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  • TM Krishna sings in Delhi, celebrates ‘multi-cultural India’

    TM Krishna sings in Delhi, celebrates ‘multi-cultural India’

    In an interview to, TM Krishna speaks about Carnatic music, the criticism his music invites, and how he counters protesting voices

    November 18, 2018
  • Airports Authority of India calls off TM Krishna concert in Delhi after trolls kick up a row

    Airports Authority of India calls off TM Krishna concert in Delhi after trolls kick up a row

    Krishna’s concert was to be part of a two-day “Dance and Music in the Park” festival at Nehru Park, Chanakyapuri, jointly organised by the AAI and the cultural body, SPIC-MACAY.

    November 15, 2018
  • The art of illusion

    The art of illusion

    In an India dominated by castes, TN Krishna reiterates the disruption that he had become famous for in well-reasoned arguments. Reshaping Art is a statement of secularism and inclusion that is in danger of being lost in a morass of isms and a plea for the conservation of true art... A review

    May 20, 2018
  • Musical shower

    Musical shower

    A bouquet of soulful music mesmerised lovers of Carnatic classical music in the Capital, writes Jyothi Sridevi.

    April 28, 2018
  • Scintillating music

    Scintillating music

    A perfect blend of melody with mathematics was on display at a Carnatic music concert in the Capital, presented by Manda Sudharani

    April 7, 2018
  • ‘Indian artistes have been docile’

    ‘Indian artistes have been docile’

    Popularly known as “TMK”, Thodur Madabusi Krishna is a widely admired Carnatic vocalist known for his blunt views on issues ranging from politics to social subjects. The 41-year-old was conferred the prestigious Ramon Magsaysay award last year for his commitment as an artist and his advocacy of art’s power to heal India’s deep social divisions, …

    March 10, 2017
  • Saint and a composer

    Saint and a composer

    It was a week-end to remember for connoisseurs of Carnatic music in the Capital as the talented singer Neyveli R Santhanagopalan conducted a workshop and rendered the Pancharatna Kritis of one of the greatest of Carnatic music composers, Saint Tyagaraja, on the lawns of the Indira Gandhi National Centre for Arts (IGNCA).  Though the workshop …

    February 1, 2017
  • The Pot

    The Pot

    The hoary authenticity of South India’s classical arts is indisputable. The old stone of the South is often surprisingly old, free from Islamic and Hellenistic influences, and has continuous traditions right from the days before the Pallavas; Tamil poetry has a continuity that reaches back to the first century; and Carnatic music and dance, too, …

    December 18, 2016
  • Carnatic music legend Balamuralikrishna passes away

    Carnatic music legend Balamuralikrishna passes away

    M Balamuralikrishna, who was awarded with Padma Vibhushan for his immense contribution, passed away at the age of 86 in Chennai.

    November 22, 2016
  • Art unbound

    Art unbound

    He may well be called the “Pied Piper of Art Unbound,” the precursor of a movement to free one of India&’s most elite art forms from the shackles of exclusivity. Then again, renowned Indian Carnatic musician and cultural activist Thobur Madabusi Krishna would likely disagree, being against labels, imposition and hegemony. All he wants is …

    September 10, 2016