Songs from the Desert

"Folk songs of Rajasthan are disappearing in my lifetime, " says IndiaUnheard Community Correspondent Sunita Kasera. She remembers a time when the songs of the earth, people and seasons were ubiquitous. Festival, the town fair, weddings - these were occasions when traditional folk songs were heard. They have now given away to Bollywood music. But a group in Karauli has been organizing a musical festival each year. It attracts not just lock folk artists but from across the state. Rajasthan is home to one of richest musical heritages in the country. Traditionally, the art was passed down from one generation to the next and kept alive. With new professions and forms of entertainment on the rise, the newer generations choose to not learn folk music or instruments. The artists hope that by organizing events like this different groups will begin to take a more active interest to ensure that this legacy lives on.

The Student Teacher Ratio and School Area needs improvement

 
/ November 24, 2022

In this video of UPS Manwan Awoora school, Kupwara, Kashmir, the community correspondent Pir Azhar shows us that there are nine classes for 250 students, and due to lack of space, the lower primary classes are held outside in the open. Also the school has only 7 teachers. 

The Sinking Houseboats of Kashmir

 
/ November 23, 2022

Houseboats are a major tourist attraction in Kashmir. History says that this tradition started in the 1800s and since then it has created a unique heritage in the tourism industry.

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