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Sound of a musical legacy
Teacher par excellence
As teacher, mentor, scholar, composer and vocalist, Seetha Rajan is in a class apart. A disciple of Kittamani Iyer and Semmangudi Sreenivasa Iyer, Seetha made her mark as a singer by winning several prizes and top scholarships during her ...
The reader of classics
At a time when reality shows and tear-jerker serials ruled the roost, Amrita TV's ‘Classic Kathakal,' which featured Malayalam literary classics, came as a breath of fresh air. The programme started off with the screening of Parappuram's ...
Kalamandalam Sasikumar has proved his virtuosity and creativity on the maddalam, both on the Kathakali stage and in Panchavadyam.
Music in the wind
Flautist K.S. Gopalakrishnan's recital raised the bar of innovation.
In praise of Purandaradasa
K. Venkataramanan's recital was devoted to compositions of Purandaradasa.
Mohiniyattam dancer Krishnakumar's palette of expressions gracefully portrayed various women characters on stage.
‘India: Then, Now and Forever,' directed by Mallika Sarabhai, showcased the diversity of Indian dance.
Ode to a wordsmith
Gireesh Puthenchery's exit has deprived Malayalam cinema of a lyricist who was master of rhyme and metre.
This week in the classic Indian section watch ‘Dharavi.' The film that won the National award for best feature film in Hindi in 1992, narrates the tale of Raj Karan, a taxi-driver who lives in Mumbai's Dharavi, one of world's largest ...
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