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Friday, September 07, 2007
Friday Review Chennai and Tamil Nadu
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The joy of gurukulam
When a ‘divide’ can help
Is Partition only a scar on the face of history? Filmmaker, lyricist, poet Gulzar believes it is time we started counting the positives.
Of heritage, dreams and fulfilment
The wheel would come a full circle when the Akkarai Sisters turn full-fledged vocalists.
‘Like cricket, music demands fitness’
He was a first rate cricket player but Carnatic music took over. P. Unnikrishnan has not looked back. Awards and titles came his way and he was a much sought after playback singer too with several hits to his credit. So how did he find a ...
Accompanist of high calibre
Ariyakkudi, GNB, Mali… Palghat Raghu has played for them all.
Of mystic charm
Exponents: Mali, Ramani, Sikkil Sisters, Chaurasia and Pannalal Ghosh.
The Indian bamboo flute is one of the earliest and simplest instruments. A hollow cylinder made from a single portion of bamboo, its sound even in an ...
In the City
My hot favourite
Of all my choreographic works, I love the Oriya poem “Jara” by Sitakant Mohapatra. People very rarely talk about Krishna’s last moments. Krishna has watched the destruction of his kith and kin and now reclines under a peepul ...
Penchant for letters
David Shulman’s attainments include a doctorate in Tamil literature and mastery of South Indian religion through translations of Tamil and Telugu poetry.
At one point during the concert of Bombay Jayashree and Shubha Mudgal, both Hindustani and Carnatic styles seemed to converge.
Filled with bhava
N. Ramani’s vinyasam of Thodi was the concert’s highlight.
Ragas in resplendent hues
Anandabhairavi, Dhanyasi and Charukesi were among those beautifully delineated.
The Ganesha Darshan exhibition is on till September 15.
Salute to the man and the artist
The event in memory of Pt. Visweswaran was a unique blend of sobriety and art.
An evening of unique music
Keerthanai Peruvizha was an effort to remind churches of Tamil hymns, their original ragas and composers.
Hamsadhwani launches its guru-sishya series.
Veda as a way of life
The learning method is rigorous and the income not so lucrative. Result — few takers for Veda Patasala.
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