Profile of Sreevalsan Thiyyadi
Childhood innocence has such exceptional bearing on a talent’s music that its special charm seldom resounds in later years. Here is one beautiful reminder from a Carnatic prodigy.
In a serene pocket on the banks of a Kerala river, music enthusiast R. Padmakumar has been organising chamber concerts for serious Carnatic listeners. A look at the venture now into its tenth year:
If a Harikatha-inspired new-age narrative with orchestra took Kerala audiences by storm in the latter part of the 20th century, it was more because of the charisma of its chief architect. A peek at the icon’s contributions on the occasion of his 90th birthday:
Octogenarian mediaperson P. Raman pens a book sketched by nuggets of self-experienced struggles in the profession, with dashes of humour that colour up his trail down half-a-century of Indian media’s history
As Google Doodle marks the singing legend’s 145th birth anniversary, a peek at what challenge the Hindustani vocalist overcame to make it big in recording annals
Rudra veena is a challenging classical instrument that insists the player sits in a yoga posture. An overview, on the occasion of the World Music Day and International Yoga Day
Today is Father’s Day. If open admiration from the son is a happy feature on the concert stage, then two scions of Indian classical music hold great examples.
Kochiites husband and wife were on a two-day visit to Delhi a fortnight after marriage in mid-1997 when they chanced upon the theatre fire—with no idea about what was happening. A relook:
Clever slowdown, and then a sudden gust of raid. That used to be common between percussionist G. Harishankar and footballer Carlos Valderrama. A tribute to the ganjira maestro on his 60th birth anniversary ahead of the 21st FIFA Cup.
On World Environment Day (June 5), a take on a vital south Indian river that winds tight a uneasy tape across the ties between two riparian states while once having been the fountainhead of a harmonious music system.
A group show of paintings and sculptures in Delhi brings together 27 artists from across the country, a few from abroad, too. A closer look at one participant who patterns green and yellow hues at banana gardens:
Mohiniyattam exponent Bharati Shivaji turns 70. Hers is a fascinating cross-culture story, which is also the core of Hindustani violinist Kala Ramnath whose birthday, too, falls today:
Bureaucrat-dancers and banker-vocalists: India has no lack of professionals who find time to soar high in the classical performing arts
A small Kerala pocket with big cultural heritage is celebrating its association with three Kathakali icons. On the occasion, a look at multi-faceted Sadanam K. Harikumaran’s sculptures of Kalamandalam Ramankutty Nair, Vazhenkada Kunchu Nair and Keezhpadam Kumaran Nair, among others:
While Karnataka is in the midst of a political thriller, a celebrated son of the state turns 80 on Saturday. A look at the early phase of multi-faceted cultural personality:
Kochi’s Folklore Museum is the only one of its kind in the southern state. A peek at what makes it special on the occasion of its tenth anniversary:
India got all its villages electrified the other day. A trip down memory lane—to an obscure 1970s Kerala village that had no power, but now boasts of a national celebrity as well.
A take on Lalgudi Jayaraman who has enriched south Indian music culture, on the death anniversary of the legendary Carnatic violinist
Kerala’s world-famous Thrissur Pooram festivities ended today afternoon. Amid the joy, there was a tragedy as well. A cursory look at the 2018 edition of the extravaganza:
It’s the birth anniversary of classical musician Sandhyavandanam Srinivasa Rao. A look at the contributions of the 20th-century Andhra master to Carnatic vocal.
Two of India’s top visual artistes have come together to gift viewers with a rare synergy of paintings and photographs along the same walls. A look at an ongoing Delhi exhibition of select works by Aruna Vasudev and Achal Kumar:
Today is Bihu, the Assamese new-year spring festival. A look at the English translation of the latest short-story collection by Kula Saikia, also the north-eastern state’s director general of police:
Today is Bihu, the Assamese new-year spring festival. A look at the English translation of the latest short-story collection by Kula Saikia, also the north-eastern state’s director general of police.
This year marks the completion of nine decades after the debut exhibition of Jamini Roy’s paintings. Today is the 131st birth anniversary of the pioneering modern artist.
April 7 is World Health Day. It’s also the birth anniversary of Pt Ravi Shankar, who went on to live a good 92 years. A look at the iconic Hindustani musician from the angle of another top instrumentalist: