Tag: MS Subbulakshmi
Chennai 600010 – Kilpauk #MadrasDay
Kilpauk, Chennai 600010 is full of history, largely of the rich and famous. It still retains much of its old glamour, a world of titled men and women. #MadrasDay
When #LataMangeshkar was moved by KB Sundarambal’s virtuosity
When Lata Mangeshkar was floored by KB Sundarambal’s music – a look at some of the great interactions between Carnatic musicians and the nightingale
Tyagaraja Aradhana – a celebration of social change
Apart from being the celebration of a central personality in Carnatic music. the #TyagarajaAradhana is also a record of social change, for the better.
“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…
(Not) starring MSS & KBS
An intriguing tale on how two legends, MS Subbulakshmi and KB Sundarambal almost acted together in a film.
Namba Marion and “A Very English Scandal”
Arising from the Netflix series A Very English Scandal, a look at how Jeremy Thorpe’s 2nd wife Marion had an interesting Madras connection.
The Tune Behind Katrinile Varum Geetham
The famed Katrinile Varum Geetham is actually based on the tune of a Hindi gramophone recording of Sheela Sarkar. The back story on how this came about is here.
MS Subbulakshmi at the United Nations
Recalling the first article I wrote for The Hindu, which in turn recalled MS Subbulakshmi’s United Nations concert.
Music in Madavar Vilagam
Srivilliputhur is not just Andal. There is a link to Carnatic music thanks to the patronage of the Zamindars of Seithur.
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