Mandolin Srinivas @ Odukkathur Mutt, Bangalore

Mandolin U. Srinivas performed to a packed and overflowing auditorium at the Odukathur Mutt in Bangalore yesterday. He was ably accompanied by Sri S.D. Sridharan on the violin, Trichy Sri B. Harikumar on the mridangam and Sri S.V. Ramani on the ghatam. In the 3 hour concert, Sri U.Srinivas once again showed why he is rightly acclaimed as a child prodigy and why he is still one of the best instrumentalists around. If I were asked to choose one aspect of the concert that I would remember for a long time to come, it would be the beautiful way in which he played the compositions. It was almost as though a very good singer was sitting on stage and singing the compositions. This kutcheri was a very good example of how learning vocal or at least knowing the sahitya of the song can help an instrumentalist. The songs dEvAdidEva (sunAdavinOdini) and himagiritanayE (sudha danyAsi) played in the concert were very good examples of the same.

Another good part about the concert, which is generally missing from most other carnatic music concerts, was the artist’s interaction with the audience. Sri U. Srinivas announced details of the composition he would be playing next, almost before every song. If not at the beginning, artists should at least make such announcements at the end of each song, especially in instrumental concerts where recognizing what song is being played might be a bit difficult at times for many people. This will also help the artists connect well with the audience.

Sri Harikumar and Sri Ramani provided quality percussion accompaniment, the highlight being the 15 minute odd taniavartanam. Another very good aspect of Sri Harikumar’s mridangam accompaniment was the effective use of “ghumukhis“. I think after Sri Trichy Sankaran, this is the first time I am seeing any other artist use it so beautifully in a concert.

The list of songs played is as follows:

1) nI dayarAda (varnam) – AndOlika – Adi – g.n. bAlasubramaniam

2) srI ganapathini – sOwrAshtram – Adi – thyAgarAja

3) dEvAdi dEva – sunAdavinOdini – Adi – mysore vAsudEvachAr

4) entarAnI – harikAmbOji – Adi – thyAgarAja

5) dEva dEva – mAyAmAlavagOwla – rUpakam – swAti tirunAl

6) himagiri tanayE – sudha danyAsi – Adi – harikEsanallUr muthiAh bhAgavathar

7) idi nyAyamA – mAlavi – Adi – pattanam subramanya iyer

8) bAlagOpAla – bhAiravi – Adi – muthuswAmi dIkshitar

9) govindA ninna – janasammOdhini – Adi – purandaradAsa

10) thIrAda vilayAttu – rAgamAlika – Adi – subramanya bhArati

11) gOvinda – Ahir bhAirav (?) – Adi – sAi bhajan

12) bArO krishnaiyyA – rAgamAlika – Adi – kanakadAsa

13) chandrasEkharA – sindhu bhairavi – Adi – pApanAsam sivan

14) thillAna – misra sivaranjani – Adi – lAlgudi g. jayarAman

15) pavamAna – sOwrAshtram – Adi – thyAgarAja

Today’s concert at the Odukkathur Mutt is by one of my favorite singers Sri T.M. Krishna. The schedule of the concert series is available here.

Upcoming concerts in Bangalore organized by Advaita

The following are the upcoming concerts in Bangalore organized by Advaita:

14th Aug 2006 (Monday)

6:30PM – Carnatic Vocal by Smt. Sudha Ragunathan at RV Dental College Auditorium, JP Nagar, Phase 1, Bangalore (Ticket: Rs. 100 available at venue)

15th Aug 2006 (Tuesday)

6:30PM – Special Independence Day music program – Violin by Sri Kunnakudi R. Vaidyanathan at RV Dental College Auditorium, JP Nagar, Phase 1, Bangalore (Ticket: Rs. 150 & Rs. 250 available at venue)

8th Sep 2006 (Saturday)

6:30PM – Carnatic Vocal by Sri T.M.Krishna at Mangala Mantapa, NMKRV Women’s College , 22nd Cross, 3rd Block, Jayanagar, Bangalore (Ticket: Rs. 100)

The venue, timings and the price of tickets for the following concerts have not been announced yet. The time should most probably be 6:30PM. The dates of the concerts might be subject to change considering that Advaita has already changed the dates of a few concerts from what they announced previously.

