A song that was never heard

Yesterday evening I heard that Carnatic vocalist Radha Vishwanathan was no more. In the melee of Margazhi, not many even noticed it. My childhood was incomplete without Bhajan Govindam and Vishnu Sahasranamam in the voice of MS Subbulakshmi. Several south Indian homes had this cassette next to their tape recorder all the time. On some... Continue Reading →

The box-office cracker

This story was published in The Times of India in 2013  On a busy junction on the Mount Road, in Chennai, Shanti Theater is gearing up for the upcoming festive season. K Bhaskar, the cinema operator of Shanti Cinemas, is quite used to activities happening at a frenetic pace at this time of the year.... Continue Reading →

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