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Bindadin Maharaj’s Dadra

Shobha Gurtu’s magnificient disciple, Sarla Bhide

Gagan Afzal had recently uploaded a video on YouTube by an artist that I never heard of before, Sarla Bhide. I tried to find out who she was and got to know that she was one of Manik Bhide’s two sisters-in-law. Sarla Bhide taught music at the famous SNDT University in Pune. Having learned from the thumri…



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Kovid Rathee

I write about tech, Indian classical music, literature, and the workplace among other things. 1x engineer on weekdays.