To imagine, create and to touch the old world anew is what makes the magical journey of the artist. Artists neither belong to any special community, nor are they a unique set of people. To be an artist is in the essence of a human being. It is in ... The Hindu, 1 day ago
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Gayathri Sankaran, a visually-challenged Carnatic singer and Padma Shri awardee, was felicitated with the title of"Distinguished Differently Abled Artiste" atthe ninth edition of the 'Parallel Music Fest' that was inaugurated in the city on ...The Hindu, 3 days ago
The much-hyped video-conferencing facility linking jails with courts in the State has failed to take off. Lack of interest among courts and the jail department in posting cases to be heard under the system has been the major stumbling block. ...The Hindu, 6 days ago
In his youth, veteran mridangam player Karaikudi Mani accompanied Carnatic greats like M S Subbulakshmi, D K Pattammal and M L Vasanthakumari. But in 1976, the maestro made a decision - never to play again for female musicians.Times of India, 6 days ago
Unless seen in sporting apparel, one can easily mistake the 17-plus lanky girl for a mere spectator or one who is accompanying some other athlete. At times, one may wonder what the seemingly frail girl with vermilion on her forehead has to do in an ...New Indian Express, 1 week ago
Eclectic that's the word that best describes Lakshmi Viswanathan. Her home is a reflection of that attitude. A large bronze Nataraja statue occupies centre stage and is surrounded by a painting of her mother Alamelu Viswanathan, a picture of M.S.The Hindu, 1 week ago
"Sudhaji, your music combines intellectualism with bhava," Pt. Jasraj's succinct compliment offers a comprehensive view of Sudha Ragunathan's music. Adding the touch of iridescence to the beauty of her music is a voice that the London Evening News ...The Hindu, 1 week ago
What do those letters in front of your name represent? This is an oft-asked question that most people from the Southern States, especially Tamil Nadu and Andhra Pradesh, face. The initials that usually flummox most people have also been integral to ...The Hindu, 2 weeks ago
The veteran thavil artiste Thiruvarur Bhaktavatsalam and the carnatic vocalist-violinist duo Ranjani and Gayathri were honoured with the P Obul Reddy and P Gnanambal Memorial Award, for their immense contribution towards bettering carnatic music, at ...New Indian Express, 2 weeks ago
Carnatic vocalist Sudha Ragunathan on Sunday was awarded the 'Bharat Seva Puraskar' for "exemplary service to music and humanity'. Ms. Ragunathan is the first recipient of the award instituted by the Sri Parthasarathy Swami Sabha and Carnatica. The ...The Hindu, 1 month ago
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