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T M Krishna
West Bengal  /  Published 25.01.20

Mridangam: the cowhide conundrum

T.M. Krishna problematises everything. Krishna, the redoubtable Carnatic classical vocalist and activist who is given to questioning every hierarchy, within music and outside, spoke about his new book...
By Chandrima S. Bhattacharya in Calcutta

West Bengal  /  Published 23.01.20

Let us regain our Anthem: Krishna

The words “Jana Gana Mana” have to be “regained and recaptured from those who are twisting” them, Carnatic classical musician, writer and social activist T.M. Krishna said on Thursday on the s...
By Subhankar Chowdhury in Calcutta

West Bengal  /  Published 23.10.19

Music that transcends traditional spaces

Poromboke (n.). 1. Places reserved for shared communal uses (water bodies, grazing lands). 2. A pejorative intended to demean and devalue a person or place. How did the meaning change from the first t...
By Chandrima S. Bhattacharya in Calcutta

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

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 in

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

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 in

Culture  /  Published 13.12.18

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 in

Opinion  /  Published 27.11.18

Delhi's winter of simmering discontent

Flying into some cities you are afraid of the taxi-sharks that await you at the airport, in other cities it’s the cut-throats who will steal your luggage or rob you at gunpoint on the highway into t...
By Ruchir Joshi in

Opinion  /  Published 26.11.18

Media must stop behaving like star-struck fans

Talented personSir — The news of the demise of Alyque Padamsee has saddened the nation. He was a multi-talented personality, who made rich contributions to the fields of theatre and advertisement. P...
By The Telegraph in


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