May 6, 2021

Sanjay Sabha – Channel Details

Thank you for the overwhelming support extended to Sanjay Sabha, my latest online initiative. This encouragement and support means a lot to me and this motivates me to create more content to share with you all. To enhance your experience in this channel, kindly note: 1. There are 3 possible ways to stay connected and […]

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April 29, 2021

தலையே நீ வணங்காய் – திருநாவுக்கரசர் தேவாரம் (Talaye – Pantuvarali Tevaram)

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April 22, 2021

Doing the boring stuff!

“Doing the boring stuff’ is one of the most used phrases in interviews with high achievers. There is an interview by Larry King with a pop singer (Mariah Carey I think) who explains daily practice – it’s mostly boring stuff. If you ask a successful trader in the stock market he would say – 60% […]

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April 20, 2021

Maakelara vicharamu – Ravichandrika

pallavimAku-ElarA vicAramumaruku-anna SrI rAma candra O Lord SrI rAma candra, Father (anna) of Cupid (maruku) (marukanna)! Why (ElarA) should we (mAku) (literally for us) (mAkElarA) worry (vicAramu)? anupallavisAkEta rAja kumArasad-bhakta mandAra SrI kara (mAkEla) O Prince (rAja kumAra) of ayOdhya (sAketa)! O Wish Tree (mandAra) of true (sad) devotees (bhakta)! O bestower (kara) prosperity (SrI)!O […]

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April 17, 2021

Tamizhan – A music video

As an avid reader and a lover of Tamizh literature, a few years ago, I was reading up about Tamil Poets and in that phase, I stumbled upon the autobiography of the poet Namakkal Kavignar Ramalingam Pillai’s “En kathai”. Thoroughly enjoyed it. There were so many moving incidents narrated, which included a meeting with Subramania […]

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April 16, 2021

Ramanathapuram CS Murugabhoopathy

The first time I heard this great man Ramanathapuram CS Murugabhoopathy play the Mridangam was in 1987. It was the 25th death anniversary of the legendary artiste Pazhani Subramania Pillai. I can never forget the sound of his Mridangam when he played. It was so melodious, so much in tune with the tambura and the […]

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February 2, 2021

Kuruyadu nandana – Sindhu Bhairavi

In 2006 I had gone on a concert tour of North America with Nagai Muralidharan (Violin), Guruvayur Dorai (Mrudangam) & Neyveli Venkatesh (Khanjira). It was a memorable tour filled with music, fun and learning. The seniors made Venkatesh and me feel so one with them.  Nagai Muralidharan always encouraged me to pick up songs from […]

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December 1, 2020

Virtual Season

 I never thought I’ll be a party to a ‘virtual season’ in December. After more than a year of COVID, life is offering a new normal, as they say it, and I’ll just have to play along. I have miss singing in front of audiences. I sit at home and sing concerts to myself everyday. […]

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October 28, 2020

Paradevata – Dhanyasi

 One side of my ancestors hail from the village Tiruvisainallur near Kumbakonam. Here, you can find the famous Sridhara Ayyaval Math, where an annual music festival was held every year. I had started singing concerts in 1986. My thatha (Tyagu) wanted me to sing there and so immediately used his influence to get me a […]

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September 29, 2020

Idi samayamu – Natakapriya

My introduction to the 10th melakartha, Natakapriya, was through the composition Geeta vadya (composed by Tanjavur Sankara Iyer). This was a popular hit with artistes like DK Jayaraman and TV Sankaranarayanan during the eighties. I was a huge fan of both these artistes and really wanted to learn and sing this sing this at that […]

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