What would Madavoor Vasudevan Nair have performed had he not died on stage that night? A look at the Kathakali master’s singing of a raga vis-à-vis a pertinent kriti by a Carnatic composer.
Last month, noted Ottanthullal exponent Kalamandalam Geethanandan had collapsed and died while performing at a temple in nearby Irinjalakkuda in Thrissur.
If it’s easy to hail an artiste for his all-roundish skills, it may be even more interesting to locate the reasons behind them. An overview of top Kathakali artiste Sadanam Krishnankutty, who celebrates his 60th year of career tomorrow:
Nursing staff of the M S Ramaiah hospital draws a 'rangoli' to celebrate the 1 billion Covid-19 vaccine dose milestone, in Bengaluru.PTI Photo/Shailendra Bhojak
Bollywood actress Ananya Pandey arrives at the Narcotics Control Bureau office in Mumbai.PTI Photo/Shashank Parade
Bollywood actor Chunky Pandey accompanying his daughter Ananya arrives at Narcotics Control Bureau (NCB) office after a team of NCB raided her residence, in Mumbai.PTI Photo/Shashank Parade
Union Home Minister Amit Shah conducts an aerial survey of flood and landslide affected areas of Uttarakhand following heavy rains.PTI Photo
Farmers remove barricades from a road leading to Delhi near Ghazipur border picket site after the orders of the Supreme Court in Ghaziabad.PTI Photo
The Opposition is hoping for a rich election harvest in Uttar Pradesh but Lucknow appears to be a long way from the killing fields.
The former Delhi Police employee has also emerged as the go-to man for the authorities to reach out to the agitating farmers.
Outwardly peaceful, Kashmir has seen a spate of civilian killings in recent weeks. A silent unease has now exploded into fear and concern after the shooting of minorities.
Virat Kohli will step down as T20 captain of India and RCB but that will not take away the fact that he remains a unique leader
With all foreign soldiers out of Afghanistan, the Taliban is now in a position to do pretty much what it wants.
It can be a crucial stepping stone to develop young minds to appreciate the importance of practising honesty throughout their academic journey and lay the foundations for successful professional careers.
One can be pro-religion, but against coerced religion; one can be pro-vaccines, but against coercion and mandates