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Sunday, March 29, 2020

TM Krishna


The Rest is Not Noise

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

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."

Songs of inclusivity marked the death anniversary of activist Safdar Hashmi

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.

T M Krishna claims 'discrimination' of arts during Modi-Xi summit in Mahabalipuram

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.

Song For the Valley

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.

Carnatic vocalist TM Krishna recites 'Postcard from Kashmir' poem as J-K clampdown continues

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.

To live is to be political

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.

Art For Life’s Sake

November 23, 2018 5:35 am

Why it is dangerous to reduce art to political rhetoric


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

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.