Archive for October, 2009

Sabhas in Chennai have just started releasing their December Music Season 2009-2010 schedules. As in the past, I will try to update as many as I can get a hand on at http://ramsabode.wordpress.com/concerts-in-chennai/ Have a great season!


Trip to Yercaud

25Oct09

*** Giving details of a recent trip to Yercaud below; may prove useful for people planning a trip to the place *** Went to Yercaud, a hill station near Salem in Tamil Nadu, India, a few weeks back. HOW TO REACH? Modes of transport I used:  Chennai to Salem: Train Salem to Yercaud: Bus Yercaud to […]


Semmangudi Srinivasa Iyer – Life & Music (EastWest, Westland Limited), as it’s title explicitly suggests is a book on Semmangudi’s life and his music.   V. Sriram has written the “Life” part while V. Subrahmaniam, one of Semmangudi’s disciples, has written the “Music” part. Sriram writes admirably, as he always does, and cleverly sidesteps controversial […]


The Music Room

06Oct09

I was glued to Namita Devidayal‘s book “The Music Room” (Publisher: Random House India) last Sunday. Though not exactly a biography, the book gives us details about the life of three great singers of the Jaipur Gharana – Alladiya Khan, Kesarbai Kerkar and Dhondutai Kulkarni and about Nandita’s journey into the world of Hindustani Music. […]



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