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Carnatic Music
Events  /  Published 28.03.22

Highlights from Bansuri Ki Dhun

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By Hannah Nicole D’souza

Opinion  /  Published 31.07.21

Digging into a treasure trove of musical riches

It was a serious road accident that led me — accidentally, as it were — to the musical riches of YouTube. I had broken an ankle and dislocated a shoulder, and was laid up in bed for weeks ...
By Ramachandra Guha

People  /  Published 05.06.21

Inside an inquisitive mind

Penning an introductory line summing up the accolades and achievements of Thodur Madabusi Krishna is a daunting task for his warranted aversion to classify and label one’s achievements, thereby ...
By Shrestha Saha

Culture  /  Published 01.06.21

Gingger Shankar on her journey

A composition you would love to play on your 10-string double violin: Joga by Bjork A memorable concert: When I was 11/12, my grandmother (Lakshmi Shankar) surprised me and took me to an Indian summe...
By Urvashi Bhattacharya

Arts  /  Published 08.04.21

Marty Friedman features in Antariksh’s ‘Quest’

How does it feel to be a part of a song by Antariksh? Marty Friedman: I’m excited to play with musicians with such depth and I am always happy to be a part of something that makes you feel posi...
By Urvashi Bhattacharya

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India  /  Published 31.10.20

A concert and a lesson

“Unlike (Mahatma) Gandhi who unfortunately thought cleansing and purifying religion was all that was needed, Guru questioned, reimagined and literally redrafted religion. He took ownership of it...
By K.M. Rakesh in Bangalore

Culture  /  Published 17.01.20

The Swara Samrat Festival

The Swara Samrat Festival, the annual endeavour of Sreeranjini Musical Trust, was celebrated in different phases this year. It commenced with Alaap, the performances by the young generation of Indian ...
By Payel Sengupta

Opinion  /  Published 09.12.19

Over time, a different melody

As a child, I would be forced to listen to All India Radio when my father tuned in to the broadcasts of khayal in the morning. With the acquisition of a radiogram and its record player came the compet...
By Ruchir Joshi

West Bengal  /  Published 22.10.19

Exploration of ethical and quest for equal music in Kolkata

Introducing raga Bhairavi, the formidable classical Carnatic singer T.M. Krishna tries to explain the idea of singing a raga. It is a search. As he sings the notes, he seems to implore the spirit of t...
By Chandrima S. Bhattacharya in Calcutta

Books  /  Published 14.03.19

TM Krishna writes about caste, privilege in art

Krishna has ever taken the stand that Indian art forms are dictated by ideas of caste and religion, and that allotment of human capability along those lines is unjustifiable. How and why these systems...
By S.D. Chaudhuri


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