A primer on the musical excellence of Carnatic vocalist Madurai Mani Iyer by T N Sheshagopalan

The effortless grace of musicians of the calibre of Madurai Mani Iyer (and his contemporaries) made Carnatic music approachable and accessible to many. I had seen people throng to his concerts like the govus hypnotically following the God Krishna’s flute.… Read More A primer on the musical excellence of Carnatic vocalist Madurai Mani Iyer by T N Sheshagopalan

ಭಾರತೀಯ ದೃಷ್ಟಿ ಮತ್ತು ಸಾವು

ಭಾರತೀಯ ದೃಷ್ಟಿಯಲ್ಲಿ ವಸ್ತುಸ್ಥಿತಿಯ ಅಂತಃಸತ್ವಕ್ಕಿಂತ ಅದು ಹೊರಗಣ್ಣಿಗೆ ಹೇಗೆ ಕಾಣುವುದು ಅಥವಾ ಕಾಣಿಸಿಕೊಳ್ಳುವ ಹಲವು ರೀತಿಗಳು ಹೆಚ್ಚಿನ ಪಾಮುಖ್ಯತೆಯನ್ನು ಪಡೆದುಕೊಳ್ಳುತ್ತದೆ. ಸಾವಿಗೆ ಮುಂಚೆ ಭಾರತೀಯರಿಗೆ ಆ ವಿಚಾರವಾಗಿ ಯೋಚಿಸಲು ಬರುವುದಿಲ್ಲ. ಅಮಂಗಳದ ಮಾತು, ಅಪಶಕುನದ ಮಾತು ಇತ್ಯಾದಿಯಾಗಿ ಅದನ್ನು ವಿಂಗಡಿಸಿ ದೂರವೇ ಉಳಿದುಬಿಡುತ್ತಾರೆ. ಇದು ತೋರಿಸುವುದು ನಾವು ಭಾರತೀಯರು ಸಾವಿಗೆ ಎಷ್ಟು ಹೆದರುತ್ತೇವೆಯೋ ಅಷ್ಟೇ ಅಸೂಕ್ಷ್ಮರೂ ಆಗಿದ್ದೇವೆ ಎಂಬುದಷ್ಟೇ. … Read More ಭಾರತೀಯ ದೃಷ್ಟಿ ಮತ್ತು ಸಾವು

Rahul Dravid et al. post-retirement

Javagal Srinath, Anil Kumble and Rahul Dravid (and likely all their contemporaries) have actively taken part in citizen campaigns post-retirement. Be it voter rights, waste management, wildlife protection, awareness messaging during Covid19 pandemic…people of Karnataka look up to them and all of them have set the right examples off the field. … Read More Rahul Dravid et al. post-retirement

The heuristic memory retrieval system and the colours of water

Self-awareness, which succumbs to neither self-pity nor the “feeling blessed syndrome”, which does not translate to “scheming”, “Sahadeva jnana”, and “ultra-objectivity”, which goes beyond statistics and logic, will determine whether the retrieved experience remains faithful to the author’s past and his past-self. … Read More The heuristic memory retrieval system and the colours of water