Today, due to the global pandemic situation, we are all forced to be on our phones and laptops all the time. Our school, college, or office is all inside our gadget and we don’t have an option but to stay glued to our phone and other gadgets. But, as we know, too much of anything is good for nothing. Same rule applies with too much time on our gadgets. So, then what is the solution to this? The solution is to do a Digital Detox.
We record with a sense of loss the passing away of Vidwan B. Krishnamoorthy recently. He was not only a scholar in music but also Sanskrit, philosophy, Vedantha, etc. Born in a musically oriented family in Padarakudi near Karaikudi, when he moved to Chennai, he joined the Central College of Music in 1950 and had the opportunity to learn under some of the veterans like Musiri Subramanya Iyer, T. Brinda, Thiruppampuram Swaminatha Pillai, etc. Later as a teacher in the college he was very popular among the students; he retired as the principal of the Music College at Madurai. He was a font of knowledge on music, a specialist in Tala and Tillanas. He was one of those unsung greats. His demise is a great loss to the Carnatic music world.
Consumption of art has undergone a metamorphosis in recent times, especially after COVID-19 pandemic led to the new normal.
Classical dancers across the world saw this as an opportunity to explore the digital medium. Compositions and choreographies were created or modified to suit viewership through mobile and TV screens. Artists began to get used to performing in the absence of audience response and feedback, the fuel that an artist thrives on.
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Mylai Karthikeyan is a young, up and coming Nadaswara Vidwan hailing from Mylapore, Chennai. In his early 20s he has garnered a lot of appreciation from both Rasikas and organisers. He is keen on continuing with the tradition of the Mangalavadyam at standards set by earlier stalwarts who had a great following of Rasikas.
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Rongali Bihu or Bohag Bihu falls on the same day as our Tamil New Years Day in mid-April. It is one of the most important festivals in Assam, what with the well known Bihu dance , and is said to be a week long celebration. This year (2021) Bihu was on April 14. A few days earlier itself the markets, shopping centres etc. at Guwahati was chock-a-block with people indulging in festival purchases, that traffic was crawling. It was as if people just wanted to forget about the pandemic and have a good time. Read More
Rongali Bihu or Bohag Bihu falls on the same day as our Tamil New Years Day in mid-April. It is one of the most important festivals in Assam, what with the well known Bihu dance , and is said to be a week long celebration. This year (2021) Bihu was…