Archive for August, 2010

Shri Lalitharam Ramachandran spent two days with 98 years “young” Sangita Kalanidhi Shri Sripada Pinakapani recently at his home in Andhra Pradesh and has documented his conversations with the maestro in his blog post http://carnaticmusicreview.wordpress.com/2010/08/03/dr-pinakapani-98/ .  The English version of the same (translated by Shri V. Ramnarayan) has been published in the August 2010 edition of […]


Just thought of providing links to a few helpful sites I found on the net for those who plan to do Avani Avittam/ Gayathri Japam by themselves and are looking for documentation on the procedure: http://www.trsiyengar.com/id62.shtml http://www.prapatti.com/ http://www.vadhyar.com/Upakarma%20Mantram.php PS: I am not connected with these web sites and do not vouche for the authenticity of […]


Peepli Live

13Aug10

Certainly one of the best movies I have seen this year. A satirical take on the serious issue of farmer suicides in the country and a very good depiction of how politicians and media typically work/react. Wonderful performances by the cast. Kudos to Anusha Rizvi and her team and to Aamir Khan for bringing this […]


Must be wondering why a post on this when August has just about started. Just to inform that I have started compiling this year’s Chennai (December) Music Season schedule (2010 – 2011) from different sources  in the Concerts in Chennai page of this blog (http://ramsabode.wordpress.com/concerts-in-chennai/). Will keep updating as and when I keep getting more […]


Played mrudangam for the vocal concert of Subhiksha Rangarajan at Sri Krishna Gana Sabha, in their annual Gokulashtami series. The song list is as follows: Vocal:  Subhiksha Rangarajan Violin: Parur M.S. Ananthakrishnan Mrudangam: R. Ramkumar Khanjira: G. Hariharasarma Venue:  Sri Krishna Gana Sabha, T. Nagar, Chennai List of songs: 1) sarasUDa (varnam) – sAvEri – Adi […]



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