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The Kunnakkudi M. Balamurali Krishna Interview: ‘Most of my music happens in my mind’

In the third edition of the Indian Express Margazhi special, we feature Chennai-based carnatic musician Kunnakkudi M. Balamurali Krishna

The Brindha Manickavasakan Interview: 'Involved singing is an uplifting magical experience'

In the third edition of The Indian Express Margazhi special, we feature Chennai-based carnatic musician Brindha Manickavasakan.


The Sanjay Subrahmanyan interview: 'When I am on the stage I am on a high. It’s worse than any other form of addiction'

Sanjay as a music icon is not an overnight sensation, but a rare gem that emerged through more than three decades of relentless pursuit of classical music. By his own admission, he is a purist, but he is also an innovator and unsung reformer par excellence.

Art of a partisan

TM Krishna’s music is beautiful. But he exploits it for divisive politics.

Why T M Krishna’s problem statement is beginning to sound stale

If both the content and the practice of carnatic music are bad and regressive, is there a point in appreciating such an art?

Grammy-winning ghatam maestro Vikku Vinayakram on his journey

Grammy-winning ghatam maestro Vikku Vinayakram, who will be performing in Delhi on Friday, on his percussive journey and putting the humble earthen pot in the spotlight


Bharatanatyam exponent Geeta Chandran on confluence of classical and contemporary

Bharatanatyam exponent Geeta Chandran talks about the confluence of classical and contemporary.

Indian Ocean's Nikhil Rao remembers Uppalapu Shrinivas

Nikhil Rao, lead guitarist with Indian Ocean, remembers Uppalapu Shrinivas

The musician who never spoke but we all listened to

When U Shrinivas played his mandolin, the raga stood in all its majesty before you, writes Carnatic vocalist T M Krishna.

Titli singer Chinmayi Sripada on her love for music

In an exclusive interview to Indian Express, playback singer Chinmayi Sripada of ‘Titli’ fame from ‘Chennai Express’ talks about her love for music. How was it working with composers Vishal-Shekhar again on Zehnaseeb, after the success of Titli? After Titli, I was working with Vishal and Shekhar sir on a song for a Telugu serial, […]