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Deepavali a different story
Posted on 29/10/2016
வெயிலின் அருமை நிழலில் தெரிவது போல், வெளிச்சத்தின் அருமை இருளில்தான் தெரியும். இருட்டில் தடுமாறும்போது, எங்கிருந்தாவது ஒளிராதா என தவிக்கிறோம். மனம் கவலையில் மூழ்கி சோகத்தால் இருண்டிருக்கும். அப்போது தீப ஒளி என்னும் நல்வழி தோன்றாதா! அதன் நடுவே குதூகலத்துடன் இருக்கமாட்டோமா என விரும்புகிறோம்.

இதேபோன்ற சிக்கல் தீர்க்கதமஸ்


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The Modern Ambassador of Carnatic Flute: Remembering N Ramani
Posted on 16/10/2016

The flute has been a musical instrument in the Carnatic genre since unknown times. The earliest evidences of flute are the several temple sculptures across ancient temples and other heritage sites dating back to as early as 5th century. Hindu mythology is full of stories of lord Krishna who creates enchanting melodies on his

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A most sought-after colony
Posted on 18/10/2016
with all facilities, Narasimha Nagar in city is a choice of many

Those who are well-versed in the world of Carnatic music have made Narasimha Nagar their haven decades ago.

From vocalist Manda Sudharani to Veena artiste and Carnatic singer P.V.S. Lakshmi Srinivas, the neighbourhood seems to be the sought-af


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Celebrating young music talents
Posted on 27/10/2016
The regional finals of the Kerala edition of M.S. Subbulakshmi Awards 2016 – Voice of the Year, organised by The Hindu and music label Saregama, and dedicated to her fans across the globe will be held at TDM Hall on Durbar Hall Road here on October 21.

Celebrated in the memory of the iconic singer, the event is a fit


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Mumbai gears up for regional finals of MS Subbulakshmi Award 2016
Posted on 23/10/2016
The MS Subbulakshmi Award 2016 is a tribute to the legendary singer hosted by The Hindu and Saregama India Ltd., and is dedicated to her fans across the globe.

The award will be presented to young Carnatic vocalists. Subbulakshmi was admired and adored across the world not only for her divine voice but also for her ge


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Musical discourse on Lakshmana's wife Urmila
Posted on 19/10/2016
Chennai: Vivekananda Cultural Centre and Chennai 2000 Plus Trust, in association with Triplicane Cultural Academy, presents a musical discourse on Urmila by Carnatic musician Vasundhra Rajagopal as part of 'Ithihaasa Paathirangal' at Vivekananda House, Triplicane on 23 October at 6.30 pm.

Urmila, wife of Lakshmana in


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I Am A Musician. I Am Only A Musician
Posted on 27/10/2016
Meeting T M Krishna, Carnatic musician, the one and only TMK, who has made a different path in his journey with music, was a wonderful experience. The man who decided to swim against the tide, one who had the courage to stand up against traditional beliefs, and challenge age old ways of music by treading his own separate path --

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‘Evil person’ happy with the slow changes
Posted on 27/10/2016
Recognising and acknowledging the position of privilege, of class, caste and social position that he occupies, seems to be constant tussle for T.M. Krishna. For, even when speaking about his progressive positions, like detaching from the religiosity associated with Carnatic music, he is quick to point out the privileged upbringi

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Taking audience back to the heyday of Carnatic music
Posted on 27/10/2016
It looked as if it was the sixth night of Navaratri again. As senior citizens like the 96-year-old Colonel G.T. Thampi joined their hands to the Adi taalam, one of the most popular beats in Carnatic music, Aswathy Tirunal Rama Varma of the royal family of erstwhile Travancore sang Saroruhaasana Jaaye in Raga Kaamavardhini to rec

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Dharwad's Jayateerth Mevundi stirs Delhi at IIC's Festival of the Arts
Posted on 27/10/2016
Jayateerth Mevundi is the latest star to perch on Dharwad's milkyway of Hindustani classical music. The small district of Karnataka, known for birthing maestros like Kumar Gandharva, Bhimsen Joshi, Gangubai Hangal, Abdul Wahid Khan, Sawai Gandharva, Firoze Dastur, Prabha Atre and several others has just offered us 44-year-old Me

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Dharani Veeraraghavan wins MSS Award regional finals
Posted on 27/10/2016
Eighteen-year-old Dharani Veeraraghavan won the Mumbai regional finals of the fifth edition of The Hindu -Saregama MS Subbulakshmi Award at the Y.B. Chavan Centre here on Sunday. Aimed at celebrating the legacy of eminent Carnatic singer M.S. Subbulakshmi, the award identifies young talent in the counrty in Carnatic singing in t

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