Kanniks Kannikeswaran

It is with love that we refer to Padma Bhushan MS Gopalakrishnan by the acronym MSG. It was in 1983 during my final year at IITM that I had the privilege of learning music from Padma Bhushan TV Gopalakrishnan - during that time I attended a concert...
 I sit leafing through  ‘The Best of Tamil Cinema 1931 – 2010’ published by Galatta Media and authored by G. Dhananjayan; it is a journey through eighty years of Tamil Cinema. It is a set of two books; the first one covers movies from 1931 through...
Shivaratri occurs once a month, the night before the new moon night; it is only the Shivaratri that occurs before the onset of the last month of the Hindu year, that is celebrated as MahaShivaratri or the Great Shivaratri. This festival is...
There is a certain magic about the music of Salil Chowdhury.  Something was markedly different about his melodies and his orchestration. The first time I heard the song ‘Jaane man’ in Chhoti si baat, I was struck at the difference. Here was...
The song ananda ragam from panneer pushpangal is anyone’s favorite. The year was 1981. I was in bed at home, lying down on the floor at about 9:30 at night, back in India, tuned to vividh bharati all lights off, waiting for the commercial broadcast...

Dhrupad is an older form of Indian classical music.

Dhrupad is an older form of Indian classical music.

I recently attended a performance of the opera 'A flowering tree' stag

I recently attended a performance of the opera 'A flowering tree' stag

I never get tired of stressing the importance of lyrics and the need f

I never get tired of stressing the importance of lyrics and the need f

Like many others, I engaged in some sabha hopping this season.

Like many others, I engaged in some sabha hopping this season.

We were on a road trip last week and my Android was constantly notifyi

We were on a road trip last week and my Android was constantly notifyi

In the world of ragas there are old ones and new ones.

In the world of ragas there are old ones and new ones.

The recent news of Malaysia Vasudevan’s passing brought wave after wave of eulogy and an expressi

The recent news of Malaysia Vasudevan’s passing brought wave after wave of eulogy and an expressi