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VIEWS - Archive 2008
Sanjay Subrahmanyan: There's magic in his music! By T.M.Anantharaman
Sometimes you are lucky to encounter a mystical experience. You have to be the right man at the right place to experience it. You cherish the event long after it has passed into the mists of history. I have been lucky a few times.
Semmangudi Srinivasa Iyer - an ineffable musician By Sudha Jagannathan
As the Carnatic music world celebrates the birth centenary of Semmangudi Srinivasa Iyer today (July 25), we at offer our pranaam to the doyen of Carnatic music.
Carnatic Music & Cinema By Sudha Jagannathan
Carnatic music and the Tamil film industry have been closely associated with each other for a long time. We have seen many hit numbers in the past.
The magic of Murali - A tribute to a maestro By T.M.Anantharaman
For over four decades, I am captive to his music. "Music follows me wherever I go," he smiled mischievously recently while in Bangalore.
Carnatic music and Bharatanatyam By Mallika Jayanti
Bharatanatyam is one of the oldest dance forms of India. Derived from Bharata's Natya Shastra, it has undergone many changes over time.
Navavaranams -A Study Of Oottukkadu Venkata Kavi And Dikshitar By Chitravina N.Ravikiran
The Navavarana pooja forms the mantric-tantric ritualistic part of Devi worship, associated with the Srichakra pooja.
A Lifetime Bowing With Melody By T.M.Anantharaman
It is not as if I had not relished the music of violin maestro Lalgudi Jayaraman before I went abroad. Ironically, it was while speaking to the undersecretary of Arts & Culture department in Doha, Qatar, back in March 1984.
Saint Thyagaraja - A Great Composer And A Trend-Setter By T.M.Sivaraman
What more can a mere mortal like me have to say that has not already been said by eminent musicians and musicologist on the great Saint of Thiruvarur?
"Namesakes" Make Music Joyful... By T.M.Anantharaman
BANGALORE, March 3: "Mind and Body, Heart & Soul," is the jingle melody that exhorts through a TV visual thousands of cricket lovers to become chest-thumping, swarming, swirling admirers of the men in blue viz the ubiquitous Indian cricket team.
Mani Iyer's mesmerizing music By T.M.Anantharaman
Memories of my musical journey take me back in time, more than five decades ago in fact. I was in my teens and almost got thrown out of a classical music concert of the inimitable Madurai Mani Iyer, one of my favourite musicians.
If Vadi swara in a raga denotes the dominating note, there are other notes which add colour, shape and beauty to a raga. Like the samvadi swara, graha swara, the jeeva sawaras etc.
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