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HFM REWIND – Music, Time & Happiness

“You should definitely join for the next webcast!’’ urged Suresh, calling specifically from Las Vegas to tell me this. I smiled as I recalled previous interactions.  ‘’I sure will!’’ ‘’I’m sure you will really enjoy it and have lots to … Continue reading

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kaddanuvAriki kaddu kaddanImOrAla nIDu!

Trichur Ramachandran’s concert on Saturday, June 24th for Madhuradhwani was easily a class apart and one of the most satisfying of concerts I have heard in recent times.  The veteran had a stellar team comprising virtuosos M.Chandrasekharan on the violin, … Continue reading

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Shyama Sastri & Natakurinji

Originally posted on Mohan Santhanam:
Note: this article was published in the February 2014 issue of the bi-lingual journal Naadhabrahmam ( Though Natakurinji is a very popular raga with instantaneous appeal, yet it isn’t characterized by a corpus of well-known…

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Music Education Trust’s Currently Ongoing Dwi-Raga Festival

Music Education Trust (MET) is my guru Late Shri T.R.Subramanyam’s brainchild. The baton for running it is now in the hands of one of his prime students Dr. Radha Venkatachalam. MET has always strived to conduct concerts and lec-dems with … Continue reading

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Garudadhvani Note 1:  I am happy to reproduce this article in my blog that appeared in the current issue of Shanmukha – a quarterly journal dedicated to the Arts brought out by Bombay’s Shanmukhananda Sabha. Note 2: I wish to … Continue reading

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Akshaya Linga Vibho!!!

An attempt to showcase some insight into this Muthuswami Dikshitar masterpiece, said to be composed at the shrine of Kivalur, near Nagapattinam. Continue reading

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R.R.Sabha Trichy – 100 Years Young & Still Going Strong!

On March 18, 2016 I was privileged to perform for Rasika Ranjana Sabha (R.R.Sabha), Trichy’s Centenary Year Concerts.  This is an organization that is not new to me, having performed there many times, but my association goes back to my … Continue reading

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