The most interesting part of the concert yesterday was the organiser during his thanks giving speech blessing me to be born an Iyengar in my next birth!
I had a concert at the Tirumala Tirupati Devstanam in Chennai yesterday. Pretty good crowd. As I walked in someone requested Maanamuleda in Hamirkalyani. I think I sang this in the same venue some years back and the gentleman remembered, though I can’t be very sure about it. Anyway I decided to oblige the song as a filler. Also sung a varnam in Chakravakam by Patnam Subramanya Iyer for the first time in a concert. Don’t recall listening to it before by anyone else. TTD has a nice compact ambience that I quite enjoy. It used to be crowded and stuffy but after recent air conditioning and modernisation and some restriction in the number of people that can be accommadated I think a full hall creates a great atmosphere for performance.