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MARCH 2022

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Conversation with Smt. Vijayaa Shanker. A multifaceted vocalist, linguist and music composer.

Concepts of Ganesha
by composers and artists.

Muthuswami Dikshitar was a legendary composer, who is considered one of the musical trinity of Carnatic music. His compositions are noted for their elaborate and capturing the essence of the raga. His compositions on Ganesha are widely sung and played in classical concerts of Carnatic music.
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Aesthetics of Rukmini devi-2.

She was often criticised for having sanskritised the Barathanatyam, or being very Brahminical in her outlook etc. Nothing could be far from it as could be seen from the following observations.
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Sports, scalpel and I...

Tennis, for me, isn’t just a game. Although I’m no Boris Becker or a Roger Federer; it’s always more than just the court the racket and the ball. It helps me streamline my thoughts and in turn aids in me having a better day forward.
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Art in Small format.

Art Exhibition "MICRO TRENDS 2022" of Paintings and Sculptures in Small Format by Progressive Painters Association till 30th April, 2022, 6.30-9.30 (all days) at Labernum and Indigo Galleries Cholamandal Artists' Village, Chennai.

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Into the Moonlight Parade.

K. Ramanujam, was an artist at Cholamandal Artists’ Village, Chennai. He was one of the noted artist, inspired by traditional indigenous drawing with regional techniques. Ramanujam’s work delved into forms of abstraction and figuration. (Please read the detailed article on K Ramanujam and his works in the next issue).

His paintings are on show at Kiran Nadar Museum of Art (KNMA), New Delhi. a non-commercial, not-for-profit organization that intends to exemplify the dynamic relationship between art and culture through its exhibitions, publications, educational, and public programs.

Festive time.

Tamil Puthandu marks the first day of the year according to the Tamil calendar. The same day is celebrated in other parts of India by different names like in Kerala it is Vishu, in Assam Bihu and in Punjab and West Bengal it is called as Baisakhi. Uthar Pradesh, Himachal, Haryana, Rajasthan, Bihar, Odisha, etc. also celebrate their New Year on the same day.
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Own original paintings.

Prasanna Kumar: A former student of the College of Fine Arts, Chennai, Prasanna Kumar specializes in photography collage art. These three pictures were created during his visit to Thailand.(Nos. 067, 068 - Titled: Oracle and No. 069 Titled: People with nimind are in the catalogue.)

Sale proceeds of this collection of original art works will be used for charity.
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Others

Ann Arbor Art Fair

Arbor art fair is Michigan’s largest outdoor art event. It brings close to half a million attendees over three days in July the largest art fair in the nation. The Ann Arbor art fair features nearly thousands of artists and is comprised of three independently juried nonprofits that run consecutively.
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