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Vellore Ramabhadran never played for the gallery but kept the gallery tranquilized By Ghatam Suresh
It is undoubtedly phenomenal, establishing a unique style in Mridangam quite different from the renowned schools and their celebrated torch-bearers during their formidable reign and maintaining it undiluted for seven-long decades with a big fan following.
Fear Factor In Music By Chitravina N. Ravikiran
Fear is one of the most natural things in music for a lot of people. Some of the greatest artistes (or for that matter, sportsmen or people in other walks of life) face it too.
Where everything happens for the good...
There is this unending debate. Is it good to be a specialist? Or, does it pay to be a generalist? To be precise, is it alright to be a jack of all trade? Well, both have merits.
A VIOLINIST AT METRO By A Correspondent
A man sat at a metro station in Washington DC and started to play the violin; it was a cold January morning. He played six Bach pieces for about 45 minutes. During that time, since it was rush hour, it was calculated that thousand of people went through the station, most of them on their way to work.
The superiority of Carnatic music By Chitravina N. Ravikiran
There are several kinds of music in the world and broadly classified, they can be positive or negative... We see several people drinking and dancing or resorting to drugs when they listen to certain kinds of music... While a few others have the power to make one feel energised or tranquil.
Hello, Dr. Balamuralikrishna. By T.M.Anantharaman
I was pleasantly surprised when I got the legend himself on the phone line immediately on Monday evening when I rang him up. Several earlier attempts to reach him had failed. I was trying since July 6 morning itself to wish him "many more happy returns of the day." He had reached another major landmark in his eventful career when he turned 78 years old on July 6, 2008.
Music, me and Kohima By Bombay Jayashri
Chennai to Kolkata. Kolkata to Dimapur. Each flight was two hours. The first was a big plane. The second one was a 20-seater bumpy ride to the North-East of India.