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TM Krishna performing at Ashoka University.

Reimagining Ashoka In Modern Time

By rendering Ashokan edicts in music, Carnatic vocalist T.M. Krishna explores meaning in the ancient emperor's decrees he wanted to be remembered by in posterity

09 September 2022

Baz Luhrmann's Biopic On Elvis Presley Will Now Release In June 2022

The film, which was earlier scheduled to open on November 5 this year, will now release in theatres on June 3, 2022, says report


Violin Maestro TN Krishnan Passes Away, Tributes Pour In

T N Krishnan died in Chennai at the age of 92 due to health issues


Carnatic Music Maestro Avasarala Lauded By Congress In US

Wishing to honour the life and talent of Avasarala Kanyakumari Kanyakumari, a revered master violinist, composer, and teacher in the Indian Carnatic musical tradition, the Indian American lawmaker said the Indian government...

10 August 2021

Healing Mind, Body And Spirit With Indian Classical Music

The alignment of the raagas with the time of day and its association with emotions or rasas, Indian classical music sets the stage for spiritual and physical healing


S.P. Balasubrahmanyam - The Unassuming Singing Genius

The haunting melodies, delectable duets, energetic dance numbers and the resounding philosophical songs of one of India’s most loved singers will keep resonating forever.

26 September 2020

Days After Testing Covid Positive, Sitar Maestro Pandit Debu Chaudhuri Succumbs To Heart Attack

Pandit Debu Chaudhuri had been awarded the Padma Bhushan and the Padma Shri. He was also a teacher and writer, who penned six books.

01 May 2021

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Has the Coronavirus sucked the music out of our lives? What does it mean to be a Left-Liberal in these times? Will the pandemic make us more environment-conscious? To talk about these we have with us in The Outlier, T M...

01 January 1970

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20 March 2020
Prayogam For Lord Krishna

Prayogam For Lord Krishna

Part of the soul of Maargazhi music lives on amidst early-morning ambulatory groups singing bhajans in Chennai’s Mylapore


20 March 2020
Prayogam For Lord Krishna

Prayogam For Lord Krishna

Part of the soul of Maargazhi music lives on amidst early-morning ambulatory groups singing bhajans in Chennai’s Mylapore


01 February 2020
‘Art And Politics Do Not Exist In Separate Boxes'

‘Art And Politics Do Not Exist In Separate Boxes'

T.M. Krishna, a leading Carnatic vocalist, prolific writer and a citizen committed to social justice, speaks about his new book, his art and his many...


02 August 2019
Chennai Group MadRasana Gives Carnatic Music A Booming New Playground

Chennai Group MadRasana Gives Carnatic Music A Booming New Playground

A fusion of passion and good taste, MadRasana is finding new ways to take Carnatic music to the uninitiated


21 December 2018
How A Devoted Group Of Fans Follows Sanjay Subrahmanyan To All His Concerts

How A Devoted Group Of Fans Follows Sanjay Subrahmanyan To All His Concerts

A devoted group of fans follows Carnatic singer Sanjay Subrahmanyan—concert to concert


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18 November 2018
TM Krishna Hails Concert In Delhi As 'Celebration Of Democracy'

TM Krishna Hails Concert In Delhi As 'Celebration Of Democracy'

The significance of the performance is, people came together to say it's a country of voices where people who disagree are welcome to protest and express...


10 August 2018
Carnatic Singers Threatened For Singing Christian Songs

Carnatic Singers Threatened For Singing Christian Songs

The threats and vile comments against four Carnatic singers have prompted noted musician T.M. Krishna to announce that he would be releasing one Carnatic song...


20 August 2018
T.M. Krishna: Music In The ­Plural | By Ananya Vajpeyi

T.M. Krishna: Music In The ­Plural | By Ananya Vajpeyi

T.M. Krishna uses music to show democracy is the sound of many voices rising up to the sky


19 February 2018
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

Indian classical music lost one of its greatest exponents when Carnatic-Hindustani violinist M.S. Anantharaman died today. A look at the instrumentalist’s...


03 January 2018
A Voice That Suffered At Prime, A Dance That Never Bloomed On Stage

A Voice That Suffered At Prime, A Dance That Never Bloomed On Stage

Classical vocalist Radha Viswanathan is no more. A look at the life of the dancer-turned-musician groomed under her step-mother M.S. Subbulakshmi, a Carnatic...


27 December 2017
How The Sparkle In The Vocal Finds Transmission Over Generations

How The Sparkle In The Vocal Finds Transmission Over Generations

Late Carnatic vocalist Neyyattinkara Vasudevan was born on a Christmas Day in pre-Independence India. His vocals had a distinct influence of his master Ramnad...


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26 December 2017
Watch: When Jingle Bells Met Qawwali And Carnatic Music On Christmas, It Was Rhythm Divine

Watch: When Jingle Bells Met Qawwali And Carnatic Music On Christmas, It Was Rhythm Divine

'Jingle Bells' met with a fusion of alaaps and sangams, when a group of Hindustani music artistes juxtaposed it with the classical Hindustani Qawwali on the...


20 December 2017
The Parsi Woman On Sarod And Tamil Vocalist In Carnatic

The Parsi Woman On Sarod And Tamil Vocalist In Carnatic

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...


14 December 2017
Reverse Carnatic Currents: From Lankan Tamils To South India

Reverse Carnatic Currents: From Lankan Tamils To South India

A young nadaswaram maestro from Sri Lanka regales Kerala audiences on the eve of the anniversary of a legend of the wind instrument. Viewing Jaffna’s P.S....


02 December 2017
Plucks Of Tonal Purity

Plucks Of Tonal Purity

In her 150th year, Dhanammal continues to epitomise nuanced, delicate music


02 December 2017
A Maritime Arc Of Saptaswaras

A Maritime Arc Of Saptaswaras

Young Carnatic musicians, born or living in the US, are shifting base to Chennai as full-time performers


15 November 2017
‘English Notes’ That Pepped Up Patriotism Then And Is Great Fun Today

‘English Notes’ That Pepped Up Patriotism Then And Is Great Fun Today

Today is Harikesanallur Muthaiah Bhagavatar Day. A look at the 20th-century Carnatic titan’s ‘English Notes’ in a week that also marked the birth...


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