March 09, 2020 5:18 pm
An unusual piece of writing on music, TM Krishna’s new book captures the issues of caste and purity that underlie the tradition of making and playing the mrdangam
February 16, 2020 5:29 pm
Carnatic vocalist T M Krishna on his new book, Sebastian and Sons, on mrdangam makers and steering through the tricky terrain of caste politics.
January 31, 2020 5:38 pm
It is poetic justice, indeed, that in 2020 an auditorium named after M S Subbulakshmi is hosting the release of the book 'Sebastian and Sons', on the Mridangam makers. Had Rukmini Devi Arundale or MS been alive now, both of them would have tweeted in support of the path-breaking book.
January 17, 2020 11:58 am
"I think the cardinal mistake the government of India has made is attacking students. That’s what has brought students together. It has woken up a lot of the young, middle-class people of India into the realities of the government we have today."
January 02, 2020 9:23 am
Titled “Jashn-e-Suroor”, a day of dissent, through music comprising songs that defined the idea of India’s resistance and protest poetry, it was organised by Sahmat, the Safdar Hashmi Memorial Trust, on Wednesday, to commemorate the death anniversary of activist-playwright Hashmi.
October 12, 2019 11:44 am
Modi-Xi summit: The Chinese President arrived in Chennai on Friday to participate in an informal summit with Prime Minister Narendra Modi.
August 08, 2019 3:22 pm
“I was feeling terribly gutted over the last two days. Something very fundamental about the beauty of this country seemed taken away," says TM Krishna.
August 07, 2019 5:07 pm
The poem was read out against the backdrop of communications links -- mobile, internet, landline and broadband - remaining cut off in the Valley.
November 26, 2018 10:28 am
Art cannot be an apolitical sphere if artistes are to be the conscience-keepers of society. But in tyrannical reigns, expression in the form of art is first curbed and then smothered.
November 23, 2018 5:35 am
Why it is dangerous to reduce art to political rhetoric
November 15, 2018 12:52 pm
He was called an “anti-national”, a “converted bigot” and an “urban naxal” by trolls. But Airports Authority of India, one of the organisers, has said the “postponement” is not because of trolls.