Margazhi Music Season 26 Dec 2020

Dec 26th was another day with pleasant evening. I could attend three sessions. Vocal by Vishnudev Namboothiri, followed by Sruthi Sagar's flute, followed by Dr S Sowmya's vocal. Vishnudev Namboothiri Dakshinaamoorthee vidalitha - Dikshitarni cittamu nirmalamu - Tyaagaraaja - Teluguதொடுக்கவோ நல்ல சொன்மலர் இல்லை நான் (thodukkavo nalla sonmalar illai nan) - திருவருட்பா (thiruvarutpa) - Tamilguru vara … Continue reading Margazhi Music Season 26 Dec 2020

Margazhi Music Season 25 Dec 2020

This year has been very tough for many us. Some of my friends lost their job. Some of them have been deported. Some of them lost their kith or kins due to COVID-19. This pandemic, after starting from Wuhan, spread all over the world. To me - COVID19 scares me - about opportunities, travel back … Continue reading Margazhi Music Season 25 Dec 2020

Writer Ashokamithran – A documentary screening

As part of Singapore South Asian International Film Festival, a documentary on eminent writer of Tamil/Indian English literary world  - Ashokamithran. As I couldn't reach on time, I missed the first part. It was a neat portrait of the writer. It is good to know that it has been completed and screened for the writer, … Continue reading Writer Ashokamithran – A documentary screening

Final day events of Singapore Writers Festival

Today is the last day of SWF. We couldn't attend any family sessions as we had other appointments. Later we had a panel discussion 'Challenging conventions in Tamil Literature' with S. Ramakrishnan and two other Singaporean writers Shanawaz and Jeyanti Sankar. Shanawas is good in story telling. This is the first time I had a … Continue reading Final day events of Singapore Writers Festival

A fine evening with author S Ramakrishnan

I couldn't attend any further SWF sessions after City of ghosts – screening , as I had other official commitments. Today is important, as the festival would be over by tomorrow. I went with my family as my wife was interested in 'Surviving Parenthood' scheduled at 11:30. Kannan and I went first to attend 'Shape a Story … Continue reading A fine evening with author S Ramakrishnan

Story reading sessions at Singapore Writers Festival

Kannan and I went to Singapore Writers Festival today at the Arts house, here in Singapore. In the previous year, I had attended this event in 2015, in which I had a chance to listen to a panel discussion that involves novelist Jeyamohan and lyricist Na Muthukumar. (It was first and last time meeting Na. … Continue reading Story reading sessions at Singapore Writers Festival