Carnatic vocalist, author of ‘A Southern Music:The Karnatik Story’, public speaker and writer on human choices, dilemmas and concerns
TM Krishna writes: Permission Raj looms over public spaces, right to protest. SC order on Shaheen Bagh fails to recognise this.
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.
Was there any dharma in flaunting the bhoomi puja, making a national spectacle of it, knowing full well that an entire section of the population, not just Muslims, was feeling excluded, deprived, in fact diminished?
Being left (and this comes in so many shades) includes recognising and grappling with issues of religion, caste, gender, political and economic marginalisation.
At the core of the non-violent protests against the CAA, NRC and NPR is the message of peace and equality and an affirmation of solidarity with values enshrined in the Republic’s founding document.
Independence needs no introduction, explanatory notes or constitutional description, for we have all experienced its fullness. In moments of abandon, when we express, receive and share it without any external or inner censorship whatsoever, we rejoice in its sanctity. Yes! I have said sanctity, because there is something utterly precious, untainted in its embrace. Our […]
Art and culture are going through a right-wing phase, though Hindu art forms have never been targeted in India.
There seems to be one unwritten agreement among business houses. They are all part of corporate associations such as CII or FICCI, which are basically ‘unions’ they use as lobbying platforms.
The city must look beyond the flood relief spectacle and reinvent the idea of citizenship.
The greatest tragedy of urbanisation is what it has done to the idea of the village.