Today, let’s talk about Sivalokanathar Temple. The Nandi at this Shiva temple has a rather shocked look on his face – in this video I’ll tell you why!
Namaskaram Rasikas, There was a time when I was extremely unhappy with the way I sang. I felt like there was so much I had to offer but my voice wouldn’t allow me to. To remedy this I met many a great trainer. In today’s video let me tell you the story of how I […]
A few days ago I had a conversation with Bhai Baldeep Singh, live on Facebook. It was for an episode of YaarAnād Virtual Baithak Series which is an extension of the World Music Heritage Series of his. The aim of this series is to celebrate excellence in the field of music, arts, dance, theatre, and […]
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 […]