September 15, 2015

We are already at the Centenary celebrations of one of the biggest icons of Carnatic music in the modern era, the late Smt. M S Subbulakshmi (Sept 16, 1916 - Dec 11, 2004). On this occasion I thought I would share with you all an article that I wrote a few years ago, f...

September 4, 2015


I'm happy to welcome you to my new space, where I intend to keep up with regular updates, including blog posts.


The year thus far has been one of my busiest professionally, and extremely satisfying. Thanks to a major project grant I received from The Pew Center for...

September 26, 2014



Gurur Brahma gurur Vishnur Gurur Devo Maheshwarah

Gurus sakshat param brahma tasmai Sri gurave namah


As an Indian, this is probably one of the most oft-repeated chants of our childhood and youth. It is not so much a reflection of our religious values as it is that of...

January 11, 2014

On Dec 21, 2013, I presented a thematic concert titled "Traditional Tukkadas" under the auspices of Carnatica and Madhuradhwani at the Arkay Convention Hall in Mylapore, Chennai. I have been toying with this idea for a few years now, and when an opportunity for a thema...

December 25, 2013

One of the concerts I looked forward to very much this trip was in Mysore on Dec 17, 2013, organized by the JSS Sabha. It was billed as a 'moonlight' concert and happens only on the full moon of every month at the well-known Suttur Matha


My husband and I reached Mysore...

December 20, 2013

The season has already reached fever pitch with concerts in every conceivable venue in Chennai, from the smallest available halls to big auditoria! My first season performance this year was on Dec 13, 2013 at the prestigious Narada Gana Sabha, which has given me oppor...

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