Tag Archive | Kalakshetra

In memory of Smt. Rajeshwari Padmanabhan

In memory of  Rajeshwari teacher.(1939-2008), daughter of Lakshmi Ammal and grand daughter of Karaikudi Subbarama Iyer (the elder of the Karaikudi Veena brothers), was a ninth generation descendent from the Karaikudi Veena tradition. Nostalgic at this time of the year. Memories of Rajeshwari teacher and Kalakshetra keeps rushing through me…. It’s the fifth anniversary of […]

In Memory of Smt. Rajeshwari Padmanabhan ~ (1939-2008)

The Yajnavalkya Smriti mentions:  “Veena vadhana tathvangna sruti, jathi, visartha talanjaaprayasena moksha margam niyachathi”  (“The one who is well versed in veena, one who has the knowledge of srutis and one who is adept in tala, attains salvation without doubt.”) August 15 th 2008 is an unforgettable day to me. This was the day Smt. […]

Remembering Smt. Rajeshwari Padmanabhan

The Yajnavalkya Smriti mentions:  “Veena vadhana tathvangna sruti, jathi, visartha talanjaaprayasena moksha margam niyachathi” (“The one who is well versed in veena, one who has the knowledge of srutis and one who is adept in tala, attains salvation without doubt.”) Well it is exactly one year since Smt. Rajeshwari Padmanabhan, the veena maestro and my […]

The Spectacular Raghunath Manet

While surfing for music and Kalakshetra, found the incredible Raghunath Manet. I never fail to feel amazed by such great personalities, who have put so much of love and passion in their work. One look at his perfomances would tell us of the immense love of the arts he has. Raghunath Manet brought me memories […]

Down Memory Lane – Pt.4

FROM “REFLECTIONS OF A PILGRIM”- MY OTHER BLOG – Under the Banyan Tree Thanks to facebook, I have been able to contact a few of my friends after 30 years ! Yes incredible isn’t it? I used to wonder all these years, whether I will be able to meet these people, since I did not […]

Down Memory Lane – Pt.3

FROM “REFLECTIONS OF A PILGRIM”- MY OTHER BLOG – My first memory of enjoying watching the rainfall was when I was about 4 years old. It was a beautiful afternoon and seeing the clouds gathering in the sky, I rushed in to bring my small mattress and started to lay it on the ground at […]

Down Memory Lane – Pt.2

FROM “REFLECTIONS OF A PILGRIM”- MY OTHER BLOG – Kalakshetra is synonymous with Rukmini Arundale. Fondly called athai by every one around her, one cannot imagine Kalakshetra without her. We used to be in awe of her. She set up Kalakshetra which provided an institutional setting for the students of music and dance. Here she […]