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Dasamam Koothu: A Rare Variant of Nangiarkoothu

Dasamam Koothu: A Rare Variant of Nangiarkoothu

Dr Aparna Nangiar has made history again by presenting Dasamam Koothu for the second time over a gap of seven years. This time it was at the home of Kaimukku Raman Akkithiripad at Kodakara in Thrissur district, on August 5, 6 and 7.

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Kalamandalam John: Kerala’s Lone Christian Kathakali Artist Celebrates Golden Jubilee

Kalamandalam John: Kerala’s Lone Christian Kathakali Artist Celebrates Golden Jubilee

Winner of the much-coveted A D Boland Gold medal in Kalamandalam, John is the ambassador of Kathakali being a globe-trotting guru teaching, lecturing and performing the world over.  Though stories excerpted from Ramayana and Mahabharata form the core of Kathakali plays, since the early days of Kerala Kalamandalam there have been attempts to produce plays...

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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...