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Pantula Rama: “Contributions of United Andhra to Carnatic music are Underrated”.

Pantula Rama: “Contributions of United Andhra to Carnatic music are Underrated”.

Carnatic vocalist Pantula Rama says Andhra Pradesh and Telangana have contributed immensely to the growth of Carnatic music by preserving unique traditions. You were initiated to the music by your father, and you were trained by guru Ivaturi Vijayeswara Rao. How did this grooming influence your music?  My father was one of the senior-most disciples...

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M Chandrasekaran: “Dedication is as Important as Jnanam”

M Chandrasekaran: “Dedication is as Important as Jnanam”

Carnatic violin vidwan Sangita Kalanidhi Dr M Chandrasekaran turns 83 today. Having lost his eyesight at the age of two, the musician’s 72-year career is backed by dedication and hard work. How was your childhood? I was born in Calcutta as the youngest of the two sons of a Tamil couple. When I was five,...