Today as I was fondly remembering the time I spent mentoring Hari Sivanesan, a brilliant veena player from London, I thought of writing about my experience. In 2011 when the BBC approached me for their mentorship program by ‘Radio 3’s World Routes Academy’, I was very excited to be a part of this unique experience. […]
A few months ago (before the coronavirus confined us within the walls of our homes), a very touching incident took place – the chances of that happening were so slim that I believe it was indeed a divine coincidence.
When I was an adolescent, I was not very happy with the way I sang. I would complain to my mother time and again and tell her that this isn’t a path for me. Concerned by my growing anxiety, she decided to take me to a very special place.
Today let me tell you a story about King Akbar and the great musician, Tansen. From the story, we’ll see that – “why” we do something has a huge role in determining the quality of what we do.
In one of our earlier blog posts, I shared the history of Sabhas and Sabha Culture in our beloved city of Chennai. Today I wanted to tell you about a different kind of Sabha experience that is unique to Chennai concerts. The people running the Chennaiyil Thiruvaiyaru, (the ever-energetic brothers Raman and Lakshmanan of Lakshman […]