wallet is vulnerable to stealing, if not getting lost.
  • Above all, don’t keep your wallet in your short’s pocket. Usually they are not that deep. Learn from my mistake my friends as I paid the price for it instead of paying the price to the chemist ( I was about to pay to the chemist).

Well, I could not do anything other than blocking my debit/credit cards instantaneously. Anyway whatever happens just happens. You have to take it into your stride. Here I am  doing it!

Advantages of Online Music Classes

Replacing the traditional music classes is fast changing the overall music teaching scenario as of now.  Since the Internet technology is advancing at a rapid pace, there are no trade-offs in terms of quality or personal human interaction.  Online music sessions are just as personal and effective as normal interactions. So, to sum up, following are the advantages of this new form of interaction:
  • Save Time and Money
  • Get Personalized Attention
  • No Transportation Hassles, Pollution
  • More Convenient Music Learning Environment
  • Safe For Female Candidates
  • No Distractions During the Session
  • Comfortable and Secure Music Sessions
  • Can Opt for Voice Only Mode without Camera
The online music learning process is completely natural and is simple and convenient. It’s just as personal as learning traditionally. But don’t take my word for it as you can see exactly how it works. You can judge yourself by just going for a demo class.

Online Music Course – Indian Classical & Light (Ghazal, Bhajan, Hindi Songs)

Hi,

If you value Indian Classical Music and would love to learn it the right way, here’s your chance.

Comprehensively Designed Indian Classical and Light Music Course

Our Online Indian Classical & Light Music course is comprehensively designed to deliver the right kind of voice training and singing style.

Training for Vocals Only

Female to Female Online Music Instructor

Classes by Professionally Acclaimed Singers Only1015679_10151451661300754_515092453_o

Having loads of professional experience, both me and my wife, Sarita, are delivering music lessons since a long time.

Backed with a Music Degree from the most prestigious music institution in India, Gandharava Mahavidyalaya, I have been into professional singing since a long time.Sarita has earned her post graduation in Music from Delhi University.

Above all, it’s the professional touch that counts!

BOOK A DEMO CLASS 

Classes on Skype and Google+

Online Music Lesson Fee Structure:

1 hour slot (ideal for Indian Music Lessons)

Fee for 4 Sessions in a Month is INR 4000 @ INR 1000 per session (please convert to your currency as per current exchange rate)

Fee for 8 Sessions in a month is INR 8000 @ INR 1000 per session (please convert to your currency as per current exchange rate)

Please note that the payment is taken monthly in advance.

Mode of Payment

Payment can be made through paypal with the following e-mail id:

info@learnindianmusiconline.com

You can get it transferred through Western Union.

Payments can also be made via Online Transfer directly to my account (ICICI Bank, Connaught Place Branch, New Delhi, 110001). Contact for further details.

Schedule a Session: As online music classes for Indian Classical Music involves genuine private appointments with a live online interaction, you are required to seek a well defined schedule before starting your interactive sessions.

Please feel free to call any of the following numbers:

+91-0-9810034468

+91-0120-4242455

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UK Suspends Speed Cameras, It’s Just Like Indian Roads Now!

I could not think, even in my wildest dreams! When the world plunges into recession, it resorts to some interesting solutions. Now, here’s something mind blowing.

The Government of United Kingdom axes speed camera funds. WOW!

We, in India, always thought that the UK is far disciplined than India, when it comes to ordinary roads. Well, you need to change your opinion now.

As the Government has announced to get rid of speed cameras installed on the UK roads, it has resorted to this decision as it seem them as the “cash cows” for local councils.

Here’s an interesting comment by the Junior transport minister Mike Penning said that the cameras were being used primarily as a source of revenue for local authorities and not for road safety.

Mr Penning pointed out that the number of speed cameras in the country has grown by three times and largely perceived as the “cash cows”.

My interpretation, of the above issue, is interesting. We (some strict disciplinarians) always dreamed of getting speed cameras installed on our roads. We always looked to west as better organized and equipped in handling its day to day pursuits.

Well, it proves that everything’s economic, you see!

I am impressed. This world is realizing the importance of equality now. 🙂

Minimum Wage Law in Hon Kong – A Sigh of Relief

In its first ever attempt to resolve a decade old confrontation; Hong Kong passed its first minimum wage law.

It took 40 odd hours, which involved heated debate between the city’s business sector and labour groups, to resolve the issue in the favour of labour. Indeed, it’s a historic moment for Hong Kong.

So, just in a few months time, the government-appointed task group is set to propose a minimum wage level.

