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.
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Chennaiyil Thiruvaiyaru – a Sabha with a twist!
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 […]
Change the Way You Breathe
Not just for singers, this way of breathing is helpful for every single person. It might not come naturally straight away but as you keep correcting yourself, eventually you’ll notice that your body has altered its pattern.
Stay safe, dear rasikas
Namaskaram Drear Rasikas, Over the last few weeks concerns have escalated around the public health impact of the Coronavirus and the illness it causes, COVID-19. I wanted to reach out to you and share my thoughts during these uncertain times. Please, do not panic. Sincerely follow the instructions on your government’s website (whichever country you […]
Creating ‘Sources’ with Dominique Vellard
In this session, I share with you my fond memories of meeting Dominique Vellard and creating with him – Sources: Devotional Chants of Southern India & Medieval Europe – a project very close to my heart.
Chennai Music Culture
Today I would like to share with you the very interesting story behind our unique Margazhi festival and how the Sabha Culture developed in Chennai.
A mistake that I made
Namaskaram Rasikas, Roadblocks should not stop us from continuing on the road to our goals. Even when it might seem like it’s the end of the road for us, if we try long and hard enough, and learn from our mistakes, we can almost always find a way forward. Today’s story is about the time […]
My experience of performing at Aikya Sanyoga, Coimbatore
I performed at a very interesting concert a couple of months ago – Aikya Sanyoga 2019. Aikya is an annual concert hosted by GA Foundation under the leadership of the bright young entrepreneur Ms Rohini Manian, CEO Global Adjustments and ably produced by Ms Kalpana Murthy, President GA. Incidentally, I had also performed the very […]
Going back to nature
Namaskaram Rasikas, It is unfortunate that modern life and city living are slowly taking us away from nature. As our lives keep getting busier and more stressful, it is now more important than ever to get back to nature. Today I would like to share a couple of songs with you which talk about the […]
My experience of performing with the Thayir Sadam Project
A little while ago, I performed at a concert with the Thayir Sadam Project. They are a group of four brilliant young musicians: Ambi Subramaniam, Bindu Subramaniam (children of the legendary violinist Dr L. Subramaniam), Mahesh Raghvan and Akshay Anantapadmanabhan. We were joined by a group of energetic and talented kids who are students of […]