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Meet Paul Mallick, one of the last saxophonists of 70s’ Park Street

Meet Paul Mallick, one of the last saxophonists of 70s’ Park Street

Chances are any regular of Kolkata’s Park Street will have walked past Paul Mallick, an elderly, tall, bespectacled man with ruddy countenance, without really noticing him. But for those who have heard him play the saxophone, say, at Moulin Rouge, where he played till September of this year, he is ...

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Vidushi Manju Sundaram: Understanding an enigma

Vidushi Manju Sundaram: Understanding an enigma

According to Tagore ‘the small wisdom is like water in a glass: clear, transparent, pure. The great wisdom is like water in the sea: dark, mysterious, impenetrable.’ Perhaps that is why any measure of ‘small wisdom’ is exhibited easily; perhaps that is why stardom demands more of craft than the ...

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Pt. Tulsidas Borkar: Not just a master accompanist

Pt. Tulsidas Borkar: Not just a master accompanist

The sad demise of Pt. Tulsidas Borkar (29th September, 2018) brought alive the vivid memory of his solo harmonium performance the year he received the prestigious Sangeet Natak Akademi Award. The Meghdoot Sabhagar was full to capacity when Pt. Tulsidas Borkar took the stage to perform during the SNA Awardees ...

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Bombay Jayashri and Abhishek Raghuram on a musical Yatra

Bombay Jayashri and Abhishek Raghuram on a musical Yatra

Bombay Jayashri Ramnath and Abhishek Raghuram share their views on what qualifies a true collaboration and the process of curating it. The long of It! As vocalists, who often perform solo, what is the shift that occurs when you share the stage with another vocalist? Bombay Jayashri (BJ): For starters, ...

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All senior artistes know, says Swarnamalya Ganesh on the #MeToo movement in Carnatic music

All senior artistes know, says Swarnamalya Ganesh on the #MeToo movement in Carnatic music

Popular dancer and actor Swarnamalya Ganesh, who has been leading the #MeToo movement in Carnatic music, shares her views on the shocking revelations that have rocked this hallowed space. At what point did your sister Radhika and you decide to lead this? There was really no plan or initiative. Radhika ...

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Bombay Jayashri and Abhishek Raghuram on a musical Yatra

Bombay Jayashri and Abhishek Raghuram on a musical Yatra

Bombay Jayashri Ramnath and Abhishek Raghuram share their views on what qualifies a true collaboration and the process of curating it. The long of It! As vocalists, who often perform solo, what is the shift that occurs when you share the stage with another vocalist? Bombay Jayashri (BJ): For starters, ...

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Emotion conveyed well – The Hindu

Emotion conveyed well - The Hindu

Ambujam Krishna is not new to rasikas. Many of her compositions have been tuned by several maestros and popularised on concert platforms. Recently, vocalist Ramakrishnan Murthy performed at The Music Academy in memory of Ambujam Krishna. He was accompanied by S. Varadarajan on the violin, K.V. Prasad on the mridangam ...

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They are human too – The Hindu

They are human too - The Hindu

This is a very difficult time for the art world. Lack of structured ways of dealing with sexual harassment has meant a public trial on social media that is unfortunately double edged for obvious reasons. That combined with agendas that range from exculpation to moral shaming has led to a ...

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Sona Mohapatra says she didn’t think about her career in music before sharing her MeToo story | music

Sona Mohapatra says she didn’t think about her career in music before sharing her MeToo story | music

Singer Sona Mohapatra, who accused singers Kailash Kher and Anu Malik of sexual misconduct, says she didn’t think about how sharing her #MeToo story will impact her music career because it was for the bigger cause of a better future for the country. Sona interacted with the media at a ...

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Finding her musical wings – The Hindu

Finding her musical wings - The Hindu

“There are no compromises,” Ameya Karthikeyan. And she means it. The 19-year-old, in her own words, is “just getting started,” and as she prepares to graduate from Ethiraj College, her artistic endeavours play witness to a certain focused sense of discipline, inculcated ever since she sat in her first paatu ...

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