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TM Krishna


Verses from the soil

December 09, 2020 8:14 am

Tamil author Perumal Murugan and Carnatic classical vocalist TM Krishna come together to create a song in solidarity with the ongoing farmers' protest

'We are patronising when we are not aware': TM Krishna on activism, caste privilege and saviour complex

November 17, 2020 6:09 pm

In an interview with, TM Krishna addressed questions regarding his activism, if his empathy runs the risk of being condescending and if awareness enriches art

'It's important for the political world of today to own up to their mistakes in public'

October 14, 2020 7:48 pm

Carnatic classical vocalist TM Krishna’s 'The Edict Project' will musically attempt to rediscover King Ashoka’s famed edicts -- philosophies that speak of a more humane society built on empathy and compassion

The guru-shishya structure is inherently prone to abuse. It needs to be demolished

September 19, 2020 9:00 am

T M Krishna writes: The guru-shishya relationship in Indian music is grounded not just in a power imbalance, but in a celebration of inequality, which makes it vulnerable to abuse, which is then romanticised.

TM Krishna: “Artistes are committing suicide due to a lack of income"

June 27, 2020 7:54 pm

The Carnatic musician and author on the need for a programme similar to NREGA for the art community to help them tide over economic hardship due to COVID-19

Performing arts in the hot zone: Covid 19 leaves many artistes gasping for relief

May 22, 2020 2:57 pm

With the extended lockdown leading to a financial and cultural crisis for several performing artistes, renowned names come together to support those hanging by the thread

The Rest is Not Noise

April 26, 2020 9:38 am

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

TM Krishna interview: 'Creating art is an act of activism'

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.

Two auditoriums and a book

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.

Young people have made national anthem, Preamble cultural ideas, hats off to them: TM Krishna

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."


Organisers allegedly cancel TM Krishna concert after a campaign by right-wing trolls

June 22, 2020 6:11 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.