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Born: 1920-04-07
Profession: Musician
Nation: Indian
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Pop changes week to week, month to month. But great music is like literature.

Tags: Great, Music, Week

Everybody has a right to like or dislike anything or anyone. From a flower to a flavor to a book or a composition but it is very sad that in our country we actually fight over such things in an unseemly manner.

Tags: Book, Fight, Sad

In our culture we have such respect for musical instruments, they are like part of God.

Tags: Culture, God, Respect

My secret ambition was always to provide music for animation films: something with an Indian theme, either a fairy tale or mythological tale or on the Krishna theme. I still have a very deep desire, but these sorts of chances don't always come.

Tags: Ambition, Deep, Music

I believe in one thing: that anyone who is able to do something good for someone, I mean, should be praised.

Tags: Good, Mean, Someone

I don't appreciate avant-garde, electronic music. It makes me feel quite ill.

Tags: Makes, Music, Quite

I love the work of Matisse and Picasso, but I don't have enough millions to own one. And I don't really believe in owning art, anyway.

Tags: Art, Love, Work

I started out as a dancer, but gradually became more interested in music.

Tags: Interested, Music, Started

I think musicians and actors have all these problems, because of the popularity and the opportunity.

Tags: Musicians, Popularity, Problems

I was invited for the first Woodstock. Actually, I started the programme.

Tags: Actually, Started, Woodstock

I will keep playing as long as my body lets me, and as long as I'm wanted by my listeners. Because music is the only thing that keeps me going.

Tags: Keep, Music, Wanted

Many people, especially young people, have started listening to sitar since George Harrison, one of the Beatles, became my disciple.

Tags: Since, Started, Young

My music has a very spiritual background, a sanctity that is almost like worship.

Tags: Almost, Music, Spiritual

One single raga can be performed for two hours, three hours.

Tags: Hours, Single, Three

To me, you know, from my childhood I always had a fascination for United States.

Tags: Childhood, United

When people say that George Harrison made me famous, that is true in a way.

Tags: Famous, George, True

I have great difficulty sitting in the middle of the night and writing. Everything I do comes spontaneous. Sometimes it takes a long time; sometimes it comes just like that.

Tags: Great, Time, Writing

In the olden days, I believe Mozart also improvised on piano, but somehow in the last 200 years, the whole training of Western classical music - they don't read between the lines, they just read the lines.

Tags: Between, Music, Training

Abnormalities in brain function have traditionally been detected using electroencephalography (EEG), which involves the measurement of the ongoing electrical activity generated by the brain.

Tags: Activity, Brain, Using

Far too often, children with developmental disorders are diagnosed solely on the basis of their observable behavior, slotted into broad diagnostic pigeonholes and provided generalized treatments that may not always meet their specific needs.

Tags: Children, May, Often

I do not suggest that neurophysiological tests like BEAM should be used as a replacement for behavioral tests, but that they should be used in conjunction with such tests, to triangulate more accurately the cause of the child's symptoms, and to ensure more targeted and effective treatments or therapies.

Tags: Cause, Child, Used

When looking at the brain, it is important to go beyond its structure to its function. This is because often in cognitive disorders, the structure of the brain is intact, but its function is compromised.

Tags: Brain, Looking, Often
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