‘The Family Man’ writer Suman Kumar: ‘Our country is so rich and diverse, Season 3 could be set in the Northeast’

The writer of the hit series on being bowled over by Manoj Bajpayee’s approach to the role, and how a writing team works in the movies these days If you have laughed, cried and bitten your nails to the quick binge-watching Raj and D.K.’s The Family Man, some of the credit goes to the writer, … Read more

An appealing Kamboji by A.S. Murali

Vocalist A.S. Murali strung together lively raga sequences in his concert for Arunachala Ramana Sangeetha Sabha’s Navaratri series. In the Kamboji alapana, he effectively brought out the raga’s graceful characteristics. On the violin, Pakkala Ramadas ably and creatively responded with a perfect delineation. Murali, a student of guru P.S. Narayanaswamy, presented Papanasam Sivan’s composition on … Read more

Bigg Boss 15 written update Day 19: Karan Kundrra, Tejasswi Prakash enter main house, Jay Bhanushali ruins Pratik Sehajpal’s task

New Delhi: Bigg Boss 15, which began on October 2, continues to witness ugliest arguments and fights among the housemates. On Thursday’s episode. Karan Kundrra and Tejasswi Prakash try to continue the task and make token despite the buzzer being played. Bigg Boss announces and asks them to stop.  Tejasswi is upset at Jay Bhanushali … Read more

How Venu devised a visual language for dance

The well-known guru painstakingly created notations for three of Kerala’s dance forms Oral transmission has traditionally been the practice for training and performance of classical music in our country, whereas in the West the system of notations has been in vogue since medieval times. Staff notation for Western music was invented by Guido De Arezzo, … Read more

The beauty of a bandish

Artistes at Spic Macay’s convention repeatedly showed how lyrics can enhance the music Listening to some of the classical music performances held as part of Anubhav-3, the online convention of Spic Macay to celebrate India’s 75th year of Independence, one realised the importance of compositions in the context of refining the mind and spirit that … Read more

Actress Sudhaa Chandran appeals to PM Modi after she was asked to ‘remove’ prosthetic limb at airport

New Delhi: TV actress and classical dancer Sudhaa Chandran recently made an appeal to Prime Minister Narendra Modi and the government to look into security procedures for individuals with prosthetic limbs. The 56-year-old actress, in a recent Instagram video, was heard recalling her ordeal at the airport where she was asked to remove her artificial … Read more

Vidya Kalyanaraman’s concert was themed on Devi kritis

The young vocalist’s refreshing singing style and choice of ragas made the concert enjoyable After almost 16 months, it felt nice to sit in an auditorium and listen to a kutcheri. Vidya Kalyanaraman’s concert at Bharatiya Vidya Bhavan’s Navaratri music festival brought alive the delightful experience that a live performance can be. Featuring only compositions … Read more