Sujatha Narayanan

Sangam poems in contemporary songs

A rather quaint song is Nallai Allai from Kaatru Veliyidai. It was heartening to notice the instant updates on Twitter and Facebook on the reference for the last line from Kurunthokai – verse47 — Nall

27 Mar 2017

B and W keys that strike the right chords

For Anil Srinivasan, the piano is Hobbes to his Calvin! He dislikes the word ‘fusion’ and wants to be known as a pan-genre artiste

23 Mar 2017

Women cinematographers...who are they?           

The International Women’s Day saw the emergence of IWCC — Indian Women Cinematographers Collective and the total number of women DOPs (director of photography) registered there will make you go ‘Wow’!

13 Mar 2017

Surge of young talents at the movies

Had Visaranai (2016) been in the nominations for Best Foreign Film category, the 89th Academy Awards would have had more viewing interest for me.

27 Feb 2017

Beauty in motion

Danseuse Anita Ratnam, who is known to fuse different art forms with Bharatanatayam, talks to our columnist about ageing and fashion on stage

23 Feb 2017

Pitch perfect on world stages

Violin maestro L Subramaniam talks to our columnist in an exclusive interview about his father, playing with international artistes and more

16 Feb 2017

Music is his weapon of choice

TM Krishna says his so-called activisim is an extension of his music, and tells our columnist about his all-consuming passion, which is, music of course!

09 Feb 2017

Tunes of change through ‘Zitar’

In an exclusive to CE, Niladri Kumar talks to our columnist about his association with the sitar and music.

02 Feb 2017

Musical magic on his favourite toy

Tabla maestro Zakir Hussain says his concerts are a continuation of conversations on Dhoni and world affairs that he has backstage with fellow musicians

01 Feb 2017

Musical magic on his favourite toy

In an exclusive to CE, tabla maestro Zakir Hussain talks to our columnist about his performance for Shakthi Foundation in the city next week

01 Feb 2017

Why no respect on social media?

Kamal tweeted and ensured his views on the Jallikattu protests.

30 Jan 2017

A list of Padma Bhushan winners from Tamil Nadu

The contributions made by the awardees in their chosen fields are a testimony to the selfless service they rendered to Tamil Nadu in general and the country in particular.

26 Jan 2017

MGR's unmatched aura and demeanour

Our columnist recalls the first time she met the late actor-politician MG Ramachandran, on his 100th birth anniversary.

17 Jan 2017

Fresh out of Gautham Menon’s lab

Dhruva Natchathiram’s photo campaign online which led to the big reveal two nights ago was one of the best campaigns.

16 Jan 2017

The voice behind evergreen tunes

Yesudas recently gave his regular classical music recital to a full house.

14 Jan 2017