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Fr. Paul Poovathingal: Singing Priest With a Healing Voice

Fr. Paul Poovathingal: Singing Priest With a Healing Voice

From Thrissur to the Music Academy and to the Rastrapathi Bhavan, the musical journey of Fr. Paul Poovathingal has covered all the continents. The singing priest is celebrating his 60th birthday this week.  The music originated in all different cultures of the world as a means of worship to the Almighty. So naturally, the role...

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Thrissur Pooram Means Entry to Koothambalam for Me

Thrissur Pooram Means Entry to Koothambalam for Me

As a historical monument, the architecturally exquisite Koothambalam at the Vadakkuunathan temple, tells us many interesting stories of yesteryear artists. Thrissur Pooram held on April 23 without much fanfare had all of us holed up in our homes. The visuals on the TV screen were the only vignette to the happenings at the Thekkinkadu Maidan....

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A Blockbuster on Muthuswami Dikshitar

A Blockbuster on Muthuswami Dikshitar

Dr V Raghavan’s book, on Muthuswami Dikshitar, youngest of the famed Carnatic trinity, is a comprehensive description of the composer’s musical journey as well as life history.