29th Sep 2006 – Carnatic Vocal by Smt. Nityashree Mahadevan

30th Sep 2006 – Hindustani Vocal by Gundecha Brothers

1st Oct 2006 – Carnatic Vocal by Madurai Sri T.N. Seshagopalan

2nd Oct 2006 – Hindustani Vocal by Smt. Shubha Mudgal

13th Oct 2006 – Rare ragas & Compositions – Part 2 by Sri R.K.Srikantan

11th Nov 2006 – Musical Nite by Sri S.P. Balasubramaniam (SPB) and Sri Gurukiran

15th Dec 2006 – Carnatic Mandolin by Sri U.Srinivas with Sri Zakhir Hussain on the tabla

1st Jan 2007 - Hindustani Vocal by Pt. Jasraj & Smt. Durga Jasraj

10th Feb 2007 – Santoor by Sri Shiv Kumar Sharma

18th Feb 2007 – Rare ragas & Compositions – Part 3 by Sri R.K.Srikantan

The Gokulashtami concerts series at the Odakathur Mutt starts from today. You can refer to the detailed schedule under the Category “Music Events” on the right side of this page/blog.

R.K.Srikantan’s “Rare Ragas & Compositions” Concert – Part1

He is 86 years of age and you wonder whether he will be able to perform when you look at his frail frame seated on a chair-like structure. When he starts singing, you wonder if the strong voice is actually coming from this old man. He is none other than veteran Carnatic music vidwan “Sangeetha KalanidhiDr. R.K. Srikantan who presented part 1 of his concert series on “rare ragas and compositions” at the R.V. Dental College Auditorium in J.P.Nagar, Bangalore yesterday. He was accompanied by Sri H.K.Venkatram on the violin, Sri Mannargudi A. Easwaran on the mridangam and Sri Dayananda Mohite on the ghatam. Vocal support was provided by Sri Manasa Nayana. The concert was organized by Advaita.

The highlights of Sri R.K.Srikantan’s performance were beautiful sangathis, shruti suddham and clear pronunciation of words that comprise a song, all this with a loud, clear and strong voice. Veteran mridangam vidwan from Chennai, Sri Mannargudi Easwaran provided very good percussive accompaniment. It was nice to see him encourage and enjoy the korvais played by Sri Dayananda Mohite on the ghatam during the taniavartanam.

One observation however regarding the choice of kritis is that except for a couple of them (say the AndhAli and the danyAsi one and you can count in the nAttai varnam also), almost all the other kritis are sung in thyAgaraja aradhanas regularly, if not in regular concerts. I am not sure if they can be termed rare as such.

The concert details/list of songs are as follows:

Vocal: Dr R.K.Srikantan
Vocal Support: Sri Manasa Nayana
Violin: Sri H.K.Venkatram
Mridangam: Sri Mannargudi Easwaran
Ghatam: Sri Dayanand Mohite
Tanpura: Sri Jagannath

List of Songs:
1) sarasijanAbha (varnam) – nAttai – Adi – pAlghAt paramEswara bhAgavathar
2) idi samayamurA – chAyAranjani – Adi – thyAgarAja
3) vinavE O manasA – vivardhani – rUpakam – thyAgarAja
4) manasA srI – IsamanOhari – Adi – thyAgarAja
5) tappaganE – sudha bangalA – rUpakam – thyAgarAja
6) kalalanErchinA – dIpakam – Adi – thyAgarAja
7) endundI bedalitivO – darbAr – misra chApu – thyAgarAja
8) brihannAyaki – AndhAli – Adi – muthuswAmi dIkshitar
9) vidulaku – mAyAmAlavagOwla – Adi – thyAgarAja
10) raghupatE rAma – sahAnA – rUpakam – thyAgarAja
11) syAma sundarAnga – danyAsi – rUpakam – thyAgarAja
12) tanayuni brOva – bhAiravi – Adi – thyAgarAja
13) nAma kusuma – srI – Adi – thyAgarAja
14) mangalam kOsalendrAya (mangala slOkam) – srI
pavamAna (mangalam) – sowrAshtram – Adi – thyAgarAja

Part 2 and Part 3 of this concert are scheduled for 13th Oct 2006 and 18th Feb 2007 respectively.

Worldspace Satellite Radio

I got my Worldspace Satellite Radio subscription activated yesterday. For more details on what Worldspace is and what it offers, please visit the website www.worldspace.in . The primary motivation behind getting it was a 24×7 music channel dedicated to Carnatic music called Shruti, a 24×7 Hindustani classical music channel called Gandharv and no channel dedicated to Himesh Reshammiya. Going by the programs that were broadcast yesterday, I should say that I am happy with the subscription. I just hope they don’t start repeating the programs too often.

