Category: Romans and Countrymen
“Do you know Keshav Desiraju?” asked my mentor KV Ramanathan. “You don’t? Well you must meet him when you are in Delhi next. He is one of the finest minds I know when it comes to Carnatic Music and much else.” Coming from KVR this was high praise indeed and I looked forward to the…
Gemini Ganesan – a nice man to know
When Gemini Ganesan attended my wedding and lost his footwear
MR Pratap – an entrepreneur till the end
Remembering MR Pratap, the man who made Halda typewriters and Facit calculators a household name.
When Stars shone on RK Salai
A look at Edward Elliot’s Road via the eyes of Clock Srinivasan, my trusted clock repairer
Hemamalini Arni – her lecdem and the @SanjaySub concert
A tribute to Hemamalini Arni, the lady who swept us off our feet at the Music Academy’s annual conference of 2017.
Muthiah, the Complete (?) Works
An attempt to compile the list of books S Muthiah wrote is quite a challenge, chiefly because he never believed in publicising what he did.
A Tribute on TV for S Muthiah
There was a televised tribute to S Muthiah last week. The link is provided below.
S Muthiah – Many Tributes
This week and the next is going to see a lot of tributes from me to the Chief. It was a long association of twenty years.
In the footsteps of his Guru
A tribute to my Guru in music – V Subrahmaniam Last week saw the passing of one of the most faithful adherents to the Semmangudi school – his ardent disciple V Subrahmaniam. Referred to often as ‘Nirlon’ Subrahmaniam owing to his having worked in that eponymous Bombay-based company, he created a niche and identity for…
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