Archive for September, 2008

A must see!


Chanced upon this web site “The Big Picture – News Stories in Photographs” a couple of days back and just can’t stop raving about the photographs there. Some of them are just so inspiring! Take a look yourself.

Played mrudangam for the veena concert of Veena Venkataramani at Narada Gana Sabha Main Hall today (21st Sep 2008). The concert was a part of the Veena Navaratri festival organized by The Indira Gandhi National Centre for the Arts, Veena Foundation, Narada Gana Sabha, Sri Parthasarathy Swami Sabha, Sri Krishna Gana Sabha & Kartik Fine Arts. […]

Played mrudangam for the vocal concert of Vid. Niranjana Srinivasan at Dakshinamurthy Auditorium, R.K. Mutt Road, Mylapore on 13th Sep 2008. The concert was organized by Nadopasana.   Artists: Vocal: Vid Niranjana Srinivasan Violin: Vid Sudha R.S. Iyer Mrudangam: R. Ramkumar (That’s me)   List of songs: 1) calamEla (varnam) – darbAr – Adi – tiruvOTriyUr tyAgayyar 2) vijayAmbikE […]

Played mrudangam for the vocal concert of Vid. Ganga Mani at Sri Thiagaraja Sangeetha Vidwath Samajam, Mylapore on 27th Aug 2008. Artists: Vocal: Vid Ganga Mani Violin: Vid Karaikal Venkatasubramaniam Mrudangam: R. Ramkumar (That’s me)   List of songs: 1) jalajAkSA (varnam) – hamsadwani – Adi – mAnmbuchAvaDi venkaTa subbaiyer (S) 2) shrI mahAganapatE – […]

A Wednesday


Bollywood is on a roll! Four good movies released in the span of last 3 weeks – all with different themes. The latest addition to this list is “A Wednesday” – an engrossing, neatly made and well paced movie that kept me glued to my seat throughout. After a long time, Anupam Kher and Naseeruddin […]

Went on a weekend trip to Tiruvannamalai which is located about 185 kms from Chennai. The route we took was Chennai – Tambaram – Melmaruvathur – Tindivanam – Senji (Gingee) – Tiruvannamalai.  While traveling on the highway from Chennai to Tindivanam, one has to take a right turn about 4 km before reaching Tindivanam and […]


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