Archive for the Arts Category

May 26, 2020

Flutist Shantala to curate online music concerts featuring best young talent

Flutist Shantala to curate online music concerts featuring best young talent

The Indian Classical Gems (ICG) ICG brings to you KalaKriya – an online Indian classical music platform to showcase the best young talents, irrespective of their location. And this online series is being curated by Mylapore-based Shantala Subramanyam, a well-known flutist. […]

May 14, 2020

College student juggles CA classes and hobby of sketching gods, temples during lockdown

College student juggles CA classes and hobby of sketching gods, temples during lockdown

With the college closed and examinations postponed, 20 year old T. K. Achudhan, a second year B.Com student of Vivekananda College has been pursuing his interest in drawing during the period of the lockdown. He has just finished sketching his […]

May 10, 2020

Dramatist Kathadi Ramamurthy lightens the lockdown mood

Dramatist Kathadi Ramamurthy lightens the lockdown mood

Renowned theatre personality Kathadi Ramamurthy is 82 years old but is bubbling with the enthusiasm even in lockdown times. March and April were to be busy months for his Stage Creations’ troupe. It was slated to present a drama in […]

May 5, 2020

Artist Darshana posts her paintings on Facebook page. To keep people positive.

Artist Darshana posts her paintings on Facebook page. To keep people positive.

Darshana Bajaj, an artist based in Abiramapuram has worked on a series of unique paintings to keep people positive during this lockdown period. The paintings feature people with masks surrounded by pink bubbles. Darshana posts these paintings regularly on her […]

May 5, 2020

Alwarpet’s Komal hosts art contests daily, gets good response

Alwarpet's Komal hosts art contests daily, gets good response

Komal Savla, a artist who manages her art studio in Alwarpet and has been training people for some 15 years, came up with online art contests this season. Says Komal, “During this lockdown I initially came up with an online art […]

May 4, 2020

T. V. S. Mani, leader in costuming classical dancers passes away

T. V. S. Mani, one of most well-known designers for classical dancers’ needs and a  Mylaporean passed away on Sunday morning, May 3. He was the man behind Shanti Tailors / Dance Needs which is based in Sannidhi Street, near […]

May 2, 2020

Classical musician Ghatam. V. Suresh to perform live today evening

There will be a live streaming of ghatam artiste Suresh Vaidyanathan’s performance on facebook today evening. He says, “I will sing, play Saint Thyagaraja’s songs and Thiruppugazh on the ghatam in addition to playing other solo numbers on the konnakol […]

April 22, 2020

Ghatam artiste says lockdown is a blessing in disguise for him

Ghatam artiste says lockdown is a blessing in disguise for him

Suresh Vaidyanathan, a well known ghatam artist and a resident of Marwadi Thottam, Mylapore, says this lockdown is a good opportunity to bring out the best in musicians. He says, “For a musician to grow, he has to see internally. […]

April 9, 2020

This dance teacher takes classes online through Zoom

Guru Jigyasa Giri has been teaching kathak for more than 15 years now. Her dance school, Devaniya Dance School, which was started ten years ago, operates out of two locations, at Ambujammal Street and Venus Colony at Alwarpet. She says, […]

April 5, 2020

Lockdown leads to cancellation of ‘mikeless’ music kutcheri concert in Nageswara Rao Park

It is just past 7 a.m. on a Sunday, the morning of the first Sunday of the month when the Chess Square at the Nageswara Rao Park in Luz has for the last 13 years been bustling with musical activity. Sipping […]

April 3, 2020

Hamsanadam Music School starts online classes for its students

Hamsanadam Music School run by guru Dr. Shubha Ganesan has now started online classes for its students. Shubha says, “For the past 15 years we have been conducting online classes for students who stay abroad. After the lockdown, we sent […]

March 31, 2020

Kartik Fine Arts postpones events, extends membership renewal date

According to a press release by Kartik Fine Arts, all programmes scheduled from April 14 to May 3 have been postponed. Three events, the 45th anniversary celebrations to be held on April 14 at Bharatiya Vidya Bhavan, Mylapore; Kartik Rajagopal […]

March 29, 2020

Carnatic musicians body to provide support to affected artistes

An association of Carnatic musicians worldwide has put out a communication saying that artistes who have been economically affected by the corona virus can approach it for support. The Global Carnatic Musicians Association (GCMA) for now is reaching out only […]

March 23, 2020

Coronavirus: Artist Priya Natarajan starts taking online classes

Priya Natarajan, an artist who has been working on temple sketches for 25 years, has been taking art classes for children and adults in the neighbourhood for quite some time now. Her art school, Lil Studio, was opened in 1997. […]

March 17, 2020

Corona virus: Sabhas cancel all concerts, plays for March

All sabhas in Mylapore have suspended their programmes for March and will take a call on April 1. Some had taken this call over a week ago, some decided soon after the state sent out an advisory that gatherings and […]

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