Apart from these two channels, there are 38 more including the ones on old bollywood numbers, latest bollywood hits, punjabi songs and tam movie songs. Refer to the Worldspace website for more details.

FYI … Advaita is organizing a thematic concert on rare ragas and kritis by veteran Carnatic music Vidwan Sri R.K.Srikantan today in R.V.Dental College Auditorium, 1st Phase, J.P.Nagar, Bangalore. The concert is expected to be from 6:30PM to 9:30PM. Tickets can be bought at the venue. Tickets were priced at Rs 40/head, the last time I attended a concert organized by the same people.

Ramayanam by Sikkil Gurucharan

I bought Sikkil Gurucharan‘s music album “Ramayanam” , a set of 3 CDs released by Rajalakshmi Audio, Coimbatore last week. It is a beautiful compilation of carnatic songs depicting the story of Lord Rama. There are in all 16 songs and a mangalam with most of the songs having an appropriate viruttam. The list of songs is as follows:

1) sAketa nagara – harikAmbOji – Adi – mysore sadAsiva rAo

2) dEva dEvam – danyAsi – kanda chApu – annamAchArya

3) dasaratha sutha – jOnpuri – Adi – vAnamAmalai jIyar

4) kOlam kAna – nAttakurinji – Adi – ambujam krishnA

5) kalyAna rAma – hamsanAdam – Adi – UthuKAdu venkatakavi

6) sItA kalyAna – kurinji – kanda chApu – thyAgarAja

7) eppadi manam – husEnI – misra chApu – arunAchala kavirAyar

8) E rAmuni – vakulAbharanam – misra chApu – thyAgarAja

9) bhajarE mAnasa – AbhEri – Adi – mysore vAsudEvAchar

10) vittuvidadA – kEdAragOwla – Adi – arunAchala kavirAyar

11) anumanE – malayamArutham – rUpakam – arunAchala kavirAyar

12) sarasa sAma – kApinArAyani – Adi – thyAgarAja

13) rAma nAma pAyasakE – Anandabhairavi – Adi – purandaradAsa

14) rAma jOgi – kamAs – Adi – bhadrAchala rAmadAs

15) mAmava pattAbhi – manirangu – misra chApu – muthuswamI dIkshitar

16) gIthArthamu – suruttI – Adi – thyAgarAja

17) mangalam – madhyamAvati – Adi – thyAgarAja

All the songs have been sung beautifully by Gurucharan. Some of them have been sung a shade faster than they are usually done. My personal favorite is the hamsanadam kriti “kalyAna rAma”.

It would have taken a lot of effort to compile all the songs, choose the viruthams that fit in with the songs and to render them in an excellent fashion. Kudos to Gurucharan and to the people behind the compilation … an album certainly worth buying.

Gokulashtami concerts in Bangalore

Details of the Gokulashtami concert series at Odukkathur Swamigal Mutt, Gangadhar Chetty Road, Near Ulsoor Lake, Bangalore are as follows:

29th July 2006 (Saturday)
6.00 pm: Kadri Gopalnath (Saxophone) - A. Kanyakumari (Violin) – Haridwaramangalam A.K.Palanivel (Thavil) – Sukanya Ramagopal (Ghatam)

30th July 2006 (Sunday)
6.00 pm: U.Shrinivas (Mandolin) - S.D. Sridharan (Violin) – Trichy B. Harikumar (Mridangam) – S.V. Ramani (Ghatam)

31st July 2006 (Monday)
6.00 pm: TM Krishna (Vocal) - H.K.Venkatram (Violin) – K. Arun Prakash (Mridangam) – M.A.Krishnamurthy (Ghatam)

1st Aug 2006 (Tuesday)
6.00 pm: Lalgudi GJR Krishnan & Lalgudi Vijayalakshmi (Violin Duet) - Mannargudi A. Easwaran (Mridangam) – B.S.Purushottam (Khanjira)

2nd Aug 2006 (Wednesday)
6.00 pm: Priya Sisters - Shanmugapriya & Haripriya (Vocal) - M.A. Krishnaswamy (Violin) – Neyveli Skanda Subramaniam (Mridangam) – Sukanya Ramagopal (Ghatam)

