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MUSICAL CHIMES
Where the Lord listens to Veena recital By Sudha Jagannathan
Its a customary practice. And, its a daily routine at this temple in Srirangam to usher Lord Ranganatha to sleep in the night and wake him up early morning with a divine Veena recital. Vaishnava Acharya Sri Ramanuja initiated this custom several years ago.
Kirtan yoga, best way to beat stress By V. Balasubramanian
How to strike a work-life balance? This question looms large in the minds of all of us, even as we are all proud of India growth story and the country's advancement in the global economic front
Selling 'Season December' By K.T. Jagannathan
December has come. As the clouds dart all around the sky, plenty of thoughts cross the mind of a music lover. Will I make it to the venue in time. Or, will the rains cut short my evening plan?
When music engulfs the air … By K.T. Jagannathan
I was looking forward to this Sunday (December 12, 2009). With the music season on, I thought I would make it to some sabha or the other. A severe stomach ache, however, left me lying on the bed most of the day. I was half-asleep and half-awake.
From seed to tree? And still growing… By Magline Rufina
I was about 12 years of age when I met my dance teacher on a bright tropical summer morning. She was then like any other teacher of my school, and I was like any other student waiting to learn something new from this guru my mother had identified after a careful scrutiny process.
Freeing Carnatic music from past fetters By T.M.Anantharaman (tmaraman@yahoo.com)
I vividly recall the incident which smashed into smithereens my ambition to become a performing Carnatic vocal musician. I remember how difficult it was learning Carnatic music. My teacher was a learned man and spared no efforts to make me fall in line with the musical shruti. It was a long haul. I was battling to come to grips with Sarali varisai and Jantai varisai swara alankarangal.
Music, kids and God By Sudha Jagannathan
It is a hot Sunday afternoon as we reach Panruti in Tamil Nadu. A few kilometers away from this place is a small village called Poovarasankuppam.
Vikram Gaud, the man with a mission By Mallika Jayanti
Please take a good look at the picture beside you. This is the kind of face one would want to see often given the present cultural scenario in India.
Living a mother's dream By Sudha Jagannathan
When I was a kid, my mother used to sing songs on our gods. I used to listen to her with rapt attention. She had told me that she had learnt Carnatic music since she was just five years old.
The Power of Recall By T.M.Anantharaman (tmaraman@yahoo.com)
Nostalgia! What a wonderful word!
I am sure you all have your nostalgic moments. One of my best is the first time I was exposed to carnatic music and raga a long time ago. It was at a time when I knew very little at all about music or raga.
"When music plays the moderator..." By K.T. Jagannathan
When I was young, my father often used to say how easy it is to misunderstand. To understand is the difficult thing in life, he would lecture me. Several summers in life, I realize now how stupid and cynical I had been in the past.