Tag: ML Vasanthakumari
Purandaradasa’s song for #MahaSivaratri
Purandaradasa’s song for #MahaSivaratri, Siva Darusana Namagaayitu is set as a pilgrimage to Srisailam
MLV the Unstoppable
It was in the late 1990s and I was in Easwari Lending Library in Avvai Shanmugam Salai peering into some old Tamil magazines. Suddenly, my eye fell on a page with a photograph of ML Vasanthakumari in it. She being one of my favourite artistes, I dropped everything else and sat down on the floor…
The Carnatic side of Dr CV Krishnaswami
Among the many losses that this world has sustained in the past 15 months or so is the passing of the eminent diabetologist Dr CV Krishnaswami. He was a good friend of Madras Musings and so in our latest issue we have tributes to him from RV Rajan and also G Ram Mohan who knew…
Ghosts of RK Salai – A heritage walk at night
I am repeating one of my most popular walks – the heritage of RK Salai. This will be a night walk, scheduled on Feb 8th.
#MLVasanthakumari sings (and speaks) on theatre
Celebrating the ML Vasanthakumari-Padmini combo with a song from Raja Rani (1956) which is all about theatre and has MLV speaking and singing with gusto.
Madras Musings 16th Aug to Sep 1st
A look at what is on offer in the Aug 16th issue of Madras Musings
When Stars shone on RK Salai
A look at Edward Elliot’s Road via the eyes of Clock Srinivasan, my trusted clock repairer
Aadha hai chandrama in Tamil
The opening lines of ML Vasanthakumari’s Sinthanai Seyyada for the film Petra Manam are identical in tune to Aadha Hai Chandrama from Navrang
Admiring MLV from afar #MLVasanthakumari90
This is an article that I wrote at the behest of Smt Sudha Raghunathan, for a souvenir she brought out on the occasion of MLV’s 90th birthday, on July 3, 2018.
When MLV sang for Savitri #MLVasanthakumari90
On MLV’s 90th birthday, a tribute by recalling a brilliant duet between P Leela and herself, sung for Iru Sahodarigal/Bhale Ammayilu, featuring rather unusually Savitri.
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