3rd August 2006 (Thursday)
6.00 pm: Malladi BrothersSriram Prasad & Sri Ravikumar (Vocal) - Mysore M Manjunath (Violin) – Srimushnam V Raja Rao (Mridangam) – B. Shree Sundar Kumar (Khanjira)

4th Aug 2006 (Friday)
6.00 pm: Jayanthi Kumaresh (Veena) - Arjun Kumar (Mridangam)S Karthick (Ghatam)

5th Aug 2006 (Saturday)
6.00 pm: Nithyasri Mahadevan (Vocal) - Akkarai S Subhalakshmi (Violin) – P Satish Kumar (Mridangam) – G Guruprasanna (Khanjira)

6th Aug 2006 (Sunday)
10.30 am: Lecture Demonstration on Approach & techniques of improvisation by N.Ravikiran & Sriram Parasuram (Vocal)
6.00 pm: N Ravikiran (Chitravina) - Sriram Parasuram (Violin?) – K V Prasad (Mridangam) – Vaikom Gopalakrishnan (Ghatam)

7th Aug 2006 (Monday)
6.00 pm: Sanjay Subrahmanyan (Vocal) - Nagai Muralidharan (Violin) – Thanjavur Ramadas (Mridangam) – T.V. Vasan (Ghatam)

8th Aug 2006 (Tuesday)
6.00 pm: Dr. Sreevalsan J Menon (Vocal) - S.Varadarajan (Violin) – Neyveli R Narayanan (Mridangam) – Guruprasanna (Khanjira)

9th Aug 2006 (Wednesday)
6.00 pm: Neyveli Santhanagopalan (Vocal) - B.U.Ganesh Prasad (Violin) – V. Kamalakara Rao (Mridangam) – N Amrith (Khanjira)

10th Aug 2006 (Thursday)
6.00 pm: OS Thyagarajan (Vocal) - Mysore M. Nagaraj (Violin) – Karaikudi R. Mani (Mridangam) – V. Suresh (Ghatam)

11th Aug 2006 (Friday)
6.00 pm: Madurai TN Seshagopalan (Vocal) - M Chandrasekaran (Violin) – Umayalapuram K Sivaraman (Mridangam) – B. Sundar Kumar (Khanjira)

12th Aug 2006 (Saturday)
6.00 pm: Pithukuli Murugadas & Party (Vocal)

13th Aug 2006 (Sunday)
6.00 pm: Sudha Ragunathan (Vocal) - H.N. Bhaskar (Violin) – Poongulam Subramanyam (Mridangam) – R Raman (Morsing)

These concerts are organized by Sri Guruvayurappan Bhajan Samaj Trust.

Concerts in Bangalore today

Carnatic music concerts in Bangalore today:

1) 5:30PM – Venu, Veena, Violin ensemble directed by H.S.Sudheendra at Sri Ramana Maharishi Academy for the Blind, 3rd Cross, 3rd Phase Jayanagar

2) 6:00PM – Haridasa Sambhrama, Vocal Recital by Sri R.K.Srikantan at RP Ravishankar Auditorium, Sori Vasavi Temple Road, 8th Cross, Malleswaram

3) 6:30PM – Veena concert by MR Shashikanth at Ananya Sabhagana, 92/2, 4th Main, Malleswaram

For your taste buds

Apart from the numerous regular South Indian delicacies you can savour in Bangalore, there are some special dishes which don’t seem to be available anywhere else (at least not in the cities I have been to). Here is a sample:

1) Banana chappati

2) Snakeguard pallya (I think they wanted to refer to the vegetable snakegourd)

3) Carrot kulcha (kulche ki toh waat laga di yaar)

4) Grilled mixed-fruit veg sandwich (contains even chikkoo a.k.a sapota … grilled)

5) Veg masala parota (this is roti with potato inside, like a masala dosa)

6) Wotermilk (buttermilk sunaa hai … yeh wotermilk kya hai?)

You name something edible and you can be sure it will have sugar in it. Yes … this list includes upma, sambaarcoconut chutney too. Blame it on adaptation – normal sambar tastes abnormal to me now. Vada dipped in sweet sambar tastes so good these days. Looks like I will have to eat home made food for at least a month as a part of rehabilitation therapy. Wonder if this part of the world has the highest number of diabetics.

