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Carnatic Music
Opinion  /  Published 27.06.19

What's in a name? Often, it is caste

Sometime ago there was a bit of trouble in registering South Indian names on the income tax department’s portal for getting a permanent account number — the portal refused to register the applican...
By A.R. Venkatachalapathy

Opinion  /  Published 05.06.20

Melody within

Most evenings, I knock off from work and listen to Indian classical music for an hour or so before dinner. In the past, I would play CDs or cassettes I had collected over the years; now, I forage thro...
By Ramachandra Guha

Opinion  /  Published 29.08.19

Artists are not special, says T.M. Krishna

Q: Vidya Vanam, a school for underprivileged children, was set up by your mother. What is your earliest personal memory of such a profound gesture of accommodation and inclusion?My mother has been liv...
By The Telegraph

Arts  /  Published 17.11.18

We need a countrywide chorus for T.M. Krishna

No TakeoffYou don’t have to know even half a tillana or a taal to be outraged about what happened with the T.M. Krishna concert that the Airports Authority of India (AAI) pulled the plug on last wee...
By Upala Sen

Culture  /  Published 08.12.18

Art dictated by caste and religion: T M Krishna

An elderly Tamil woman sitting next to me at the recent concert by T.M. Krishna in Delhi asks her husband why the Carnatic vocalist has begun the recital with a Marathi devotional verse instead of the...
By V. Kumara Swamy

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West Bengal  /  Published 18.08.19

Musician to bring a sense of Carnatic

Carnatic classical musician, writer and social activist T.M. Krishna will be in the city from August 23 to August 25 for a series of performances and lectures that will also touch upon dissent and its...
By Chandrima S. Bhattacharya in Calcutta

Opinion  /  Published 19.11.18

The government is ruining art by politicising it

One of Shakespeare’s rather deluded characters thought music was the food of love. In India, however, it is the food of hate. It certainly fed the hate of those who objected to the programme featuri...
By The Editorial Board


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