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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,......

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......

Uliyin Osai, only for Ilayaraja's fans

After quite a break, we have again a romantically aligned historical movie, Uliyin Osai (The Sound of a Chisel) based on Tamil Nadu Chief Minister Kalaignar M Karunanidhi's work Sarappallam......

  People speak for mridangam

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Nauty
Q. Which of the following instruments is of Indian origin? Tabla Mridangam Sitar Violin
Nauty:  A.  more

http://qna.rediff.com/questions-and-answers/which-of-the-following-instruments-is-of-indian-origin---tab/26755698/answers/

tapas kumar
Q. mridang ek badya yantra hai. wo kahan par use hota hai?
Tapas Kumar:  A. Mridangam more

http://qna.rediff.com/questions-and-answers/mridang-ek-badya-yantra-hai.-wo-kahan-par-use-hota-hai/25009960/answers/26755731

tarannum
Q. do u knw how 2 play any musical instrument ?
Tarannum:  A. first of all the correct name is mridangamused mainly in Carnatic music concerts also Mridangam is used as an accompanying instrument in Yakshagana...... more

http://qna.rediff.com/questions-and-answers/do-u-knw-how-2-play-any-musical-instrument-/24998477/answers/25010004

sur
Q. If your life had a soundtrack what songs would be on it?
Sur:  A. Yes, I love to play Mridangam on heads, if they r cleanly shaved :P more

http://qna.rediff.com/questions-and-answers/if-your-life-had-a-soundtrack-what-songs-would-be-on-it/24732541/answers/24998526

sur
Q. My child has broken few set of Tablas and now demanding for a big Mridangam which ha cant hold even properly being so small -- He is so stubborn that he stopped eating -- What should I do ?
Sur:  A. what's the age of your child, because if he has broken so many tablas, it means he is too small and can be easily goaded into buying some cheaper variety of mridangam more

http://qna.rediff.com/questions-and-answers/my-child-has-broken-few-set-of-tablas-and-now-demanding-for-/24732541/answers/20200667

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The TimeOut Mint Planner, 25 July 2014

Bangalore Music B Arundhathi 27 July Carnatic vocalist and playback singer B. Arundhathi will be accompanied by violinist Charulatha... ...

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Visually pleasing

Kanaka Srinivasan, a veteran torch-bearer of the Vazhuvoor style, presented her disciple Uttara Rao at the annual Nalli Adi dance festival of... ...

http://www.thehindu.com/features/friday-review/uttara-rao-performs-in-brahma-gana-sabha/article6245134.ece?utm_source=RSS_Feed&utm_medium=RSS&utm_campaign=RSS_Syndication
It's popular, it's beautiful

In almost every Bharatanatyam dancer's career, selective compositions safely lodge themselves in the dancer's repertoire. These are oft performed... ...

http://www.thehindu.com/features/friday-review/christopher-gurusamys-performance-a-treat-to-watch/article6245104.ece?utm_source=RSS_Feed&utm_medium=RSS&utm_campaign=RSS_Syndication
His genius shone

As the day dawned past Sunday, the very thought of attending T.V.Gopalakrishnan's (TVG) concert, organised on the occasion of the 19 anniversary of... ...

http://www.thehindu.com/features/friday-review/his-genius-shone/article6245124.ece?utm_source=RSS_Feed&utm_medium=RSS&utm_campaign=RSS_Syndication
Homage to the gurus

The sishya prasishyas of legendary gurus Susarla Dakshinamurthy Sastri and Parupalli Ramakrishnaiah Pantulu conducted the Vardhanthis (96th and... ...

http://www.thehindu.com/features/friday-review/concert-to-pay-homage-to-gurus/article6245721.ece?utm_source=RSS_Feed&utm_medium=RSS&utm_campaign=RSS_Syndication

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