No pain, no gain

I visited the gym in ISB once during my stay there as a student and never went again for reasons best known to most one day gymmers. A few days back, I had this wonderful idea from somewhere to start using the office gym. Armed with the required accessories and a determination to not let it end as a one day affair this time, I started using the gym this Monday. I was content doing cycling and using the treadmill when one of my colleagues here suggested that I talk to the gym instructor. After two days of following the regimen prescribed by the gym instructor, my arms started aching badly. The pain has now extended to the shoulders too. My hand-to-mouth existance (literally and otherwise) has now been converted to a mouth-to-hand existance as I have to now move my mouth towards my hands to have food due to inability to lift my hands. The determination still persists though and I hope I continue visiting the gym at least for some time to come.

As the gym instructor in ISB used to say to my quad-mate Vikram – “No pain, no gain”.

Migration to wordpress

I had been contemplating the move to wordpress for a long time now but had not taken the step for reasons akin to why a mobile phone user with a lot of contacts wouldn’t change his number that easily. But a decision apparently made by a government agency (or misunderstood by the ISPs in India) to ban all blogspot blogs has made me finally make the move.

All the posts in the earlier blog http://ramsabode.blogspot.com are available here at http://ramsabode.wordpress.com . In case you are in India and can’t access the blogspot blog directly, you can try http://pkblogs.com/ramsabode . In fact you can access other blogspot blogs too through http://pkblogs/blogname (where blogname is the name of the blog) or through any of the proxies available on the net.  

Bangalore Gayana Samaja concerts

Bangalore Gayana Samaja is organizing its 38th music conference from the 13th to the 20th of August 2006. The concerts scheduled for this period are as follows:

13th Aug 2006
Saxaphone: Kadri Gopalnath
Violin: A. Kanyakumari
Mridangam: V.Praveen
Ghatam: Vaikkom Gopalakrishnan
Khanjira: A.S.N.Swamy
Morsing: B.Rajasekar

14th Aug 2006
Carnatic Vocal: Bombay Jayashri Ramnath
Violin: Mysore Srikanth
Mridangam: Satish Kumar
Khanjira: Rajagopalan

15th Aug 2006
Carnatic Vocal: Madurai T.N.Seshagopalan (my all time favorite)
Violin: H.K.Venkatram
Mridangam: Umayalapuram K. Sivaraman
Khanjira: N.Amruth

16th Aug 2006
Veena-violin jugalbandi: Jayanthi & Kumaresh
Mridangam: Arjun Kumar
Ghatam: Sukanya Ramagopal

17th Aug 2006
Carnatic Vocal: R.K.Padmanabha
Violin: Mysore Manjunath
Mridangam: C. Cheluvaraju
Ghatam: G.S.Ramanujan

18th Aug 2006
Carnatic Vocal: T.M.Krishna (one of my favorite vocalists of the present generation)
Violin: R.K.Sriramkumar
Mridangam: K.V.Prasad
Ghatam: Giridhar Udupa

19th Aug 2006
Violin Duet: Mysore Manjunath & Mysore Nagaraj
Mridangam: Srimushnam V. Raja Rao
Morsing: Vyasa Vittala

20th Aug 2006
Bharatnatyam: Sridhara & Anuradha

The season ticket for the complete conference is Rs. 150 for non-members and Rs. 120 for members. Alternatively, once can buy tickets for the individual concerts for Rs. 30.

All concerts are from 6PM to 9PM.

Most of the concerts are by artistes who are very well known in the field. The accompanists are also class artists themselves. For example, some of the best senior mridangists are playing in this music conference (Umayalapuram K. Sivaraman, Palghat Raghu, Srimushnam Raja Rao). Eagerly looking forward to these concerts.

Apart from these concerts, there are also expert sessions from 9:45AM to 12:15PM. The schedule for the same is as follows:

Conference President: Mysore V Subramanya

14th Aug 2006: Inauguration; Key note address by Dr. V.V.Srivatsa; Lecture Demonstration by Bombay Jayashri

15th Aug 2006: Muthiah Bhagavathar – T.N.Seshagopalan & Face-to-face with Umayalapuram Sivaraman (Q&A)
16th Aug 2006: Jayachamaraja Wodeyar – Dr. Sukanya Prabhakar; Mysore Sadashivarao – Dr. R.K.Srikantan & demo by M.S. Sheela, T.S.Satyavati & R.A.Ramamani

17th Aug 2006: Mysore Vasudevacharya – S. Rajaram; Music in Dance – Maya Rao & demo by artists of Institute of Kathak and Coreography

