Monday, 23 May, 2022
TopicCarnatic music

Topic: Carnatic music

Hindustani vocalist Abdul Karim Khan’s music has special relevance in these communal times

Listening to Abdul Karim Khan at the age of 11, Bhimsen Joshi is said to have made up his mind that this was how real music ought to be.

Salem Godavari, Carnatic vocalist who fought superstitions to record erotic compositions

Salem Godavari is a forgotten footnote and sadly evokes no memory in Carnatic musicians or connoisseurs.

Is cancelling TM Krishna’s music concert right of organisers or sign of Hindu intolerance?

Carnatic maestro T.M. Krishna’s upcoming music concert in Delhi was cancelled after the organiser— Airports Authority of India— faced a massive backlash and abuse...

Opposition to TM Krishna’s concerts is unacceptable intolerance

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Organisers urged to cancel Carnatic musician TM Krishna’s concert to protect Hinduism

Event organisers have received threat calls indicating that hosting TM Krishna would mean denigrating Hindu religion and classical music legacy.

A week after hymn controversy, US temple cancels T.M. Krishna concert

Organisers announce decision on Facebook; Krishna had been targeted by Hindu outfits in Tamil Nadu for singing Christian hymns.

TM Krishna promises 1 Allah, Jesus song a month after Hindu group attacks Carnatic singers

A Right-wing Hindu outfit, has threatened singers in Tamil Nadu for singing Christian hymns and accused them of promoting conversion.

Parayan, poramboku and devadasi: The dark casteist history of these common words

Does the cleansing of language and old text amount to a dangerous process of whitewashing our ugly past?

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India has debated sedition at length but it won’t go without the overhaul of justice system

Preventive Detention has stayed its course because India didn’t invest much in the investigative competence of the police, or legal acumen of the prosecutors.

World’s $300 trillion in debt. Here’s what it means for services like health, education

To meet debt payments, at least 100 countries will have to reduce spending on essential services, the IMF estimates.


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As drones usher in new era of warfare, India’s growing UAV industry begins to take flight

With a growing indigenous base of drone manufacturers and exporters, and incentives from government, industry sentiment is bullish. However, some concerns remain. 

Mandir or Masjid? New surveys not needed, just acceptance of truth & move towards reconciliation

That temples were destroyed and mosques built is undisputed history. The past can’t be changed, but we can’t deny the wrongs of the past either before we consider reconciliation.