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NEWS - Archive January 2012
Where the Lord listens to Veena recital
26 January 2012: It’s a customary practice. And, it’s a daily routine at this temple in Srirangam to usher Lord Ranganatha to sleep in the night and wake him up early morning with a divine Veena recital. Vaishnava Acharya Sri Ramanuja initiated this custom several years ago. »
Padma Bhushan for T.V. Gopalakrishnan, M.S. Gopalakrishnan
25 January 2012: Two senior Carnatic musicians have been selected for the prestigious Padma awards this year. The list of Padma awardees is announced in New Delhi on Wednesday. »
Maharajapuram Viswantha Iyer Award for Mannargudi Easwaran
24 January 2012: Mridanga vidwan Mannargudi Easwaran has been chosen for this year’s Maharajapuram Viswantha Iyer Memorial Award, according to a release from Maharajapuram Viswantha Iyer Trust. »
A week-long dance Tapas!
15 January 2012: Tapas dance festival this year presented a unique blend of various classical dance forms performed by leading dancers from January 8 to January 14 at T.N. Rajarathinam Pillai Muthamizh Peravai Hall. »
Where Bhakthi keeps cyclone Thane at bay
10 January 2012: Even as the cyclone Thane was playing havoc with normal life in some coastal regions (Cuddalore, Vilupuram) of Tamil Nadu and Puducherry, a tiny village near Kumbakonam had no semblance of the disaster. »
Good show by PS School kids
10 January 2012: The Sundaram Finance Mylapore Festival 2012 kicked off on the morning of January 5 at the Nageswara Rao Park in Mylapore with a lively mikeless kutcheri by 25 students from PS Senior Secondary School. »
Brhaddhvani’s bid to democratize Carnatic music lauded
08 January 2012: To mark their 21 years of pioneering work in the field of music education, Brhaddhvani, a research and training centre for music, held a symposium titled ‘Brhaddvani’s Comet and Conservatories’, a new perspective in arts and education. »
After six years, the Kutcheri in Park is going strong
08 January 2012: Celebrating six years of Kutcheri in the Park and on the final morning of the 10th Sundaram Finance Mylapore Festival, 55 students from Vidya Mandir, Mylapore, presented a group mikeless kutcheri at the jam packed Chess Square of the Nageswara Rao Park on a specially-erected centre stage. »