Author: Sumathi

Generation Next

The start of the year 2010 can only continue looking forward, moving my mind’s view from the old dusty archives of musical geniuses such as Semmungudi, Alathur Bros, Bade Ghulam Ali and Amir Khan,  to what lies in the present…

Veena Venkataraman Mourned

Sydhwaney deeply bemournes the sad demise of Veena Vidwan Venkataraman and his daughter in a car accident on 5 January 2010. Sydney siders were fortunate to listen and move with the great vidwan during his last visit at the Sydney…

Timeless Jugalbandhi

Nikhil Bannerjee played the Sitar and Ali Akbar Khan the sarod. They were both students of Allauddin Khan Saheb, a musical genius who could play many indian instruments. Baba Allauddin Khan as he was called fondly was the initiator of the Maihar Gharana  the name of…

Ragas and Royal Paintings

Indian Summer Night’s Music At Art Gallery By Sumi Krishnan The Royal Paintings of Jodhpur is open at the Art Gallery of New South Wales straight from the British Museum. As part of the exhibition with the help and sponsorship…

Toying with Desh

     I recently visited the Toy and Railway Museum in the Blue Mountains. The view from the top of the historic house of Leuralla brought all sorts of mixed feelings within me. Was I standing where other great people like the Queen might…

Questionnaire for Dancers

If you strongly feel good musicians need accompany a dance programs score it 10. Help BN and WWW of http://sangeethas.wordpress.com/ who plan to look at the general perceptions regarding similar aspects of this form of performing arts.  Sydhwaney has agreed to join their…