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  • The khayal is a creative experience that is never tied down by minutes and hours unless it is adapted for a modern concert or the radio or television.


  • A pro-Taliban leader in Swat also said on TV that the "roshan khayal" (enlightened) elements of the country were aligned with America and their NGOs were leading the assault against Islamic values.

    Now Terrorism Is A Serious Threat To Pakistan, World

  • By the novel's end the "barren" Mughal princess has been absorbed into the emperor Akbar's khayal, "his god-like, omnipotent fancy," having taken the place of his fantasy-queen Jodha.

    In the Emperor's Dream House

  • This opening is repeated several times through the hundreds of pages of The Enchantress of Florence as the story moves away from Florence, then returns; and moves away, and returns; and finally moves away again, to vanish into the Mughal emperor's all-absorbing khayal.

    In the Emperor's Dream House

  • Jannat ki haqeeqat hum ko bhi maloom hai lekin, Ghalib, dil behlane ke liye khayal acchha hai: I, too, know what the reality of paradise is, Ghalib, but the idea is still useful to while away the time.


  • It is invaluable as a written document and as a book of reference and study for students and others interested in khayal

    The Hindu - Front Page

  • He is also a master of the tarana like his guru but sings them in his own manner, preferring the khayal style rather than the instrumental stroke-based style for which Nissar Hussain was famous. - Articles related to UPA acting under US pressure on foreign policy issues: BJP

  • Rafaqat Ali Khan, the heir to his family's school of classical singing (khayal), was backed only by percussion, pushing his long-breathed phrasing into ever more flamboyant swirls and quavers.

    NYT > Home Page

  • The time he took, the care, to elaborate the raga was exceptional among khayal singers: he might take hours on one raga. - Business News

  • The city has nurtured some of the finest khayal singers in the country in the last 100 years: Gangubai Hangal, Bhimsen Joshi,

    The Telegraph - Calcutta (Kolkata) - Frontpage


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  • the main style of classical vocal performance in north India. Khayal places emphasis on presentation of compositions, and in improvisation.

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    December 22, 2009