A Song a Day, A Dollar a Dream

  When I happened to find myself in the same room as the man behind the label, Suresh Gopalan the founder of Charsur Digital Work Station out popped the question “So whats Hot at Charsur Studios in Chennai these days?”…

The Buck Stops Here !!

A popular Australian channel in Sydney in one of its featured programmes did a segment on Indian Dance. The only recommendation they could provide its millions of viewers is of a particularly westernised bollywood dance school. Whilst there is nothing…

The King and Us

  Directed by Walter Lang in 1956 the musical ‘King and I’ is a famous classic starring Deborah Kerr and Yul Brynner, where the plot surrounds an English Governess who visits Siam to teach English to the Prince of Siam…

Gift of Plaited Notes and more

  A delightful demonstration given by Guru Neyveli Santhanagopalan of ‘Pinnal Swarams’ or plaited musical notes during the informal session conducted by KN Shashikiran with panel members Veenai Venkataraman, Sriram Parasuram and MS Sheela. Neyveli Santhanagopalan says that the following…

Art Gallery of NSW

Arts of Asia ‘Decoding Dress’ series at the Art Gallery of New South Wales on Tuesday 31 March 2009 brought Tara Rajkumar OAM back from Melbourne. Tara Rajkumar’s  talk ‘Saluting the Gods in Silken Splendour’ received a splendid applause from a…