Devis Diaries

MA3KA – Majestic Theatre of Dance Clad in gorgeous Green costume, Anita Ratnam depicts Meenakshi as a warrior woman who transforms into a woman in love with Sundareswarar. Ratnam’s latest production MA3KA stood out amongst various programmes and events I…

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…

Melb Celebrates GNB

Shri G N Balasubramaniam was one of the most popular and talented carnatic vocalists of the twentieth century. In what would have been his hundredth year, my Gurus, Sri Ramnath Iyer and Sri Gopinath Iyer co-ordinated a centenary concert held…

Art Gallery Attractions ‘Manjiri and Ramani’

    LISTEN TO MANJIRI HERE – Please double click to listen and continue reading.. Seen above performing at the Royal Albert Hall in Proms 2009, interviewing Manjiri Asanare-Kelkar   a Hindustani vocalist was easy from the word go. Unpretentious and modern, Manjiri…

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…