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Kerala mridangam artist sets new Guinness record

Young mridangam artist Kuzhalmannam G Ramakrishnan of Kerala on Saturday set a new Guinness record in percussion instruments by playing the mridangam non-stopfor over 84 hours.Ramakrishnan......

The 'veshti' culture and code

The veshti controversy in Tamil Nadu is not about the dress -- but a dress-code, which seems permissible in private homes and offices, but not in private clubs that are open only to well-heeled,......

'Guruji is immortal like his music'

Family, students, fans and friends pay tribute to the legend of Pandit Ravi Shankar 'Just do music' said guruji, and I am here today just because of him. There was a point in my life when I was not......

Are the Chinese 'better' parents?

'Are we losing this race too? Will the Chinese outstrive us, even if they don't outsmart us?' asks B S Prakash.Comparisons between the Chinese and us are a fact of our life today and seem......

National Heritage award for Bharata Natyam artiste

Kamala Lakshmi Narayanan, popularly known as Kumari Kamala during her early career in India, last month became the first Bharata Natyam artist in the United States to receive the prestigious......

From Rs 2 a day to Rs 500,000 a month!

He had to start working in a music shop repairing mridangam, tabla, etc, at the age of seven, not only because of his love for music but to help his mother keep the kitchen fires burning. Today,......

Why Germany should be India's best partner in Europe

Germany, as the locomotive of Europe, has much to teach India in manufacturing and process management, says Rajeev Srinivasan. November 9 marked the 25th anniversary of the fall of the Berlin......

Zakir Hussain, Shankar Mahadevan pay tribute to 'Abbaji,' U Srinivas

Noted Indian musicians came together to pay tribute to Ustad Alla Rakha on his 15th death anniversary, by staging a grand performance at Shanmukhananda Hall, in Sion, central Mumbai. A look at......

Bappi Lahiri: Almost every song seems inspired today

Music composer-singer Bappi Lahiri offers a sneak peek into what to expect in his US concerts this month.With 465 films in four decades, and his recent chart-busting duet Ooh La La with Shreya......

Review: Songs of Tamil cowboys

The very cover of the audio CD of Irumbukkottai Murattu Singam (The Fearsome Lion of Iron Fort) is delightful. It has a cute pop-up of the all the characters dressed in lurid cowboy fashion,......

Puthiya Mukham: Violence doesn't work

It is more than a decade since a shy teenager named Prithviraj made his first public appearance just before his first film Nandanam as a bearded boy-man. Now, ten years later, in his new Malayalam......

Perspectives from a legend

For Ustad Zakir Hussain, April 29 -- when he presents the final concert in his five-show Perspectives at Carnegie Hall, New York -- is very special. His father, the late Ustad Alla Rakha, would......
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In the footsteps of the guru

Guru Gajendra Kumar Panda The Hindu Odissi dance performance by Guru Gajendra Kumar Panda and Sandhyarani Pradhan Photo: S. Mahinsha TOPICS... ...

http://www.thehindu.com/features/friday-review/dance/in-the-footsteps-of-the-guru/article7251158.ece?secpage=true&secname=entertainment
Music is above the musician

Radhakrishna, a Carnatic music performer from the old Mysore region, has quietly worked behind the scenes for several decades. A teacher par... ...

http://www.thehindu.com/features/friday-review/music/music-is-above-the-musician/article7255653.ece?secpage=true&secname=entertainment
Spotlight on mentors

Chennai, 24/05/2015: For Friday Review: Thiruvaarur Bakthavathsalam (2nd right) presenting the life time achivement award to Mridangam Thanjai... ...

http://www.thehindu.com/features/friday-review/music/spotlight-on-mentors/article7255314.ece?secpage=true&secname=entertainment
Annamacharya jayanthi in the U.S.

Comment · print · T T T+· T- Children participating in the Annamacharya jayanthi. Photo: Special Arrangement Singers at the event.... ...

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Falls short of the mark

Comment · print · T T T+· T- Bhavana . Photo. M. Moorthy TOPICS Despite a good voice, Bhavana Mohan lacked creativity and depth.... ...

http://www.thehindu.com/features/friday-review/music/falls-short-of-the-mark/article7255316.ece?secpage=true&secname=entertainment

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