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Corporate mergers are justified on the ground that one plus one makes for more than two. However, we have often seen one plus one resulting in less than one. What if the weak or bad one pulls the strong or good one down.

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Fifteen students from Sruthilaya School presented a one-hour Mikeless Kutcheri on the morning of January 9 at the Nageswara Rao Park to kick-start the 18th edition of the Sundaram Finance Mylapore Festival.

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The festival will begin on February 13. It will be held at Kalakshetra campus here in Chennai.The concerts on both days will begin at 6 p.m.

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To commemorate its 52nd anniversary, it will feature concerts of artistes such as Rithvik Raja, Chinmaya sisters, Harish Narayan, Bharati Ramasubban and Chitravina Ganesh.

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Maverick musician T. M. Krishna has the uncanny knack of hitting the headlines. Time without number, he has managed this. Now, the Carnatic vocalist is in the eye of a storm over his ready-to-be-released book Sabestian & Sons: A Brief History of Mrdgangam Makers. It is being published by Westland.

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It was an inspired performance. Bombay Jayashri signed off season 2019 in style when she gave a concert for Narada Gana Sabha on the penultimate day of year 2019.

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Nadasangamam, the music wing of Narada Gana Sabha Trust in Chennai, is organizing its annual Carnatic music workshop at Thennangur village. It will begin from February 7 and last till February 9. This is a residential camp.

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Some are fascinated by it. They have it at homes just to quench their desire. For them, it is merely a showcase piece. Not for her, though. She touches, feels and immerses into Veena.

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Carnatic vocalists C. Lalitha and C. Saroja have been chosen for the prestigious Padma Shri award by the Centre.

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The Kutcheri marked the beginning of the 15th year of the Sunday Kutcheri in the Park that was launched in February 2006.

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Harikatha exponent Vishaka Hari had a full house at The Music Academy on the evening of December 2018. It was an inspiring discourse as she sketched out the women of substance in India from the past.

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Launched on the first Sunday of February 2006, the monthly Sunday Kutcheri in the Park organised by Sundaram Finance has completed 14 years today.

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Paavani Cotai, a disciple of T.R. Vasudevan, presented a one-hour mikeless kutcheri at the Nageswara Rao Park on Day-3 ( January 11) of the Sundaram Finance Mylapore Festival 2020.

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On day two of the Sundaram Finance Mylapore Festival on January 10, Shakthi Muralidharan, a disciple of Smt. Amritha Murali and Smt. Sattur Lalitha Santhanam, presented a one-hour Mikeless Kutcheri.

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An erudite scholar, Sangitha Kalanidhi-designate S. Sowmya is a traditionalist's delight. A copy-book stylist, she is a no show-woman. She has a no-nonsense approach to music.

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A darling of the audience, Aruna Sairam never lets her die-hard fans leave her concert unhappy. Time without number she had done this. Her concert for Sri Parthasarathy Swami Sabha on December 19, 2019 was no different.

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Elegance marked Bharathanatyam exponent Shobana performance for Krishna Gana Sabha on 21st December , 2019. The audience was wonder-struck by the way she displayed each and every expression with grace and class in her unique style.

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She is a long-haul player. Season after season, she turns out to sing. Many seasons have gone by since her maiden concert. Her commitment, however, has not dimmed.

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Time just flew, commented an young girl coming out of the two-and-a-half hour concert of Bombay Jayashri for Mylapore Fine Arts Club on December 24, 2019.

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He wears a deceptive personality. When on stage, however, Abhishek Raghuram is an artist par excellence. What stands out in the vocalist Abhishek is his total immersion into the job on hand.

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The rivers of India are considered holy because they have not only provided physical sustenance or fostered culture but have nurtured spirituality. The evidence for such inner nourishment is seen in the outpourings of bhakti from the innumerable composers who have lived on their banks.

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The 10th Indira Sivasailam Endowment medal was bestowed upon leading Carnatic music exponent Dr. Pantula Rama at the annual Indira Sivasailam Endowment Concert here recently.

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Carnatic vocalist T. M. Krishna is set to release his new book titled Sebastian & Sons on February 2.