18th Aug 2006: Veena Seshanna – Mysore V. Subramanya & demo by Rajalakshmi Tirunarayanan; Lakshya & lakshana in Carnatic music – T.M.Krishna

19th Aug 2006: Ganapathi in music – M.S.Sheela; Padam & Javali – Mysore Nagamani Srinath; Concluding remarks by President; Resolutions

Sikkil Gurucharan @ Bangalore Gayana Samaja

Sikkil Gurucharan (SGC) performed at the Bangalore Gayana Samaja auditorium today. The highlights of the beautiful concert were the kannadagowla raga alapana and alapana & kalapana swaram for the main kriti in todi raga. On a day when there were 4 good concerts, all clashing with each other, especially the ones by Gurucharan and T.M.Krishna, I am more than happy that I came to listen to this concert, though there is a bit of sadness on missing the lecture demonstration by T.M.Krishna. Anyways, I am really happy that there are two more T.M.Krishna concerts scheduled this month and the next in Bangalore and I will try to attend them at any cost.

Here are the details of the SGC concert:

Vocal: Sikkil Gurucharan
Violin: Charulata Ramanujam
Mridangam: H.S.Sudheendra
Ghatam: Srisyla

List of songs:
1) viribOni (varnam) – bhairavi – kanda ata – pachimiriyam adiyappA
2) sidhi vinAyakam – mOhana kalyAni – Adi – harikEsanallUr muthiAh bhAgavathar
3) murugA murugA – sAvEri – misra chApu – periasAmi thUran
4) kamalAmbAm bhajarE – kalyAni – Adi – muthuswAmi dIkshitar

5) sogasujUda – kannadagowla – rUpakam – thyAgarAja
6) pAhi pAhi – malayamArutam – Adi (tisra gati) – prAnEsha vittala dAsa
7) chEtasrI – dwijAvanti – rUpakam – muthuswAmi dIkshitar
8 ) mAmayUra – bilahari – Adi – mazhavai chidambara bhArati
9) gajavadanA – tOdi – Adi – kumara rAja ettEndra
10) gOpAlam – viruttam in rAgas sumanEsa ranjani, sindhu bhairavi & behAg
nanyAku badavanO – behAg – kanda chApu – purandaradAsa
11) manamE kanamum – bImplAs – Adi – pApanAsam sivan
12) thillAna – hamsAnandi – Adi – srImushnam rAjA rAo
13) pavamAna – sowrAshtram – Adi – thyAgarAja

Kyun kiya tumne aisa .. kyun

Thats what the world seemed to ask Zizou after the head-butting. Zidane may have said “Is kyun ka jawaab nahi hai mere paas” but here is a take on might have led him into doing that when the whole world was watching.

Matterazi pulls Zidane’s shirt, suddenly smells something and asks: “Zizou tum bhi ….. yeh duniya mein sab log chlormint kyun khaate hain?”
The head-butting happens …
Zidane heard muttering to the fallen Matterazi: “Dobara mat poochna”

Concerts this weekend in Bangalore

Carnatic music concerts scheduled for this weekend in Bangalore are as follows:

15th July 2006 – Saturday

1) 6PM: Carnatic Veena Recital by Nirmala Rajasekar @ Ananya Sabhangana,92/2 ,4th Main, Malleswaram, Bangalore-560003

16th July 2006 – Sunday

1) 5:00 PM – Carnatic Vocal by Sikkil Gurucharan @ Bangalore Gayana Samaja, K.R. Road. Accompanying artistes are Charulata Ramanujam (Violin) and H.S. Sudheendra (Mridangam)

2) 5:30PM – Lecture Demonstration on Sangeetha Sampradaya Pradarshini by T.M.Krishna (one of my favorite singers) at Ananya Sangraha, 94/1, 16th ‘A’ Cross, West Park Road, Malleswaram

3) 4:15PM – Carnatic Vocal by Nagamani Srinath @ Indian Heritage Academy Hall, 6th Block, near Police Station, Koramangala

4) 4:15PM – Carnatic Violin duet by Lalgudi GJR Krishnan & Viji Krishnan @ Gokhale Institute of Public Affairs Hall, 11th Cross, East Park Road, Malleswaram

There are so many good concerts happening at the same time on Sunday …… really confusing as to what to attend. Its a pity that there have been no such concerts throughout the week and then all of them have to clash on Sunday.