The Classical Connection
Vijay Bhatt, the legendary patriarch of Indian cinema, introduced classical music to Hindi films.
In a musical space called Faith
Vasundhara Komkali, who passed away on Wednesday, was an inimitable maestro in her own right.
Beyond opinions and judgement
Her off screen candour is as baffling as her intensity on it. Tabu tells Anuj Kumar she takes her work seriously but not herself.
Preserving a legacy
Kottarathil Sankunni Smaraka Kala Mandiram in Kottayam faces an uphill task to keep alive the legacy of litterateur Kottarathil Sankunni.
Making the right choice
All she wanted to do become a homemaker. In those days, even her close association with the film industry did not tempt her to try her luck in tinsel...
Lament of Dasaradha
‘Dasaradhavilapam’, a composition by Poonthottam Chandramohan that was choreographed by Kalamandalam Gopi, centred on the emotional progression of the
Steeped in mythology
Both Dr.Nalini Rao and her father, the late Dr. S.R.Rao come from a school of thought that believes mythology is indeed history
In the light of discovered truths
S.L. Bhyrappa’s Vamshavriksha and U.R. Ananthamurthy’s Samskara were published in the same year, 1965. Both these works that attained iconic stature,
Torchbearer of innovation
At 85, Dr. Mangalampalli Balamuralikrishna continues to charm his audience like before. His music remains effervescent even after 75 years of singing
The season of B’s
After Bahubali and Bhajrangi Bhaijaan, it’s Bullet Basya. The revolting film reports good collection, writes S. Shivakumar
As we observe his death anniversary this Friday, let’s rewind to the magic of Mohammed Rafi, who constantly gave voice to the unconventional.
In tune with the old world
Kathak exponent Subhash Chandra tells Anjana Rajan his inner focus has always kept him unaffected by popular trends.
Art and the city
Artists and an urban planner look at changing ecologies of a village in a recently released book.
The Dev Anand-Vijay Anand combination gave us many memorable film like “Hum Dono”, “Guide”, “Jewel Thief” and “Tere Mere Sapne”. With the former movin...
Don’t be good alone, be realistic
An old interview with author Ursula Le Guin still has some wonderful insights, writes Sudhamahi Regunathan
Not quite funny business
Televisions viewers usually get irked and put out when their favourite programme is interrupted for commercials. To assuage them Big Magic, the comedy...
A musical adventure
Veenapani’s unique effort of encapsulating the 72 Melakarta ragas in a single kirtana is being appreciated by music stalwarts, writes Gudipoodi Srihar
A hearty treat in classicism
It was a blend of young and senior artistes enthralling music lovers at the annual mid-year series of dance and music.