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T M Krishna
Books  /  Published 10.09.20

A different kind of melody: Makers of the mrdangam

But Sebastian & Sons is much more than a mea culpa exercise in excavating the forgotten histories of the makers of the mrdangam; in his book, Krishna goes to great lengths to t...
By Samantak Das in

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 in

India  /  Published 16.11.18

In concert: TM Krishna's vocals, AAP's awaz

Carnatic vocalist T.M. Krishna is scheduled to sing in a concert titled Awam Ki Awaz, organised by Delhi's AAP government on Saturday, a stone's throw away from the Qutub Minar, the tower symbolising ...
By Furquan Ameen in New Delhi

India  /  Published 15.11.18

Delhi to host trolled singer T.M. Krishna

The Delhi government will soon be hosting Carnatic singer T.M. Krishna, recently trolled as an “urban Naxal” and as “anti-India”, an aide to Delhi chief minister Arvind Kejriwal told The Teleg...
By Our Special Correspondent in New Delhi

West Bengal  /  Published 16.09.19

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

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 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

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 in

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 in


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