Category Archives: Music

Movie Review: The King’s Speech

2001. An 11th grader stands in front of his class. In his hands he holds a piece of paper from which he is supposed to read out a hand written essay on Achilles. Try hard as he may, not a … Continue reading

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Musings and Reminiscences: Deeply Saddened

Yesterday I came to know, via Prof. Abinandanan’s blog post, that theoretical physicist Rahul Basu of The Institute of Mathematical Sciences has passed away. I’ve never met Rahul in person and my relationship with him was limited to that of a quiet follower … Continue reading

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Short Fiction: The End of the Long, Winding Road: Happy Endings

A short story first published in the December 2010 issue of The Banyan Trees, a monthly online literary magazine. “…the original, the one and only World Wide Web. The Real thing. The rest will remain simply virtual.” – Umberto Eco “I … Continue reading

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Notes on Music: Anil Srinivasan in conversation with Umayalpuram K. Sivaraman

He calls himself an “Ultramodern Core Traditionalist” and is knowledgeable about everything from the philosophy of music to the science, mathematics, engineering, and metaphysics of the mridangam. He is, the legendary mridangist, Umayalpuram K. Sivaraman and he was in conversation with … Continue reading

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Notes on Movies and Music: Amadeus and Mozart’s Requiem

  This one’s inspired by Anuradha’s blog post on her memories of acting in plays staged as part of the Metroplus theatre fest. She has this to say about Peter Schaffer’s Amadeus in which she played Constanze Mozart — When Wolfgang … Continue reading

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Notes on Music: Anil Srinivasan in conversation with Dr. Padma Subrahmanyam

Let me say at the outset that I don’t possess any kind of training in either Western or Indian Classical music. I’ve been smitten, however, by Western Classical music ever since I attended a concert in Japan almost 17 years back and over … Continue reading

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Notes on Blogging: The Remembrance of a Past Blog

I decided to abandon my first blog Naturally, a Manuscript, because I couldn’t consistently stick to and crystallise the vision I had for it. That does not, however, mean I’m not fond of it. Therefore I’ve decided not to move, what in my … Continue reading

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