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Sreevalsan Thiyyadi

Articles by Sreevalsan Thiyyadi

How A Culture Buff Is Helping Carnatic Discover One Lost Charm

How A Culture Buff Is Helping Carnatic Discover One Lost Charm

Jul 10, 2018 Sreevalsan Thiyyadi

In a serene pocket on the banks of a Kerala river, music enthusiast R. Padmakumar has been organising chamber...

From Shakespeare to Malayattoor, V. Sambasivan’s Kathaprasangam Enticed And Educated Common Folk

From Shakespeare to Malayattoor, V. Sambasivan’s Kathaprasangam Enticed And Educated Common Folk

Jul 04, 2018 Sreevalsan Thiyyadi

If a Harikatha-inspired new-age narrative with orchestra took Kerala audiences by storm in the latter part of...

Challenges To Honest Journalism Before, During & After Emergency: A Scribe’s Account

Challenges To Honest Journalism Before, During & After Emergency: A Scribe’s Account

Jul 01, 2018 Sreevalsan Thiyyadi

Octogenarian mediaperson P. Raman pens a book sketched by nuggets of self-experienced struggles in the...

The Unheralded Revolution Gauhar Jaan Brought In to Indian Classical Music

The Unheralded Revolution Gauhar Jaan Brought In to Indian Classical Music

Jun 26, 2018 Sreevalsan Thiyyadi

As Google Doodle marks the singing legend’s 145th birth anniversary, a peek at what challenge the...

Asad Ali Khan: The Master Who Blended The Spirit of Music And Yoga

Asad Ali Khan: The Master Who Blended The Spirit of Music And Yoga

Jun 21, 2018 Sreevalsan Thiyyadi

Rudra veena is a challenging classical instrument that insists the player sits in a yoga posture. An...

Classical Musicians Suhas Vyas & T.N.S. Krishna: Chip Off The Old Block

Classical Musicians Suhas Vyas & T.N.S. Krishna: Chip Off The Old Block

Jun 17, 2018 Sreevalsan Thiyyadi

Today is Father’s Day. If open admiration from the son is a happy feature on the concert stage, then two...

Uphaar Tragedy Anniversary: Scary Reel Of Memory For Honeymoon Couple From Kerala

Uphaar Tragedy Anniversary: Scary Reel Of Memory For Honeymoon Couple From Kerala

Jun 13, 2018 Sreevalsan Thiyyadi

Kochiites husband and wife were on a two-day visit to Delhi a fortnight after marriage in mid-1997 when they...

World Cup Soccer: How Valderrama Dribbled A Parallel With Carnatic Drummer Harishankar

World Cup Soccer: How Valderrama Dribbled A Parallel With Carnatic Drummer Harishankar

Jun 10, 2018 Sreevalsan Thiyyadi

Clever slowdown, and then a sudden gust of raid. That used to be common between percussionist G. Harishankar...

Kamal, Cauvery And Thyagaraja: Stray Images Of The Deccani River’s Past And Present

Kamal, Cauvery And Thyagaraja: Stray Images Of The Deccani River’s Past And Present

Jun 05, 2018 Sreevalsan Thiyyadi

On World Environment Day (June 5), a take on a vital south Indian river that winds tight a uneasy tape across...

Soulmate Show: What’s Symbolic Of Light And Shades on Plantain Leaves?

Soulmate Show: What’s Symbolic Of Light And Shades on Plantain Leaves?

Jun 02, 2018 Sreevalsan Thiyyadi

A group show of paintings and sculptures in Delhi brings together 27 artists from across the country, a few...

Bharati & Kala: Two Artistes Who Derive Energy From A Hybrid Culture

Bharati & Kala: Two Artistes Who Derive Energy From A Hybrid Culture

May 29, 2018 Sreevalsan Thiyyadi

Mohiniyattam exponent Bharati Shivaji turns 70. Hers is a fascinating cross-culture story, which is also the...

How Clay Gives Eye-Sight To A Lofty Line-up of Classical Actor-Dancers

How Clay Gives Eye-Sight To A Lofty Line-up of Classical Actor-Dancers

May 27, 2018 Sreevalsan Thiyyadi

A small Kerala pocket with big cultural heritage is celebrating its association with three Kathakali icons....

Taal Of The Art Work Balance

Taal Of The Art Work Balance

May 24, 2018 Sreevalsan Thiyyadi

Bureaucrat-dancers and banker-vocalists: India has no lack of professionals who find time to soar high in the...

Girish Karnad: A Glorious Build-Up On Vibrant Formative Years

Girish Karnad: A Glorious Build-Up On Vibrant Formative Years

May 19, 2018 Sreevalsan Thiyyadi

While Karnataka is in the midst of a political thriller, a celebrated son of the state turns 80 on Saturday....

Kerala Folklore Museum: 3 Floors, 10 Centuries And 5,000 Objects of Common Use

Kerala Folklore Museum: 3 Floors, 10 Centuries And 5,000 Objects of Common Use

May 11, 2018 Sreevalsan Thiyyadi

Kochi’s Folklore Museum is the only one of its kind in the southern state. A peek at what makes it special...

Metro Man’s Village And A Wedding Night In Current-less Times

Metro Man’s Village And A Wedding Night In Current-less Times

May 05, 2018 Sreevalsan Thiyyadi

India got all its villages electrified the other day. A trip down memory lane—to an obscure 1970s Kerala...

Lalgudi Jayaraman: Many Facets of The Cosmic Energy Nataraja Pose

Lalgudi Jayaraman: Many Facets of The Cosmic Energy Nataraja Pose

Apr 29, 2018 Sreevalsan Thiyyadi

A take on Lalgudi Jayaraman who has enriched south Indian music culture, on the death anniversary of the...

Thrissur Pooram: Elephants, Parasols, Ensembles, Fireworks, Crowd And An Unexpected Death

Thrissur Pooram: Elephants, Parasols, Ensembles, Fireworks, Crowd And An Unexpected Death

Apr 26, 2018 Sreevalsan Thiyyadi

Kerala’s world-famous Thrissur Pooram festivities ended today afternoon. Amid the joy, there was a tragedy...

When B&W Art Images Curiously Deck Up The Colourful Ambience

When B&W Art Images Curiously Deck Up The Colourful Ambience

Apr 21, 2018 Sreevalsan Thiyyadi

Two of India’s top visual artistes have come together to gift viewers with a rare synergy of paintings and...

When A Top Cop Builds A Magic-Real Bridge From Jorhat To Jaisalmer

When A Top Cop Builds A Magic-Real Bridge From Jorhat To Jaisalmer

Apr 15, 2018 Sreevalsan Thiyyadi

Today is Bihu, the Assamese new-year spring festival. A look at the English translation of the latest...