However, the tenets of implementing the law are a matter of debate.

Significance of this Decision in a Capitalist Economy

Well, the decision to go for the law was taken since it was felt that there are some practices, which are bearing negative results especially for the labour class. The whole point is that the workers must be secured to a certain level.

It is great to note that the government is set to control the legal framework for setting the minimum wage.

The Unions Demand

Unions have pushed for the demand to get 4.2 US dollars an hour against 2-3 dollars, the current wage in nearly most of the private firms.

Even in major countries such as London and New York, the rates are set between 7.25 and 8.80 US dollars.

Regulatory measures amidst the free economy conundrum are direly needed in my opinion. I heartily support this decision.

Gurgaon Music Festival – Set to Celebrate, May it Reverberate!

While browsing my copy of Hindustan Times, I came across an interesting advertisement, ‘It is time for Gugaon to celebrate’. What for, I thought!

Surprisingly, my eyes started glancing through the legendary musicians. Oh, that’s it! In fact, I was looking for such kind of treat and knowing that it is all set to captivate Gurgaon this time, I felt good.

Significance of Gurgaon First Music Festival

Just a few days back, there was much hue and cry in Gurgaon. It remained in news for wrong reasons. Though a highly commercialized city, it witnesses traffic jams,  water logging, and many more similar problems.

Anyway, the Gurgaon Music Festival, to be held from July 16 to Aug 1 is delightful. If on the one hand, it’s going to build reputation for the city, on the other it’s set to galvanize the people to do something substantial. Music Festivals, when organized on such a massive scale involving senior musicians, always bear positive results for the community.

So, here we are with the biggest ever cultural extravaganza for the residents of Gurgaon. It will be held at Epicenter and Gurgaon Gymkhana, easily accessible for the residents of Gurgaon.

With eminent personalities out there in the middle of the city, Gurgaon is bound to witness its status exalting beyond imagination.

My only wish is that as Gurgaon is set to Celebrate, may it reverberate to NOIDA soon!

Be there to be a part of this memorable music event!

My Tribute to Czech Music and Mozart Authority, Charles Mackerras

For those who witnessed the opening concert at the Sydney Opera House with Charles Mackerras, it was a mournful evening. An authority on Czech Music and Mozart, the Australian conductor Sir Charles Mackerras died in London. He was 84.

It was the same man who became the first non-Briton to conduct the BBC Symphony Orchestra. It was in 1980s in wake of the Last Night of the Proms.

He was born in New York in 1925 to Australian parents. Went to Australia for studying oboe and piano at the New South Wales Conservatorium. Thereafter, he went to Prague and was known as an authority on both Czech music, particularly Janáček, and Mozart.

Recognized for his pioneering efforts, it was he who delivered first London performance of Janáček’s Katya Kabanova in 1951. The venue was at Sadler’s Wells. He also went on to become musical director of Sadler’s Wells.
His high stature in music can be ascertained with the fact that he conducted 26 operas at Covent Garden, by 15 different composers.

Mackerras had a long association with the Sydney Symphony since he remained the principal oboist in 1946. Also its chief conductor in 1973, he was knighted in 1979.

My tribute to Sir Charles Mackerras, an eminent conductor and a special part of the Sydney Symphony family. He will be loved through the generations to come.

Does Healing Music Work?

Music can heal as well. Just browsing through the Internet or nearby audio, we find a wide variety of music healing audio/video collection. Music labeled with “Healing Music” is indeed selling like hot cake. Be it in the name of relaxation, meditation, stress reduction, or pain relief, Healing Music CDs claim that they have been capable of healing.

What’s “healing music” in fact?

Undoubtedly, music is capable of stirring our innermost feelings and emotions. The language of music is indeed universal and gets ourselves connected deeply and uniquely.

It is undeniable that there are certain types of music, which are capable of energizing you, move you to tears, or strike the perfect accord with your pleasant past experiences. Of course, there is a type of music, which relaxes, de-stress, and makes you feel happier. Well, there is music for one’s soul too.

My Opinion from Music Teaching point of view

While I conduct music classes in Noida imparting Indian Classical Music training, I question my students on this issue. Well, the answers, which I receive are astonishing. Some students say that they actually feel light and calm during the practice sessions. What’s more, there are students, who even claim that their overall behaviour has changed considerably since learning Indian Classical Music.

Now, coming on to the healing part of music, anything that carries an element to relax and calm you, is capable of healing you as well. As it has been proved medically that more relaxed you are, better health you gain, it leads us to the conclusion that music heals.

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