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Classic to the core
The hallmark of Lalgudi Jayaraman's music is its ability to remain perfectly traditional even as he innovates, observes SULOCHANA PATTABHIRAMAN in her tribute to the master violinist who is celebrating his 75th birthday today.
His music reflects his values
IT IS not always that talented artistes become celebrities. There are vidwans, unsung, who carry on the good work. One such veteran is K. V. Krishnan. KVK was born on September 1, 1924, at Kilakkenchery village, Palakkad district, Kerala. His ...
Brindavan to Dwaraka Meera's pilgrimage
The making of ``Meera" was studded with interesting incidents. `Kalki' Krishnamurti, who wrote the script and a few of the immortal songs, accompanied the crew and recorded the episodes. Excerpts, translated by
An abiding friendship
THE OVER sixty years bonding between Kunja (M. S. Subbulakshmi) and Chinnani (Narayani Mahadevan) has remained a rare experience for both. In 1941, husband T. Sadasivam too felt close enough to Narayani's spouse K. S. Mahadevan to insist that he ...
While millions have admired and worshipped her, only a few have had the privilege of being close to M.S. This includes a friendship spanning six decades and an association laced with maternal love. Time for nostalgia, yesterday being the Melody Queen's 88th birthday.
Strident vs the subtle
THE FIRST enemy or friend to a musician is his ideals stridency or subtlety. Pursuing the former, the image to be demonstrative gets strongly manifest. Often in such cases vocal manipulation stands separated from aesthetics. Some ...
An exciting roller coaster ride
Kosmic Music - Dream Journey - Kadiri Gopalanath Saxophone - Rs. 50 - Kmc 258 Vol 3. DREAM JOURNEY is the title for Kosmic Music's audiocassette featuring Kadri Gopalnath on the saxophone, accompanied by a host of artistes on ...
Dancer with great commitment
"BHAAVAARPANAM" GIVES me a great emotional satisfaction of having remembered my master, Mangudi Sri Durairaja Iyer, with utmost reverence and humility in thought, an approach which he himself preached to his disciples. His mind was noble and his ...
In celebration of Ganesa
GANESAS FOR all seasons. Exquisitely expressed in myriad avatars, mediums, hues and sizes, they captivate. Spanning a spectrum, from enormous four feet bronze Swamimalai Ganesas to tiny sandalwood creations, each piece is an ode to the ...
Seated over a pond of poison
AWAY FROM the din and noise of the industrial city of Coimbatore is a tranquil suburb called Perur, also known as Melaichidambaram,' famous for its religious and cultural heritage and rich history of over a thousand years. The temple of Sri ...
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