Wishing to honour the life and talent of Avasarala Kanyakumari Kanyakumari, a revered master violinist, composer, and teacher in the Indian Carnatic musical tradition, the Indian American lawmaker said the Indian government recognised her talent and contributions to Indian music and culture with the Padma Shri Award in 2015.
Pandit Debu Chaudhuri had been awarded the Padma Bhushan and the Padma Shri. He was also a teacher and writer, who penned six books.
The film, which was earlier scheduled to open on November 5 this year, will now release in theatres on June 3, 2022, says report
The alignment of the raagas with the time of day and its association with emotions or rasas, Indian classical music sets the stage for spiritual and physical healing
T N Krishnan died in Chennai at the age of 92 due to health issues
The haunting melodies, delectable duets, energetic dance numbers and the resounding philosophical songs of one of India’s most loved singers will keep resonating forever.
The significance of the performance is, people came together to say it's a country of voices where people who disagree are welcome to protest and express disagreement, says TM Krishna.
The threats and vile comments against four Carnatic singers have prompted noted musician T.M. Krishna to announce that he would be releasing one Carnatic song every month on Jesus or Allah.
Indian classical music lost one of its greatest exponents when Carnatic-Hindustani violinist M.S. Anantharaman died today. A look at the instrumentalist’s lineage, contributions and progeny.
Classical vocalist Radha Viswanathan is no more. A look at the life of the dancer-turned-musician groomed under her step-mother M.S. Subbulakshmi, a Carnatic icon. Also a peek at Bharatanatyam dancer K.J. Sarasa who died on a January 2.
Late Carnatic vocalist Neyyattinkara Vasudevan was born on a Christmas Day in pre-Independence India. His vocals had a distinct influence of his master Ramnad Krishnan. An upstream look at the shishya-guru:
'Jingle Bells' met with a fusion of alaaps and sangams, when a group of Hindustani music artistes juxtaposed it with the classical Hindustani Qawwali on the occasion of Christmas.
Three years ago on this day, Hindustani classical lost a pioneering sarodiya, while December 20 is the birthday of a veteran Carnatic vocalist. A look at the lives of Zarin Sharma-Daruwala and Suguna Varadachari:
A young nadaswaram maestro from Sri Lanka regales Kerala audiences on the eve of the anniversary of a legend of the wind instrument. Viewing Jaffna’s P.S. Balamurugan alongside 20th-century giant Rajarathinam Pillai
Today is Harikesanallur Muthaiah Bhagavatar Day. A look at the 20th-century Carnatic titan’s ‘English Notes’ in a week that also marked the birth anniversaries of two Western classical composers:
Today is the 145th birth anniversary of Abdul Karim Khan, the founder of Kirana gharana. The ustad had his Deccan trysts that familiarised him with southern music. A sample of Carnatic renditions by three khayal masters:
If eccentricity was one trait of Flute Mali, then the audiovisuals of a 1985 concert best exemplify it. A look at the unconventional stage conduct of late Carnatic instrumentalist T.R. Mahalingam on his 91st birthday
Shahid Parvez and Shashank Subramanyam started as child prodigies. Today is the birthday of both the Hindustani sitarist and Carnatic flautist, who have themselves collaborated on the stage.
A farmer sits near his red chillies at a deserted APMC market, during the weekend curfew imposed by the Karnataka government to curb the spread of COVID-19, in Hubballi.PTI Photo
Delhi Chief Minister & AAP National Convenor Arvind Kejriwal being welcomed by women supporters during his door-to-door campaign ahead of the Goa Assembly elections, in Goa.PTI Photo
A health worker collects swab sample of a woman for COVID-19 test, amid concerns over rising Omicron cases, in Gurugram.PTI Photo
Traffic jam on a road at Shalimar Bagh during the weekend curfew imposed by the Delhi government to curb the spread of Covid-19, in New Delhi.PTI Photo/ Shahbaz Khan
The Lajpat Nagar market wears a deserted look during the weekend curfew imposed by the Delhi government to curb the spread of Covid-19, in New Delhi.PTI Photo/ Shahbaz Khan
He would take his colour, brushes and canvas outside to paint and talk with his love. He would stand close to the window and paint, keeping an eye on his muse.
They say the violin mimics the human sound. In his case, it was that of love, of longing. He didn’t know any other way of loving.
Younger people do not have much progressive beliefs; a 2017 survey found that one-third of young people opposed inter-caste marriage.
The pandemic has made it clear that virtual learning is here to stay. In the West, the big question is whether it will dilute the quality of the college experience and education. In India, which grapples with digital divide, the question remains whether this will reach most people at all.
Even after two years of the Covid-19 pandemic, many 'informed' individuals in India continue to deny the virus with unscientific claims and unfounded data. The latest? Omicron will end the pandemic.
Across Asia there are deeply entrenched obstacles to a mode of higher education that is liberal in multiple senses – disciplinary and epistemological but also social and political.
The two incidents in the recent past, one in Mon district of Nagaland and the other at Lakhimpur Kheri in Uttar Pradesh, undermined the core principles democracy and federalism.