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Like the blues, she's ageless
Natarajan, maker of musical instruments, hopes to figure in the Guinness Book of Records with his whopper of a veena.
Purandara showed the way
Gandhiji's assassination left Kurudi Venkannachar stranded in Bombay. The classical vocalist, who turns 75 this week, recalls how he sang Purandaradasa compositions to buy a ticket back to Bellary.
A warm-up to mankind's doom?
We cannot afford to remain complacent about global warming. However, there are no simplistic solutions, according to Ashwin Mahesh, an atmospheric research scientist.
Marksman with a difference
Karnataka's ace shooter, P.N. Prakash, has set his sights firmly on a lofty target - transition from the civilian class to the open category.
Fusion seems to be the mantra of current composers. Sandeep Chowta blends bhangra with electric guitars for the film Bollywood Hollywood.
The World Cup Badminton Championship for the Disabled, which concluded in Bangalore last week, was a triumph of mind over matter. The players' spirit of adventure far outweighed their physical limitations.
The red ixora is found in the wild and is cultivated in gardens too. The flowers of this shrub are used in the worship of some deities and in folk medicine.
Considering the contribution of Karnataka to the field of Bharatanatya, it was but fitting that the Sangeet Natak Akademi chose the City to host the first ever Bharatanatya Mahotsava in the South.
Service to Sanskrit
That formal education is necessary is a myth, and Sanskrit scholar Jaggu Vakula Bhushana has made this case all the more pertinent. The centenary celebrations of this great scholar brought to light his really large following.
Going Dutch, masterly
There are some rare Dutch paintings from 16th and 17th Centuries on display till tomorrow at the Chitrakala Parishat. Unfortunately, there aren't many takers.
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