Saturday, September 26, 2015

Article in Tamizh Magazine Kalki - Dated 4th October 2015

It is indeed a great honor to have been featured in one of the (75th year Special) issues
of a prestigious Tamizh magazine like Kalki and share my experiences about the magazine.

Please find the article attached.
Hope you enjoy reading it :-)

Compositions of Sri.Papanasam Sivan - Seminar - 26/9/15

The 125th Jayanthi Celebrations of Padma Bhushan Brahmasri.Papanasam Sivan started this morning with a seminar on his compositions.

Venue : Narada Gana Sabha (Mini Hall)
Time : 9.30 a.m to 12 noon

Chairperson of the proceedings was Dr.Va.Ve.Su. Speakers were Sri.A.R.Srinivasan (ARS), Sri.J.Subramanian, Dr.Radha Bhaskar and myself.

I had taken up the topic "Sanskrit Compositions of Sri.Papanasam Sivan".

The proceedings began with an apt introduction by Dr.Va.Ve.Su.

I took up Sanskrit Compositions and spoke about the literary excellence and the various facets that one comes across in his Sanskrit compositions, giving examples from various songs.

Sri. ARS spoke on "Films and Sivan". He gave a lot of anecdotes and kept the audience fully engaged throughout his talk.

Dr.Radha Bhaskar spoke on the Musical Excellence in Sri. Sivan's compositions. She gave an excellent insight into the topic, talking about various musical aspects seen in his songs.

Sri.J.Subramanian highlighted upon "Bhakthi aspects" in Sri.Sivan's compositions. He gave a lot of examples on the different kinds of Bhakti that are seen in Sri.Sivan's songs.

The entire event was neatly summed up by Dr.Va.Ve.Su in the end.

Our sincere thanks to Dr.Rukmini Ramani for having organized this event today on such a special occasion.

As an artist, it indeed feels very special to have been part of the 125th Jayanthi Celebrations of this great Vaggeyakara.

A special thanks to Sri. Tiruppur Krishnan and musician Smt.Gayathri Venkataraghavan who attended the seminar today..

It was a morning well-spent...

(Photo Courtesy : Mr. Srihari )