For those not familiar Sriram V is a prolific writer with two important books on Carnatic Music to his credit – Carnatic Summer (The chronicling of the lives of 20 great carnatic musicians) and The Devadasi & the Saint (The story of Bangalore Nagaratnammal). Sriram and me jointly ran Sangeetham.com for many years. Sriram continues to write articles regularly on music, especial muscial history and heritage, besides other historical matters. He now has a blog online where he posts his writings. Some of the articles which have been abridged by the ‘eager beavers’ of the editing department of the various publications, can be found in full here.