Tag Archive | Memory

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. […]

New Year, New Resolutions & New Hope!

I start this day and end this year with a new understanding and new resolutions. Life is an ongoing school of lessons. Somehow whether we like it or not we are forced to learn something. Either we learn and gain or not learn and suffer. There is no other option available to us!  Period! Reading […]

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 […]

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 […]

Farewell Michael Jackson!

Music is like an ocean and Michael Jackson was one of her greatest waves to rise high. – Michael was a true gift indeed. All controversies aside, as a true musician, he was someone who brought so much joy to the people who came in touch with his music. Watching the memorial service for Michael […]