Early August marks the birth anniversary of two frontline classical vocalists, the elder of whom put Andhra in prominence on the Carnatic map. A look at the life and contributions of Dr Sripada Pinakapani.
It’s ahead of rains that peacocks dance, fanning out their fancy feathers. But it’s after the monsoons that a ritual art with costume remindful of the pretty bird spreads across a clutch of shrines in God’s Own Country.
Monsoon 2017 is making a slow advancement upcountry even as the earth is moist in the capital, where a three-concert evening saw a couple of monsoon ragas rendered this week. What all make the classical tunes stimulating?
For a Bombay-raised Gujarati who has been a Delhiite for long to have mastered the country’s classical dances from its east and south is a pleasant cultural mix. It’s a rare pan-India feat from Sonal Mansingh.