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Music Industry’s ‘Inspiration’ A.R. Rahman Celebrates

Happy birthday to one of the most inventive composers of all time!

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As composer-singer A.R. Rahman turned 52 on Sunday, several members from the Indian music industry wished their “inspiration”, love and happiness.

The music maestro has been wooing audiences for over three decades with his soulfoul and dance songs like “Tu hi re”, “Urvasi Urvasi” and “Jai ho”.

Many Indian artistes took to Twitter to shower the Oscar and Grammy winner with birthday wishes. Here’s what some of them tweeted:

Neeti Mohan: Dearest Sir, wishing you a very happy birthday. It is such an honour to know you! Ten years of being a part of your band has taught me not only about music but lessons on life. Thank you for the music and being the best mentor. More peace, good health and success to you.

Shreya Ghoshal: Wishing you a very happy birthday Sir! May you have a very happy, healthy, blessed year ahead.

 

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Anil Kapoor: Wishing the infinitely talented guru of timeless music a very happy birthday! May your musical magic continue to win hearts and souls for years to come.

Shweta Pandit: Dear Sir, on your birthday, sending you wishes for continued unparalleled musical creations, constantly raising the bar. Thank you for being so incredibly honest and keeping yourself so real. You have been my guardian angel and my guru for life. Thank you for your magic.

Bejoy Nambiar: Happy birthday Sir. Not a single day goes by wthout listening to your music. You always were and always will be an inspiration.

Harshdeep Kaur: Happy birthday Sir. My musical journey would have been incomplete without you.

Daler Mehndi: Wishing you a very happy birthday! May you have a very happy, healthy, blessed year ahead.

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“The world is grateful for today, for you were born”

Anirudh Ravichander: Happy birthday to the Mozart of Madras.

Amit Trivedi: Dear Sir, wishing you a very happy birthday. I wish for you to have a successful year ahead and you continue to inspire us with your music. Lots of love.

Saasha Tirupati: I thank God every day for you existing. Happy Birthday, Sir.

Shalmali Kholgade: The world is grateful for today, for you were born! Thank you for all the music you’ve given us over the years. Happy Birthday Sir.

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Aditi Rao Hydari: Happy birthday to you Sir. May your year be filled with love and music. Thank you for sharing your Sufi soul with us.

Santosh Narayan: Happy birthday to one of the most inventive composers of all time! Love you and your spectacular journey in music and spirituality Sir. (IANS)

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Report Claims, As Many As 1 Billion Indians Live in Areas of Water Scarcity

The report also highlighted that India uses the largest amount of groundwater -- 24 per cent of the global total and the country is the third largest exporter of groundwater -- 12 per cent of the global total.

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Global groundwater depletion - where the amount of water taken from aquifers exceeds the amount that is restored naturally - increased by 22 per cent between 2000 and 2010, said the report, adding that India's rate of groundwater depletion increased by 23 per cent during the same period. Pixabay

As many as one billion people in India live in areas of physical water scarcity, of which 600 million are in areas of high to extreme water stress, according to a new report.

Globally, close to four billion people live in water-scarce areas, where, for at least part of the year, demand exceeds supply, said the report by non-profit organisation WaterAid.

This number is expected to go up to five billion by 2050, said the report titled “Beneath the Surface: The State of the World’s Water 2019”, released to mark World Water Day on March 22.

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Physical water scarcity is getting worse, exacerbated by growing demand on water resources and and by climate and population changes.

By 2040 it is predicted that 33 countries are likely to face extremely high water stress – including 15 in the Middle East, most of Northern Africa, Pakistan, Turkey, Afghanistan and Spain. Many – including India, China, Southern Africa, USA and Australia – will face high water stress.

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Globally, close to four billion people live in water-scarce areas, where, for at least part of the year, demand exceeds supply, said the report by non-profit organisation WaterAid. Pixabay

Global groundwater depletion – where the amount of water taken from aquifers exceeds the amount that is restored naturally – increased by 22 per cent between 2000 and 2010, said the report, adding that India’s rate of groundwater depletion increased by 23 per cent during the same period.

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The report also highlighted that India uses the largest amount of groundwater — 24 per cent of the global total and the country is the third largest exporter of groundwater — 12 per cent of the global total.

The WaterAid report warned that food and clothing imported by wealthy Western countries are making it harder for many poor and marginalised communities to get a daily clean water supply as high-income countries buy products with considerable “water footprints” – the amount of water used in production — from water-scarce countries. (IANS)