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The January edition of The Hindu Shutterbug photography contest, conducted by Margazhi.org, captured the magic of the Margazhi season of music and dance. The month-long Moods of Margazhi contest saw nearly 600 photographs under the categories of
Nowhere in the world, I should imagine, is there anything like Chennai's music season'. One quiet weekend at home , after a conversation that drifted seamlessly from J. Krishnamurti, Rishi Valley School, MDR and reminiscences both bitter and sweet,
The sound and fury of Deepavali have given way to the elegant and bright Karthigai Deepam. The festival that celebrates light is just round the corner (November 27 and 28). Light, symbol of knowledge and enlightenment, gains special significance with
Sridharan At Hotel New Woodlands, Mylapore, a perpetual queue forms at the front door, often swelling or receding in tune with the concert schedule at the Music Academy nearby. The tables are crammed with every kind of music lover from veteran sabha-
December 30, 2010 Don't miss the kesari , said Ramanan, an author and poet in Tamil. He then hitched a ride on nostalgia and the steam from the kesari of 45 years ago misted his glasses; the words that triggered this esoteric experience sabha canteen.
December 25, 2010 Andal, the poet-saint of Srivilliputtur, deserves to be celebrated for her evocative songs composed in praise of Vishnu, sung to this day during December in Tamil Nadu. December marks the beginning of the Tamil month of Margazhi,
December 21, 2010 As the cool Margazhi breeze sweeps the city, a full-fledged kutcheri of memories plays in my mind: namasankeerthanais breaking the pre-dawn silence, the delight of not just hearing the doyens but the bhagyam of seeing them up-close,