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The Tamil sage 'Thiruvalluvar' who has written Thirukural has been honored as one among the top 10 sages of the world by the MDIS, Singapore.
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|For The Mathematically Inclined|
Congratulations to Ramachandran Balakrishna who was the winner of the last set of puzzles. Here are two puzzles for one and all. [more]
You can't win them all the time!! [more]
|South Asian Nation Diwali Gala|
by Rohit Bambi
Come celebrate the festival of lights with all your family and friends with us in Brookline! Diwali Gala, an event run by South Asian Nation, will take place on Oct 27, 2018 at the Holiday Inn Ballroom in Brookline, MA. [more]
|The “Young Maestros” Festival By Shadaj|
The “Young Maestros” festival being presented on Saturday, October 27, 2018 by Boston based non-profit organization Shadaj will showcase three prominent rising stars of Indian Classical Music and Dance in a dance, sitar and tabla solo concert. The artists are Odissi dancer Arushi Mudgal, Sitarist Sweekar Katti and Tabla exponent Yashwant Vaishnav. [more]
|Carnatic Vocal Arangetram: Hamsa Shanmugam|
by Janani Swamy
The thorough grounding in fundamentals is a given when it comes to the students of Smt. Tara Anand- that in itself no mean feat. In the case of Hamsa Shanmugam, what was striking was her complete command and control throughout the 4 hour recital. There was not one moment of doubt or hesitation as she occupied the stage with the self-assurance of a seasoned musician. Hamsa has a natural ease with manodharma- the extemporaneous aspects of Carnatic music- and presented the creative elements with a sharp understanding of the many grammatical nuances that comprise the whole of the Carnatic idiom.
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