‘Young Turk’ Sanjay Subramanyan turns 50 today on the Basant Panchami-eve. The Carnatic maestro typifies a fresh spring in music, while 2018 is the centenary of Mrinalini Sarabhai who revelled in many-hued dance.
The arrival of mikes altered the soundscape of a classical art like Kathakali. Slightly north of its native Kerala, Karnataka has traditional Yakshagana less prone to such novelties. A take, through two masters:
Three years ago on this day, Hindustani classical lost a pioneering sarodiya, while December 20 is the birthday of a veteran Carnatic vocalist. A look at the lives of Zarin Sharma-Daruwala and Suguna Varadachari: