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Sreevalsan Thiyyadi

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When A Top Cop Builds A Magic-Real Bridge From Jorhat To Jaisalmer

When A Top Cop Builds A Magic-Real Bridge From Jorhat To Jaisalmer

Apr 15, 2018 Sreevalsan Thiyyadi

Today is Bihu, the Assamese new-year spring festival. A look at the English translation of the latest...

Jamini Roy: Clarification Of A Fact The Art World Generally Gets Wrong

Jamini Roy: Clarification Of A Fact The Art World Generally Gets Wrong

Apr 11, 2018 Sreevalsan Thiyyadi

This year marks the completion of nine decades after the debut exhibition of Jamini Roy’s paintings. Today...

Unintentional ‘Retorts’ That Soured Ravi Shankar’s Relations With Amjad Ali Khan

Unintentional ‘Retorts’ That Soured Ravi Shankar’s Relations With Amjad Ali Khan

Apr 07, 2018 Sreevalsan Thiyyadi

April 7 is World Health Day. It’s also the birth anniversary of Pt Ravi Shankar, who went on to live a good...

World Idli Day: A Trail Of The Soft Southern Food Across Vast India

World Idli Day: A Trail Of The Soft Southern Food Across Vast India

Mar 30, 2018 Sreevalsan Thiyyadi

The culinary world marks March 30 as a special occasion to hail the modest Madrasi rice-cake. A personal take...

Diplomacy Over Dance: Milestone Mohiniyattam Colloquium Hosts Rare Inter-School Dialogue

Diplomacy Over Dance: Milestone Mohiniyattam Colloquium Hosts Rare Inter-School Dialogue

Mar 26, 2018 Sreevalsan Thiyyadi

A landmark congregation of exponents, scholars and students displayed the ways in which the Kerala’s...

Aslam Hussain Khan: An Honest Blend of Six Hindustani Gharanas

Aslam Hussain Khan: An Honest Blend of Six Hindustani Gharanas

Mar 24, 2018 Sreevalsan Thiyyadi

In a life that began from Western UP and bloomed in Bombay, vocalist Aslam Hussain Khan (1940-2018) was a...

Jal Tarang: How Well Does It Irrigate The Classical Music Scenario?

Jal Tarang: How Well Does It Irrigate The Classical Music Scenario?

Mar 22, 2018 Sreevalsan Thiyyadi

Today is World Water Day. A look at the state of an Indian instrument that relies on the earth’s most...

Neelambari: Does The Tune Really Own Sleep-Inducing Properties?

Neelambari: Does The Tune Really Own Sleep-Inducing Properties?

Mar 17, 2018 Sreevalsan Thiyyadi

This week featured the World Sleep Day. A look at a classical Indian raga amid contrasting claims about its...

Persia To Perth: Pyarelal’s Qawwali Was A Spiritual Expression Of Love For God

Persia To Perth: Pyarelal’s Qawwali Was A Spiritual Expression Of Love For God

Mar 10, 2018 Sreevalsan Thiyyadi

Sufi music lost an old-world exponent in the death of the younger Wadali, who sang with his brother-guru...

Cannabis Effect On Cocktail of Festive Colours At Krishna Country

Cannabis Effect On Cocktail of Festive Colours At Krishna Country

Mar 03, 2018 Sreevalsan Thiyyadi

To be quiet in the boisterous Vrindavan Holi crowd is like submitting yourself to all eventualities. The...

Regional Writers Gain Prominence, Voice Power At 3-Day National Litfest

Regional Writers Gain Prominence, Voice Power At 3-Day National Litfest

Feb 28, 2018 Sreevalsan Thiyyadi

Long confined to territorial readership, women litterateurs of India’s ‘lesser’ cities and...

New-Age Delhi Has The Potential To Rise From Its Fossilised Past: Festival

New-Age Delhi Has The Potential To Rise From Its Fossilised Past: Festival

Feb 26, 2018 Sreevalsan Thiyyadi

A two-day Delhi festival in memory of Mirza Ghalib recreates the magic around the Mughal culture even as it...

A Hindi Star She Was, But Tamil-Born Sridevi Was Effectively A Malayali For Her Audiences In Kerala

A Hindi Star She Was, But Tamil-Born Sridevi Was Effectively A Malayali For Her Audiences In Kerala

Feb 25, 2018 Sreevalsan Thiyyadi

The butterfly girl of Malayalam who swung between languages with amazing ease. She had made her path to glory...

Jog Up To Raza: A Hand That Bowed The Violin, Another That Moved The Brush

Jog Up To Raza: A Hand That Bowed The Violin, Another That Moved The Brush

Feb 22, 2018 Sreevalsan Thiyyadi

Today is the 96th birth anniversary of instrumentalist V.G. Jog and painter S.H. Raza. A look at the...

The Outsider’s 90 Minutes

The Outsider’s 90 Minutes

Feb 22, 2018 Sreevalsan Thiyyadi

The field was truly home for V.P. Sathyan, the tragic hero of Indian football

Violinist M.S. Anantharaman No More: The Man Who Looked A Thoroughly Satisfied Soul With Or Without The Instrument

Violinist M.S. Anantharaman No More: The Man Who Looked A Thoroughly Satisfied Soul With Or Without The Instrument

Feb 19, 2018 Sreevalsan Thiyyadi

Indian classical music lost one of its greatest exponents when Carnatic-Hindustani violinist M.S....

The Story of a Black Goat, Red Sky, Grey Village and Blue People

The Story of a Black Goat, Red Sky, Grey Village and Blue People

Feb 18, 2018 Sreevalsan Thiyyadi

Only an extremely tender mind can pen a work like Poonachi. A look at Perumal Murugan’s comeback Tamil...

Micro Drama Festival Lends Macro View Of India’s Stage Culture In New Age

Micro Drama Festival Lends Macro View Of India’s Stage Culture In New Age

Feb 13, 2018 Sreevalsan Thiyyadi

A daylong Delhi event of plays spanning 10 minutes each throws light on the varied ideas and immense vibrancy...

The Demise Of A Master And The Resurgence Of A Raga

The Demise Of A Master And The Resurgence Of A Raga

Feb 09, 2018 Sreevalsan Thiyyadi

What would Madavoor Vasudevan Nair have performed had he not died on stage that night? A look at the...

How Two Colossuses Keep Embroidering Their Classical Dances

How Two Colossuses Keep Embroidering Their Classical Dances

Feb 04, 2018 Sreevalsan Thiyyadi

Birju Maharaj turns 80 today, while Padma Subrahmanyam hits 75. A look at two top-most exponents of Kathak...