Performing at the temple is not easy — the recitals are interrupted by temple rituals at midnight and the break of dawn
15 May 2022 12:12 AM
This is the fascinating story of the origins of dance; a story that was preserved in stone and text over the centuries
10 Apr 2022 1:44 AM
Realising that literally life stops for several hundred musicians of all types during these 30 days was awe inspiring
27 Feb 2022 1:14 AM
The book is not merely about the paintings, (painted between 1800-1825 in Guler, or Kangra) but equally about the text that inspired them
29 Jan 2022 6:46 PM
The section on fashion links the relevance of the hand crafted tradition to environmental concerns and sustainability
02 Jan 2022 11:50 AM
Listening to musicians with her was a unique experience as she pointed out aspects of the music that no one else did
12 Dec 2021 3:05 AM
With the lockdown, everything changed. This cosy circuit took no time to disintegrate
03 Oct 2021 12:30 AM
In north India prior to 1950, the main patrons of the arts were the rulers
15 Aug 2021 2:08 AM
All the musicians have made the best of the pandemic, taken the restrictions imposed on them in their stride
04 Jul 2021 12:15 AM
The passing away of several senior musicians due to the virus is another cause of depression in the community
23 May 2021 12:05 AM
Born in 1941 in war-torn Calcutta, Dambar Bahadur Budaprithi was re named “Louiz” to fit into the anglicised world of nightclubs
28 Mar 2021 9:48 AM
The recent concert by Vidushi Padma Talwalkar was a true eye opener.
17 Feb 2020 2:07 AM
Nirmala Rajasekar started her concert with a “varnam” in Raga Sahana, in Telugu, seeking divine grace.
12 Feb 2020 2:45 AM
Tansen’s daughter Saraswati whom he taught, married a musician prince of repute — Raja Misri Chand, of the Chandravanshi Rajput lineage.
22 Jan 2020 7:12 AM
Malavika is a most effective communicator, extremely lucid and cerebral, apart from having an easily perceivable highly evolved sensitivity.
02 Jan 2020 1:32 AM
Indian Classical musicians too happen to be in a festive mood, and they have their repertoire to show for it.
27 Dec 2019 1:03 AM
On Saraswati Puja day, the instrument finally took shape, and I named it pushpaveena, in the honour of the goddess.
18 Dec 2019 2:16 AM
The next concert was by Waseem Ahmed Khan, grandson of Ustad Ata Hussain Khan of the Agra gharana.
10 Dec 2019 5:37 AM
In the capital, the baton of a musical tradition is passed on to the next generation in spellbinding fashion.
05 Dec 2019 12:23 AM
The main piece with “aalap” and “thanam” was again in a raga common to both systems — Jaijaiwanti, adopted in Carnatic music as Dwijawanti.
28 Nov 2019 2:28 AM